Norman’s Rare Guitars’ Jack Ryan Sullivan talks jamming bluegrass with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, selling guitars to Jack Black, and his favorite instrument in the store

Jack Ryan Sullivan, pictured holding a mandolin
(Image credit: Jensen Sullivan)

Jack Ryan Sullivan is the bluegrass-shredding co-manager of Norman’s Rare Guitars, the legendary Los Angeles vintage guitar shop that, just as its name would suggest, holds some of the rarest guitars in the world under its roof.  

Throughout its history, Norman's has drawn in some impressive clientele, with everyone from George Harrison to Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson, Post Malone and countless others walking through its doors. 

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