Charlotte Folk Society logo celebrating 25 years

Dedicated to promoting the ongoing enjoyment and preservation of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts and lore in the Carolinas Piedmont, since 1982.

Violin Shoppe

Charlotte Folk Society 2011 Raffle
Courtesy of The Violin Shoppe

You can purchase tickets at the CFS Potluck Dinner on Sunday!

MD-305 Eastman Mandolin
MD-305 Eastman Mandolin
MD-305 Eastman Mandolin

Thanks to the generosity of Glen Alexander and David McGuirt, proprietors of The Violin Shoppe, Inc., Charlotte Folk Society will again raise funds through an instrument raffle this year. Glen and David have donated an Eastman A-Model MD-305.

  • $500 value
  • A style - F hole
  • Dimensions: 26 11/16" x 10" x 1 7/8"
  • Top wood handcarved solid spruce; bask/sides handcarved solid maple
  • Parallel bracing
  • Body binding Ivoroid
  • Neck Length 6 15/16"
  • Scale length 13 7/8"; Nut width 1 3/32" bone nut
  • Fingerboard 12" Radiused Rosewood
  • Inlays White mother-of-pearl
  • Bridge Fitted ebony adjustable
  • Tailpiece stamped chrome
  • Chrome tuners
  • D'Addario J74 strings

The Violin Shoppe is located at 2112 East Seventh Street. Folk Society members receive a ten percent discount. Be sure to take your CFS member card when shopping. For detailed information about instruments, accessories, and services offered, visit

Check out their new line of acoustic and electric instruments by Yamaha, as well as their fine Eastman guitars and mandolins. The Violin Shoppe offers traditional and bluegrass fiddle lessons, as well as classical violin lessons, including the Suzuki Method. Instruction for guitar, banjo, mandolin, Dobro, bass, and bodhran is also available. Musician/instructors Glen Alexander, David McGuirt and Jon Singleton make The Violin Shoppe a destination for traditional and bluegrass students.

Raffle tickets cost $2 each or $10 for six tickets. The mandolin will be on display and raffle tickets will be available to purchase at the July 11th Old-Time Jam and Ice Cream Social, Festival in the Park, and upcoming Gatherings.

The drawing will take place during the Folk Society's Annual Holiday Potluck in December 2011. Ticket holders need not be present to win. For tax compliance reasons, raffle winners must fill out a W-9 form before receiving their awards. Winners are responsible for all resulting income taxes, if any.

You can purchase tickets at the CFS Potluck Dinner on Sunday!