Dec. 2, 2019

Thanksgiving was hosted by daughter Rose and her husband José at their "new" home in the lovely Highland Park region.

Julie with her Mom...two beauties.

Rocco John Bernunzio gave his solo performance of “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer".

NEWSLETTER thanksgiving

December 2nd, 2019

Good Morning Folks,

   I trust everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and made it safely through the treacherous weather that has embraced the country. Our annual winter sale has gotten off to a great start. November was busy very busy for us and starting the sale a bit early helped us sell a record number of instruments for the month. There has been quite a bit of chatter about the state of the vintage market. I know that I have mentioned falling banjo prices on more than one occasion. There is an abundance of instruments available at this point in time and more are coming to the market from collections that are being dispersed. Of course supply and demand is one of the things that determines prices. The supply side is currently very high but there is still a strong demand. What we have today are really discriminating and informed buyers. They are people who know the market well and know the instruments they want. Buyers are not necessarily craving something "vintage" to hang on the wall but what they want and expect is top quality and performance from their instruments. It is a GREAT time to be a buyer with the perfect storm of declining prices and an abundance of choices.

   We try to carefully describe and authenticate every instrument that comes through our hands. Additionally, used and new instruments go through a strict inspection and set up before being put on the wall. We have been mail ordering instruments for 45 years when someone gets something from us we want to make sure that when they open the they have a smile on their face. The sale will continue from now until December 31st. There are 350 instruments and parts on sale at absolutely rock-bottom prices. We have been doing an annual end-of-the-year sale for about 20 years and this helps us to move out some old stuff and gain some capital to buy more instruments in the coming year. Check our website often as we are adding new sale items every day.

Best Regards,

John and Julie Bernunzio

I always spend November 30th with my two oldest children, Kara and Jay. Long time subscribers to the Bernunzio Mailing List might remember them as little kids modeling banjos. They are so special to me.