https://www.sammyshelor.com/product-page/sammy-shelor-banjo-picks I tried a set of Sammy’s picks and they felt perfect right out of the box. Definitely classy and high end. They feel great, sound great and stay put. And Sammy must rub a little bit of talent on each one – my playing immediately improved.
http://www.apollopicks.com Casein and PEEK flatpicks. Made in Ohio. 40 day returns. Free Shipping. High quality, custom handmade guitar and mandolin picks. I’ve got a couple of these for my D-18. Expensive but worth it.
http://tomballkennysultan.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.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.
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.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.
https://cobalt-bp.com/ Bob Perry and his Cobalt Plated Banjo Picks are probably the most popular ones out there. Great picks at a great price.
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.
https://www.themusicianlab.com “Our mission is to create the world’s best resource for musicians of all levels. A place where you can learn and share everything related to music.”
https://www.theguitarjunky.com Helping musicians pick the best music equipment since 2017. Check out the site for the latest music gear reviews and buying guides.
https:www.knowyourinstrument.com A high quality review site offering professional reviews of guitars and ukuleles and insightful reviews of all types of online music lessons.
www.guitarinsideout.com A fairly new site with beginner friendly content and moving on to more advanced stuff. Andy’s mission: to empower aspiring guitarists with the knowledge, resources and inspiration they need to unlock their full potential with in depth tutorials, insightful articles and engaging content.
https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/musicians-guide-to-marketing/ This link was shared by Sarah, a young lady working towards a degree in Music Production.