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Nov 13, 2019 - 12:45:09 PM
2 posts since 4/6/2012

Are there any music stores in Southern California where I can try a Pisgah, Rickard, or other clawhammer banjos?

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 11/13/2019 14:14:06

Nov 13, 2019 - 2:12:35 PM

3859 posts since 11/29/2005

McCabes used to carry banjos back when I lived in Santa Monica, you might give them a call and check.

(I was gonna say they're in the phone book, but that would have just given away my age and the time frame of my life in So Cal. )

Nov 13, 2019 - 7:10:22 PM

3718 posts since 10/13/2005

Maybe a trip to Gryphon Music in Palo Alto would be worth it shop.gryphonstrings.com/products?utf8=?&view=&taxonomy=instruments&grid=grid&price_sort=new&filter%5Binstrument%5D=instruments%2FBanjo&filter%5Btaxon_second_children%5D=instruments%2FBanjo%2F5+String&filter%5Btaxon_third_children%5D=instruments%2FBanjo%2F5+String%2FOpen+Back

Nov 13, 2019 - 8:21:08 PM

110 posts since 11/27/2017

McCabe’s is really only carrying Gold Tone and Deering these days. Haven’t seen any boutique new instruments in there.

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:13:03 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

22538 posts since 6/25/2005

Gryphon indeed carries Pisgah banjos. But Palo Alto is in Northern California, 350+ miles north of Los Angeles

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:08:54 AM

Lew H

USA

2318 posts since 3/10/2008

Why not look for one here on BHO?

Nov 14, 2019 - 7:08:31 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

22538 posts since 6/25/2005

Hard to try one for sale on BHO. That’s what the OP wants to do.

Nov 16, 2019 - 6:25:37 AM

4752 posts since 5/14/2007

The Folk Music Center in Claremont might have something interesting. The last time I was in the Fret House in Covina it was pretty much Deering only, but give them a call.

Edited by - John Gribble on 11/16/2019 06:26:40

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