Longtime Bluegrass Musician Gene Schramm is a welcome friend here at WR Custom Guitars. Originally from Springfield, NJ, he is a long-standing member of the New Jersey Bluegrass Association. Gene has played with some of the very best, and at 71 years of age is still an active player. And he’s versatile, playing guitar, stand-up bass, banjo, and mandolin. Gene’s visits to the shop are always a blast! Playing some of the old standards is always on the menu when Gene shows up. This visit included Gene’s cousin Rick Carmella, a talented artist and art instructor at Kean University, and Gene, Rick, and I spent some time jamming together. Thanks for the encouragement, guys, and Keep On Pickin’!