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VIDEO: This story about guitars might make you gently weep

When a local collector recently passed away, his family asked Case's Music to help figure out what to do with the hundreds of instruments he left behind. Many of his guitars are now in the hands of aspiring students, making music once again

Earlier this week, SooToday shared the story of a pretty special collection of instruments now on display at Case's Music downtown.

The guitars, violins and accordions — approximately 300 in all — once filled the west-end basement of Jerry Legacy, a local musician and collector who spent countless hours meticulously repairing his pieces.

After Legacy passed away last summer, his family contacted Case's Music — completely out of the blue — to help figure out what do with all the instruments. 

“It’s been a fantastic historical trip through time getting to learn all of this information," says co-owner Jake Rendell. "This is a once in a career kind of situation.”

The Queen Street music school is now holding, displaying and selling the instruments for Legacy's family on consignment, with many of the guitars landing in the hands of a new generation of aspiring players.

“We get students who come in here and pick out their first guitar from this collection,” says Lee Rendell, Jake's wife. “It’s beautiful that a collector gets to live on his legacy through these kids who are learning to love music. It’s a pretty wonderful story.”

You read that wonderful story HERE. Be sure to also check out the video above.

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