RANDY WOOD Master Luthier



& Music Store

About Randy's Pickin' parlor
More About what we do

Long ago, surnames came to be in order to provide a family's place of origin or the patriarch's trade, and in the case of Randy Wood, the surname has served as creator of destiny: Wood's father was a carpenter and a woodworker. His dad, along with some of his uncles, also loved music; the family played and sang together, adding another element to Randy's future course. Fast forward: by the early 1970s, Randy had built a mandolin for Bill Monroe, added inlay work to Johnny Cash's and Elvis' guitars, been 1/3 of the trio that started what eventually became the now-famous Gruhn Guitars, and opened the original Old Time Pickin' Parlor.

Randy Wood Guitars

Our primary business is two-fold:

creating custom-made fretted instruments and repairing fretted instruments of all types.


The Music Store

Our store offers a wide variety of new and used stringed instruments and accessories, including some of Randy’s famous custom-made instruments. Music lessons are also available for students of all levels, a number of instruments, and a variety of styles.

Fretted Instrument Repair and Modifications

We do it all: set-ups, broken necks, headstocks, body damage, electronics installation, fret work,  custom and traditional refinishes, custom repair and restoration of vintage instruments, and insurance appraisals. And Randy does beautiful custom pearl inlay and wood carving as well. We also offer hardware repair, installation and re-finish work on wood-shell drums.

 Custom Made Instruments

On the menu are all fretted instruments including - but not limited to - mandolins (as well as octave mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos,) guitars (acoustic, electric and resonator,) banjos and ukuleles.

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Randy Wood's Pickin' Parlor is an acoustically-tuned

concert hall which seats 100 which hosts some of the

hottest acts in bluegrass! About 1/3 of our shows

feature Top 20 charting artists, as reflected in Bluegrass Today's Monthly Airplay reports. Typically, we put on two or three shows per month. Though most of our shows are feature Americana artists, we also bring in blues, jazz and other acoustic acts.












Adjoining the concert hall is Mac's Place BBQ, a terrific restaurant that serves up some mighty tasty soul food - and it is very popular with the locals as well as our performing artists!


The venue is also available for private events such as wedding receptions, workshops, musical recitals, rehearsal space, civic and business meetings. Catering may be arranged as well. Just contact us for scheduling and rates.


All concerts are broadcast live in true high-definition and can be viewed right on our website - and there is never a charge!

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