Folk U.S.A.



Sources for Musical Instruments

 

 

Martin Guitars

Great site. On-line catalog and all. While there are many good guitars out there, Martin was the mainstay of folk music in the Sixties.

Taylor Guitars

Next to Martin, my favorite guitars. I own five of them and I love them.

Deering Banjos

Some of the finest banjos around. Someday I hope to be able to buy their Tenbrooks or John Hartford model. Deering also has the license to produce Vega banjos. Check them out.

Elderly Instruments
A good source for just about anything musical in the folk tradition. They also have a newsletter for pre-owned vintage instruments.

Zager Guitars

Zager Guitars were created by Master guitar builder Denny Zager (as in Zager and Evans... In the Year 2525...) to play easier than any other guitar. Check out their selection and great prices.

Connecticut Music

I can vouch for these guys, that's for sure. My Martin D-35, Vega Pete Seeger, Takimine classical, Alvarez six string, Yamaha 12 string (you get the picture), all came from Connecticut Music. If you're anywhere in the Southwest Connecticut area, stop in and see Joe and Mike Roberts. You can't go wrong here.  They've been around since 1946 and have the best prices you can find. Take it from a customer of over fifty years.

Nichols Custom Inlays and Guitars

Dress up your guitar with Bill Nichol's beautiful inlays, tuning pegs and truss rod covers. I bought a custom Cape Hatteras Lighthouse truss rod cover for my new Taylor twelve string from him. Check out his work!

DeCava Guitars

Luthier James R. DeCava, based in Stratford, Connecticut, worked for many years with the Liberty Banjo Company, making and repairing banjos. He has built hundreds of guitars, banjos and mandolins and has become well known for his multi-string instruments. He is consistently growing and evolving as a builder of innovative guitars to keep up with the changing musical needs of today’s players. Stop by his site and take a look at his beautiful workmanship.

Ome Banjos
Another source for a good banjo. Ome is the former Ode Banjo Company from Boulder, Colorado. The long neck banjo on my home page is a Muse, which Ode made for retail sale through music stores. A fine banjo that has served me well for 35 years.

Banjo.com

Welcome to banjo.com, the source for banjos!Yes, you can buy banjos here...4-string, 5-string and 6-string! Tenors & plectrums for Dixieland jazz. Open-back and resonator models for bluegrass & clawhammer/frailing. And models for guitarists who enjoy the banjo sound.

Mandolin Resources

Chords, tabs, and many other resources for the mandolin.

Banjo Maintenance

Tips on keeping your banjo in tip top shape, compliments of Jim E. on The Musicians Rendezvous, at The Kingston Trio Place.

 

May 16, 2017