Category: Product Announcements

Deering introduces Goodtime Americana

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Huber announces the Workhorse Banjo

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Bourgeois announces limited edition Bryan Sutton model

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Straight Up Strings from Roger Siminoff

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

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’ […]


Two new capos from Planet Waves

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Planet Waves, the accessories division of D’Addario, has announced a pair of new capos for fretted stringed instruments.  The NS Artist Capo for guitar and the NS Banjo/Mandolin Pro aim to offer musicians features found in hand-tooled models at a much lower price. The NS […]


College Guitars – perfect for March Madness

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our President has filled out his NCAA bracket – how about you? People all over the US are going crazy for the college basketball tournament, just as they do every this time every year, and a clever music company has found a new way to […]


Deering introduces Terry Baucom banjo strings

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Deering has introduced a new item for banjo players, a custom-gauged set of Terry Baucom strings. This set is what might best be called medium-light, or heavy top, light bottom in guitar parlance. The first and 5th strings are heavier than a standard light gauge, […]


Scheerhorn unveils new Rob Ickes guitar

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tim Scheerhorn and Rob Ickes have announced a new resonator guitar, designed by Tim to Rob’s specs, and manufactured in the US by National Reso-Phonic Guitars. It is made using Scheerhorn’s L-body design, built larger than the guitar dreadnaught profile for greater volume and projection. The […]


New from Washburn for 2014

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

During January’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, Washburn introduced several new instrument models that should be of interest to bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Their R360K offers a resonator guitar with a parlor sized body, with a shaded spruce top and back and sides of Trembesi, a […]


Martin introduces D-28 Authentic 1937

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Among the several new products announced for 2014, Martin has a few that will be of special interest to bluegrass guitar pickers. Of particular note is a new model in their Authentic series, the D-28 Authentic 1937. Like the others in this series, this vintage reproduction […]