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Frederick Ray Brown
Wendell E. Brown
The guitar was purchased in 1939 by Fredrick Ray Brown. A talented amateur musician, Brown performed at local Jamborees and Barn Dances in Northern Wisconsin. The guitar passed to his son Wendell E. Brown in 1967, also an amateur musician who performed publicly. With the passing of Wendell Brown in 2004 the guitar remained in the Brown family until June 2006 when it was purchased by Kenny Sultan of Santa Barbara California.
A professional recording artist, Sultan is known for his virtuosity as a fingerpicker and his interpretations of American country-blues styles. He collects and plays exclusively on C.F. Martin instruments.