Archive for the ‘Construction’ Category
  • Original Pre-War Gibson Necks for Sale
    by Josh Payton
    Posted November 14th, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    Click to enlarge picture. May take a while because of the high resolution. Please be patient. Original Gibson Pre-War Neck Collection The .pdf file above requires Adobe Reader to open. Once open, you'll need to adjust the ZOOM by clicking the magnifying glass with the plus in it so you can read it easier. ...
  • and Sullivan Banjo customer Hal Pylant
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted October 24th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    We like to share photos of our Sullivan family of banjo pickers when we get them.  Our friend Hal Pylant is shown here picking his Vintage 35  maple.   Hal purchased his banjo from our good dealer in Georgia -  When you're in the Marietta, Georgia (Atlanta vicinity) be sure to stop in and see Mark, Hayden, John and the gang at If you have a current photo of you and your Sullivan banjo, drop us an email and we'll be happy to include you in our blog.  You can sen...
  • Sullivan Banjo’s featured on Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made”
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted November 12th, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    Back in the fall of 2007 the folks from the Discovery Channel's "How it's Made" series stopped in and spent a few days filming the production of a Sullivan Banjo from start to finish.   We think they did a fantastic job, and through the magic of editing (and a little fast motion) you get to see what would generally take four to five weeks in the course of 5 minutes.  We still  get comments about it when folks call in to place orders.  Thought we'd repost it in the event that someone wasn'...
  • Sullivan Banjo Employee Spotlight – Tony Wray
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted October 23rd, 2010 at 9:19 am
        Today we'd like to introduce to you our very own "Banjo Yoda"  Tony Wray.  Tony was born and raised in Peru, Indiana where at age 13 he began learning the guitar and banjo by studying old jazz recordings.   Quickly developing his craft at age 17, Tony moved to Missouri to work with the Ezelle Family for a year and then on to the Shepherd of The Hills play in Branson where he would spend the next 2 years.  1999 would find Tony in Nashville, Tennessee where he  wo...
  • Sullivan Banjo Co. Employee Spotlight – Allen Schmeltz
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted October 15th, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    [gallery link="file"] We thought you might like to know a little about the folks here at Sullivan Banjo Company so from time to time we'll be sharing a little background on our employees. Allen Schmeltz is the Sullivan Banjo shop foreman.  Allen's background is in management and the construction products business  spending over 16 years with the Furrow Building Materials Company.  Al stays on top of all the goings on in the shop from the general production of our Classic and V35...
  • “Meet Myrtle” Sullivan’s fabulous “Pre-War” flathead banjo
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted October 12th, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    We're inviting all of our banjo pickin' friends to stop over when you're in the neighborhood and take a few minutes to pick Myrtle, Sullivan's fabulous "Pre-war" flathead banjo.  Myrtle is a 1930's Gibson style 3 flathead, the inspiration for the new Sullivan Vintage 35 line.  While you're here you can play it along with some of the Sullivan Vintage 35 banjos and do your own comparison, we think you'll be pretty impressed.  Many pickers have only dreamed of playing and hearing the covete...