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  • Sullivan Sponsored Artist Mike Scott in Europe and Israel
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted August 16th, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    Our good friend and sponsored artist Mike Scott recently returned from a tour that began in Israel moved on to  Holland, Norway and finally Scotland.   Mike had his trusty Sullivan signature model in tow and he wanted to share some video clips with his fans, they're included below. Below is a few words from Mike... IBA World News in Jerusalem (Israel Broadcasting Authority). Israeli Media was so kind to my band & I, and we were excited that they featured some great coverage of t...
  • Mike Scott Signature Series Sullivan Banjo
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted August 16th, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Mike Scott is one of the countries premier banjo players and is now traveling the world with a stellar supporting cast of Nashville's finest pickers and singers supporting his most recent project Take Me Lord and Use Me. Mike records on the Rural Rhythm Christian Label and we're proud to say he is a Sullivan Sponsored Artist. Be sure to visit Mike's website and see if he'll be in your area where you'll want to be sure to catch one of his shows. You can also catch Mike playing banjo with legen...
  • Martin Cuntz one of our youngest Sullivan owners
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted April 16th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    We recently received an email from Martin's folks and we thought we share... Martin loves his new Sullivan Festival Deluxe with the fleur de lis and his custom inscribed name plate...Everything about it! He just turned 10 on St. Patrick's Day, and we received it a few days before his birthday and let it sit in the box (in our climate) until St. Patrick's. Martin could hardly wait to open it, and when he did, the hard case lining (upon opening it) was the perfect dark green velvet for his b...
  • Another happy customer, the way we like em’
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted April 16th, 2012 at 10:12 am
    Here at Sullivan Banjo we take pride in the instruments we build and first and foremost the satisfaction of our customers.    This satisfaction comes from a quality product and great service from wonderful dealers like Janet Davis Music.  We just received this note from one such customer... Just to let you know how fabulous the banjo you made for my grandson Jacob Kennedy is.  I received it from Janet Davis Music couple weeks back.  It is wonderful in looks and sound.  It looks just lik...
  • A Note from Sullivan Banjo Customer Jay Lyn Greene
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted April 16th, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Jay Lyn Greene, a veteran musician of some 48 years recently purchased a new V35 from one of our super Sullivan Banjo Dealers - Ron's Pickin' Parlor in Stanfield, NC. Jay Lyn we appreciate your kind words and we're happy to add another satisfied customer to the family of Sullivan Banjo owners.   We've shared Jay Lyn's note below. ...
  • Vintage 35 Owner Jake Kennedy
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted April 16th, 2012 at 10:01 am
    We received a note from our friends at Janet Davis Music in Bentonville Arkansas.  They wanted to share a photo with us of new Vintage 35 owner.    In the photo Jake Kennedy is holding his brand new Vintage 35 Maple.   We'd like to welcome Jake to the Sullivan Banjo family and wish him many years of enjoyment with his banjo, thanks again Jake for choosing a Sullivan. If you're in the Bentonville area be sure to stop in at Janet Davis Music and get your hands on a Vintage 35!...
  • Earl Scruggs
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted March 30th, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Bill Sullivan always credited his venturing down the banjo road to the final chapter in the Earl Scruggs and the Five String Banjo book.  He said it turned out he was much better at constructing the instrument than playing it, but the influence Mr. Scruggs had on Bill Sullivan and the rest of those that proudly choose to play the banjo proved to be immeasurable.  Like the rest of the music community we were deeply saddened to hear of his passing.  We want to send our condolences to the en...
  • New Vintage 35 Maple off to Ron’s Pickin’ Parlor
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted March 21st, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    We're about to ship off another Maple Vintage 35 to our friends down at Ron's Pickin Parlor in Stanfield, NC.   This one is a really nice one, great sound and some beautiful curly maple.  If you live in the area this is a must stop by and pick!   Go by and see Ron and folks at the Pickin' Parlor....
  • Banjo for Clay Lillard
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted January 31st, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Around the Sullivan Banjo Company we have a great friend that stops in to visit us on a regular basis. This friend's name is Bob Burkett, a local banjo picker, multi-talented individual and just all around great guy. Bob not only loves to pick the banjo but he likes to tinker around in the shop on the banjo building side of the business. Bob keeps an eye out for old banjo parts and likes to piece together banjos just to see what he can come up with. After Bob puts the instruments together ...
  • Custom Greenbriar for Chris Watts
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted January 18th, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    Back last October we had the Banjo Hangout Meetup when the BJH's webmaster Eric Schlange was in town and it was a great old time. Chris Watts came over from Missouri to attend that event and to order himself a custom Sullivan Greenbriar. We finished up that custom banjo today and sent it over to our dealer First Quality Music to ship off to Chris. Chris picked out his neckwood and resonator and we made the rest of the instrument to his personal specs. Complete with a black Remo head, a speed...
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