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As a local, I want to add perspective to the other recent review. I stop in there often. They are sold out right now from Christmas! The Pisgah Possum banjo on consignment was just sold, I wanted to play it again :-( As was a Martin d-28 on consignment a friend was looking at. I know for a fact they were selling instruments pretty quick the day I was in there right before Christmas.
Acoustic corner stocks 8 or so clawhammer books. They have a new luthier, but their previous luthier was my go to guy and their rates are more than fair. They don't much sell too much under $300 as they want to sell playable instruments. They normally stock Gold Tone Banjos in the $300 up range. The owner believes in using suppliers, as much as possible, that are local and /or American and that are environmentally and socially responsible.
Normally you can go in there and play Banjos from Mike Ramsey, Pisgah, and Noel Booth. Also they carry the Canadian made Seagull and Larivee Gutars as well as speciallizing in fiddles, mandolins, ukes, and all things acoustic.
They are definitely worth a trip if you are in the area. And worthy of your business if you are local.
Overall Rating: 10
Not that my view counts for much, but my wife and I stopped by on our way through Black Mountain today. I've seen it before, but never paid a lot of attention. Anyway, it's really out of the way, but in a cool sort of way. The folks there were nice and helpful, and the atmosphere was really nice. I was very surprised, though, by the relatively lower quality of the banjos they sold. Their guitars were also not top of the line. Gold Tone was their most numerous make of banjos and guitars, which again surprised me. I'm not kicking Gold Tone at all, and they have very few instruments on consignment, which also surprised me a tad. Anyway, it's a really nice place to visit, with nice folks working there. Just staying, for what's it's worth.
Overall Rating: 7
Located in Black Mountain, NC., I stop in there with every visit from my native California. Always a very helpful and courteous staff (especially Stephanie)
and loads of acoustic instruments of different price points; you can sit and try them all to your heart's content. Loads of accessories, books, and CDs, too.
Overall Rating: 10
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