We’ve just received four more North Carolina-built banjos from Pisgah. Their production has been delayed over much of the summer and fall, so we’ve had to practice patience during that time. We’ll try to get current photos of these banjos up on the Pisgah page soon. All of the banjos that just arrived have antiqued […]
Here’s a quick photo collage we put together showing instruments currently in stock from Bourgeois Guitars – as seen from the back. Clearly Bourgeois enjoys building these instruments, and we enjoy seeing them come through our shop. Woods used in the sides and backs of guitars aren’t there just to be pretty, but it’s a fun bonus […]
We get a lot of requests for smaller bodied guitars–and we have a pretty good selection, from basic on up. Here are three models from Eastman, all smaller, with great features. We don’t know why they decided to offer these as limited edition models, but we won’t complain. They’re all solid construction, featuring Adirondack spruce […]
Some distinctive–and quirky–instruments have come through here over the decades. Sorry to say that we don’t have a photographic record of all of them. Nonetheless, we’ve gotten photos of some and have put together a little photo gallery. The Instrument Photo Gallery is for reference and amusement only, since these instruments are no longer available.
We have an interesting selection of older American made violins. We’ll have more becoming available as we can set them up and list them. Recognized builder names include Knute Reindahl (built in Madison, 1932), Andrew Hyde (Boston, 1889), and William Wilkanowski (New York, 1951). This is just a sampling. The full list is included in […]
A couple of recent arrival mandolins from Eastman. They’ve recently come out with an octave mandolin, and it’s a great value (under $700 with gig bag case). It’s an A-style with f-holes, featuring a carved solid spruce top, carved solid maple back and sides, and sunburst satin finish. This instrument also has a comfortable 21 inch scale […]
“Set-up” refers to a number of adjustments that affect the playability of an instrument. It also affects the sound, of course. Instruments periodically need to be set up. Think of it like a tune-up on a car. Things go out of whack. On a guitar, frets wear down (or pop up at the ends!), the instrument […]
Bart Reiter has added the Dobaphone to his offering of fine banjos. The Dobaphone (a play on the name of his Bacophone model) features a Dobson tone ring. This model has a mahogany neck, dark-stained maple rim, and 11 inch pot. Reiter banjos are built in Michigan by Bart himself and none other. We’ve been stocking his […]