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Brock Octave Mandolin
Brock octave mandolin, sunburst, owned by John Reischman.
Bob Remington 250.217.7738 Email:

Heiden F Mandolin
Heiden F mandolin, built in 2001 for John Reischman, #45, one-piece back.
Bob Remington 250.217.7738 Email:

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 Email:

1988 Martin D16A (with B Ė Band pickup)
A great sounding guitar with that good old time woody Martin sound! Recent setup and repair at Old Town Strings (over $350). $1,500 obo. If youíre a current VBA and renew for the coming year Iíll provide an additional $100 discount.
Bruce Medd 250.380.6010 Email:

Vega Banjo
1963 Vega Earl Scruggs Model 5 string banjo, refretted and ready to go. $2,600
Linda Thorburn Email:

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)

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or get one at the Tuesday Night Jam.

VBA Stickers

From a tiny acorn the mighty oak doth grow . . .

Price:$1 each, or 3 for $2

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or get them at the Tuesday Night Jam.


Bands For Hire
Clover Point Drifters
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 Email:


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.

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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 250.661.9225 Email:


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 Email:

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 Email:


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 Email:

Victoria Mandolin Orchestra welcomes new members on various instruments
Intermediate level playing and music reading. Practice: Tuesdays 7:00-9:00.
Email: Kate Cino
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