Gourd Percussion Instruments

Tomorrow is the official first day of Fall, and in honor of Brown County’s favorite season, we will be offering 10% off any of our fabulous Gourd Percussion Instruments - Today and Tomorrow only!!!!

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We are proud to carry a wide variety of Gourd Percussion Instruments, all handcrafted by local artisan Sue Westhues! Sue began her gourd creations with the planting of a single package of gourd seeds and the intention of creating a few birdhouses.  Now Sue has created a full career of gourd art and instruments.  Having appeared on the Home Gardening Channel and in several books and publications, she has gained quite a lot of popularity.  We are excited to provide a variety of primitive instruments created by Sue, with everything from hand drums to friction drums to shakers and more! There is sure to be something for everyone!

Just check out these Thunder Drums, one of our favorite Gourd Percussion Creations:

Build your own Hurdy Gurdy!

The incredible Ukranian company, UGears, creates amazing 3D self assembly models that are fun to assemble as well as educational! Check out one of their newest creations, and our featured product - The world’s first mechanical musical model, The UGears Hurdy Gurdy!!!

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Inspired by the art of Celtic and Scandinavian medieval craftsmen, this UGears Hurdy Kit features a highly detailed wooden body that looks remarkably akin to the original 16th century hurdy gurdy, giving it a wonderfully medieval aesthetic. And while this model brings you hours of fun in it’s creation, it also creates a fully fledged musical instrument for even more hours of fun!

Hurdy Gurdy Kits Regularly Priced at $75

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL THIS WEEKEND - 10% OFF!

Morgan Monroe Tux and Tails Banjo

Brand new banjo by Morgan Monroe!  These are a Limited Edition Banjo - only 50 were ever produced and we're lucky enough to have one in stock!  You don't want to miss this special deal!  Regularly priced at $799.99 , but available this weekend for 10% off (with Deluxe Hardshell Case Included)!!

 Morgan Monroe Professional series MB-TT  Tux and Tails Open Back Banjo - Limited Edition

Morgan Monroe Professional series MB-TT Tux and Tails Open Back Banjo - Limited Edition

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This banjo has a great sleek black look and an incredible tone to match!  Featuring a Whyte Laydie Tone Ring (a 3-piece tone ring with steel and scalloped brass), this banjo brings a quick response with notes that just jump off the Remo clear head.   Additional professional features abound with a 3 ply Maple Rim, Mahogany Neck, African Walnut Fretboard, Planetary Banjo Tuners, a Waverly Tailpiece, and a Deluxe Hardshell Case Included. This banjo is sure to be a favorite among old time and clawhammer or frailing style banjo players! 

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL PRICE = $719.99 (Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case)

DEAL LASTS THIS WEEKEND ONLY!!!!

Recording King Lily of the Valley Parlor Guitar

This Limited Edition Series 7 Lily of the Valley Small-Body Guitar sounds as cool as it looks!  Available only from Independent Music Stores, and additional discounts this weekend only as part of our Friday Feature Special!

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The Recording King Dirty 30s Series 7 Lily-of-the-Valley is a limited-edition guitar with truly unique beauty and tone.  The solid spruce top is responsive to your playing dynamics thanks to the clean Cross Lap Bracing. With a bone nut and saddle and 25.4" scale length, you can be sure to get great projection even from this small body guitar.  Now with an added Gold Foil soundhole pickup, the Series 7 Lily of the Valley is ready to go, on stage or in the studio.

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With a limited run of only 300 total made, and a List Price of only $266.99, you really don't want to miss out on our Friday Feature Special Prices!!!!  Now only $199.99!!!

Mainland Mango Concert Ukuleles

What's not to love about Mainland Ukuleles, our pals just down the road here in Brown County, Indiana!  This home grown family business is dedicated to providing quality performance ukuleles at a great price.  And, this weekend you can save even more with 10% off your total price of any Mainland Ukulele plus Hardcase!

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Check out the incredible sound of this Mainland Mango Concert Ukulele!  The Mango tonewood gives this uke a unique look and sound.  Deep and resonant like mahogany, it also offers sweet, crystalline highs like koa, but with mid-range strength and clarity reminiscent of Sitka spruce.  

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL PRICES!

Mainland Mango Concert Ukulele with Hardcase = $323.98

Slotted Headstock Mahogany Tenor Ukulele with Hardcase = $341.98

Celtic Folk Harp by Argent Fox Music

This beautiful Lady Annabella Celtic Folk Harp was built locally by Dan Speer of Argent Fox Music (Solsberry, IN).  This diatonic, smaller sized Sassafras Harp features 24 nylon strings in the key of C.  For over 30 years, Argent Fox Music has been known for providing incredible Celtic and Renaissance style harps with quality and durability in mind at affordable prices!  And this weekend only, you can save even more money with an additional 10% off of The Lady Annabella Harp!

