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 11-5-2020
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 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.
Please stay safe.
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.
Circa 1918 Gibson F model mandolin Tuners with inlaid Handel knobs. A rare offering for a very desirable and hard to find part. Make your Gibson F-4 or F-2 100% again with these tuners. They are almost 100 year old and there is a certain amount of slop in the gearing, but they will hold tune as well as any. of a similar vintage Pictures are exactly what you will get. There are no peghead bushings or attachment screws included or available. Price is $500. Photos
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
Recent Schaller MNI4 Nickel plated F model mandolin tuners with pearloid knobs, with bushings and screws, excelent condition; $40
Recent Schaller MNI3, Nickel plated A model mandolin tuners with pearloid knobs, with vintage style bushings and screws, excelent condition; $30
New Gotoh M-120. Nickel plated with white knobs. 23 mm post spacing. With bushings and screws.$20 Photos
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 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.
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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