Author Archives: Quillan Roe

Upright Bass on Consignment

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We recently took in a very nice upright bass on consignment. Here are the specs! -Cremona SB – 2 3/4 (3/4 size) -G. Edward Luthierie (Gary Bartig) set it up, put in pickup model R-10704 -padded TKL Gig bag with shoulder strap and D-rings for backpack-style straps -strings: E & A look to be Innovation […]

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Bart Reiter Banjos be Back!

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Bart Reiter makes a fine, fine banjo. When I started working here a little over a year ago we had two Bart Reiter banjos in stock. They sold pretty quickly, and no more came in. Then we got one in about a month ago, and that sold in a matter of days. We’ve just received […]

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Graham McDonald, Australian author/luthier

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Graham McDonald with one of his Kickstarter mandolins and his own, personal player, and Marv with his autographed copy of Graham’s book   Monday, May 16, we had a special guest here at the Pickin’ Parlor. Graham McDonald, a luthier from Canberra, Australia, dropped in to buy some cases for several of his mandolins, and […]

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Breedlove Mandolins: We’ve Got Them, We Love Them!

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A few months ago we had a visit from the new Breedlove Mandolin dealer in our area. We played the mandolins he brought in and fell in love! They have a natural, bright, woody tone that is associated with the best of mandolins. Think Bill Monroe’s classic Llloyd Loar with modern body details and hardware. […]

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Dakota Dave Hull at HPP May 7, 2016, 12:30 PM

Dakota Dave Hull at HPP Sat May 7 2016

Our friend and music legend Dakota Dave Hull will be here live and in-person at the Homestead Pickin’ Parlor signing copies of his new CDs, “Heavenly Hope,” and, “This Earthly Life,” on Saturday, May 7, 2016   at 12:30 PM. All are invited! Folks who participated in Dave’s Kickstarter are encouraged to drop by and pick up […]

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