Archive for the ‘New Products’ Category
  • 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 in Ky Dept Tourism Commercial
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted November 2nd, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    Our very own Murrell Thixton and his group Storefront Congregation recently participated in a production of a commercial for the Kentucky Department of Tourism.   The commercial is airing in all the states contiguous to Kentucky.  If you'd like to get a view of the commercial you can find it below. ...
  • Sullivan Endorsing Artist Marc Pruett at IBMA
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted October 18th, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Balsam Range's banjo player Marc Pruett stopped by the booth at this years IBMA for a visit and he took a moment to sit down and pick the new Vintage 35.  Take a moment to give a listen.  If you'd like to catch a Balsam Range show in a venue near you, check their schedule here.  If you'd like more info on the Vintage 35 you can contact Murrell at 800-635-2021  x126. ...
  • “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...
  • Vintage-35 Production Photos
    by Travis Cook
    Posted July 7th, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    [gallery link="file" columns="2"] Our new production processes are in place and the first full batch of Vintage-35 Banjos will be completely finished this month! Jeff took a few shots of the parts that we thought were quite artistic and wanted to share. This particular peghead features Brazilian Rosewood, and you can see the new laser engraving on our Sullivan Historic  rim in the background. Once this run is finished, we'll have more photos and specifications on the website - Check bac...
  • Changes to our Product Line
    by Travis Cook
    Posted May 17th, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    [gallery link="file"] We're mixing our product line up a bit here at Sullivan Banjo. We've decided to tighten our focus back to a smaller product line to focus on the absolute best in price and quality. Effective immediately we're stopping production of our Festival and Jam series - We have a few left but will not be replenishing stock once those are gone. Our product line will now consist of the Sullivan Classic and Historic Series. (more...)...
  • Sullivan Vintage 35 Banjo #1
    by Travis Cook
    Posted October 30th, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    We're proud to welcome Mr. Billy Copeland of Allerdt, Tennessee to the Sullivan Banjo family, as he is the owner of the very first production Sullivan Vintage-35 Banjo. We've been working on the components inside this banjo for many years, culminating in the final version of the V-35 tone ring last month. This particular banjo is a mahogany model and was assembled for around four hours at the time this video was shot - The sound speaks for itself. Check out the video below of Murrell and Billy g...