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Doc Fossey Banjo Guitar

A truly unique instrument. Purchased in 2011 used for $1250.00.

Asking $700.00

Bruce Bowering 250-478-0616


posted 2021.03.29
2008 Stelling Master Flower Banjo

With Shubb capo fitted. Asking $2900.00

Bruce Bowering 250-478-0616


posted 2021.03.29
Gibson Mastertone Banjo

Model RB-250, serial # 640106, made in the USA around the early 1970s.

5-string standard length neck, 22 frets, 26Ē from the nut to the bridge. Comes with a solid case in very good condition.

$2,450.00 or best reasonable offer.

Alan Roaf 250.516.7059


posted 2020.12.05
Vintage 1976 OME Juggernaut Jr. Banjo

Very good player, incredible sound, loud, full, and punchy, responsive, and very easy to play all positions up the neck, just all around a fantastic banjo.

No issues or problems with this banjo except the original tuners are functioning but stiff. Replacements are not that dear. Some very minor finish marks and tiny wear marks you'd expect from use over 42 years, some light crazing of finish. There is light playing wear on the head, which was new and autographed by Raymond McLain of the McLain Family Band of Brea, Kentucky in 1997.

I will have this banjo with me when I travel BC as Scout Mountain Bluegrass Band's new bass player. Comes with an good condition case. $2599CAD or best offer.

Murray Smith 604.223.8234


posted 2019.02.10
Lonesome Picker Banjos

Locally hand-crafted and refurbished 5-string banjos for sale at reasonable prices.

Murray Luft 778.440.1566


posted 2018.12.26
Chadwick Folding Bass

$4,300.00 Cdn firm. This bass is currently in Whitehorse,Yukon but price includes Air Freight to Victoria.

New Price is $3,800.00 US dollars + shipping from Nashville.

Rob Bergman 867.334.2780


posted 2018.12.26
Vega Banjo

1963 Vega Earl Scruggs Model 5 string banjo, refretted and ready to go. $2,600

Linda Thorburn


posted 2018.12.26
VBA T-Shirts

Show you are a proud sponsor of the Victoria Bluegrass Association with these great looking, 100% cotton Ts. Ideal for pickin' and grinnin' !

Women's gold on green, Men's blue on black. Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL.

Price: $20 for members or $25 for non-members (shipping extra)

Email: or get one at the Tuesday Night Jam.

posted 2018.12.26
VBA Stickers

"From a tiny acorn the mighty oak doth grow"

Price:$1 each, or 3 for $2

Email: or get them at the Tuesday Night Jam.

posted 2018.12.26

Bands For Hire

Solid traditional harmonies with a great attitude. Members are: Mike Kraft (banjo), Larry Stevens (resophonic guitar), Dan Parker (mandolin), Alan Law (guitar), George Robinson (bass)

Alan Law 250-388-4520


posted 2018.12.26

Guitar and Mandolin Lessons in the Cowichan Valley

Guitar and mandolin lessons with Tad Ruszel at Lone Harmonic Studio. From beginner to more advanced. Focus is on bluegrass, acoustic, but all styles and ages welcome.

Enhance your technique while training your ear to become more musical. Timing, groove and learning to play well with others can help take learning music from frustrating to fun very quickly at any age.

Currently located in my home, a small cabin on Sunrise Rd! Email to discuss times and cost.

Email: Tad Ruszel

posted 2019.10.15
Learn Banjo, Dobro or Guitar: Bluegrass Style with Miles Zurawell

Accepting students on all instruments from beginner to advanced, in person in Victoria on online via Skype. Please contact for rates and availability.

Miles Zurawell is a performing and recording artist on banjo, dobro and acoustic guitar primarily in the bluegrass, old-time, country, and folk music genres. He is a founding member of the western Canadian band Nomad Jones, and has toured internationally with world-renown bluegrass acts the Greg Blake Band and Blaine Sprouse and his Bluegrass All-stars.

Miles Zurawell 780.905.5226 or


posted 2019.09.19
Nimblefingers Bluegrass and Old-time Workshop

Come join your musical community this summer at NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Workshop in Sorrento, B.C. in the last two weeks of August.

World class instructors, amazing workshops, fantastic food and a variety of accommodations to chose from. Student Concerts, Band Scrambles, Electives, Jamming and amazing people to meet and create with.

For more information, check out

posted 2018.12.26
Bluegrass Guitar and Mandolin Instruction with James Whittall

All levels of instruction offered, for both bluegrass guitar and mandolin. Ten years experience teaching bluegrass. Beginner to advanced players. Itís never too late to sound better. For rates, registration, and availability, please contact me.

James Whittall 250.891.5263


posted 2018.12.26

Mixing and Mastering at affordable rates

Having a professional work on your mixes can take your demoís, EPís or full length albums to the next level.

I have a huge suite of plugins including Universal Audio, Slate, Plugin Alliance (all), and dozens more of "modern boutique" plugins blending the latest cutting edge technology to enhance the sound. I can also offer analog summing through my Studer 961, and all audio is processed with an Aurora Lynx (n).

Please see Soundcloud for some of my mixes and masters or email me to learn more.

Email: Tad Ruszel

posted 2019.10.15
Luthier Services: Set-ups, Repairs, and Custom Builds

Get your instrument playing the best that it can with a professional set-up. Take care of that minor repair that's needed (and has been bugging you!).

Yank that golden oldie from the closet and bring it in for an overhaul.

Better yet, treat yourself to a brand new Dreadnought, or Orchestra Model size guitar!

Dan Parker 250.812.5407


posted 2018.12.26
Itty Bitty Sign Shop, Sidney BC

Musicians, promote your band using banners, back-drops, promo stickers, vehicle lettering & decals, portable "A" boards, jewel case labels, logos, etc. One-of-a-kind decals made to your specification for any application. Bluegrass stickers and hat pins also available.

A home-based business since 1978.

Luann 250.656.8710


posted 2018.12.26

Mandolin wanted

I am looking for a good quality new or used mandolin for a beginner. It must be an f-style and preferably sunburst.

The price needs to be $500 or less.

Kathleen Hall


posted 2018.12.26
Victoria Mandolin Orchestra welcomes new members on various instruments

Intermediate level playing and music reading. Practice: Tuesdays 7:00-9:00.

Kate Cino


posted 2018.12.26