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The Celtic Harp has had a long history, with similar Irish Harps first appearing in Medieval Western Europe in the 8th to 10th centuries AD.  Diatonic Harps, or Renaissance Harps, have been popular since around 1800 AD and played a very important role in Gaelic culture, legend, and folklore. Today, the Irish Folk harp remains popular and is an important part of Irish and world culture.

These harps are typically priced at $750, but this weekend only, as part of our Friday Feature Special, we will be offering a discount of 10% off of these regular prices!  Available this weekend for only $675!!!!

Gretsch G6122 Country Classic II Guitar

Descending from the greatest jazz guitars of the 20th century, the Gretsch G6122-1962 Country Classic Electric Guitar combines stellar tone from Filter'Tron adjustable pickups and a laminated maple body with astounding visuals provided by 24k gold hardware, ebony fretboard, offset markers, multiple body binding, plus a bound fretboard and headpiece. With 2-1/4" body depth, solid brass gold-plated knobs, deluxe high-ratio tuners, and a gold-plated Bigsby, the Country Classic is definitely the King of Swing!

 Mint Condition Gretsch G6122SP - Country Classic II (2005)

Mint Condition Gretsch G6122SP - Country Classic II (2005)

This 1962 Reissued Gretsch Guitar has been a favorite of many famous musicians over the years since first being endorsed by the great Chet Atkins in 1962 under the name the Gretsch "Country Gentleman".  George Harrison of the Beatles was also a proud owner of this Gretsch model, appearing with it on the Ed Sullivan show and using it during the Beatles first US tour.  It has also been a favorite of Elvis Presley, who owned this same style model during it's manufacturing as the Gretsch "Country Classic".

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We are excited to offer this "used" guitar, which is in mint condition, still has the plastic truss rod cover, plastic pickguard cover, padding on the vibrato bar, and has nearly NEVER been played!!!  With only one previous owner (purchased new in 2005) and all of the original Gretsch Certificates and Proofs of Purchase included, this is truly a rare find!! These beauties sell new for $2999.99, but we're offering you a deal at only $2450 for this beauty - that's nearly $550 below our big box store competitors!  Don't miss out on this rare opportunity!

Gretsch G6122SP Country Classic - Custom Edition (2005)

·         3-piece laminated rock-maple neck

·         Ebony fingerboard

·         Adjustable truss rod

·         25-1/2" scale, joined at 18th fret

·         Bound headpiece and fingerboard

·         Headpiece, pearl-inlaid, with 24k gold-plated name plate

·         Neoclassic position markers

·         17" wide, 2-1/4" deep

·         Laminated maple construction

·         Simulated F-holes

·         Multiple binding

·         Double cutaway

·         Dual high-sensitive Filter'Tron adjustable pickups

·         Pickup selector switch

·         Tone switch

·         Standby switch

·         Volume control for each pickup

·         Master volume control

·         24k gold-plated metal parts

·         Solid brass control knobs, 24k gold-plated

·         Deluxe high-gear-ratio enclosed machines

·         Zero fret

·         Bar bridge

·         Gretsch Bigsby flat handle vibrato tailpiece

·         Walnut stain finish, hand-polished

 

Brown County Mouth Bows

The Mouth Bow is an instrument of African origin that has been found all over the world! Evidence of this instrument has been found as far back as 13.000 BC!! There's not many places you can find a mouth bow, but we've got 'em!

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This simple string instrument was built right here in Brown County, Indiana by one of our local luthiers!  It consists of a flexible piece of Poplar, Cherry, or various other woods, and is strung with a standard guitar string of various gauges.  Thought to be one of the oldest instruments in the world, and found in nearly every culture across the globe, the Mouth Bow is easy to learn and makes a great addition to your musical collection.

Here you can check out the incredible Buffy Sainte-Marie playing a version of the Mouth Bow during her appearance on Sesame Street!

Pick up your own Brown County Mouth Bow this weekend for 10% off!

Handmade Guitars by Thomas Roeger (Bloomington, IN)

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Check out these beautiful handcrafted guitars by local Bloomington, Indiana luthier Thomas Roeger!  We are very proud to have Tom as the builder of the winning guitar for the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival (this weekend in Brown County) and to stock a variety of his beautiful guitars here at our shop!  Don't miss out on our special offer of 10% off any of Tom's guitars this weekend only!!

