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.
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.
SONGWRITING ESCAPE! Have you ever wanted to write a song? Donna Ulisse helps make up a talented panel of writers ready to help you do that very thing. For more information, check out www.songwritingescape.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.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com, www.guitarandbanjo.com.
WANTED: PREWAR MARTIN D-18s & D-28s and pre-1940 Gibson F-5 mandolins. Larry Cadle, 606-248-7898.
FOR SALE: VEGA BANJO MODEL V-76. Bicentennial limited edition number 38 of 76. Excellent condition, asking $2,800. Call 618-889-5866 or -5865.
FOR SALE: 1940 M1 KAY BASS and 1958 Kay M1 blonde bass. Call Dick Powell, 304-684-2484.
BLUEGRASS MUSIC JEWELS: Handcrafted bluegrass instrument jewelry. Keychains, tie clips, pendants, necklaces, wire-wrapped pendants & more. www.etsy.com/shop/bluegrassmusicjewels.
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.
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.
PROPIK FINGER AND THUMB PICKS. Quality picks for great tone, comfort, and performance. Now offering selected picks in stainless steel. Visit www.guptillmusic.com.
CD AUDIO MASTERING SERVICES: Improved clarity & stereo imaging. Free demo. Visit www.digitalexpressmastering.com or call 865-983-5459.
SONGBOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
FOR SALE: NEARLY ALL NEW BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED issues from 1991 to 2013. Also Bluegrass Now magazines from 1995-2008. Make offer. 573-866-3209.
FOR SALE: COLLECTION OF BACK ISSUES OF MULESKINNER NEWS magazine. July 1970 through 1977 (vol. 8, no. 3). A total of 65 issues. Plus special annual festival editions 1971-1975. Best offer. Phone 570-962-2966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.