Bleecker Street Status Update
Here we are, sequestered on Bleecker Street, same spot I’ve been in for nearly forty of the fifty-five years I’ve been in this business, and so thankful to still be able to do what I love so much, to work with, and on, and pass along all the guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles that all of you love just as much as I do. Since we have temporarily suspended in-shop appointments in observance of Governor Cuomo’s executive order, I’ve been spending my time here catching up on the backlog of repairs. We also have a batch of very cool instruments that are freshly set-up and ready for new homes. I’m still sending out emails to all of you whenever I have a few nice pieces to offer; if you’re not already on my mailing list just request that by emailing me to Matt@Umanovguitars.com and I’ll see to it that you get them.
And please bear with me for the quality of the photos of recently acquired instruments not being quite up to the standard you’ve come to expect from us. Photography duty is up to me while our staff observes Governor Cuomo’s New York on Pause order, so my skills with a cellphone camera will have to do for the time being. Any questions you may have, of course feel free to ask me.
I realize that these are difficult times for many of us, but having the opportunity to bring a new instrument friend into our lives has lifted the spirits of many. I’m making good use of my earlier life as the whiz kid guitar repair person here in NYC back in the 1960s-70s to ensure that every instrument I’m offering for sale is just right in every way, and my good friends at FedEx have been stellar at getting my shipments out the door, and on time too. I send my very best wishes to all of you reading this for the continued safety of everyone in your lives. I'll continue to be here to personally answer your email and phone calls to the same ol’ phone number I’ve had for over fifty years, (212) 675-2157. Keep the faith, and keep your sunny side up; we’ll get through this together.