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Complete Fiddle Setup

  • Fiddle: Scott Cao. Campbell, CA. Model: STV017E. 2013 4/4
  • Ingles Fiddle Stand
  • Metronome
  • Tuner
  • Case
  • Rosin
  • Suzuki book and CD
  • String Basics
  • The Doflein Method
  • Fiddleworks books and CDs
  • Fiddle Tunes Red Book
  • Fiddle Tunes Green Book and CD
  • Circle of Fifths Laminated Poster!

$360.00 for everything !

Patricia 778.678.2326


posted 2024.03.25
Soft Case for Guitar

Lightweight dura foam protective guitar case for sale. Comes with back straps for easy carrying at festivals.

Asking $85.

Email: Lani

posted 2024.03.19
Martin Custom Shop D-18 guitar - Sinker Mahogany and Adirondack Spruce

The Sinker Mahogany in this mint 2020 guitar was harvested from deep river beds in Belize and is dated between 100- and 300 years old.

Combine this with a beautifully grained Adirondack top, aged toner, figured cocobolo binding, 18-1 ratio open back tuning machines, forward shifted, scalloped bracing and you have yourself a vintage style Martin in a modern mint condition guitar. It also features a Performing Artist tapered neck, modified low oval C, and a K&K Pure Mini pickup installed.

Premium Martin case included.

Martin Sinker Mahogany guitars, with low numbers produced, are rare finds on the used market.

Watch the You Tube interview with Vince Gill about the Sinker Mahogany Martins. Martin also has a video about the Sinker Mahogany story.

I can provide full specs on this guitar, if you are interested.

$5,000.00 firm

Serious enquiries only, no trades.

Val Nathan 250.413.7337


posted 2022.12.29
Flatiron Festival A Mandolin

The Made-In-USA Flatirons are excellent mandolins, Festival A - 920313, satin finish all-solid wood mandolins, made in Montana.

Includes a hard case that is the perfect fit.


Cari Burdett 250.710.4174


posted 2022.12.04
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
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

Jam Skills 201 - A Workshop with Bob DeWolff & Don Gowan

All acoustic instruments and all levels welcome! Join us for a two-day workshop that is all about having fun, building confidence and improving your jam proficiency. Day one will be a review of the technical and soft skills of good jamming. Day two will be the implementation of those skills, we will divide into groups and each will perform a group song arrangement.

Where and When:
McTavish Academy of Art, 1720 McTavish Road, N. Saanich
Saturday Feb 3 2024 from 2 pm to 5 pm in Studio 1
Saturday Feb 10 2024 from 2 pm to 5 pm in Studio 3

Cost per session:
Sidney Acoustic jam members $25.00 per session.
Non-members $35.00 per session.
Pay cash only at the door.

How to register:
Send an email to register: Sue Rowed
Maximum attendance 28 based on first to register, first to attend.
If you are registered and cannot attend, please let us know as a waitlist will be created.

posted 2023.12.02
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. It’s 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 demo’s, EP’s 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

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