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Danny Letz

 

From:
Old Glory,Texas, USA 79540
Post  Posted 8 Sep 2021 4:22 am    
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I heard from a couple of friends that guitar builder Bobby Rains passed away yesterday. He was a great builder, player & friend.
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 8 Sep 2021 7:12 am    
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Sorry to hear this.
He built a fine guitar.
This is the Rains I now own, a true work of art.




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Tim Kowalski


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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 8 Sep 2021 8:06 am    
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This is very sad news. I never met him, but I own SN0017 black SD-10. His legacy will live on through the wonderful guitars that he meticulously built.

RIP Mr. Rains.
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Ford Cole

 

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Texas
Post  Posted 8 Sep 2021 3:50 pm    
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I agree with all Danny said. Bobby gave me my first steel lesson many years ago. Still wish I could play like that guy. My condolences and prayers go out to Juanita. They have been great friends a long time.
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Randall Palmore

 

From:
Albany,TX USA 76430
Post  Posted 9 Sep 2021 4:06 am     Bobby Rains
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My condolences to Juanita, Larry and the family. Bobby was a fine player and builder. He encouraged many in our quest to play the steel guitar. RIP
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Fred Justice


From:
Mesa, Arizona
Post  Posted 9 Sep 2021 4:22 pm    
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Bobby and I were very close.
I reped for Bobby and his guitars for nearly three years.
I carried his guitars all over the USA, displaying their wonderful tone and playability.
Bobby built a great pedal steel guitar.
I spent a lot of time with him and Juanita over the years. Bobby was a wonderful Father, Husband, and friend as well, to many people. He is already missed very much.
Rest in peace my dear friend, I'll be seeing you.
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Larry Dering

 

From:
Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 12 Sep 2021 3:00 pm    
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My prayers and thoughts for Bobby and his family and friends.
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Steve Stallings


From:
Houston/Cypress, Texas
Post  Posted 14 Sep 2021 7:49 pm    
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I had a D10 Rains years ago… what a wonderful guitar.
Rest now
🙏🙏🙏
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Marlin Gengenbach

 

From:
New Mexico, USA
Post  Posted 15 Sep 2021 1:44 pm     Bob Rains
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I purchased a RAINS guitar from Bobby in 2006 and still play it daily. Best guitar I have ever owned. Bobby was a really nice person.
Marlin
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Richard McDonald

 

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USA.
Post  Posted 16 Sep 2021 10:13 am    
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Awesome person & guitar builder.
🙏’s up.
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