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Rest in Peace, Guthrie Thomas, and thank you

Friday, July 15th, 2016


Willie Nelson and Guthrie Thomas backstage at the Smith Center, in Las Vegas, Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

I was so so sad to hear that Guthrie Thomas has passed away. His wife called Budrock yesterday from Las Vegas , telling him that Guthrie had passed away in his sleep.  Willie Nelson fans and music lovers know Guthrie for his Guitar Pick designs and collaborations with Budrock Prewitt, Lighting Director for Willie Nelson & Family.  He was generous with his music, his stories and his beautiful guitar picks.  He had great respect and admiration for Willie Nelson & Family and his crew.

Services has been set:

Hites Funeral Home and Creamatory
438 W Sunset Rd.
Henderson, NV 89011

Formal Services and the Eulogy will be on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at High Noon”



Guthrie and Budrock sent me this framed pictures of Willie Nelson and guitar picks a few years ago, and I have always treasured it,  And every few weeks there would be a sweet note from him in the mail, with a few guitar picks, which he knew I was crazy about.

guhrie letter

I met Guthrie only once in person, at a Willie Nelson & Family show, of course, in Las Vegas. He and his wife Toni went to the show and I got to hang out with them a little bit. But I talked to Guthrie on the phone so much, we became friends. He was a talented musician and creative songwriter, recording music at his home in Nevada.   He and Buddy sent me these one Christmas


He didn’t complete the 8th grade, but later went back to college and obtained three degrees in music, pharmacy, and psychology.  He was still a licensed pharmacist, practicing at the time of his death.  His childhood was interesting, growing up on a ranch in Californi used for movie sets, friends with Ramblin Jack Elliott, Ringo Star, and too many other artists to name, all helping to inform the interesting adult he grew into and the life he led.  His motto:

Follow Your Dream and You Will Never Get Lost

Read more about his life, see photos, read stories, and listen to his music:


Most of us know and appreciate Guthrie for his beautiful guitar picks. As owner and operator of, Guthrie made guitar picks for Willie Nelson & Family, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and many other famous bands and artists.

Thanks, Guthrie, for the music, the guitar pick art, the stories and your friendship.

Here’s more samples of his art.





prezdjango picks

Bid on Guitars signed by Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Train,

Sunday, June 12th, 2016


Here is opportunity to bid on guitars signed personally by @Willie Nelson, @WillieNelson, @MichaelFranti, @SammyHagar & @Train, with proceeds to benefit Music Heals International.

Benefiting Music Heals International

Willie Nelson Autographed Epiphone Hummingbird Acoustic Guitar and Case

For information, and to bid on the items click here.


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Our mission –

Music Heals International works to bring music and musicians to the children of Haiti and other parts of the world. MHI is designed to teach and inspire children, using music as a powerful force for education, creativity and healing.

Benefiting Music Heals International

Willie Nelson Autographed Epiphone Hummingbird Acoustic Guitar and Case


Willie Nelson receives Key to Lake Charles, Louisiana (March 2, 2016)

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016


Last Night before the concert at the Rosa Hart Theatre, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Willie Nelson was presented with the Key to the City by Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach.


And it look like he signed more guitars.


Willie Nelson autographed guitars on ebay

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016


Wow, how many guitars has Willie Nelson signed. He supports an entire ebay industry.  I have seen them hovering around his bus at a show with their guitars.  Of course, that means I am hovering, too, I guess, but not for autographs.


If he had a dime for every guitar he’s signed, well, he’d have a lot of dimes.  There are about a million guitars on ebay, for a much as you want to spend on one.

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Willie Nelson signed guitar

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

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Willie Nelson receives guitar from death row inmates

Saturday, December 26th, 2015


Willie Nelson received this new handmade acoustic guitar courtesy of a few fans who have a special appreciation for his brand of outlaw country music. The guitar and its hand-tooled leather case were crafted by death-row inmates at the Polunski Unit in Livingston, Texas.

