View Full Version : John Grunder... RIP
06-17-2011, 02:09 PM
My old Friend John Grunder, the original sales rep for the Fender Custom Shop when Michael and I first started it, passed away a couple of days ago. I'm sure many of you old customers and dealers of the FCS knew him from those early days. I believe that he stayed there until about 2001.
Because of his love of music a scholarship fund has been set-up at the Fender Center in his name. If any of you are interested in donating here's the link - http://www.fendermuseum.com/john-grunder.html
Rest well Johnny G...
06-17-2011, 02:21 PM
Sorry for your loss, Mr. John.
06-17-2011, 02:31 PM
Very sorry to hear this.
06-17-2011, 02:36 PM
so sorry, john.
maybe this should be a sticky,
for the sake of the honorary scholarship fund, eh?
i'll put in a request for that.
dt / spltrcl
06-17-2011, 06:41 PM
Condolences to you and his famliy...
06-18-2011, 02:38 PM
Very sorry to hear this. I heard earlier this week. I knew John best in his early years, and knew of some of his demons that he fought and defeated. He was a very sweet soul. I'll never forget playing with this skinny little guy who already could cover BBKing on a black Gibson in his teens. I know he had some very close friends and that he loved the world of music. I am sad to know he is gone, but I know he had so many times of happiness in his life. John, I know working with you in the Custom Shop was a great joy for him.
06-28-2011, 05:51 PM
So sorry to hear it.
10-29-2011, 10:44 PM
Met him at DeKarr Music in Pasadena years ago. Very helpful. Sorry to read about his passing.
11-20-2011, 09:31 AM
he was a delightful guy. always a pleasure to deal with and talk to.
11-29-2011, 11:26 AM
So sorry to hear about this John... you guys were the best back then at Fender
12-19-2011, 10:46 AM
Sad to hear of his passing. He was a great guy and a friend of the old LA Guitar Shows I produced in the 80s. Sorry to say I hadn't seen him in a few years. He always had a big smile for me that I'll always remember. R.I.P.
12-20-2011, 10:33 PM
I knew him through Dekarr Music as well. What a bummer, such a nice guy and a great talent.
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