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George Jones To Reunite With His Long Lost Love


06/13/2008
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(PR) On Saturday June 14th, George Jones and his 1957 Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar will reunite after 46 years of separation. In 1962, Jones and the guitar parted ways… but not on mutual terms. The guitar was stolen, by two boys looking to sell it for "beer money," from Jones while he performed a series of shows at Panther Hall in Ft. Worth, Texas.

A short time after stealing the guitar from Jones, the two youngsters sold it to a man by the name of Larry Berry. The guitar, equipped with a strap that includes Jones' name bordered with streaks of "White Lightning," was sold to Berry for ten dollars. Now, almost 50 years later, the guitar will be returned to its rightful owner.

Larry Berry recently contacted Tom Perryman of 104.1 "The Ranch" (KKUS-FM) in Tyler, Texas, in attempt to reach Jones regarding the stolen guitar. The attempt to contact Jones was successful.

"When I got that call from Tom, I thought it was just a radio station playing a joke like they always do, but as it turned out, it was the real deal," says Jones. "I just can't wait to get it back and start pickin'!"

Berry will return the guitar to George Jones during his concert at Diamond Jacks Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana on June 14th… but only under one condition… in exchange for the guitar, Berry wants his ten dollars back.

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