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.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com, www.harryandjeaniewest.com or www.finemusicalinstruments.com.
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.
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.
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.
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-18s & D-28s and pre-1940 Gibson F-5 mandolins. Larry Cadle, 606-248-7898.
FOR SALE: BILL MONROE GIBSON MANDOLIN. #52 of 200. Mint condition. Carl, 423-663-7890. $10,500.
FOR SALE: 2003 COLLINGS-CW mahogany with Adirondack spruce top and scalloped braces in mint condition. All original, no repairs or customization. W.C. Henderson stated it was the best Collings he had ever played/heard. OHC protects this beauty. The tone, sustain, volume, and clarity of each note is consistently balanced across all six strings. Intonation is harmonically achieved at the 12th fret for each string. The action is set to maximize sound for the bluegrass player. Medium or light gauge wire can be used without buzz, but, if desired, there is room for lower settings. Price: $4,000. Call 704-281-8597.
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