Sunday, 9 May 2010
A piece of bluegrass history is for sale. Dempsey Young, a very innovative artist with a distinct and recognizeable sound, passed away in 2006. The mandolin that Dempsey played for 33 years with the band Lost & Found is being offered for sale by his wife, Lynette.
The mandolin is a "Hutto" mandolin, made by the late John Hutto. It was Dempsey's first F5 mandolin, bought in the mid-1970s. "Hutto #10" has an amazing feel and sound. Not the prettiest instrument you will ever look at -- but the sound is that of a fine, fine instrument -- and one that has been played with love and care for 33 years!
The information is at the Mandolin Cafe website (click on the title of this article). There is no price listed in the advertisement. Serious buyers only may contact Lynette Dempsey.
Someone will be the new caretaker of not only a beautiful sounding mandolin, but one of the best sounding instruments in acoustic music history.
Note: Dempsey Young's 1988 Gibson F5 is also listed for sale.
Posted by Kevin Lynch at 14:46