An Old Pawn Shop, Sunday Morning

An Old Pawn Shop, Sunday Morning

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.

An Old Pawn Shop, Sunday Morning
An Old Pawn Shop, Sunday Morning

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.

An Old Pawn Shop, Sunday Morning
An Old Pawn Shop, Sunday Morning

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.

An Old Pawn Shop, Sunday Morning
An Old Pawn Shop, Sunday Morning

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.

 

 

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