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Craig Bailey


From:
Alabama, USA
Post Posted 18 Nov 2016 6:41 pm     Reply with quote

I wanted to let everyone know that Melissa, Jeff and Fran's granddaughter has taken over the business and is running it. You can call Melissa and still order all that great Jeff Newman material. I just spoke with her today.

Blessings,

Craig
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Jim Reynolds


From:
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Post Posted 18 Nov 2016 6:58 pm     Reply with quote

This is really great. Craig thank you for posting this. Will be sending the items I have of yours this coming week.
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John McClung


From:
Olympia WA, USA
Post Posted 18 Nov 2016 11:16 pm     Reply with quote

Great news! Thanks, Craig.
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JAMES BANKS


From:
Mineola,TX USA
Post Posted 19 Nov 2016 6:34 pm     Newman lessons and material Reply with quote

I was wondering if Jeff's lessons would still be available. Thanks for the post
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steve takacs


From:
beijing, china via pittsburgh
Post Posted 20 Nov 2016 2:16 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, Craig, I know a lot of steelers will be pleased.

Is Melissa's number on the Newman website? Stevet
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Quentin Hickey


From:
NS, Canada
Post Posted 20 Nov 2016 4:21 am     Reply with quote

is there a phone number?
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Craig Bailey


From:
Alabama, USA
Post Posted 20 Nov 2016 2:25 pm     Jeff Newman Courses Reply with quote

Melissa can be reached at jeffran.com She is using the same email and phone number that Fran used.

Phone: 615-470-5224

Email: fran@jeffran.com

Ask Melissa to tell you the story about how she learned to swim in hotel pools while attending steel guitar convention shows growing up!!!

Craig
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Dan Klotz


From:
Houston, Texas
Post Posted 21 Nov 2016 12:13 am     Reply with quote

Glad to hear that. I have learned a lot from Jeff Newman's materials and will continue to do so.
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Frank Freniere


From:
Chicago, IL
Post Posted 21 Nov 2016 9:00 am     Re: Jeff Newman Courses Reply with quote

Craig Bailey wrote:

Ask Melissa to tell you the story about how she learned to swim in hotel pools while attending steel guitar convention shows growing up!!!

Craig


I remember that big ole outside pool at the Chase Park...
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Dave Ouvry


From:
Michigan, USA
Post Posted 1 Dec 2016 6:04 pm     Reply with quote

I've made numerous calls and left messages trying to purchase material but have received no reply. Has anyone been able to get through or receive a reply to a phone message lately?
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Craig Bailey


From:
Alabama, USA
Post Posted 1 Dec 2016 9:11 pm     Reply with quote

Yes, Melissa works part time typically in the morning hours around 9am to noon. She only works about three days a week. I have left messages and she calls back within a week timeframe. Keep trying. Its worth it.
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Greg Thompson


From:
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post Posted 9 Dec 2016 12:36 pm     Re: Jeffran Music is still in business Reply with quote

Craig Bailey wrote:
I wanted to let everyone know that Melissa, Jeff and Fran's granddaughter has taken over the business and is running it. You can call Melissa and still order all that great Jeff Newman material. I just spoke with her today.

Blessings,

Craig


Hi Craig, you must have done something right to have been lucky enough to contact Melissa. I have an unresolved issue with regard to material ordered and paid for way back in August. In fact i spoke to Fran 10 days before she passed,so am aware of the situation. However,I have left numerous phone messages, sent the same amount of emails and have even written a letter, NOTHING. So if there is anyone out there in Forum land that can tap Melissa on the shoulder to at least reply, It would be most appreciated.
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Dave Ouvry


From:
Michigan, USA
Post Posted 9 Dec 2016 12:41 pm     Reply with quote

Craig, Thanks for the reply. I have continued to call and leave messages with no reply. Has anyone besides Craig talked to Melissa and received material from Jeffran?
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Butch Pytko


From:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Post Posted 9 Dec 2016 12:46 pm     Reply with quote

I also have not received any replies to my numerous phone call messages and one email I sent. I've been trying to get information on an order that Melissa and I talked about during a phone call to her on Nov. 9th. I mailed my order and money order to her on Nov. 14th, and since the last few days in Nov. I've been trying to contact her about the status of that order, with no success. If anyone has any inside information about the situation there, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Greg Thompson


