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McPeake's Unique Instruments

December 1, 2016

 

E-Mail address "cmcpeake@cmcpeake.com"

 

Phone 615-758-9673 

Please scroll down to last page for McPeake Banjo bridges, records, CD,s, parts and accessories, etc.

Please note !!   McPeake banjo strings are back in stock after a long waiting period. You may feel free to place your orders. 

Latest recordings.. .

NEW CD, Titled "Vintage 76" by Curtis McPeake and featuring the late Benny Martin on fiddle and Josh Graves on Dobro. All instrumentals and I believe you will like it. Please include $12.00 per copy, postage paid in the US. Outside the US, please send $15.00 postage paid..

" A View from McPeake". CD, All instrumental Bluegrass banjo recording with Nashville's Super Pickers lending a hand. Currently in stock . The price per each is $12.00 postage paid USA . Outside the US, $15.00 postage paid Air mail.

Martin Guitars & Family

15034 Martin Uke, Style 1, Cr 1940's, Exc. condition, mahogany body, dark celluloid binding top and back, rosewood board and bridge, Champion tuners with white buttons, small impact near invisibly repaired in bottom side bout, otherwise nice and all original with original or period bag case $950.00

Gibson Flattop Guitar

16527 Gibson J-50 ADJ. 1968  Excellent condition, tobacco finish mahogany back and sides, natural blond finish spruce top, rosewood board with dot inlays, Original slimmer neck in this period with 1&9/16" width at nut.  Nice, all original finsih with light to moderate finish checking. very small spot of wear to treble side bout from contact with case at some point. No cracks or alterations, slight area of strap burn on back but not offensive at all. Basically no wear to board or frets. The guitar plays and sounds very fine. later Epi hard shell case $2450.00

Resonator Guitars 

40122 Dobro, DM Model, 2001, Exc. + condition, brass body with dark gray powder coat finish, round maple 14 fret neck, solid peghead, "F" holes, rosewood board, large spun cone with domed top ala National,.all original, large frets, sounds and plays great. Or.H/case $1250.00

Five String Banjo's6

222010 Paramount Style :C:  original five string, ca. 1924, from my personal collection. Excellent original condition, Mahogany woods, standard Paramount arch top tone chamber. fancy inlay and marquetry, carved heel and peghead reverse, fancy ingraved inlays, Kissing birds style inlay on rosewood board. Nice nickel plated hardware, hot dog armrest and tensionator tailpiece. Mylar head  autographed by the Dixie Chicks. These models are rare and hard to find. good condition original hard case $4,500.00

27563 Tennessee Vintage Custom, 2006, mint condition, gorgeous burled walnut, fancy inlaid wood purfling and white binding on top and back edges of resonator, fancy inlaid and bound,double cut peghead, ebony board with same binding as on the resonator, elaborate and artistic fretboard pearl inlay, nickel plated hardware, one piece flange, three ply shell with Tn.20 flathead tonering,  Plays great with a very comfortable neck. This banjo lists at $5250.00 but my price with hard case is only $2,650.00

Tenor & Plectrum Banjos

Fairbanks/Vega Tubaphone  Style "M" tenor neck only, Ser # 50464, 1922, nice original condition, blond curly maple, Ebony board, 17 fret, complete with original dowel stick and champion non geared tuners, fits 10&15/16" standard pots. original frets show average wear but very playable. Ready for usage. $250.00 

32097 Paramount Style "A" Tenor, c1928, very good condition, natural finish maple, nickel hardware, standard archtop tonering assembly, fancy pearl inlaid peghead, staggered diamonds inlaid in board, Page tuners, shows normal finish wear and usage, replacement Gibson style armrest, this is a good working banjo with new mylar head and ready to go. Orig. H/case $950.00

32102 Paramount Style "C" Tenor, ca.1925, VG+ condition, mahogany, nickel hardware, standard archtop pot assembly, fany purfling and trim, carved heel and back of peghead, 19 fret neck, kissing birds inlay design, Deluxe Paige tuners with brass housings, hairline heel crack repaired very professionally at some point in time, This banjo has been played by a pro but has less than normal expected wear. the original hard case is well used but still functional. $1400.00

Mandolins & Related Inst.

