GUITAR LICK CARDS: from standard to stellar, 81 licks are isolated on playing cards. Line them up with the same chord progression as your favorite song and voilá!, it’s a new arrangement! Rearrange the licks for endless variations. They’re inspiring! Available for mandolin and banjo, too. $11.50 ppd., per set. Andrew Cushing, 6079 McKinley Pkwy., Hamburg, NY 14075.
BANJOTEACHER.COM: Ross Nickerson books, CDs, and DVDs. Banjo instruction for beginners, intermediates, and advanced banjo students. Banjos for sale, special accessories, workshops, and free stuff.
MUSICIANS MAKING LESSONS FOR MUSICIANS. Learn Dobro from Doug Cox, Ivan Rosenberg, and Orville Johnson; Banjo from Jake Schepps and Ross Nickerson; Bass from Tammy Fassaert and Scott White; Bluegrass harmony singing from Jenny Lester, and much more at www.learnrootsmusic.com. Over forty lessons to choose from. Order direct and save from www.learnrootsmusic.com.
DOBROS, MANDOLINS, BANJOS, GUITARS, VIOLINS, AUTOHARPS, DULCIMERS, ETC. Old & new. Great prices/selections. All inquiries promptly answered in person. Deal with the people who care. Harry & Jeanie West, 116 East Broad St., Statesville, NC 28677, 704-883-0033, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.harryandjeaniewest.com or www.finemusicalinstruments.com.
OME BANJOS: Outstanding selection of original, American made, vintage quality banjos. Bluegrass, old-time, Irish, and jazz styles. Models ranging from zen simplicity to elegant opulance. Free color catalogue. E-mail: email@example.com, www.omebanjos.com, 303-449-0041.
VISITING NORTH CAROLINA? Stop by and check out our large selection of old, new, vintage stringed instruments, accessories, etc. Reasonable prices. Friendly service. Harry & Jeanie West, 116 East Broad St., Statesville, NC 28677, 704-883-0033, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.harryandjeaniewest.com or www.finemusicalinstruments.com.
WANT TO BUY: OPEN-BACK BANJOS. Prefer five-string, will consider all others. Bob Smakula, Smakula Fretted Instruments, P.O. Box 882, Elkins, WV 26241, 304-636-6710, e-mail: email@example.com.
ALL TYPES OF BANJOS: New, used, vintage. Bought, sold, traded. Parts, accessories, repairs. Bedford Banjo Shop, 106 S. Richard St., Bedford, Pa., 814-623-2187, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bedfordbanjoshop.com.
UPRIGHT BASS, $195. Violin, Fender guitar, banjo, flute, clarinet, trumpet, $79 each; saxophone, $195; viola with flame-maple back, $195; mandolin, $99. 516-377-7907.
C.F. MARTIN GUITARS, GIBSON, DEERING, JBOVIER, KENTUCKY, DOBRO™, GOLDTONE, WASHBURN, also other well known brands. Free friendly advice, prompt personal reply. Harry & Jeanie West, 116 East Broad St., Statesville, NC 28677, 704-883-0033, e-mail: email@example.com, www.harryandjeaniewest.com or www.finemusicalinstruments.com.
WWW.BANJOSELITE.COM: Liquidation of very fine collection.
THE ADAMS HANDMADE MANDOLINS. A or F-style from $995. Units available or custom made. Satisfaction guaranteed. Free shipping. See and hear at www.theadamsmandolin.com or call 407-656-2462, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JBOVIER CUSTOM SHOP: F-5 mandolins, F-5M mandolas, E-mandos & pre-owned mando-family instruments. E-mail: email@example.com, www.mandolins.ecrater.com.
BEST IN THE WEST: Large and dynamic selection of new, used, and vintage guitars, banjos, mandolins, Dobros™, ukes, etc. Featuring fine instruments for the player and the collector. We ship worldwide. Intermountain Guitar and Banjo, 712 E. 100 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84102, 801-322-4682, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.guitarandbanjo.com.
