Deering Goodtime Banjos

Take advantage of this special offer on Deering's 5-String Goodtime Banjos - 10% off all Memorial Day Weekend!!!  It's very rare that you find one of these great banjos at such an affordable price, so don't delay!  Only $440 - now through Monday!!!

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The Goodtime Banjos by Deering are the absolute lowest priced American-made banjos available!  These banjos are heralded by teachers and artists alike and are, by far, the best banjo to get started on!  Easy to play! Durable and easy to maintain! The Goodtime banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone from its natural finished violin grade maple rim.  At only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and to travel with conveniently.  With a clear and resonant responsiveness, this banjo is perfect for either Old Time or Bluegrass playing!

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL = $440 GOODTIME BANJO DEAL!!

Limberjacks and Acrobat Toys

These traditional wooden toys are fun for all ages, and now you can build your own with our Limberjack and Acrobat Toy Kits (made by Bill Arnold of Greencastle, IN)!  

 Kits regularly priced at $25 each - THIS WEEKEND ONLY $20 PER KIT OR PURCHASE A COMPLETED VERSION FOR ONLY $25!!!!

Kits regularly priced at $25 each - THIS WEEKEND ONLY $20 PER KIT OR PURCHASE A COMPLETED VERSION FOR ONLY $25!!!!

These fun dancing dolls have been popular street entertainment for hundreds of years. Whether you call it a Limberjack, Limberjill, Jig Doll, Busker's Puppet, or any other name, it's sure to bring hours of entertainment!  Just listen to that fiddle and banjo play while your Limberjack dances along creating various rhythms in time with the music!  A great addition for any busker!

Here is a great video of performer and educator Jeff Warner showing us the fun you can have with your very own Limberjack Jig Doll:

If the Limberjack is not for you, how about an Acrobat Toy?  These adorable bears flip and turn all with the squeeze of your hand!  Such fun!

The Loar "Honey Creek" F-Style Mandolin

Combine the graceful curves of an authentic F-style body with a hand-carved solid spruce top and you've got an instrument with that real 1920s sound -- but enough power to cut through today's ensemble playing. The thin "V" profile maple neck fits comfortably in your hands, and with no fretboard extension, strumming is easy.

 The Loar LM-310F Honey Creek Mandolin

The Loar LM-310F Honey Creek Mandolin

Check out these great features:  Solid Hand-Carved Spruce Top, Maple Back and Sides, Maple Neck with thin "V" Profile, Rosewood Fretboard, Ebony Adjustable Bridge, Bone Nut, Grover Tuners, Adjustable Truss Rod, and Satin Brownburst Finish!!!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = ONLY $325 WITH HARDCASE INCLUDED!!!!!

Eddy Finn Cigar Box Style Guitar

The Special 5 Cigar Box Guitar is a 23 3/4" scale instrument that's great in either open or standard tuning!  There are no rules for a Cigar Box Guitar - Play it with a slide, tune it like a ukulele, open tuning or standard tuning - Anything goes!  Designed with the classic vintage style of a true cigar box guitar but built with mahogany for a unique folky tone that's unlike anything else. 

For even greater versatility, the Special 5 comes in a cool electric version that features a lipstick pickup and single volume control so you can plug into your favorite amp or recording setup.  With a slide and some effects pedals you can explore a whole new world of sonic fun!

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Get started off right with our Friday Feature Special Package Deal!  This deal includes the Special 5 Cigar Box Guitar, A Danelectro Mini-Amplifier, and 15 foot SignalFlex Cable.  This total packages is valued at over $300, but you can get it all this weekend for only $218!!!

Spring T-Shirt Sale

It's finally Spring!  It's time to put away your hats, coats, and sweatshirts, and get ready for some warmer temperatures!  We can help you get the season started off right with a new t-shirt from Weed Patch Music Company!

 Tshirts shown left to right:  Black Logo = $12, Grey Logo = $12, Original Weed Patch Bluegrass Beagle Shirt = $15

Tshirts shown left to right:  Black Logo = $12, Grey Logo = $12, Original Weed Patch Bluegrass Beagle Shirt = $15

Now offering a discounted price of only $12 for all of our remaining sizes of the black and grey Weed Patch Logo T-shirts!  And, Just In - The original Weed Patch Music Company T-Shirt design (featuring Lucy the Bluegrass Beagle) is back due to popular request!  Offering a special price this weekend on our Original Lucy Logo T-Shirts - only $15 this weekend only!!!

Brown County Backpacker Flute

We are very excited to announce today's Friday Feature Product - "The Brown County Backpacker Flute".  The Brown County Backpacker was created exclusively for Weed Patch Music Company by Douglas "Thunder Horse" Goldsmith of Thunder Horse Flutes (Greensburg, IN).

