Monday, May 25, 2009

GearTrap Mourns the Loss of George L. Lewis

In case you haven't heard, the gear world has lost a true pioneer. Mr. George L. Lewis passed away Friday here in Nashville. George L's is a fantastic company full of amazing individuals and we want them to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. Below is a great write from Premier Guitar that will fill you in on the great life of George L. Lewis...

[Courtesy of Premier Guitar]

Madison, TN (May 23, 2009) -- Premier Guitar is sad to announce that George L. Lewis, industry pioneer and founder of George L's, has passed away. He died Friday afternoon with his family by his side.

Lewis founded George L's more than 30 years ago, introducing the world to the notion that high-quality cables are an important part of good tone. A pioneer in making high-end instrument cables available to a broad range of musicians, George L's was one of the first companies to offer low-capacitance, easy-to-use cable kits. Lewis had also been part-owner of GHS String Co. and Sho-bud Steel Guitar. He was a great influence in the steel guitar community.

Lewis kept George L's a family business with the help of wife Mona and daughters Kim and Lisa. The company is known for a warm, family-style ethos that imbues all aspects of its operations; anyone who visits the company's NAMM booth or telephones the office is greeted with gracious hospitality.

Prior to his work in the musical instruments industry, Lewis served his country on the USS West Virginia and survived the Pearl Harbor attack.


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