Music store customer anonymously gives Kid a Dimebag Darrell guitar
Fallon, a young person with Williams syndrome, dreamed of owning a Dean Dimebag Darrell ML guitar – the signature model of the late Pantera guitarist. Thanks to a kind, anonymous customer at a music store, that dream came true.
The JB Hart Music Co., Inc. music store in Grand Junction, Colo., Shared the touching story on Facebook, providing a backstory on Fallon and the guitar, which have become inseparable over the past two years.
Fallon would often come into the store and specifically request to play the “Pantera” guitar, that is, Dean Dimebag Darrell ML guitar, and proceed to set up his favorite Pantera riffs.
“We were shocked that he knew some of the Dimebag riffs,” the store wrote in its Facebook post. “Fallon is affected by Williams Syndrome and has an excellent knowledge and love for music. His dream was to own this guitar.
Williams syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects different parts of the body, especially facial features, and also has a moderate impact on the performance of intellectual tasks.
Eight months ago, a customer noticed Fallon’s excitement while playing the instrument.
“This moved this customer so much that he returned to the store later, bought the guitar, and asked us to give Fallon the guitar anonymously the next time we saw him,” the store wrote.
However, Fallon only returned to the store last week. He had apparently moved to Texas with his family – the owners of the store had searched for him in vain – but had returned to visit him during the holidays.
“It was a wonderful experience giving Fallon the guitar of his dreams as a gift from a nice stranger,” the store wrote. “Her mother burst into tears and Fallon was beaming with excitement. It was a special moment. There are still some good people in this world.
The Facebook post has since gone viral, even reaching Camp Pantera, who commented and shared the post on the group’s official Facebook page: “Happy New Year! What an incredible story. Enjoy your new Dimebag Darrell guitar, Fallon. “
See Fallon with his new guitar in the Facebook posts below.