Category: Product Announcements

Glen Crain endorses Pitt Resophonic Guitars

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pitt Resophonic Guitars has announced an endorsement for Glen Grain, reso-guitarist with The Edgar Loudermilk Band. The guitars are made by Jerry Pitt in Melcher-Dallas, Iowa. Pitt is relatively new to the luthiery game, starting to build only a few years ago with a vision […]


Billy Strings endorses Thompson Guitars

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Preston Thompson Guitars in Sisters, OR has announced that young six-string phenom William Apostle has joined the company as an endorser. You may know him better by his stage name, Billy Strings. Billy has recently acquired a Thompson D-MA model, a dreadnought body with mahogany […]


New Reso Line from Paul Beard

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

When it comes to resophonic guitars, Paul Beard’s instruments are the gold standard for some of the best in the business, from the late Mike Auldridge to IBMA’s reigning Dobro Player of the Year, Jerry Douglas. But at $4,000 and up, his guitars were priced […]


G7 Heritage Series Capo

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s not terribly uncommon for companies to release new products or gadgets at trade shows and conventions. Such is the case with at least one company participating in the IBMA World of Bluegrass festivities this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. The good people at G7th capos […]


Davis Banjo introduces Don Reno model

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Davis Banjo in Harrisburg NC has introduced a new signature banjo for Don Wayne Reno, based on his father Don’s iconic prewar RB-75, affectionately known as Nellie. Called their Don Reno model, this new banjo is designed as an exact replica of Nellie, which has quite […]


Bluegrass Guru arrives for iOS

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Boyd Timothy is a bluegrass musician from Utah. He’s a hard-core fan of the music, and like most of us, is a dedicated jammer. He is also a successful computer programmer with a degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and eleven year’s experience working at Novell, […]


Galaxy Audio introduces new headset condenser microphones

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass music has certainly benefited from modern advances in live sound reinforcement, as has every form of stage entertainment. If you’ve followed the music for many years, you’ll have noticed how much better the sound has gotten since the first festivals in the 1960s – […]


Martin introduces anniversary dreadnaughts for 2016

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a part of their year-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the dreadnaught guitar body style they debuted in 1916, the CF Martin Guitar Company in Nazareth, PA has a number of guitars being introduced at this week’s Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. These include […]


Wilson Banjo picks up Dale Perry

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The bluegrass festival season is just getting underway in earnest for 2016, and already the big news is the return of David Parmley to the circuit with his stellar band, Cardinal Tradition. Standing on stage with David on the five is Dale Perry, as he […]


XXX banjo celebrates Nechville anniversary

| June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tom Nechville and his Nechville Musical Products company is celebrating 30 years of banjo building with a new limited production model they are dubbing XXX. Representing the Roman numerals for 30, the XXX is constructed with very high grade curly maple stained with what they call […]