http://www.kennysultan.com If you’re into blues guitar you are probably already familiar with Kenny Sultan and Tom Ball. If not, check out this link. Really top shelf blues music here.
http://www.cybergrass.com One of the top internet bluegrass music magazine sites.
http://macphersonguitarworks.com Dennis MacPherson makes some incredibly nice guitars. Even if you’re not looking to buy, his site is worth checking out. He also does custom pearl inlay and great repair work.
http://www.banjohangout.org The Hangout has the largest indexes of banjo tabs, players, reviews, and lessons on the web.
http://www.mandolincafe.com The “Grand Pubbah” of mandolin sites. Beginners to experts will find a wealth of mandolin resources here.
http://www.cobaltbp.com If you use metal finger picks, give Bob’s cobalt plated ones a try. I did and was impressed enough to switch. Great sound and fast on the strings.
http://www.batmcgrath.com – If you’re into country music check this guy out – really good stuff! Bat is an excellent singer and song writer, and is 100% sincere in his music.
http://www.mandozine.com MandoZine is a resource for anyone interested in the mandolin, beginner to expert.
http://www.s-w-b-a.com The Southwest Bluegrass Assoc. is a large organization of pickers that focuses on the promotion of bluegrass music.
https://banjonews.com/index.html If you’re pickin a banjo, you should be pickin up Banjo Newsletter. 32 monthly pages on all aspects of the banjo.
www.greenmountainguitars.com Glen DeRusha is another craftsman building nice, handmade guitars for an unbeatable price.
www.redbeartrading.com Red Bear Trading Company – makers of the world famous new Tortis Picks. I’ve tried ’em – they’re great!
www.umgf.com (Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum) I’m not a member of this chatroom but I can tell you there’s a bunch of good people who are and they know a whole lot about guitars.
www.myfavoriteguitars.com One of the world’s largest authorized Premier Marquis Martin guitar dealers, also offering Bourgeois and Gallagher guitars, Deering banjos and Weber mandolins.
www.fiddlerwoman.com Bev Conrad is the Fiddlerwoman and she was a good friend until she started teaching my wife how to play the damn thing and I had to move out. But her “Learn To Fiddle” CD kit is the best beginner’s resource I’ve seen yet and had Linda playing Old Joe Clark in 3 days. Another week or two and I’m moving back! Lots of fiddle stuff here.
www.fretmentor.com Fretmentor is an informational, instructional and interactive music site for guitar, banjo and mandolin that will teach you not only how to play the instrument but will inform you about the instrument, its origin and its history.
www.brooksbanjos.com I sold enough straps that found a home on Brooks banjos that I thought I’d check them out. With a passion for his work, Brooks Masten turns out some exceptionally nice open back banjos.
http://www.americanmadebanjo.com One of my customers sent me a couple of sets of Tom’s cryogenically treated banjo strings to try out. Gotta tell ya, I was way beyond impressed with the increased volume, tonal quality, and long life. I’ve tried about all of the strings out there but these really got my attention. Lots of other nice banjo products and some really nice instruments as well. Tom is a good dude to deal with.
www.bluenightrecords.com Straight ahead jazz done in an acoustic ensemble setting, featuring mandolin (Don Steirnberg) and guitar (John Carlini and others).
www.diamondcovemusic.com “A Picker’s Delight.” A nice little shop with great personal service. I can recommend this one. Tell Tom that Sully sent ya.
http://guitarrepairbench.com Excellent instructional articles about repairing, maintaining, and building acoustic and electric guitars.
http://www.southmtwoodworks.com Unique hardwood guitar stands, designed to offer a level of security and support, not found in any other display stand. A versatile and stable piece of handcrafted furniture that compliments the finest instrument in a musicians collection.
http://www.LeftyFrets.net The world’s best site dedicated to lefty guitarists and instruments of all kinds!
http://www.carolynsills.com/ Got a CD from the Carolyn Sills Combo and it’s just great. They perform western music – western swing, country, blues and more. If you’re in the Santa Cruz area you can catch them live. Be sure to let me know if they’re using their Sully’s Straps!
https://musiciantuts.com/ This is a fairly new site and the place to get started if you just picked up your first guitar. 3000+ word guide shows beginner guitarists the basics of how to play guitar. One of the easiest guitar tutorials to get you started fast.
http://www.jbsbanjos.com/ If you’re in the market for a new banjo or tone ring I highly recommend checking with Jerry Sloan. You can get lots of info by Googling “JBS Banjo Tonering”. He installed one of his rings in my Gibson banjo. Here’s my email to him the day after the banjo came home: The jury is already back and I’m quite satisfied on this end. Last night I could hear definite improvements in the overall sound. I played it for 2 hours last evening and 2 hour a short while ago. The banjo has new life. It rings. It’s louder. It plays and sounds better than ever. Couldn’t ask for anything more. My only regret is that I don’t have enough saved up to immediately send you my other banjo. Thanks Jerry – It’s been a pleasure on this end.
https://joshdurning.com/ Josh Durning is a New Zealand Guitarist & Historian specializing in early American music. He has played in the USA multiple times including at the NAMM Show (Anaheim California & Nashville Tennessee) and the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society in Nashville.