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Classifieds – October 2020


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.


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.

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: guitarandbanjo@earthlink.net, www.guitarandbanjo.com.

RON’S PICKIN’ PARLOR: A SPECIALTY SHOP FOR THE BLUEGRASS MUSICIAN. We carry C.F. Martin, Collings, Eastman & Blueridge guitars; Sullivan, Deering & GoldTone banjos; Collings, Eastman & Kentucky mandolins; Samuel Shen basses; Beard resonator guitars, and much more. We offer instrumental and vocal lessons. 4961 Rushing Rd., Stanfield, NC 28163, 704-888-9961, e-mail: banjoron@bellsouth.net, www.ronspickinparlor.com.

WANTED: PREWAR MARTIN D-18s & D-28s and pre-1940 Gibson F-5 mandolins. Also buying bluegrass celebrity-owned instruments. Larry Cadle, 606-248-7898.

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 opulence. Free color catalogue. E-mail: info@omebanjos.com, www.omebanjos.com, 303-449-0041.


BLUEGRASS GOSPEL SING AND JAM. Mike and Mary Robinson, 617-962-6025. Missionaries to the bluegrass community, e-mail: preachermikerobinson@gmail.com, www.bluegrassgospelsing.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.

COBALTBP PICKS & ACCESSORIES. Preferred picks for tone and comfort by many pros. Order through email at cobaltbp@aol.com or by phone 216-470-8480.


DISCOUNT BLUEGRASS CDs (in person, by appointment only). $5 each, new condition. Crockett’s Bargain Music & More, 7 Planville Dr., Fayetteville, TN 37334. About 2,000 available. No mail-order or list. Mostly only 1 or 2 of each title. Buying dealer liquidations. Some records and used CDs available. Text Stephen Crockett at 443-907-2367 or e-mail collegemarket@aol.com.