PO Box 882, Elkins, West Virginia 26241


Phone Hours; 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturday.

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Page Updated 7-1-2021

Please Visit our Home Page for links to our banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins, and more.

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 now have a heated camper trailer in front of the shop 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.

Please stay safe.

Bob Smakula


Vintage Mandolin Parts


We have more mandolin parts than we have listed. If you don't see your need listed, Do Not Call, but please email us. To help speed up the process, kindly attach a clear close-up jpeg (100 to 200 K file size please) of your desired part and any important measurements I'll reply promptly.

Mandolin Tuners

1921 Gibson A-Model Tuner Set. Nickel Plated, Grained Ivoroid Knobs.; $75 Photos
1920 Gibson A-Model Tuner Set. Nickel Plated, Grained Ivoroid Knobs, with screws and bushings.; $75 (this set is sold, but a nearly identical set is available. Pictures coming soon) Photos
1921 Gibson A model mandolin tuner, 4 on a plate, raw brass, black knobs, treble side only; $30 Photos

New Gotoh M-120. Nickel plated with white knobs. 23 mm post spacing. With bushings and screws.$20 Photos

Mandolin Bridges

Vintage Bridges;

1911 through 1921 Gibson non-adjustable mandolin bridges. Solid one piece ebony mandolin bridges rescued from different Gibson mandolins. We have one pictured, but several are available in various heights. Some fitting will likely be required. Put your Gibson back to it's original state for only $150. Photos

New Bridges;

New German made adjustable compensated ebony mandolin bridge, for archtop mandolins. $25 Photos


We ship most of our instruments via UPS. Cost to ship a mandolin is $20 to $40. Cost to ship a guitar or banjo is $25 to $60. The cost of insurance is extra. 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.

Sales Tax
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.

To Order
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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