WANTED: PREWAR MARTIN D-18 & D-28s and pre-1940 Gibson F-5 mandolins. Larry Cadle, 606-248-7898.
RON’S PICKIN’ PARLOR: SPECIALTY SHOP FOR THE BLUEGRASS MUSICIAN. We carry Collings, Eastman, Blueridge & Walden guitars; Sullivan, Deering & GoldTone banjos; Collings, Eastman & Kentucky mandolins; Engelhardt & Cremona basses; Wechter, Scheerhorn resonator guitars; Folkcraft dulcimers, and much more. We offer instrumental and vocal lessons. 4961 Rushing Rd., Stanfield, NC 28163, 704-888-9961, e-mail: email@example.com, www.ronspickinparlor.com.
FOR SALE: 1976 NUGGET F-5 STYLE MANDOLIN. Very good condition. Sunburst front and back. Fully bound. Flowerpot headstock inlay. Best offer. 304-232-9308.
BILL’S MUSIC SHOP & PICKIN’ PARLOR. Bluegrass headquarters in South Carolina. Weber, Deering, Washburn, Blueridge, and other brands. New and used. Strings and all accessories. Dulcimers, autoharps. If we don’t have it, we can get it. 710 Meeting St., W. Columbia, SC 29169, 803-796-6477, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.billsmusicshop.com.
FOR SALE: SB-300 TONE RING FIVE-STRING BANJO w/hard shell case, $500. Call Ron, 859-263-2573.
“IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO TUNE A BANJO” bumper stickers, $3. Order online at www.whiskeypuppy.com.
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
MITCHEL’S PLATEMATE IS RECOMMENDED and used by the oldest guitar maker in the world. Mitchel’s Platemate is also sold in many music stores nationwide and highly recommended by some of the best acoustic guitarists. Mitchel’s Platemate can be ordered online at www.mitchelsplatemate.com or by phone: 330-898-7438.
SHELTON INSTRUMENT STRAPS: Hand-tooled leather straps for guitar and banjo. $55 each including shipping. Order online at www.jamesalanshelton.com or call 423-357-1623.
EUPHONON CO. STRINGS: Bulk major manufacturer strings at fantastic savings. Phosphor Bronze guitar $27.50/dozen sets. 80/20 guitar, $25.50/dozen sets. Shipping $6 up to 2 dozen sets. Electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer available. 1-888-517-4678, P.O. Box 100U, Orford, NH 03777, <www.hotworship.com/euphonon>.
COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS LPs AND 45s. 16,000+ titles. Free catalogs. Buckaroo Records, P.O. Box 12408, Portland, OR 97212, www.buckaroorecords.com. Cash paid for collections.
TAYLOR GUITAR AND MARTIN GUITAR WARRANTY REPAIR CENTER: Factory-trained and certified guitar repair specialists. All warranty and non-warranty repair work performed. Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe, 643 Frederick Rd., Catonsville, MD 21228, 800-845-8456, e-mail: email@example.com. Serving the music community since 1960.
VIOLIN BOWS REHAIRED ($30) and repaired. Handmade bows for sale. Violins bought, sold, repaired. Tom Owen, P.O. Box 413, 301 S. Byrd, Coalgate, OK 74538, 580-927-9939, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROFESSIONAL INSTRUMENT REPAIRING: Custom refretting, neck resetting, bridge repairs, and general maintenance. Over forty years experience. Carl McIntyre, 704-678-2301, e-mail: email@example.com. Asheville area.
SONGBOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
37 YEARS OF BU: All issues are very good to excellent condition. Would like to sell as a whole collection. Collection is missing 20 issues. Also included are cases sold by BU that will hold up to 12 issues. For inventory list, contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-922-0800.
NEW 2012 TSBA BLUEBOOK, BAND & FESTIVAL GUIDE, 32nd Edition! The biggest one ever! Nationwide bluegrass events plus bands & RV parks! Everything needed to plan your bluegrass season! Send $20, name, address, phone number & e-mail address to: T.S.B.A., RR1 Box 52, Williamstown, MO 63473, Phone: 573-853-4398.