Category: Product Announcements

Strum Machine brings an accompanist to you

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most anyone who has worked to learn a musical instrument knows how useful it would be to have a buddy who would sit with you and strum along while you practice new songs. Often small errors in timing and meter can slip by before you […]


Stringworks tab book from Kristin Benson

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kristin Scott Benson has released a banjo tab book and CD package for her current solo project, Stringworks. The Grascals banjo picker worked with noted transcriber Russell Sawler to create tab for all the banjo solos and backup from the album, which includes a mix of […]


Ear Trumpet Labs introduces Nadine

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ear Trumpet Labs, a boutique microphone manufacturer in Portland, OR, has introduced their latest creation: a new microphone for upright bass players. One of the quirks of Ear Trumpet’s company culture is that all of their products carry a woman’s name instead of a model […]


Custom embossing available from Musicians Belt

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Musicians Belt, who for years has been offering high-quality no-scratch leather belts for string musicians, has announced a new program. The company now has a laser engraver in the shop, allowing them to cut custom logos into plain leather belts, and even add color to the […]


Introducing Dr Arm for mandolin

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

After seeing success with their handmade, wooden armrests for banjo players with nickel allergies, the Banjolit company has introduced a version of Dr. Arm for mandolin. Armrests for mandolin have become quite popular of late, patterned almost exactly on the sort of chin rests that […]


Deering introduces banjo thumbpick

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Deering Banjo company has added a new accessory to their line of products for banjo players. Their new thumbpick is now offered directly from their web site in a white pearloid finish. It is styled and sized much like the popular National brand picks that […]


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 […]