Classifieds – December 2017

INSTRUCTION

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, www.banjoteacher.com.

ATTENTION SONGWRITERS: LIL HOUSE SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS offers an opportunity to write with pro-writers Donna Ulisse, Jerry Salley, and Rick Stanley! For information, call 615-509-4556 or e-mail: donnaulisse@gmail.com.

INSTRUMENTS

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.

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: info@omebanjos.com, www.omebanjos.com, 303-449-0041.

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: guitarandbanjo@earthlink.net, www.guitarandbanjo.com.

“THE ADAMS” MANDOLINS SINCE 1994. Now using roasted curly maple and hand-rubbed oil varnish finish for great sound. Available now or custom made. Base price $2,195. E-mail: harmanjoman@cfl.rr.com, 407-656-2462 or cell 407-719-8628, www.theadamsmandolin.com.

RON’S PICKIN’ PARLOR: A SPECIALTY SHOP FOR THE BLUEGRASS MUSICIAN. We carry Collings, Eastman & Blueridge guitars; Huber, Sullivan, Deering & GoldTone banjos; Collings, Eastman & Kentucky mandolins; Engelhardt basses; Beard resonator guitars; Folkcraft dulcimers, and much more. We offer instrumental and vocal lessons. 4961 Rushing Rd., Stanfield, NC 28163, 704-888-9961, e-mail: banjoron@bellsouth.net, www.ronspickinparlor.com.

WANTED: PREWAR MARTIN D-18s & D-28s and pre-1940 Gibson F-5 mandolins. Also buying bluegrass celebrity-owned instruments. Larry Cadle, 606-248-7898.

DANNY SEAMON GUITARS. Fine handcrafted acoustic guitars. In review, Ben Cockman (2014/15 Winfield, Kans., National Flatpick Guitar Champion and owner of a Danny Seamon guitar) says: “This guitar sounds incredible. It is well balanced top to bottom. The upper register sings and the lows are full and strong, but not overpowering. The guitar responds great when played with intensity and has a pure ringing sound that I look for on softer, as well as more technical, selections. The ‘opened up’ sound this instrument produces is as if it has been well-aged and played for many years. When Danny designed and constructed the guitar, he captured the sound and feel of an instrument that is truly second to none.” Website: www.dannyseamonguitars.com, e-mail: dannyseamonguitars@gmail.com, phone: 704-792-2929. Located in Concord, N.C.

MISCELLANEOUS

BLUEGRASS GOSPEL SING AND JAM. Mike and Mary Robinson, 617-962-6025. Missionaries to the bluegrass community, e-mail: preachermikerobinson@gmail.com, www.bluegrassgospelsing.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.

PROPIK FINGER AND THUMB PICKS. Quality picks for great tone, comfort, and performance. Now offering selected picks in stainless steel. Visit www.guptillmusic.com.