Walter Carter

Walter Carter along with his wife, Christie, formed Nashville's "friendliest guitar store" when they opened Carter Vintage Guitars.  With a last name so well known in country music, you can understand why a beautiful painting of Mother Maybelle Carter adorns the outside wall of the building.  The couple proudly established a store in which men and women can feel welcomed and comfortable, along with a knowledgeable and friendly staff, and inventory that makes most musicians feel like a kid in a candy store.  Walter has also written several books and articles on the history of fretted instruments, including a book on the 100th anniversary of the Gibson Guitar Company. Walter was first interviewed for the NAMM Oral History program in 2003 and again, alongside his wife, in 2016.



Interview Date:
July 18, 2003
Job Title:
Carter's Vintage Guitars

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