Paul Yandell cgp, 1935-2011

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Paul Yandell cgp, 1935-2011

Postby craigdobbins » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:22 am

Dear Chetboard members and friends:

It is my sad duty to tell you that our dear friend and mentor, Paul Yandell cgp, passed away this morning.

I willl post details about arrangements when they are available. Please keep Paul’s wife Marie, and his son and daughter-in-law Micah and Sheri in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you,

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Re: Paul Yandell cgp, 1935-2011

Postby George Beasley » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:01 am

Very sad to hear. Paul will be missed. My thoughts are with his family.
Thanks,
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Re: Paul Yandell cgp, 1935-2011

Postby Doug_H » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:43 am

My heartfelt condolences to Marie, Micah and Sheri. Such sad news for all of us, but what an incredible run he had! Peaceful rest, friend.
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Re: Paul Yandell cgp, 1935-2011

Postby BillB » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:10 am

My prayers have gradually shifted to Marie and the family after hearing recently that he was in hospice care. It was a privilege to first get acquainted with Paul right here on the Chetboard and through email conversations, and then I was fortunate enough to meet him in Nashville at CAAS in 2006. He always treated me with respect and introduced me as his friend. He will be dearly missed by the Chetboard, CAAS, the Nashville music community, but his family and close friends will miss him most. I pray that God will comfort them with the peace that only He can provide. It is my belief that Paul is completely healed and enjoying a new healthy body while being surrounded by those who have gone before him.

Rest in peace, Paul Yandell, my friend!

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Re: Paul Yandell cgp, 1935-2011

Postby Eddie Estes » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:20 am

He was a great man and a great friend to me and many here.
I will really miss him!
Marie, Micah and Sheri take care and I am praying
For u all and I know there are many others doing the same thing
here.
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Re: Paul Yandell cgp, 1935-2011

Postby PhilHunt » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:22 am

A very sad morning indeed. I saw this thread right away and cried. Paul was such an inspiration, a good friend, and one of the best pickers out there. He will be greatly missed by many. I appreciated all his kind words and him actuallty taking the time to get to know Eddie and I. For me....CAAS won't be the same.
My condolences go out to Marie, Micah and Sherie.
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Re: Paul Yandell cgp, 1935-2011

Postby albertgen » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:29 am

I very sad day for all of us. I am so sorry. Al
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Re: Paul Yandell cgp, 1935-2011

Postby jay » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:39 am

Such heartbreaking news...Paul was a tremendous guitar player, but moreover a gentleman. My prayers and condolences go out to his wife and family.
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Re: Paul Yandell cgp, 1935-2011

Postby smokymtguitar09 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:44 am

I am saddened by the news of his passing. I send my condolences to his family and friends. Most of us got to know Paul through Chet Atkins' concerts, CAAS, recordings, and the Chetboard. The 'FAQ for Paul Yandell, CGP' will serve as a place of honor and the valuable information he provided for us. He was a dedicated guitar player who willingly shared his opinions and information.

Thanks Paul Yandell, CGP
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Re: Paul Yandell cgp, 1935-2011

Postby Norm » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:56 am

Even when you know it's coming it still hits you...

He was dealing with a lot of pain in the end... that's over now...

Between his CD's and instructional vid and, in particular being the driving inspiration for the 6122-59 and the CGP I'd say he left quite a mark for a retired sideman of two of America's best guitarists ever, Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins
...that's how it looks to me...The opinion expressed above is my own and does not necessarily reflect the views of this station. Your mileage may vary...

Audio samples: http://www.youtube.com/user/acountrygent/videos
That should do it.
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