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Smakula Fretted Instruments

Instrument Restoration & Sales

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Smakula Fretted Instruments has been located near Elkins in Randolph County, WV, since 1989. This small independent business specializes in the restoration and sales of fine musical instruments including banjos, guitars, mandolins, and members of the violin family. Hard to find musical instrument accessories are also available.

The Smakula Fretted Instruments team of restoration artisans are not only four talented craftsmen, they are also prize-winning Old Time Stringband musicians who can organize a square dance at almost any time.

Renowned clients include Bill Kirchen, Ry Cooder, Tom Piazza, Noah Adams, Nevada Tribble, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Joe Wack, Jack Laskey, Noam Pikilney, Tracy Schwarz, Kevin Chesser, and the late Mike Seeger.

The Smakula Fretted Instrument shop is located 5 miles north of Elkins, WV. Your call for an appointment to have a restoration consultation, or to view their vintage instrument inventory is always welcome. Usual shop hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and occasional Saturdays.

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