Ed Gerhard


Oral History Information

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Musician, Guitarist

Ed Gerhard knew that there was something special about playing the guitar when he heard Andrés Segovia play on TV when he was 10 years old. He took a few lessons from a music store but learned most of his beginning skills from one of his neighbors. Ed has a unique playing style - combining the orchestrated sounds of classical music with the emotional and raw sounds of blues. He has played on records with many acoustic guitar greats such as Arlo Guthrie and Jorma Kaukonen. Ed also has a Breedlove signature model that was one of the best-selling Breedlove guitars in the year 2000.