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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ronspickinparlor.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: email@example.com, www.guitarandbanjo.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.
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: email@example.com, 407-656-2462 or cell 407-719-8628, www.theadamsmandolin.com.
FOR SALE: 1974 D-18 MARTIN GUITAR, price $1,400. 1973 D-35 Martin guitar, $1,600. 1973 Fender artist banjo model 04363, $1,700. Call 276-694-7009. If no answer, leave number on answering machine and I will call you back.
1957 FENDER STRAT guitar, amp, case, $25,000. 1946 Martin Herringbone guitar, case, $30,000. 1925 Gibson Mastertone banjo conversion, $3,500. 2003 Mark Bluett F-style mandolin, $5,500. Stainer fiddle, $2,500. Serious buyers only. 717-870-0677.
BLUEGRASS BAND IN SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA NEEDS RHYTHM GUITAR PLAYER. Please e-mail video link of guitar picking to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR SALE: 3 IBMA WORLD OF BLUEGRASS TICKETS for Saturday, October 1, $40 each or $110 for all three. Contact Dave at email@example.com or 402-641-7691.
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.
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.
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.
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BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED FROM AUG. 1967 to current. Free, you haul. Don Marlin, 317-422-5434.