As a young boy raised in Strinestown PA there were not a lot of quality guitars available to see and touch and dream about playing or even owning someday.
One family in the neighborhood made all of this possible. Kenny Krouse and his Dad had drums, amps, a Les Paul and this beautiful Gibson EB bass.
My memories were that these were the two heaviest guitars on the planet earth and quite possibly the two coolest! Our somber realities were the Teisco guitars at JM Fields or the Harmony and Silvertones in the Sears catalogs.
But at Kenny’s, thanks to his late father, we could see and touch and play the “real” thing. Now, almost 50 years later, one of these great guitars is sitting in my home office.
Thanks Kenny and family!