| Central Florida Accordion Club
Featured Member for December 2004
| John is the proprietor of
ACCORDIONS & KEYBOARDS,
1248 Highland Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756-6215.
Phone (727) 443-4113, Cell phone
Give him a visit. The coffee pot is
always on and if you tell him you're
a CFAC member, you'll even get a
| John Gaunt was born in New Jersey and started taking
accordion lessons when he was 8. His uncle gave him a 12
bass accordion and taught him a song. John enjoyed this
experience so much that he asked his parents for lessons.
He moved to Florida with his parents and sister in 1957.
At that time he was a bank teller. After 5 years he went
to work for Florida Power.
He was the guy responible for making the list of who would
be cut off the next day for not paying their electric bill.
After 5 years of this he decided to try sales and went to
work in advertising for the St. Petersburg Times. During
this time he was awarded SALESMAN OF THE YEAR
twice. He did the unheard of thing of selling over One
Million dollars worth of classified advertising in one year.
He retired after 15 years and opened his accordion store
John says "Now I work many more hours, have less
vacation time, make less money and have never been
happier. I don't think I'll EVER retire."
What keeps John young is SWING DANCING with Jan, his
girlfriend since 1991. We've NEVER had an argument in
all this time. That's because we don't live together and
don't want to.
| With girlfriend Jan