After a few years of retirement, Molly and Tom Bedell yearned for their entrepreneurial days where they expressed their passions and made a difference. Buying the local Aspen, Colorado music store turned Molly loose creating a lifestyle retail business and launching her own collection of 2OH Threads — apparel under the influence of Peace, Love & Rock ‘n’ Roll. Tom returned to his passion of the 60s and re-launched Bedell Guitars.
Two Old Hippies is inspired by the values of our generation, steeped in the belief that we are one human race, that we are stewards of our Mother Earth, and that the more love we give, the more we get! Under the spirit of Peace, Love & Rock n’ Roll, we’ve taken from what we loved in earlier times and makes us happy still. Returning to the art of creating incredible acoustic guitars is a dream coming true.
Music is the voice of our souls... the currency of change. Music enables the honest expression of our hearts... our cares... our dreams. Music was the voice of the civil rights movement, the call for world peace, Earth Day, women’s rights...it has chronicled our history and been the voice of our personal and cultural consciousness.
1964. The Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan and changed the world. At the age of 14 Tom Bedell set up his own studio in his parents’ basement and began importing Bedell Guitars for his students. Hiring a friend with a driver’s license he began showing them to retailers in Iowa and surrounding states. Bedell Guitar Company was born. It was an era of change and a time of possibilities. Soon Tom opened two retail stores, created a booking agency, and promoted garage bands.
2012. “My dream is coming true! To design and build in America the most amazing guitars possible. Without restraint of time or resources. Selecting every material for its beauty and sound. It is an enormous pleasure to introduce The Bedell Limited Edition Collection — guitars handcrafted in America. Available one at a time, a unique Bedell Limited Edition Guitar is born each week. Please join us at bedellguitars.com to follow the discovery of extraordinary woods and the resulting individual instrument creations.”