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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: 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.
MARTIN GUITAR: SPECIAL GRAND OLE OPRY LIMITED EDITION. Only 650 made. Beautiful vintage design. Pristine condition with new case. Fine Christmas gift & good investment. Nashville, Tenn., pick up or buyer pays insured shipping. $5,000. 615-948-5433 or email@example.com (photos e-mailed upon request).
MARTIN HD-28 2004 IN VERY GOOD SHAPE, rarely used. Still has the fresh wood aroma. A ding on back edge, some minor scratching from one month of use. $1,900. Call Bob at 609-247-9683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCRUGGS BANJO PLAYER, KLAMATH FALLS, OREG., seeks slot in working band. Touring preferable. Traditionally oriented, but am somewhat flexible. 47 years experience, many bands. CD available upon request. Call John Sigmon at 541-851-1636 or e-mail: email@example.com.
BLUEGRASS ROUTES. The bluegrass music trivia board game. Great Christmas gift. $29.99 plus S&H. To order: www.bluegrassgame.com or call 937-795-0273.
PERFECT TOURING BUS: ’83 Bluebird Wanderlodge PT 36, 6V92 Detroit Diesel. $34,900. Excellent condition. 859-753-4497.
MOTOR HOME FOR FESTIVALS: 2008 Holiday Rambler Endeavor SKQ, with kitchen just behind passenger. 15,000 miles, clean. $169,000. See www.holidayramblerendeavor.com. Call 609-247-9683 or 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.
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.
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.
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.