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These incredible flutes are made of Western Cedar with an Eastern Cedar Block, decorated with a golden maple leaf and are available in the Key of "A".  The ease in which each of these Thunder Horse Flutes plays makes them perfect for the beginner!  With just a gentle breath, these flutes come to life in song.

Today we are offering these exclusive flutes for only $85 each with a carrying case included!!  Don't miss out - They won't last long!!

Morgan Monroe Time Worn Acoustic Guitar

The all new Morgan Monroe Time Worn 00 Acoustic Guitar offers the look, feel, and sound of a vintage instrument that is perfectly tailored for the modern player.

 Shape: 00, Top:  Solid Spruce, Back/Sides:  Mahogany, Fingerboard/Bridge:  Walnut, Nut/Saddle:  Bone, Finish:  Open Pore "Distressed"

Shape: 00, Top:  Solid Spruce, Back/Sides:  Mahogany, Fingerboard/Bridge:  Walnut, Nut/Saddle:  Bone, Finish:  Open Pore "Distressed"

 Includes:  Deluxe Heavy-Duty Monogrammed Gig Bag with Built-In Neckrest, and Refillable Humidifier for protecting your Solid Spruce Guitar top

Includes:  Deluxe Heavy-Duty Monogrammed Gig Bag with Built-In Neckrest, and Refillable Humidifier for protecting your Solid Spruce Guitar top

Time Worn Guitars by Morgan Monroe offer you the ability to choose an incredible guitar at an affordable price point that is pleasing to both the eyes and ears!  Each finish is hand-distressed to epitomize the vibe of a battle worn guitar that has seen countless jam sessions along the way.  The Solid Spruce top gives you an incredible tone in a 00 Body Size that is comfortable to play.  The Time Worn also features brand name Grover Tuning Keys, a Heavy-Duty monogrammed Gig Bag, Refillable Guitar Humidifier, and a Lifetime Limited Warranty. 

The List Price on these incredible guitars is $599.95, but we're offering a Friday Feature Special Deal at the unbeatable price of only $479.95!!!  (Also Available is the Acoustic-Electric Version featuring Fishman Electronics - List Price = $699.95, Friday Feature Special Deal, Now Only $549.95!!)

Electric Solid Body Autoharp by Oscar Schmidt

This Vintage Solid Body Electric Autoharp in Candy Apple Red is an incredibly unique find!  

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We have searched far and wide and have not been able to find a single other Autoharp like this rare Vintage model that we have available!  This Autoharp, made by Oscar Schmidt, features 36 strings, 21 chords, and is a Solid Body Electric Model, featuring Volume and Tone Knobs, Speed and Depth Control Switches, and Built-In Chorus Effects.  This fully functioning Autoharp has all of it's strings and electronics in working order and is in near-new condition!  This is truly quite the collector's instrument!

As part of our Friday Feature Special, you can take home this Vintage Autoharp this weekend for 10% off!  Now only $382.50 (original heavy-duty hardcase included)!!!!!

Easter Basket Specials!!

Now is your chance to fill those Easter baskets with something other than candy!

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For this week's Friday Feature Special Deal, we are offering you a great deal on these fun items to stuff in your Easter baskets this weekend!  Choose any color of 1 of each of the following:  Slide Whistle, Hohner Colorful Harmonica, Egg Shaker, Nose Flute, and Hohner Kazoo!  Get all 5 of these items for only $10 total!

Vintage Tennessee Bicentennial Banjo

Check out this very unique Tennesee Bicentennial Banjo with quite an interesting history!

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This bicentennial banjo was made in Nashville, Tennessee in 1975 by the legendary "Tut" Taylor and his Tut Taylor Music Company.  Robert "Tut"  Taylor was a huge part of Nashville, Tennessee's Americana and Bluegrass history as a world-renowned dobro player who used a distinctive flat-picking style in his playing.  In 1975, the Tut Taylor Music Company was licensed by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration to manufacture these handmade commemorative 5-string banjos.  These instruments were available in both finished and kit form and were marketed throughout the country in honor of the Bicentennial Celebration.  

 Newspaper article published in "the Tennesseean" in nashville, Tennessee - July 4, 1975

Newspaper article published in "the Tennesseean" in nashville, Tennessee - July 4, 1975

This is an incredibly unique piece of Bluegrass and Americana history, as well as a vintage commemorative piece of our Bicentennial history! This banjo features a nice, narrow profile Poplar neck and Commemorative Bicentennial Banjo head.  It also includes a black Chipboard case. 

Take this banjo home as part of our Friday Feature Special today!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = NOW ONLY $315.00 (Chipboard Case Included)

Lap Harps for your St. Patrick's Day!

