Joe Spann

Joe Spann joined the Gruhn Guitars crew in Nashville, TN to assist in writing appraisals. Appraising musical instruments is an important part of the retail store's business, and has been increasing ever since George Gruhn opened the store in 1970. Joe’s passion and growing expertise for the Gibson Guitar company led him to write a book on the subject. His book, Spann’s Guide to Gibson 1902-1941, was published by Centerstream in 2011 and covers the background of the company, it’s founder and a listing of their instruments with serial numbers. While Joe continues to write appraisals for all sorts of instruments from many manufacturers, you can bet that he at least takes a peek at each Gibson that comes into the store!

Interview Date:
July 12, 2021
Job Title:
Appraiser, Author
Gruhn Guitars

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