Jam Session

Jam Session: Join the band with hand-crafted instruments
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1.  Circle ’Round
Wormy chestnut and maple tackhead banjo with calf skin head and possum inlay by Jeff Delfield $750, Deep Creek Strings, Bryson City. www.deepcreekstrings.com

2.  Classic Beauty
Italian spruce and Bosnian maple violin with ebony trim by Bob Kogut $5,000, Kogut Violins, Lenoir. (828) 493-4875

3.  Acoustic set
Steel-string, ziricote parlor guitar by Jay Lichty $5,750, Lichty Guitars, Tryon. www.lichtyguitars.com

4.  Fresh sound
Ipa and maple avocado ukulele by Paul Celentano $400, Celentano Woodworks, Asheville. www.etsy.com/shop/celentanowoodworks

5.  Sharp Harp
Mahogany, two- octave bowed psaltery by Jerry Read Smith $209, Song of the Wood, Black Mountain. (828) 669-7675

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photographs: (psaltery & banjo) by drew somerville; (violin) by alex minkin; (guitar) courtesy of lichty guitars; (ukulele) courtesy of Paul Celentano