Found wandering the towns of South Carolina.
Being a transplant from the north part of my photography ‘down time’ is spent wandering and looking around. With a camera for that ‘new place photo’.
A closed up Pawn Shop fit that description perfect.
The treasure was an old ‘Flying V’ guitar. Instruments are always pawned for fast cash.
The ‘V’ was originally a Gibson Guitar, made for flash but the sound was good since they used all the standard Gibson pickups and electronics. For a while it became popular with blues players.
So popular this copy was created by several other guitar companies. The slight change here makes me think this is a Rhodes Guitar Company version.
Pawn Shops have always been the place to find a good instrument at a bargain (almost) price. Even Manny’s, the NYC icon for musical instruments, was flanked by Pawn Shops.
Wandering an old southern town shooting B&W and finding a Pawn is a little like Christmas for somebody like me.
Of course then I have to narrow down the shots to just 3 or 4…now it becomes work again.
Taken in Kingstree, South Carolina.