There are music artists who have dedicated their lives to performing for the public. Some of them even decide to sell their music purely and are in the music business for the money or fame. However, now and then you come across artists who are in the music business because of the love they have for writing songs or being a mentor. In rare circumstances, you find musicians who are in love with their guitars and instruments, thus dedicating their life work to the honor of their instruments. One of those rare musicians is Frank Dean, a renowned guitarist who is in the business because of his love for the guitar and has found innovate ways to live his dream.
As the musician grew old, he did not give up his music playing in favor of fancy celebrity life. Instead, he set up a guitar shop that is a museum of sorts for guitar memorabilia. There are have been people from all across the world who have come to the guitar shop to take a look at the famous masterpieces and even purchase high-quality guitars for their shows. The guitar shop called “Frank’s Guitars” is in Franklin, Indiana. There is more than just a viewing and buying experience at the guitar shop for enthusiasts. Artists have the chance to listen to some famous stories first hand and from a legend in the music industry.
Who Was Frank Dean
It is difficult for a musician who has met with or even opened for the likes of Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard or even Hank Williams Jr, to move into the retail and showcase industry. In fact, it is really unheard of for a musician to be this involved in the instruments he used as a tool to propel his success. The good thing about Frank Dean is that he has not given up with playing music no matter the fame or the interest he has garnered. His band is called Sidacato and have always been available for prominent artists to take on tour. Their availability to please the famous artists made the band a legend of sorts. Frank plays at shows now and then but as he ages, there is little he does in terms of public performances and has chosen to gracefully age, leaving behind a legendary store.
The Shop Today
The shop does not constrain itself to sell only guitars. There are violins, basses, mandolins and other stringed instruments that are featured here and for sale too. Some lessons and repairs are offered to customers who visit the store. While the store is fantastic, it doesn’t really pay the bills. It is a pure reflection of music at its core, and that is what Frank loves the best about it. For his retirement, he dreamed of nothing more than to catch up with friends and drink coffee while enjoying being surrounded by music; and this is exactly what the store offers him.