Nelson posted images of the guitar on his site and quoted from the letter that accompanied it.

“I know you’ll probably never play it,” wrote Ketch, the inmate who built the instrument, “but I am satisfied in my heart that I did the best I could do with what I had to work with.”

He would certainly be surprised to learn how wrong he was. As Willie replied on his site, “This guitar is an absolute work of art. Every single hour you spent on it is appreciated. What an honor.”

Here’s your chance to own a piece of Farm Aid History!

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Own a piece of Farm Aid history by bidding on this Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by Farm Aid 30 artists including @willienelsonofficial, @neilyoung, @johnmellencampofficial, @jackjohnson, @imaginedragons, @spaceykacey and lots more! See it and another aut

Own a piece of Farm Aid history by bidding on this Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by Farm Aid 30 artists including @willienelsonofficial, @neilyoung, @johnmellencampofficial, @jackjohnson, @imaginedragons, @spaceykacey and lots more! See it and another autographs.

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Kinky Friedman birthday concert, cd release party and Willie Nelson guitar Auction in Forth Worth (Dec. 10)

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

“My good friend Willie Nelson signed this guitar to auction off at my big Bash in Ft. Worth! It could be yours…All you have to do is come to the show, and bid! Tickets start at only $35!

And, there will be a special performance by a Grammy winning Legend, that will blow you away!” — Kinky Friedman

Get your tickets HERE:


Willie Nelson on guitar

Saturday, November 21st, 2015


Musician Willie Nelson plays a guitar that was donated to the Library of Congress by Burl Ives, during a tour of items from Musical Division at the Library of Congress in Washington, Nov 17.

Nelson is being honored as the new recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and with him are his wife Annie D’Angelo (left), and son Lukas Nelson.

Texas Inmates make guitar for Willie Nelson

Thursday, May 14th, 2015


Take a look at what some of the inmates at the Polunski Unit in Livingston, TX made for Willie. The letter that came with the handmade guitar said, “I know you’ll probably never play it but I am satisfied in my heart that I did the best I could do with what I had to work with.”


“We couldn’t agree with him more. This guitar is an absolute work of art. Incredible, a job well done Ketch, Joey and Ricky. Every single hour you spent on it is appreciated. What an honor. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

— Willie Nelson and family


Willie Nelson autographs four millionith guitar

Saturday, April 11th, 2015


I made that up. But don’t you wonder how many thousands of guitars he has signed, and how many millions of dollars have been raised by his autographs?

Thanks, Willie, for all the good you have done and continue to do.

Willie Nelson Guitar Pick of the Day: Two Legends Tour 2015

Saturday, March 28th, 2015


“Of course, Dr. Budrock had to have a special pick just for these Two Legends Tour.

His idea and design, as for me, I just had to make it work…All my best to you..!”

Guthrie Thomas

Farm Aid Selling Guitar signed by Willie Nelson, Jack White, and more

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015


Following last September’s Farm Aid benefit concert, festival organizers had some of the legendary performers including Jack White and Willie Nelson autograph a Gibson guitar. Now you can have it for a mere $8,500 via the memorabilia site If Only.
The Les Paul 50?s Tribute Vintage Sunburst guitar was also signed by Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Gary Clark Jr. The description for the guitar refers to it as “an incredible rock ‘n’ roll keepsake from one of the biggest music events of the year.”

Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the help of its contributing artists, has raised over $45 million “to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.”

Read More: Farm Aid is Selling a Guitar Signed By Jack White + More |

Willie Nelson Art: License Plate Guitar, by Peter Geiger

Sunday, March 1st, 2015


“I had to go with red white and blue when creating this acoustic license plate guitar art to pay tribute to Willie Nelson. He’s an American country singer/song writer who stands up for the little guy. He was born in Texas during the Great Depression, and is best known for his song, On the Road Again.


This one’s for you, Willie.” — Peter Geiger


You can get yours here for $890.00

Monday, January 12th, 2015