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Is Bart Reiter still building?

From Paulburnsartstudio on 8/15/2020 5:50:24 PM

I see on Elderly Instruments, Coming Soon for all of Bart's models.  I'm assuming he is still building, can anyone confirm this?

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Paulburnsartstudio says:
8/15/2020 5:48:25 PM

That's good to hear. I placed a deposit on one of the models, a 12" Dobaphone. Can't wait to get It in my hands.
You don't find many used Reiter's so I know there well sought after.
Thanks for the follow up.

jbalch says:
8/15/2020 5:48:55 PM

From what I understand, Bart did say he had stoppped taking orders a while ago. He even hinted that he might sell the shop. But recently on facebook, he posted photos if a new batch in the works. Seems like he got into a building mood - and headed back out to the shop. Personally I hope Bart will continue building - completely on his own terms. I'd love to see him make a few banjos whenever the mood strikes him. Maybe even make some custom one-off banjos. BUT I think the supply of new Reiter banjos may be very limited. If you want one and Elderly can supply it - pull the trigger. ;<)

GeoffB864 says:
1/14/2021 1:08:27 PM

I purchased a Bart Reiter Buckbee from the Music Emporium two months ago. But had not seen any available online before then or since. The owner of the shop had three that day and told me he didn't know if he would get any more in. thankful I was able to get one. I love it

GeoffB864 says:
1/14/2021 1:40:34 PM

I'll have to double check when I get home but I think my number was 4895. I had heard that he was going to stop at 4,000 and then decided to stop at 5,000. So if he's stopping at 5,000 that's only a few more batches. If you see one I'd get it.

Paulburnsartstudio says:
1/16/2021 2:48:36 PM

I purchased number 4874 on 9/11/2020. It is a 12" Dobaphone. While waiting on it I snapped up number 392, It is a Special with a custom peghead. It is a fantastic sounding banjo.


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