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 Post subject: John Steven Foster
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:40 pm 
Hello,
I'm Posting wondering if any Luthiers in Michigan might know what happened to
a Guitar Maker in Rumely, Michigan by the name of: John Steven Foster.
Last known address:
John Foster
1805 Pantti Rd. Box 63
Rumely, MI 49826
Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: John Steven Foster
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:43 am 
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Name doesn't ring a bell - does he owe you money?

If we had a bit more info (when was he building there, what kind of instruments/music was he involved with, reasons you're looking for him, etc.) there may be some folks around who could point you in the right direction.

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 Post subject: Re: John Steven Foster
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:00 am 
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"Name doesn't ring a bell - does he owe you money" ?

No, not at all.

"If we had a bit more info (when was he building there,"

I became aware of Him through a Guitar Gallery on the ASIA Web Site. Time around 2004-2005 (maybe earlier).

"what kind of instruments/music was he involved with,"

He built Archtops, Rock Guitars, Flattops. Also, I think He He built a very old period Instrument ( a Guitar, maybe), as a restoration project. His Archtops had a Gold Plated Art Deco tailpiece on them. He was featured in an Article(s?) in the local paper.

"reasons you're looking for him, etc.)"

I liked His work very much. I thought He was a talented Designer. At one time I was considering buying one of His Archtops.We talked quite a bit over the phone and the internet and He sent me pictures of His Archtops and Materials relevent to possible Pickguard choices,etc., I called His Phone # one day and I discovered it was disconnected and His WebSite was taken down; and I'm just curious as to what may have happened to Him ?


"there may be some folks around who could point you in the right direction".

AS I said I'm just curious. I wonder what happened to Him.He was a very nice,humble Man,He just liked to Design and Build His Instruments.Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: John Steven Foster
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:15 am 
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Thanks, and just to make sure you know, I was being sarcastic with the "does he owe you money" quip.

I wasn't sure from your original post if this might be someone who was last spotted building back in the 80's or more recently. Sounds like he should still be around somewhere.

I know of a music store called MacDonalds in Marquette that may be worth calling. If no one here knows him, asking music stores in the area may be your best chance for a lead.

There may still be some others around the forum from further north who may know of him though.

Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: John Steven Foster
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:53 am 
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"I know of a music store called MacDonalds in Marquette that may be worth calling. If no one here knows him, asking music stores in the area may be your best chance for a lead".


I don't know the layout of Michigan at all. Would somebody know the Phone # of MacDonalds ? Where is Marquette is that near Rumely at all ? Sorry but, how would I find out
about Music stores near Rumely ? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: John Steven Foster
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:17 pm 
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Thanks. I found Him. David your idea about Music Stores was a good lead. I did a search in the Rumely area and I found him. I didn't think of Music Stores which led to Rumely Search idea.


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