AUGUST 13, 2019 I ASPEN PITTMAN I OBITUARY
Industry Vet Aspen Pittman Passes Away

Aspen Pittman passed away Aug. 11 after an automobile accident.

According to NAMM music historian Dan Del Fiorentino, Pittman grew up in the 1960s as a student of the folk music movement. He studied the art form and performed on every type of string instrument there was to play.

During high school, he and a friend delivered organs for a retailer that was just about to open a rock and roll retail shop called Guitar Center. Aspen joined the company within the first six months of its opening and remained in retail until 1973, when he became a sales rep for Acoustic Corp. Over the next several years, he outlined goals for his own company, Groove Tubes, which opened in 1979.

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