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Greg Curbow passed away

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by prockenklang, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. prockenklang


    May 22, 2003
    I am very sad to report that my dear friend,guitar and bass builder Greg Curbow passed away this morning.

    A memorial will be held on Friday,August 19 th. at St.Luke's Episcopal Church in Blueridge,Ga. at 3:00.

    Margret Curbow has asked that donations be sent to the Curbow School Of Lutherie.

    For more infomation,please contact myself,or call Curbow String Instruments at 706-374-2873.

  2. justBrian


    Apr 19, 2002
    Kansas City, MO
    Truly sad news, John. I am sorry to hear it.

    *edit* I had some work done on my Petite 5 earlier this year and was amazed at the service I received. Greg called me to let me know how things were progressing. It was just such a nice personal touch.
  3. Stinkoman20xx


    Oct 19, 2003
    That is terrible news :( I never knew him personaly.But when i had an older curbow and wanted to make a custom purchase he was always always very friendly and imformative and checked up a couple times to see if his info was helpful. He was a great luthier and very underated talent.
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Terrible indeed. I found out last night that he was gravely ill, but I didn't expect this so soon. Greg was a gentle soul and a great person to deal with. I've had several communications with him regarding attending the Curbow School of Lutherie and he was always courteous and quick to respond.

    My heart and prayers to the Curbow family and his friends.
  5. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    Wow...what a sad day, and a total shock. I had no idea that Greg wasn't well...


    ...condolences from Roscoe to the Curbow family.


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    I didn't have the pleasure of personally knowing Greg but I've heard good things about him and his company. My deepest sympathies to his family.
  7. CurbowPete


    Aug 28, 2004
    So Sad. Greg will be missed dearly

  8. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Though I never met him in person, I've had the pleasure of getting to know Greg over the last few years, and will definately miss him! Doug, his assistant a master luthier in his own right, will continue to build Curbow instruments with the same care and attention to detail, and I think that would make Greg happy.

    I think he was also happy to finally get my bass off his workbench!


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    RIP Greg , your contribution to the bass world will allways be remembered.
  10. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    when i just read the title of the thread, i was totally shocked...i really don't know what to say...RIP, Greg...
  11. I'm speechless...

    I only met him once - but on the more intimate terms that we talked here at my home and because of how close he was to me geographically and my two friends Dave Siff and Jason Shewmake, I felt I was part of a small "circle".

    We assign so much importance to such fragile things.

    Prayers are all I have now, but I'll put some extra time in the shop this week in his honor. He might have appreciated that.
  12. wow..... I do not know what to say!

    I will keep the curbow family in my prayers
  13. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    sad day, the bass world will miss him dearly.
  14. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound Endorsing Artist: La Bella Strings
    It is absolutely a sad news to me. I feel so sorry to hear about Greg's death. I feel shocked when I first see the thread's title. I own a USA Curbow bass and I always want to order myself another one. But I think it is impossible now. :(

    Rest in Peace. Greg
  15. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    This is really sad news. I had been wondering about Greg's health, and I'd been meaning for a couple of years to give him a call or try to visit the shop one more time. :(
    I never got to know Greg very well, but I'm glad I got to meet him and hang out in his workshop, and I'll always have the custom bass he built for me.
    R.I.P., Greg.
  16. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Me, too, and I'm extraordinarily humbled to own one of the last Curbow instruments Greg worked on.

  17. prockenklang


    May 22, 2003
    Curbow String Instruments are still in business and will continue making his amazing basses.Please do order another one!

  18. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Yes, definately! Doug also does wonderful work, and Greg is still there in spirit...
  19. How old was he?
  20. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Condolences to those who knew Greg... very sad news.