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.
STEVE KAUFMAN’S LIVE GROUP LESSONS ONLINE in high definition. Live ongoing lessons on flatpicking guitar over the Internet with three-time National Guitar Champion Steve Kaufman. Classes offered for Beginner Rhythm 101, 102, 103; Beginner Lead 101, 102, 103; Intermediate Lead 201, 202, 203 and run six consecutive weeks. Information at www.flatpik.com or call for a free brochure, 865-982-3808. Class videos, lesson videos, and music PDFs included. Register today. It only takes a moment.
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: email@example.com, www.ronspickinparlor.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com, www.guitarandbanjo.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.
WANTED: PREWAR MARTIN D-18s & D-28s and pre-1940 Gibson F-5 mandolins. Larry Cadle, 606-248-7898.
“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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 407-656-2462 or cell 407-719-8628, www.theadamsmandolin.com.
FOR SALE: COLE RCF-5 MANDOLIN, 1998. Serial #38, near mint condition with hardshell case, $3,700. Call 302-381-4194 or e-mail: email@example.com.
FOR SALE: 1974 D-18 MARTIN GUITAR, price $1,400. 1973 D-35 Martin guitar, $1,600. 1973 Fender artist banjo model 04363. Call 276-694-7009. If no answer, leave number on answering machine and I will call you back.
TOUR BUS FOR SALE: JIM & JESSE’S 1991 BUS, excellent condition. Automatic transmission that anyone can drive. Sleeps up to 10. Runs on diesel, has relatively low mileage. Bus has been well-maintained. 40 foot, 13 kilowatt power generator, (3) roof-mounted air conditions with heat strips. Eight bunkbeds plus a lounge in the back. Restroom and kitchen area plus a lounge in the front. Custom curtains. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to own a good, dependable bus that’s also a piece of bluegrass history! $60,000 or best offer takes it. For more information, call 615-452-7321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLUEGRASS BAND IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA NEEDS RHYTHM GUITAR PLAYER. Please e-mail video link of guitar picking to email@example.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.
MASTER. DUPLICATE. PACKAGE. Online CD audio mastering. CD, DVD, duplication services. www.digitalexpressmastering.com.
SONGBOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
LEARN BLUEGRASS FIDDLE: Learning To Fiddle, Bluegrass Style. 225-page coil-bound method book for teaching yourself bluegrass fiddle. Graded exercises explain bowing, doublestops, slides, riffs and fills, position shifts, playing the blues, and building your own breaks. Includes two CDs with every example, recorded both slow and at speed. BU calls it “the best book on bluegrass fiddle written so far in this century.” $32.95, order online at www.kdvmusic.com.