  HANDCRAFTED GUITAR BY THOMAS ROEGER OF BLOOMINGTON, IN   TOP:  CARPATHIAN SPRUCE, BACK/SIDES:  PADAUK,  NECK:  HONDURAN MAHOGANY, BRIDGE PINS:  COCOBOLO, FRETBOARD:  EBONY  REGULAR PRICE = $1999 , 10% OFF THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

HANDCRAFTED GUITAR BY THOMAS ROEGER OF BLOOMINGTON, IN

TOP:  CARPATHIAN SPRUCE, BACK/SIDES:  PADAUK,  NECK:  HONDURAN MAHOGANY, BRIDGE PINS:  COCOBOLO, FRETBOARD:  EBONY

REGULAR PRICE = $1999 , 10% OFF THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

  HANDCRAFTED GUITAR BY THOMAS ROEGER OF BLOOMINGTON, IN   TOP:  ADIRONDACK SPRUCE, BACK/SIDES:  RED ZEBRA,  NECK:  MAHOGANY, BRIDGE/TRIM:  BLOODWOOD, FRETBOARD:  EBONY  REGULAR PRICE = $2100 , 10% OFF THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

HANDCRAFTED GUITAR BY THOMAS ROEGER OF BLOOMINGTON, IN

TOP:  ADIRONDACK SPRUCE, BACK/SIDES:  RED ZEBRA,  NECK:  MAHOGANY, BRIDGE/TRIM:  BLOODWOOD, FRETBOARD:  EBONY

REGULAR PRICE = $2100 , 10% OFF THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

  HANDCRAFTED GUITAR BY THOMAS ROEGER OF BLOOMINGTON, IN   TOP:  CARPATHIAN SPRUCE, BACK/SIDES:  PADAUK,  NECK:  HONDURAN MAHOGANY, BRIDGE PINS:  COCOBOLO, FRETBOARD:  EBONY  REGULAR PRICE = $1999 , 10% OFF THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

HANDCRAFTED GUITAR BY THOMAS ROEGER OF BLOOMINGTON, IN

TOP:  CARPATHIAN SPRUCE, BACK/SIDES:  PADAUK,  NECK:  HONDURAN MAHOGANY, BRIDGE PINS:  COCOBOLO, FRETBOARD:  EBONY

REGULAR PRICE = $1999 , 10% OFF THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

Hammered Dulcimers by the Former White River Dulcimer Company

White River Dulcimer Company was the former home of the Meadowlark, Traveler, and Navigator hammered dulcimers.  From 2016 to 2018, these quality instruments were built by Michael Opp and Brent Schindler in Indianapolis, IN.  In May of 2018, White River Dulcimer company was sold back to Rick Thum in Missouri, the originator of these finely crafted instruments.  Rick Thum is widely known as one of the most influential dulcimer players of the last decade and an incredible luthier with many years of experience.  We look forward to working with Rick in the future!

While we are sad to announce this closing of White River Dulcimer Company as we know it, we are very lucky to have the final batch of these great instruments in stock in our store!  These quality, affordable hammered dulcimers were made with an incredible dedication to quality , a great attention to detail, and a price that can't be beat!  If you have ever considered purchasing a Hammered Dulcimer, you surely don't want to miss out on this offer!

 Meadowlark 13/12 Hammered Dulcimer - Only 3 Remaining!!!

Meadowlark 13/12 Hammered Dulcimer - Only 3 Remaining!!!

The Meadowlark 13/12 hammered dulcimer (shown above), was 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.  We only have 3 remaining Meadowlark Dulcimers in stock!!! Don't miss out!!!

The final batch of these hammered dulcimers is here and there are only a few remaining! Take advantage of this Special Offer and take home a part of White River Dulcimer Company history!!!

Meadowlark Package = 10% off our Regular Package Price (Regularly Priced at $399.99)

Package includes:  Hammered Dulcimer, Padded Carrying Case, Set of Hammers, Tuning Hammer, Dowel Stand for Tabletop Use. 

Outdoor Ukuleles for that Perfect Summer Day

Finally, a great sounding ukulele that you can take, quite literally, anywhere!  These rugged composite ukuleles made by Eddy Finn make the perfect travel companion - Take them to the beach, on your boat, strapped to your kayak, or on your camping trip!  The tough composite ABS material makes these instruments immune to temperature and humidity changes in the way that a wooden ukulele does and they are still able to provide a bright and loud sound!

Eddy Finn's Beachcomber Soprano Ukulele

The Soprano-Sized Beachcomber makes the perfect beginner ukulele or fun addition to your ukulele collection.  At a price that is equal to or lower than many wooden ukuleles, and with a sound that's even better than many, this ukulele will be your new best friend! And it even comes with a water-resistant padded gig bag!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL - $38.65

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Eddy Finn's Beachmaster Concert Ukulele

A Concert-Sized Beach Ukulele is an extremely rare find, and these Beachmaster Ukuleles do not disappoint!  The sound hole on the side of this ukulele does a great job of projecting the sound up towards the player creating an even louder sound than their Soprano siblings provide.  With a unique design, fun look, and padded water-resistant gig bag included, you don't want to miss out on this deal!

