North Branch Instruments, LLC opened
their doors in November of 2006.
Michael Ricciarelli is the repair technician who in 2008 completed an
of "Rigel Instruments" here in Vermont and has attended several tutorials
of "Becker & Cumpiano" of Northampton, MA. Michael, as well
as repairing instruments, has been a performing artist and
multi-instrumentalist for over 30 years. Michael plays instruments such as
Bass, Mandolin, Guitar, Fiddle and Octave Mandolin as well as Tenor and 5
You can see more about him at the Steel Rail Bluegrass web site
North Branch Instruments, LLC offers fretted instrument repair
, as well as
buying and selling used instruments.
All of the used instruments
that we sell have gone through a series of
checks to assure that each instrument has been cleaned, set up properly, and
new strings installed if necessary.
One of our primary focus is directed toward the beginning player. We are
quite aware that an instrument that is set up properly will not only be more
comfortable to play but will inspire the beginning student to play more
often when not having to fight with an improperly set up instrument. We are
hoping to be working soon with teachers, both private and from local area
schools in the up coming season.
North Branch Instruments, LLC also offers beginner lessons on Bass,
Mandolin, Guitar and Fiddle. Please feel free to contact us
We also would like to offer a section of web site links
, so that you may
find repair sites for other instruments, teachers in the local area, and
other performing bands and solo artists. So please make sure to visit there
before you leave our site.
Thank You for visiting North Branch Instruments, LLC