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, www.banjoteacher.com.
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.
BANJO SAFARI: Combined banjo workshop and photo safari to Africa. Instructor Ross Nickerson. This is our second trip; the first one was unbelievable. Contact Kevin Dooley at 877-770-6322 or 866-322-6567, www.banjoteacher.com, www.idubephotosafaris.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, 114 S. Juliana 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ronspickinparlor.com.
BOBBY WOLFE CUSTOM RESOPHONIC GUITAR (Dobro) for sale. #63 series built in the ’90s, $2,000. Can be seen on eBay. E-mail: email@example.com, Ph: 706-680-3060.
WANTED: PREWAR MARTIN D-18 & D-28s and pre-1940 Gibson F-5 mandolins. Larry Cadle, 606-248-7898.
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.
FOR SALE: 1953 MARTIN D-28 GUITAR. 1927 Gibson Mastertone 5-string banjo. Call 816-479-4067.
1998 GILCHRIST F-5 MANDOLIN. Radius fingerboard, one piece back, varnish finish, fern inlay. $23,000 or obo. 541-935-3863 or 541-285-0994.
BILL’S MUSIC SHOP & PICKIN’ PARLOR: Bluegrass headquarters in South Carolina. Weber, Deering, Washburn, Blueridge, and other brands. New and used. Strings and 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: email@example.com, www.billsmusicshop.com.
FOR SALE: 1997 GIBSON GRANADA BANJO: Exc. cond. Best offer. Call 614-746-7795 (Ohio).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.omebanjos.com, 303-449-0041.
STOLEN EQUIPMENT ON MARCH 27 FROM OAKLAND, CA: blocks of Madeline & Coolidge/Lincoln & MacArthur. Various instruments, sound equipment, merchandise, etc., taken from the van of Henhouse Prowlers band. Master list of items stolen can be found at www.henhouseprowlers.com. Any info, please e-mail: email@example.com.
“IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO TUNE A BANJO” bumper stickers, $3. Order online at www.whiskeypuppy.com.
SCRUGGS BANJO PLAYER, KLAMATH FALLS, OREG., seeks slot in working band in Central/Southern Oregon or Northern/Central California. 47 years experience, many bands. Traditionally oriented, but am somewhat flexible musically. CD available upon request. Call John at 541-851-1636 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
PROPIK FINGER AND THUMB PICKS. Quality picks for great tone, comfort, and performance. Now offering selected picks in stainless steel. Visit www.guptillmusic.com.
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.
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.
EUPHONON CO. STRINGS: Bulk major manufacturer strings at fantastic savings. Phosphor Bronze guitar $28.50/dozen sets. 80/20 guitar, $26.50/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.
SONGBOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
BLUEGRASS MAGAZINES FOR SALE: 1970 till present, some missing. Approx. 500 copies, best offer. Call 614-746-7795 (Ohio).