Second String Music gets six strings strings

The Second String Music shop in Quincy officially added six more strings...but it was a community effort.

It was all about community inside Second String Music today.

"We're community minded," said Rodney Hart, co-owner of Second String Music.

"We want to be part of the music community, we're not just here to take we're here to give."

And giving back is exactly what Second String Music is doing.

"We are going to be a chapter location," said Hart.

"We're going to give the guitar lessons right here to the veterans."

Second String music will be the location of a new Six String Heroes chapter, an organization that provide free guitar lessons and guitars for U.S. Veterans suffering from mental or physical injuries.

"It's just nice to see the community come behind the veterans and support them," said Kevin Sullivan, director of Six String Heroes.

But Second String Music isn't the only local organization getting behind Six String Heroes.

"We were very excited to be able to present a check to Six String Heroes, we did a lot of fundraising efforts last week," said Sara Heiden, customer advocate supervisor for Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The Quincy Blue Cross Blue Shield raised over $3,000 for the program.

It will help thirty two veterans get free guitars and lessons...but both they and Second String Music say any opportunity to help local veterans is worth taking.

"It pales in comparison to what the men and women of this country have done for us," said Hart.