45529 Tennessee Prodigal A-5, 2003, Label signed Sep.10, 03,  #9 of a total of 22 produced, near mint, sunburst, spruce top, carved and graduated to the exacting specs and dimensions of the famous one and only (Griffith) A-5 signed by Lloyd Loar on Sep.11,1923 The mandolin was made for William B. Griffith of the "Griffith School of Music", Atlanta, Ga. The mandolin was purchased in the early 1960's by Tut Taylor from the sister of the Griffith family. The full story is at www.Crafterstn.com/crafters/news.htm, the Prodigal instrument has highly striped curly maple back, sides and neck, sitka spruce top, silver plated hardware, dovetail neck joint, nitrocellous lacquer finish, ivoroid w-b binding, ebony board and bridge, Deluxe Prodigal 5 peghead and inlay, pearl nut and dot inlays, this is a super fine faithful reproduction of the only Loar A-5 in existance. Superb workmanship and attention to detail. This instrument is basically new with minimal playing time on it, it sounds super fine and feels great in your hands. Brown alligator grained 7 ply rectangular hard case with green velour interior as per the original Loar version. $3,750.00       

 Misc. Parts & Accessories

BANJO BRIDGES ,

McPeake "Lightning Bolt" five string banjo bridges, fine century old maple, carefully hand crafted in the traditional manner of standard 3 legged bridges. Ebony tops, standard spacing of 1&11/16" or (Crowe) 1&3/4". Available in 5/8", .656 and 11/16". This bridge is made to my ridgid specifications from the finest woods available. This is a no gimmick bridge that will make your banjo sound and perform with power and  tone that you would expect from it. $25.00 postage paid USA. Foreign customers extra postage to be determined.

We offer Radiused  banjo bridges on special and custom orders. . These are true radiused bridges, not just an arched ebony strip but the frame is arched as well, we are offering them on a custom order basis, we are getting rave reports and many requests for them.. They are available in 5/8", .656,  11/16". and 3/4" Made from the same fine tonewood as our basic bridges. The price per each. $40.00

McPeake Unique Banjo strings . One gauge available. 10-11-13-20-10  One Dozen sets $35.00 plus $6.00 postage. by priority mail. Due to materials and mfg. costs I regretfully have to raise the price. They are still a bargain for the quality of this string..

   McPeake "Lightning Bolt" five string banjo bridges, fine century old maple, carefully hand crafted after the traditional manner of standard 3 legged bridges. Ebony tops, standard spacing of 1&11/16" or (Crowe) 1&3/4". Available in 5/8", .656 and 11/16". This bridge is made to my ridgid specifications from the finest woods available. This is a no gimmick bridge that will make your banjo sound and perform with power and  tone that you would expect from it. $25.00 postage paid USA.

 Latest recording.

CD, Titled "Vintage 76" by Curtis McPeake and featuring the late Benny Martin on fiddle and Josh Graves on Dobro. All instrumentals and I believe you will like it. Please include $12.00 per copy, postage paid in the US. Outside the US, please send $15.00 postage paid..

CD, Titled "A View from McPeake" all Bluegrass instrumental. I think you will like it. I am ably assisted by Aubrey Haynie (fiddle), Charles Cushman (guitar), Dave Harvey (Mandolin) and Dennis Crouch (Bass). $12.00 each , postage paid USA. Outside the US $15.00 postage paid.        

 Curtis McPeake, "Dueling Banjos" cassettes $7.00, CD's $10.00 add $2.00 postage USA

Curtis McPeake, and "The Natchez Express", "Headin' South" cassettes $7.00

Curtis McPeake and "The Natchez Express" "Back to Dixie" cassettes $7.00

Curtis McPeake, and "The Natchez Express" "I Have Found The Way" gospel, cassettes $7.00

Order all 4 cassettes for a bargain price of $20.00 plus $5.00  priority mail.  Supply is limited.

Shipping Address:
604 Guill Rd.
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
E-MAIL ADDRESS
"CMcPeake@cmcpeake.com"

Phone 615-758-9673