I’m Dave Bloxham of Beyond Guitars. You’re looking at the small business which I began on a shoestring back in 2008 when I was teaching bluegrass banjo in my area in northern California. Bluegrass players are a little less common out here than in some parts of the USA, and there were really no music stores around who could support my students- So I learned how to fill that role and began providing Rover entry level and the advanced Gold Star banjos (which was the first quality banjo I bought myself back in ’76).
It really began when I was just 12 years old- The sound of the banjo must have altered my brain I guess. And after The Beverly Hillbillies’ show and Dueling banjos became so popular I was determined to learn it, if I could. I kept hounding my parents until they caved. I started with lessons at a nearby music store, and luckily for me the only one for miles around that had a banjo teacher! Back then I didn’t know anyone into this kind of music, but I kept on practicing. There was just “something about that sound”, I wanted to make it myself. I still think it’s an awesome instrument, fun to play and share, and it brought me here!
Over the years I’ve taught many how to play and I’ve expanded to carry all kinds of bluegrass and folk instruments, I rebuild great old forgotten banjos when I can, I quit my job working for someone else, and I’m now an official member of America’s small business fleet! This business is obviously important to me, and I thrive or starve on my personal service. I prefer to thrive. I do my best for every customer no matter where they are- local or far away.
This site is the result of many hours of my work too, and I appreciate you looking around. You can begin at the header in the menu and sub-menus for categories, or you can search for anything you’re interested in. Just type in any word like Baby (for baby guitar) or Harmonica, it’s best to keep it simple. If you have any questions please contact me at the bottom of this page, or visit my Facebook page HERE
More about me on the “about us” page. For now, Thanks and God Bless!