If you are a member of CABOMA and you have some instruments you want to sell or if you have any other musical related classified type of information; we will post it here.

The items below are available from one of our members.


Square Dance caller needed...
“I am heading up CABOMAs effort to put on a square dance at Lyon Park Community center in the very near future. Hopefully, it can become a regular event. I’m asking for recommendations for experienced local square dance callers. If you are or know of anyone, please email the names and contact information to me, Don Rusnak, at:   Banjodaddy@hotmail.com   


Music Friendly Efficiency  apartment
Available soon in my music friendly home in North Arlington–an 8 min walk to Ballston Metro. No need for a car. My dream is to one day, fill this house with acoustic musicians. Utilities included and I am negotiable on terms. Big plus if you are an experienced fiddle player?  So, if you play bluegrass or Old-time music etc. and need a nice place live and play music, please contact Don Rusnak for more details and price. Banjodaddy@hotmail.com


Banjos For Sale:
1.  A.C. Fairbanks 5 String open back banjo circa 1897. Model “Electric: #5” Top of the line for this famous Boston Company. Very fancy. Price $7,200 or offers/ trades.. Email me for pics. ( Tommy Thompson, one of the finest claw-hammer players ever, RIP, had one like this ) Banjodaddy@hotmail.com  To see and hear this banjo, go to Youtube under Rusnak banjo.” Somehwere Over the Rainbow” 

2. A.C. Fairbanks TU-BA-PHONE 5 string open back banjo 1909… RARE! It is MAPLE and the first year of the TU-BA-PHONE and last year for the A.C. Fairbanks metal plate on the dowel stick. Engraved MOP “griffon” at peg-head. Unique and original bigger MOP  star inlay at 5 th fret. Carved heel. Has had some restoration and sounds incredible. Claw-hammer, Round Peak, etc. Research this banjo, I’ve only seen one other and it did not have a carved heel.

$5,500 offers/trades considered. Email me for pics. Banjodaddy@hotmail.com

3. Bacon FF, “Professional” 5 string banjo having the famous internal tone chamber shell configuration. Maple with the sought after 10 3/4 in shell size….Made circa 1915 but looks like it was made last year!!! Great shape and sounds incredible…Wonderful Old-time player Debbie McClatchy loves these banjos. Check her out. She’s one of my favorites.,,Comes with newer hard shell case….$3,200  Offers /trades considered. Contact Don Rusnak at Banjodaddy@hotmail.com


Banjo Lessons available:
I have been playing banjo since 1960 and teaching since 1968. Old-time Claw-hammer, two and three finger old-time styles and some hybrid stuff of my own. Bluegrass three finger Scruggs style and some melodic. My approach is to provide the basic foundations one would need and to get the student out and learning on his or her own ASAP. …$65.00 for a 75min intro lesson for raw beginners. Then, we talk about establishing a regular day and time if wanted. Subsequent lessons are $65.00 per hour x 4 lessons in advance. Contact me, Don Rusnak, at BanjoDaddy@hotmail.com    Put in subject header LESSONS..