Category: Product Announcements

New bridge for electric banjo from Ryan Cavanaugh

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It may have appeal for only a limited sector of the banjo world, but pro-picker Ryan Cavanaugh has come up with a new bridge for use on electric banjos that dramatically enhances the natural banjo tone. They will only work on models with a bridge […]

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Rudiger Helbig banjo strings from Ortega

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Rüdiger Helbig may be the most popular banjo picker in Germany, so much so that he is credited for helping create and nurture the bluegrass scene in Western Europe. His band, Huckleberry Five, tours the continent bringing American-style music to appreciative crowds, and since 1979 his […]

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Timbre – A new case in town

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There’s a new player in the impact-resistant flight case game. Peter McMath has launched Timbre Cases, and will soon be producing these high quality instrument cases from his home base in Fredericton, New Brunswick in Canada. They are manufactured using an extrusion process from Kydex thermoplastic, a […]

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Huber introduces the Classic 58

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Huber Banjos, whose Truetone series has been patterned after vintage prewar instruments, has introduced a model styled after the classic Bow Tie banjo introduced when widespread production resumed after WWII. In this case, it’s The Classic 58, what most connoisseurs view as the definitive example of this style […]

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Tony Rice model from Elliott Capos

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A new limited-edition, hand-crafted Tony Rice signature guitar capo from Elliott Capos is now available. Made from hand polished stainless steel, they are offered in four widths, and each has Tony’s signature engraved along one of the arms. Only 1951 will be created, a tribute to […]

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Straight Up Strings for banjo

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Straight Up Strings, designed and marketed by Roger Siminoff, is following up the successful introduction of their mandolin strings with three sets for banjo, starting October 1. Like the mandolin strings, Roger designed these sets to create even downward tension from each of the five […]

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Deering introduces Goodtime Americana

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Deering Banjo Company has introduced the latest addition to their popular Goodtime series, designed for budget conscious old time 5 string players. The Americana model is made with a 12” rim, resulting in a larger head surface and a frequency response with greater resonance in […]

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Huber announces the Workhorse Banjo

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Huber Banjos has been known for building prewar replica banjos of the highest quality, for the most discriminating players. But their newest model, dubbed The Workhorse, sets a different goal. Officially introduced this week, their latest entry is designed to offer the quality workmanship that has been […]

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Bourgeois announces limited edition Bryan Sutton model

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Bourgeois Guitars has announced their latest model, The Bryan Sutton Limited Edition (LE) Dreadnaught, which will be crafted in a limited run of thirty guitars. This is designed as a replica of Bryan’s 1997 D-150 Bourgeois, the one he used during his time with Ricky Skaggs, and on […]

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Straight Up Strings from Roger Siminoff

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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For the past fifty plus years, Roger Siminoff has been at the forefront of technical analysis for fretted stringed instruments. He has published his research over the years in a number of publications geared towards acoustic musicians, notably Banjo NewsLetter and both Frets and Pickin’ […]

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