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Page Updated 7-1-2020
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Smakula Fretted instruments is on its way back to regular business. As you know, we have been shipping instruments and parts throughout the pandemic. We are again accepting banjo, guitar, mandolin and minor fiddle repairs. For the safety of our staff, we can not invite people into the shop, but we do have a covered porch to use for repair drop off and pickup, as well as a place to test instruments we have for sale.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we all work through the details of the new normal.
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New Banjo Uke Case For Vintage Gibson UB-2 and UB-3's. Several years ago noted banjo builder and inlay artist Kevin Enoch designed and had manufactured the nicest hard case for his banjo ukuleles (see below). They fit most any banjo uke with an 8" rim, with a notable exception; vintage Gibson UB-2's and Gibson UB-3's. The plate resonator of these instruments made them taller than the Enoch case could accommodate. Partnering with Enoch Instruments, Smakula Fretted Instruments has released a modified version of that case to fit those 8" diameter vintage Gibson banjo ukes. This case is attractive, sturdy and affordable. The introductory price is only $95 plus shipping. Photos
Banjo Uke Hard Case. Designed to the specifications of Kevin Enoch, this banjo case is certainly the nicest one on the market. It fits openback banjo ukes and 5 string piccolo with an 8" diameter rim, 23-1/2" total length and a maximum depth of 3" (from the bottom of the rim to the top of the bridge). The simulated leather covering is brown, and the lid is arched for extra strength. Very nice. Retail price is $120, our discount price is $95. Photos
TKL Model 8941, Canadian made open back banjo cases. Fits 5 string banjos with 12" rims, black exterior, maximum length of banjo is 40-1/2" $195 Photos
TKL Model 8942, Canadian made open back banjo cases Fits 5 string banjos with 11" rims, black exterior, maximum interior length; 39-3/4", $195
TKL Model 8938, Canadian made open back banjo cases Fits tenor and short neck 5 string banjos with 11" rims, Black exterior, maximum interior length; 35" $195 Photos
Superior Model CD-1535, Bump 5 string open back banjo case for instruments with 11" rims, pebble black exterior with green lining, maximum interior length 37-1/2" $140
Superior Model CD-1536, Bump 5 string open back banjo case for instruments with 12" rims, pebble black exterior with green lining, maximum interior length; 38" $140 Photos
Superior Model CD-2535, Bump 5 string open back banjo case for instruments with 11" rims, smooth brown exterior option with green lining, maximum interior length 37-1/2" $150
Superior Model CD-2536, Bump 5 string open back banjo case for instruments with 12" rims, smooth brown exterior option with green lining, maximum interior length; 38" $150 Photos
Superior II Gig Bags, Model 267T, for short Openback banjos, Black nylon exterior, red interior, 2 shoulder straps, maximum banjo length. 34", maximum rim diameter 11" $35.
Superior II Gig Bags, model 267, for standard Openback banjos, Black nylon exterior, red interior, 2 shoulder straps, maximum banjo length. 37", maximum rim diameter 11" $35 (TOS)
Boulder Alpine gigbags, model CB-367Bl, for openback banjos with an 11" rim. A high quality bag with blue nylon exterior, plenty of pockets and good backpack straps. Maximum banjo length; 37" $70.
Boulder Alpine gigbag, model CB-369-Bl for resonator banjos or 12" to 13" openback banjos. A high quality bag with blue nylon exterior, plenty of pockets and good backpack straps. Maximum banjo length; 38" $70. Not recommended for heavy Mastertone style banjos, but will work well with lighter resonator banjos.
Chinese made violin cases; Featherweight teardrop shaped; $50, with black exterior fabric. Photos
Superior Guitar Cases; $150
CD-1510 Dreadnought TOS
CD-1514 000 size
CD-1512 00 size
CD-1513 0 size
TKL 8816 16" jumbo arched top hard cases, $150. Fits Gibson L-50 and similar shaped guitars.
TKL 7875 Parlor Guitar case. Flat Top; $100
Golden Gate C-1521 A Mandolin hard case These do not fit vintage Gibson instruments and are a snug fit for modern Kentucky A shaped mandolins; $90
TKL 8851 LTD. Fits vintage Gibson A-model mandolins. $160 Photos
We occasionally have other vintage and used cases for sale. Please email with your needs.
Late 1980s-Early 1990s Gibson F-5 case. If your late 80's-early 90's Gibson F-5L is minus its original Gibson branded hard case, look no further. This case is in excellent condition, with the only issues being a missing rivet on one of the corner stops, a couple small nicks and marks, and a torn tab on the bass side accessory compartment. The interior is a lush, fluffy red that brings to mind the wall carpet of a late 80s-early 90s casino in Atlantic City, though without the smell of years of absorbed cigarette smoke, spilled cosmopolitans, and sin. This mandolin luggage proudly retains the authentic smell of a late 1980's-early 1990's instrument case. $300. Photos
We ship most of our cases via UPS. Cost to ship a mandolincase is $20 to $40. Cost to ship a guitar or banjo case is $25 to $60. We will be happy to quote before shipping.
Small goods like banjo heads and other parts cost $8 per order for Priority Mail shipping in the continental US no matter what the order size. The cost of orders headed out of the continental US will be quoted before they are shipped.
We are legally obligated to charge 6% West Virginia sales tax on anything purchased here at the shop or shipped within the state of West Virginia. We do not charge sales tax on orders sent out of state.
Call us at 304-636-6710. For payment we accept checks, wire transfers and MasterCard & Visa. If you prefer Paypal, please send us an email requesting a Paypal invoice.
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