From:
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post Posted 9 Dec 2016 1:01 pm     Reply with quote

Butch Pytko wrote:
I also have not received any replies to my numerous phone call messages and one email I sent. I've been trying to get information on an order that Melissa and I talked about during a phone call to her on Nov. 9th. I mailed my order and money order to her on Nov. 14th, and since the last few days in Nov. I've been trying to contact her about the status of that order, with no success. If anyone has any inside information about the situation there, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Butch, I see you are in a similar predicament. This does not bode well for the wonderful legacy Jeff and Fran established in the Steel World. I can't help wondering if Melissa does not have a handle on what has transpired. We'll see and await developments.
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Jim Reynolds


From:
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Post Posted 9 Dec 2016 2:15 pm     Reply with quote

I would have thought that maybe Rick Kornacker and his would have taken things over. I sure hope it doesn't go under.
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Butch Pytko


From:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Post Posted 12 Dec 2016 6:03 pm     Reply with quote

I don't know if things can get any worse than they already are, but I tried several calls from this morning to late afternoon, and kept getting a message--"Sorry, your call can not be completed at this time, please try again". They stopped the voice mail type greeting message that said something like "Please leave a message and we'll get back to you". I can only guess that maybe they were getting too many voice mail messages, so that was stopped. You would think being so close to Christmas, that the phone would be manned to take Christmas gift orders. It's almost like they don't want any business.
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Paddy Long


From:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Post Posted 12 Dec 2016 10:16 pm     Reply with quote

Perhaps you should all take a deep breath and let the Newman family come to terms with losing Fran - think of the impact that would have on a family this close to Xmas.

I'm sure they will be in touch when they are ready !
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Jim Reynolds


From:
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Post Posted 13 Dec 2016 1:02 am     Reply with quote

I THINK YOUR RIGHT paddy. there SHOULD BE SOME TIME GIVEN THERE. My heart goes out to them all. Some times we tend to be selfish.
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Greg Thompson


From:
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post Posted 7 Jan 2017 7:53 pm     Jeffran Music is still in business Reply with quote

Okay. Can I please ask if anyone out there has Jeff's F Lever BOOK or a copy thereof, so I can move on please?
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Greg Thompson


From:
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post Posted 7 Jan 2017 7:54 pm     Jeffran Music is still in business Reply with quote

BUMP
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Jim Reynolds


From:
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Post Posted 8 Jan 2017 7:17 am     Reply with quote

Greg, you can get it at Jeffran Music. The Grand Daughter is doing it. It may that a little time, but they still have somethings to work out. She doing her best and will get back to you.
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, Morrell 8 String Lap Steel, Morrell Dobro, 2 Peavey Nashville 112, Ibanez DD700, Every Lesson Jeff Newman made. 1947 SJ Gibson Guitar, Washburn Special Edition Guitar, 1963 Original Hofner Beattle Bass bought in Germany 1963, and a 1973 Framus Bass.
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Greg Thompson


From:
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post Posted 8 Jan 2017 1:15 pm     Jeffran Music is still in business Reply with quote

Thanks Jim. Sounds like you are in the Know.
I wrote to them in October.

Would have been nice if Melissa had just taken a moment to reply to an email, courtesy and all that. Life goes on eh.
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Jim Reynolds


From:
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Post Posted 8 Jan 2017 1:38 pm     Reply with quote

Greg, it could also be your location, she may not know how to handle it. Be patient, I'm sure she'll get to it. If not let me know, maybe I can help you.
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, Morrell 8 String Lap Steel, Morrell Dobro, 2 Peavey Nashville 112, Ibanez DD700, Every Lesson Jeff Newman made. 1947 SJ Gibson Guitar, Washburn Special Edition Guitar, 1963 Original Hofner Beattle Bass bought in Germany 1963, and a 1973 Framus Bass.
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Greg Thompson


From:
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post Posted 8 Jan 2017 1:51 pm     Jeffran Music is still in business Reply with quote

Thanks again Jim.

Yes I figured it has turned into a bigger monster than she realized.

Don't think emails have anything to do with location though.

I am very aware of the circumstances surrounding Frans passing, but repeat, courtesy of a quick email reply would solve a lot of issues.
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