It's your lucky day!  Today we feature these customer favorites - the always fun Lap Harps made by TK O'Brien from North Carolina! And, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, this weekend we will be offering a free set of Irish Folk Sheet Music with every lap harp sold!

 Irish Folk Song Packet includes:  Be Thou My Vision, The Castle of Dromore, Down by the Sally Gardens, The Foggy Dew, Hewlett, Londonderry Air, Lord Galway's Lamentation, Lord Inchiquin, The Minstrel Boy, Planxty Irwin, Star of the County Down, and The Road to Lisdoonvarna

Irish Folk Song Packet includes:  Be Thou My Vision, The Castle of Dromore, Down by the Sally Gardens, The Foggy Dew, Hewlett, Londonderry Air, Lord Galway's Lamentation, Lord Inchiquin, The Minstrel Boy, Planxty Irwin, Star of the County Down, and The Road to Lisdoonvarna

Lap Harps are available in either a Standard Birch Model or a Walnut Lap Harp with Celtic Knot. All models are handbuilt using the same high standards, use US made zither pins, hard maple for the pin blocks, and have 2 octaves in the key of G. All lap harps also come with 10 pieces of sheet music, a pick, a spare string, tuning chart, and tuning wrench!!!

Eddy Finn Textured Ash Ukulele

A ukulele fit for a Prince! 

Hand selected quilted ash with a open matte finish has an unmistakable look and sound. No two are exactly alike and when you combine a solid mahogany neck and walnut bridge you have an exquisite ukulele thats great for any player.

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With a list price of $149.99, our Friday Feature Special of only $119.95 is a steal!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $119.95

Water Drums by Sue Westhues

These gourd water drums will make the perfect addition to your percussion collection!

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Water drums have been used in music all over the world, including in Native American Indian music, African traditions, Mayan history, present day Mexico, and more. Made by local artisan Sue Westhues, each one of these gourd water drums creates a unique tone as it floats in the water. Pick up some water drums as part of our Friday Feature Special for 10% off today!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $18 (one mallet included per drum)

"Nicolaus Amatus Fecit in Cremona 1671" Violin Replica

This incredible violin, likely made in the early 1900's, is a replica of a high quality "Nicholaus Amatus, fecit in Cremona 1671" violin (as seen in the inside label).  Violin replicas from this era are often highly sought after for their superior craftsmanship and sound, and this violin certainly does not disappoint.

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Nicolo Amati came from a long line of incredible influential luthiers from Cremona, Italy. This replica is not intended to be a "fake", but rather a turn of the century fine instrument to be valued and played. Now on sale as part of our "Friday Feature" special!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $599 (original, vintage violin case included)

Antique 6-String Lute Guitar

Our Friday Feature today is an early music masterpiece!  Check out this antique 6-string Lute Guitar!  

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The first-known single-strung guitar with 6 strings originated in Italy in the late 18th century.  This style guitar was one of the precursors to the guitar as we know it now. likely an inspiration for the current guitar that we call a Classical.

This particular lute has remained in a single family with only 2 previous owners it's whole life - a truly rare find.  It is likely an Italian Lute from the Mid-19th Century, styled after the Italian Renaissance and Baroque lutes of the 14th to 17th centuries.  Get a piece of Early Music history with this incredible instrument!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $340.00!

Hammered Dulcimers by White River Dulcimer Company

White River Dulcimer Company specializes in quality, affordable hammered dulcimers and hammered dulcimer accessories hand made in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Today we feature these incredible instruments, made with a dedication to quality and attention to detail that is second to none!

 Meadowlark 13/12 Hammered Dulcimer by White River Dulcimer Company

Meadowlark 13/12 Hammered Dulcimer by White River Dulcimer Company

The Meadowlark 13/12 hammered dulcimer (shown above), is built with the student in mind and has been in production for over twenty years. Fun and intuitive to play, the Meadowlark is the perfect instrument to build your foundation. Constructed from quality materials, the Meadowlark boasts hard maple pin blocks, a walnut frame and comes standard with a Baltic birch-ply top.

 Traveler 14/13 Hammered Dulcimer by White River Dulcimer Company

Traveler 14/13 Hammered Dulcimer by White River Dulcimer Company

The Traveler 14/13 hammered dulcimer (shown above), is designed with the traveling musician in mind.  Offering a larger playing range than the Meadowlark, it is more in line with larger instruments in the same small package. The Traveler is perfectly suited for the musician on the go and it's bright tone will be heard in any jam. The Traveler comes standard with a Baltic birch-ply top and sound hole rosette.

