What’s your favorite shop, whether it be local or online to purchase either instruments or parts pertaining to plectrum or tenor banjo?
So many 5 string focused shops out there, and I see less and less stores that even have any decent 4 strings.
Bernunzio has both. More 5 strings by far, but usually has a good selection of 4.
Bernunzios has both. More 5 string, but usually some nice 4strings.
I have browsed their site many times over the years. This is not a site I normally buy from but they have a lot of vintage banjos and parts for sale.
Buddy Wachter used to have a site selling high end vintage Tenors and Plectrums but I can't find it any more.
Retrofret in Brooklyn has a good selection of both four and five string instruments (for that matter, guitars and mandolins).
Bill Rogers (Moderator)
Gryphon in Palo Alto generally has some higher-grade tenors and plectrums in stock. It was the late Charlie Tagawa’s go-to shop. Currently they have three tenors; plectrums seem to go out as fast as they come in.
Edited by - Bill Rogers on 06/22/2023 17:51:04
Vincent (Vinnie) Mondello, a great luthier, often sells high quality banjos. I purchased a Vegavox from him and I'm very satisfied. I also have a Paramount partially restored by Vinnie...it seems like new!
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