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The International Steel Guitar Convention held each year in St. Louis, Missouri, is hosted by DeWitt "Scotty" Scott. Scotty is the author of a pedal steel tutorial published by Mel Bay and several other solo books. Scotty's Music carries a full line of instruction courses by many of the pros (including a Jerry Byrd course with two cassettes and 333 pages!) and a full line of accessories for the steel guitar.

Scotty's Music, Inc.
9535 Midland Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 427-7794 voice
(314) 427-0516 FAX email

Mandolin Brothers is the largest US dealer of Dobro and National guitars, and one of the world's top guitar-oriented stores. They also feature many fine used instruments. You may receive a free catalog just by calling them or writing to them:

Mandolin Brothers
629 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310-2576
(718) 981-3226 or 981-8585 voice
(718) 816-4416 FAX

Gruhn's Guitars is another one of the top vintage guitar stores in the USA. Besides having a fine and informative web site, they are known for their fine collection of used instruments. Visit the web site for more information and a free catalog.

Gruhn Guitars
400 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 256-2033 voice
(615) 255-2021 fax

Bobbe Seymour's Steel Guitar Nashville is the world's largest steel guitar only store. Bobbe and Jeannie Seymour typically have over 55 new and used steel guitars in stock at any time. Also, Steel Guitar Nashville has a great selection of amps, accessories, albums, instructional courses, Pac-a-Seats, parts, etc.

Steel Guitar Nashville
213-A South Main Street
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
(615) 859-7666 voice
(615) 822-3478 fax email

Tom Bradshaw's Pedal Steel Guitar Products has been donated to the support of the Steel Guitar Forum.

Billy Cooper's Music, Inc. specializes in steel guitar stuff. According to John Tipka , "You name it for steel guitar and Billy and Wanda have it."

Billy Cooper's Music Inc.
20504 Constitution Highway
Orange, VA 22960
(540) 854-5940

Resophonic Outfitters is a supply company dedicated to providing resophonic guitar players and builders with parts and accessories. Their in-house luthier, Paul Beard, is discussed in the section on acoustic guitars.

Resophonic Outfitters
14122 Marsh Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21742
(301) 733-8271 voice

The Olde Town Picking Parlor in Arvada, CO (just outside of Denver) is quickly becoming the Dobro summit headquarters. Owner Kit Simon carries a large inventory of all kinds of acoustic instruments. He has hosted seminars featuring artists such as Cindy Cashdollar (from the band Asleep At The Wheel), and is planning on hosting regular monthly Dobro seminars if he gets enough of a response. Please contact him for more information, or drop by his shop if you're in the Denver area.

Kit Simon
Olde Town Picking Parlor
7515 Grandview Ave.
Arvada, CO 80002
(303) 421-2304

Famed steel guitarist Herby Wallace has opened a shop near Knoxville, Tennessee. He features new and used pedal steel guitars, amps, accessories, instruction courses, cassettes and much more. For a free catalog write to:

Herby Wallace Productions
521 Dolly Parton Pkwy
Sevierville, TN 37862
(423) 453-7476 voice

Carter Steel Guitars manufactures and sells new Carter pedal steel guitars. They also sell used steels and new accessories for pedal steel guitar (seats, volume pedals, amps, cords, strings, bars, pickups, etc.) from their shop in Mesquite, Texas (just east of Dallas). Purchases may be made by coming in to the shop or by mail order. Repairs on nearly all brands of pedal steel and other steel guitars available also.

Carter Steel Guitars
617 West Kearney Street, Suite 101
Mesquite, TX 75149
(972) 288-9100 voice
(972) 288-9169 FAX email

Al Brisco's Steel Guitars of Canada is Canada's premier steel guitar outlet. Al offers mail order and direct sales and repairs of lap steel guitars, pedal steel guitars, amps, and accessories.

Steel Guitars of Canada
P.O. Box 669
Streetsville ,ON L5M 2C2 CANADA
(905) 826-4337 voice
(905) 826-6106 fax email


Frenchy's Pedal Steel Guitar Shop in New Mexico has a new web site. His store is one of the oldest pedal steel shops in the country. He carries a wide range of steel guitars and accessories. Check out the web site or contact him at:

Frenchy's Pedal Steel Guitar Shop
103 McNight Place
Belen, NM 87002
(505) 864-2966 voice email

"Conveniently located in the middle of nowhere," Ernie's Music carries a wide variety of new and used steel guitars, Dobros, amps, and other musical supplies.

Ernie's Music
13215 Yellow Row Rd., N.W.
Mt. Savage, MD 21545
(301) 264-4172 voice email

Palm Guitars in the Netherlands has a good selection of acoustic and electric steel guitars, and a nice little Sol Hoopii tune (in RealAudio format) on their site. How can you resist buying your guitar from them?

s'Gravelandse Veer 5bg
1011 KM Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 422 0445 voice
+31 (0)20 422 2571 fax email

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