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Curtis Alford


From:
BastropTexas, USA 78602
Post Posted 25 Jun 2009 4:54 am     Reply with quote

Jon was a steel player and guitarist, as well as a great electronics repairman. Tonecraft Amp repair in Musical Exchange in Austin was the place to take your vintage tube amps and your SS amps.
He was my friend for over 20 years and the friend to many musicians in the Centeral Texas area. None better or more honest. He will be greatly missed by many.
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Charley Adair


From:
Maxwell, Texas, USA
Post Posted 25 Jun 2009 6:18 am     Reply with quote

Curtis, I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. I don't think I ever met him. Will pray for his family. It was good to see you Monday night.
Charley
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Allen Kentfield


From:
Texas, USA
Post Posted 26 Jun 2009 11:23 am     Jon Bessent Reply with quote

Curtis,

I am devastated. Had he been sick? When did he pass? Any funeral info?
Jon was a great friend. He's worked on my Fender amps for the last 10 years. A major loss to the Austin music community.
Vaya con Dios, Amigo.

Al Kentfield
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Curtis Alford


From:
BastropTexas, USA 78602
Post Posted 27 Jun 2009 6:17 am     Jon Bessent Reply with quote

Allen,
Severice is today, Saturday, at 3:00 Pm Weed-Corley-Fish in the 3100 block of North Lamar.
If you need any parts you need to get them quick before they close out the shop. I believe Larry or Boomer are watching the store for now.
The musicians in Austin have really lost a treasure.
Curtis
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Mike Harris


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Texas, USA
Post Posted 28 Jun 2009 1:10 pm     Reply with quote

It was a beautiful service for a beautiful person (and it was SRO, fittingly). Jon made you feel special each time you walked in the shop or called him on the phone. He truly loved his clients and the instruments and amps used to make music. There's a big hole in our musical community that can never be filled.
Man, I sure miss him already. I wish all the best for Merlyn, Walter and all those who were closest to him.
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