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21guns&novacaine

Cool! :)

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JellyTime

Wow, what a great news! I love the idea of selling their own guitars at resonable prices.

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Hermione

Must've been what this Instagram post was about! What a cool idea to turn something they love into a business.

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Mary711

Sounds pretty cool. Wish I could sneak in at the opening.

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Adorkable

I will have to send my husband a link to that article so he has birthday ideas.

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Beerjeezus

This is awesome. Wish I could go there.

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unextraordinarygirl

Wow Billie is dabbling in everything lately. Good for him. This sounds like a cool store. Wish I could go to it but I dont live there.

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Hero_Of_The_Hour

"Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and his Pinhead Gunpowder bandmate Bill Schneider have announced they will open Broken Guitars, a guitar store that will call 423 40th Street in Oakland home. It will open its doors to customers on April 3."

http://diffuser.fm/green-day-billie-joe-armstrong-guitar-store/

http://loudwire.com/green-day-billie-joe-armstrong-guitar-shop/

http://www.kerrang.com/29162/billie-joe-armstrong-open-music-store/

http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2015/03/09/green-day-billie-joe-armstrong-broken-guitars-shop-oakland-details/

Pretty much all the articles are direct copies of the East Bay Express article but at least Diffuser changed one factor and called Bill and Billie bandmates rather than former bandmates. I mean sure it's been years since Pinhead Gunpowder have done anything but that's how they are/have always been. Anyways yeah there are a few more articles...all the same pretty much. Ps. I think this is a cool idea and awesome to see Bill & Billie starting a business together. If I lived in the US I would plan a mad roadtrip just to buy a guitar from their shop because fuck if that's not cool to be able to buy a guitar from a shop owned by the dudes who made you want to play guitar in the first place (ps I do play so i could pretend it was practical...sorta).

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WhiteTim

"Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and his Pinhead Gunpowder bandmate Bill Schneider have announced they will open Broken Guitars, a guitar store that will call 423 40th Street in Oakland home. It will open its doors to customers on April 3."

http://diffuser.fm/green-day-billie-joe-armstrong-guitar-store/

http://loudwire.com/green-day-billie-joe-armstrong-guitar-shop/

http://www.kerrang.com/29162/billie-joe-armstrong-open-music-store/

http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2015/03/09/green-day-billie-joe-armstrong-broken-guitars-shop-oakland-details/

Pretty much all the articles are direct copies of the East Bay Express article but at least Diffuser changed one factor and called Bill and Billie bandmates rather than former bandmates. I mean sure it's been years since Pinhead Gunpowder have done anything but that's how they are/have always been. Anyways yeah there are a few more articles...all the same pretty much. Ps. I think this is a cool idea and awesome to see Bill & Billie starting a business together. If I lived in the US I would plan a mad roadtrip just to buy a guitar from their shop because fuck if that's not cool to be able to buy a guitar from a shop owned by the dudes who made you want to play guitar in the first place (ps I do play so i could pretend it was practical...sorta).

They probably can do over the phone orders if you can't get there

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The Insider

They probably can do over the phone orders if you can't get there

I'm sure billies mobile is listed in the contacts.

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WhiteTim

I'm sure billies mobile is listed in the contacts.

Lmao im sure the store has a store phone

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The Insider

Yep billie is the receptionist - do I win yet.

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Hero_Of_The_Hour

They probably can do over the phone orders if you can't get there

Ooh never even thought of that *sleep deprived brain over here* that would be sweet!! Well then better pick out a spot for my new guitar just in case! Damn now I'm getting my hopes up haha.

Yep billie is the receptionist - do I win yet.

No I win...he's actually the international delivery guy ;)

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unextraordinarygirl

He takes the orders, packs them, and delivers them to your house with a smile on his face. LOL

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Beerjeezus

they are breaking up. That's why he's selling out his guitars.

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WhiteTim

they are breaking up. That's why he's selling out his guitars.

They aren't all of Billie guitars and he has a whole room filled with guitars he has plenty

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Adorkable

I'm sure billies mobile is listed in the contacts.

This is the same guy that said to meet him on a street corner in the west village and he will give you a drum set. It wouldn't surprise me if he gave out his mobile.

They aren't all of Billie guitars and he has a whole room filled with guitars he has plenty

And even if he did give them away, I have a feeling he might be able to afford some more

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WhiteTim

And even if he did give them away, I have a feeling he might be able to afford some more

Exactly considering he gets free guitars from Gibson I'm sure he's not hurting on getting new ones

There's this blues player in Austin who gives away his set up every year he's not rich by any means or big time he plays in Texas and every now and then maybe Mississippi and other places but he collects guitars (has a nice size collection too he doesn't collect just old ones he collects all no preferences) and after every tour he'll go to a bar or a store with 3 or 4 of guitars and gives them away

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The Insider

Exactly considering he gets free guitars from Gibson I'm sure he's not hurting on getting new ones

There's this blues player in Austin who gives away his set up every year he's not rich by any means or big time he plays in Texas and every now and then maybe Mississippi and other places but he collects guitars (has a nice size collection too he doesn't collect just old ones he collects all no preferences) and after every tour he'll go to a bar or a store with 3 or 4 of guitars and gives them away

I've seen the guitars billie gives away at concerts but as you know I know nothing about them - are they expensive/good guitars.

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WhiteTim

I've seen the guitars billie gives away at concerts but as you know I know nothing about them - are they expensive/good guitars.

Seems they get different guitars I've seen people get epiphones Les Paul Juniors and seen them get a Tele not sure if Fender or Squiers

The Epiphones are cheap but they're good for what it is

The squiers are not expensive but not real real cheap (the Epi are usually 129 at Guitar Center squiers teles I think start around 300 if I'm not mistaken)

To me tho there's no such thing as a bad guitar cause anything that may not be to your liking can always be made into your liking sound wise

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