FRIDAY FEATURE DEAL = $71.95 

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The Incredible Canjo!

This is what we mean when we say "We have something for everyone"!  Check out our Single-String Canjos made by us at Weed Patch Music Company!

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These fun and easy to play instruments are built with only one string and use a variety of sizes and styles of cans that act as a banjo resonator helping to amplify the sound of this fun li'l instrument. Our Canjos are fretted diatonically (like a mountain dulcimer) making them super-easy to play! This means we only put the good notes in there, so even if you've never played a stringed instrument before, now you can!  Just think of any simple melody and get pickin'!

Canjos now available for $5 off our regular price!  Only $24.99 this weekend!!!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $24.99 (this weekend only!)

Music Row Guitars by Morgan Monroe

Check out the new Music Row Collection by Morgan Monroe Instruments!!!

 Available as a 000 (MGV-100) or Dreadnaught (MGV-200)

Available as a 000 (MGV-100) or Dreadnaught (MGV-200)

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They say a little bit of Nashville, a touch of Austin Texas and even a dash of the west coast surfer vibe can be had with the new Music Row Collection.  Morgan Monroe has been making guitars now for around 20 years...But, these guitars are some of their best playing and best sounding yet! 

Morgan Monroe guitars are designed by musician’s who care about craftsmanship & playability, and want that traditional “Golden Era” sound at a price most musician’s can afford.  The woods and tones in these guitars are sure to be a classic in anyone’s collection.   

Solid spruce tops, mahogany (100 Series) or walnut back & sides (200 Series), Tiger maple binding, Grover keys and exceptional playability.
 

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $299.95

Cigar Box Kalimba

Check out this fun variation on a traditional African instrument - the Cigar Box Kalimba!

 Made by Weed Patch Music Company (with hardware from CB Gitty!)

Made by Weed Patch Music Company (with hardware from CB Gitty!)

The Kalimba (also known as mbira, marimbula, or thumb piano) is an instrument of African origin that is thought to be thousands of years old!  In all of that time the instrument has gone through many variations in style and tuning.  Once the closely kept secrets of medicine me and elders, this fun instrument can now be found in a variety of forms around the world!  

We think you're going to love this variation on the Kalimba made out of a cigar box!  These instruments sound great, are fun and unique, and are really easy to play!

Available as part of our Friday Feature Special for 10% off our regular Kalimba pricing of $49!!

Build Your Own Banjo Kits!

The Mountain Man Banjo Kit (created by Brian Carver of Lafayette, IN) is here!!  Make some mountain music with this Appalachian inspired Mountain Banjo that you can build yourself!  

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This kit includes everything you need to make your own mountain banjo!  You need no woodworking experience or specialized tools. You’ll be free to enjoy the unique experience of building your own instrument without the worry of costly mistakes.  Each kit includes easy-to-follow directions with illustrations.  The end result is a fully-playable banjo with a personal connection to you that you can enjoy for years to come!

Stain or paint it and make it your own, or just put it together and play it plain! The possibilities are endless with this fun instrument!

Now you can save on shipping by ordering a Carver Banjos Mountain Man Banjo Kit direct from our store!  Regularly priced at $115 from our shop, we are now offering an introductory special on these great kits for 10% off our regular prices!

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL PRICE = $103.50

Product Description

  • Maple Hardwood Plywood Construction
  • 21″ scale length
  • 33″ total length
  • Real goatskin head
  • 1/2″ maple and rosewood bridge
  • Zero-fret nut for perfect intonation
  • Steel strings
  • 5 violin friction tuning pegs
  • Steel tone ring
  • Frailing scoop

Ortega Earth Series Ukuleles

Ortega Guitars has been well known for years for their incredible Classical Style Guitars, so it only seemed fitting that they venture into the world of ukuleles...And we're glad they did!  Check out these new, beautiful Earth Series Ukuleles by the Ortega Guitar Company!

 Earth Series Ukuleles - Only $99.99 each (or get an Acoustic-Electric for only $149.99)!

Earth Series Ukuleles - Only $99.99 each (or get an Acoustic-Electric for only $149.99)!

Whether you are playing for fun or performing professionally, the Ortega Earth Series Ukulele will make a great addition to your ukulele family!  With outstanding quality, these ukuleles are entry-level only in their price point!  Each Ortega Earth Series Ukulele features an Okoume Top, Back, & Sides with Satin color finish, Mahogany Neck, and Sonokelin Fretboard & Bridge.

FRIDAY FEATURE SPECIAL = $99.99 each!

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!!!