Phoenix pawn shop owner finds Bill Anderson’s lost guitar

PHOENIX (AP) — Thanks to a Phoenix pawn shop owner, county music singer-songwriter Bill Anderson has been reunited with his long lost acoustic guitar.

Anderson had a vintage Billy Grammer guitar when he broke into the music business more than 50 years ago.

He thinks the instrument was loaned to a music museum that went out of business and it had been missing ever since.

A customer pawned the guitar in April at Bell Road Pawn Shop in Phoenix.

Shop owner Mike Grauer looked inside the guitar’s sound hole and saw the name “Bill Anderson.”

He contacted the country music star, who flew Grauer and his wife out to Nashville last weekend.

KPHO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1DHxxGy ) Anderson invited them on stage at the Grand Ole Opry and he was reunited with his old guitar.

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Information from: KPHO-TV, http://www.kpho.com/

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