GUITAR MAN SOLOS IN SHREWSBURY

Chris Szczerbienski checks in a Gibson Les Paul owned by Paul Bland of the Pearl Jam tribute band No Code. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Chris Szczerbienski was planning to move to Connecticut a few months back to take a job as a technician with a major guitar retailing chain when he stopped in at Heritage Body & Towing in Shrewsbury with his father.

His dad was there to get his truck fixed, but what fixed the younger man’s attention was the vacant storefront out front.

Forget Connecticut! Szczerbienski decided to open his own shop right there, on East Newman Springs Road, in the former Chelsea Home Furnishings space.

“I figured the money I would spend moving and getting set up in Connecticut I could spend starting my own business,” he said.

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