 Navigator 15/14 Hammered Dulcimer by White River Dulcimer Company

Navigator 15/14 Hammered Dulcimer by White River Dulcimer Company

The Navigator 15/14 hammered dulcimer is the newest addition to the White River Dulcimer Company family of instruments. Offering the standard 15/14 range in a compact package and built off the back of the Traveler, the Navigator stretches the limits to push your playing forward. Shown here with a beautiful solid-Mahogany top, this instrument has an incredible sweet sound at an affordable price!

All three of these Hammered Dulcimers by White River Dulcimer Company are currently available at Weed Patch Music Company at their lowest prices ever! Dulcimer packages include:  Hammered Dulcimer, Set of Hammers, Tuning Wrench, Dowel Stand for Tabletop use, and now available with Sitting or Standing Height Stands included!

Meadowlark Package = $449.99

Traveler Package = $499.99

Navigator Package (Solid Mahogany) = $649.99

Handbuilt Guitars by Ron Volbrecht

Local Master Guitar Luthier Ron Volbrecht is very well known in Brown County and around the country as one of the greatest luthiers in the Midwest.  His guitars are favorites of working musicians around the country and offer an incredible sound, perfect intonation, and an undeniable attention to detail.  Played by famous musicians such as Hoyt Axton (Folk Music Singer/Songwriter), Richie Sambora (Lead Guitarist for Bon Jovi), John Mellencamp (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Local), and John Oates (Hall & Oates), you now have chance to own your very own! We are very proud to currently have 2 of Ron's incredible guitars here at Weed Patch Music Company!  

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The Dreadnaught Guitar shown here was purchased from Ron's shop in the early 2000's and has been played by working musicians in Brown County for the last 18 years.  This Acoustic Electric guitar features a Solid Curly Maple Body, Ebony Fingerboard, and Abalone and Mother of Pearl binding and inlays.  Purchased originally for $6500.00, this guitar truly is a steal! Offering a special FRIDAY FEATURE DEAL this weekend for only $3499.99!

 Handbuilt Dreadnaught Guitar - NOW ONLY $3499.99

Handbuilt Dreadnaught Guitar - NOW ONLY $3499.99

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The Handbuilt Jumbo Body Guitar shown below has a full, rich sound and an incredible bass response.  This custom-built Volbrecht was purchased from Ron's shop in the 1990's and is truly a work of art unlike any others.  This guitar has seen many years of songwriting and performing and continues to sound better and better as it ages.  Now available as part of our FRIDAY FEATURE DEAL for only $4750.00!!

 Handbuilt Jumbo Body - Now only $4750.00!

Handbuilt Jumbo Body - Now only $4750.00!

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Recording King EZ Tone Select 000

The Recording King EZ Tone Select puts great tone in easy reach. The EZ Tone Select 12-Fret 000 is a great-sounding acoustic with an ultra-thin finish and unparalleled playability.

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The EZ Tone Select is built with a solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, a thin profile mahogany neck and an ultra thin finish. With a classic teardrop-style pickguard and soundhole rosette, this guitar backs up its classic sound with a great look. 

The EZ Tone Select 12-Fret 000 is a great-sounding acoustic with an ultra-thin finish and unparalleled playability.  With a price-tag under $300, this deal can't be beat!

Watch Out - Winter Is Here!!!

By far, the hardest season on an instrument is the winter!  Prepare your guitar for the cold & dry winter with these great guitar care and maintenance tips and tools!  Today we offer 10% off all humidifiers and hardcases for keeping your instruments safe and sound this season!

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Tips for Protecting your instrument this winter:

1.  The safest place to store your guitar in the winter is in a hardcase!  When the furnace runs in your home in the winter, it essentially becomes a low-temperature kiln to the wood on your instrument.  As the wood dries out, it begins to contract and causes all sorts of problems!  Keeping your guitar in a good quality hardcase ensures that your guitar is stored at the same temperature and humidity level year-round!

2. Avoid exposing your instrument to any extremes in temperature!  Never leave an instrument in an extremely hot or extremely cold car.  An instrument, particularly the top, is very vulnerable to temperature and humidity changes.  When any extreme in temperature is presented, even more tension is put on the thin top creating the danger of cracked wood or finish.  Always allow your instrument to acclimate slowly to a new environment or keep it at a stable temperature to prevent damage.

3.  A small case humidifier can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run on guitar repairs! Keeping a humidifier in your instrument case keeps your case at the proper humidity, which helps to prevent changes to your action, buzzing on your fretboard, sharp fret edges, raised and cracked finishes, and cracks in the wood!  An ideal humidity level for your instrument is around 45% humidity!

Visit us at Weed Patch Music Company for all of your winter guitar care and maintenance needs!