• The JDMC Team:
    (L to R) Jake, Store Manager; Tom, Luthier; Adam, Shipping; Lerry, Shipping; Jeremy, Purchasing; Andrew, IT & Photography; Robby, Receiving. All are also excellent musicians and customer consultants.
  • Lakota Leathers instrument straps are made of Elk and Bison hide on the Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux reservation in South Dakota, one of the poorest areas of the US, so you not only get a unique and high quality strap, but you help support an impoverished area. Shop for straps here...
  • We like to give back to bluegrass and country music when we can. We sponsor Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, shown here at their Grand Ole Opry debut in July 2013, and help the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys now and then. We raffled off a Martin D-18 guitar in November 2014 at the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival and raised $2,000 for Guitars for Vets—and then surprised them on-stage with a Martin guitar donation.

  • Banjo Gallery

    We present to you.... our Banjo Gallery! Come take a look at the finest and top played Banjos around. Curious what instruments JDMC Employees pick? Check out our employee picks section to see what instruments we suggest.

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    We carry instructional books for banjo, guitar, mandolin, resophonic guitar, fiddle and more! We have all of the Janet Davis books and wall charts!

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    As a Gibson Five-Star Acoustic dealer, a Martin Marquis dealer and an authorized Taylor dealer we carry only the best in acoustic guitars and accessories!

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    We have an outstanding selection of auto tuners and metronomes.

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    Or if you prefer, you can fix it.
    We carry a HUGE selection of instrument parts and tools!

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Need some bluegrass in the afternoon? Tune in to Classic Country Radio streaming all the way from Southern Ohio over the Internet. Hymns from the Hills airs from 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time weekdays followed by The Banjo Show and then even more country music. Click on the icon at the right then on the Listen Live microphone at the top of the page. You might hear a JDMC ad.

Featured Instruments

Martin Custom Shop JDMC EXCLUSIVE
HD-28 Custom Guitar

Loar LH 300 Archtop Guitar

Stelling Golden Cross 5-String Banjo

Loar LM-590-MS Satin Finish F Style Mandolin


Beard "Wave" Resophonic Guitar Capo

Gold Tone Chrome
Straightline Tailpiece

K&K Mandolin
Twin Internal pickup

Pre-Owned Instruments

Pre-Owned Martin D18 Limited Edition Golden Era Guitar

Pre-owned 1926 Gibson Style 4 Conversion Banjo

Gold Tone Maple Classic Banjo Kit

The Gold Tone Maple Classic banjo in kit form. A Do-It-Yourselfer's dream, and our most popular banjo kit. With the included upgrades it is comparable to ready-made banjos costing twice as much.

Get the satisfaction of using your own woodworking skills to build a banjo—one you know will sound good because it's based on the great sounding Gold Tone Maple Classic. The kit includes a resonator, an OB250 tone ring, and a set of planetary tuners.

Features include Maple neck and body, pre-slotted Rosewood fingerboard, frets are all pre-cut, snow flake position markers are already inlayed, double coordinator rods, sealed geared tuning machines, Price Licensed tailpiece, two-way truss rod, bone nut, Remo head, and full walled resonator with binding.

All Maple wood parts are pre-shaped and ready for final sanding and finishing. The critical joints are all pre-cut and the slotted fingerboard is glued to the neck. The 11" Maple rim is pre-made and guide holes are drilled. All metal parts are chrome-plated and ready for assembly. No special tools are needed.

JDMC Trade-Up policy

Buy an instrument from Janet Davis Acoustic Music now and when you are ready for a more expensive instrument later we'll accept your instrument as a trade and give you up to 70% of the price you paid as a credit on your new instrument purchase. This is part of our Buy With Confidence program to make sure you are ultimately happy with your purchases from JDMC.

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We Carry These Brands of Fine Instruments

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Doc Fossey
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Morgan Monroe
NS Design
Oscar Schmidt
Recording King

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Janet Davis Acoustic Music
701 NW McNelly Rd, Suite 19
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

Monday-Friday: 9:00 to 5:30
Saturday: 10:00 to 4:00
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Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys



Just wanted to say that the service I received was second to none. I bought a used Yates RS banjo and am thrilled with it. It arrived packed very well and condition exactly as described. When Tom called me for set up questions I could tell he really knew and loved banjos. He was very nice and even called me about a week after I received it just to see how I liked it. Highly recommend them.


I just called Tom Andersen to thank him for the Taylor 518e. He described the instrument before purchase, and then did a fantastic setup on it. It arrived in California in beautiful shape, ready to play. This is the second guitar I bought at your store, based on your reputation and good words. I can't tell you how impressed I am with your candor, professionalism, and trustworthy advice. The instruments were even better than you described.

Again many thanks, and keep up the great work.


I want to thank Janet Davis Acoustic Music and one of your sales representatives, Tom, for assisting me in purchasing and shipping the Tacoma JF-21 Jumbo guitar on Tuesday. I received the guitar on Wednesday, incredibly, and it is one beautiful instrument, exactly as described by Tom. I also want to specially thank him for the fantastic setup of the guitar, which even included brand new strings - what a great surprise!

The packing was also excellent, and I am one very, VERY happy and satisfied customer of Janet Davis Acoustic Music. I have bookmarked your website, and will always look there first when considering future instrument purchases (I already have my eye on one...).

Many thanks again!


I have purchased two Wildwood banjos from Janet Davis, a Troubadour, and very recently a Paragon. They are beautiful in appearance, and Tom Anderson does a fantastic job setting them up and optimizing their beautiful tone. He is a genius, not to mention a very friendly and helpful gentleman.


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