Category: Product Announcements

Dr Arm from Banjolit

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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US grassers are rapidly getting used to the idea of bluegrass music being a truly international endeavor. It may be, and may long remain, a primarily American musical form, but important contributions from beyond our shores are a regular component of bluegrass news. Eastern Europe […]

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Headless banjo design from Jody King

| April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Folks in south central Virginia have known Jody King for years, both as a first rate musician on banjo, mandolin, and guitar, and as an inveterate tinkerer, prone to experiment with instrument design, especially on the five string. He’s a fixture at local shows and […]

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Deering brings back the banjo uke

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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One of the interesting trends of the early 20th century was the fascination with converting all sorts of stringed instruments into banjos. People made mandolins into banjos, and guitars, and most ill-advisedly, even full scale string basses were fashioned onto a banjo body. The most […]

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Country Boy banjo tabs from Greg Cahill

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Greg Cahill has announced the availability of a book of banjo tab transcriptions that match the most recent Special Consensus album, Country Boy – A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver. The book contains tablature for all of the banjo played on the record, solos and […]

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J.D. Crowe capo from Elliott

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Hot on the heels of his Tony Rice signature guitar capo, Phill Elliott has introduced a signature banjo capo for J.D. Crowe. This is a stainless steel device of the highest quality and is available in a number of top bar widths, for either flat […]

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Hook Mandolins snags two new endorsers at SPBGMA

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Chris Shelton with Hook Mandolins made a good showing during the SPBGMA convention earlier this month. He found endorsers for both of his mandolin lines. One was a foregone conclusion, as Zach Rambo from Marty Raybon and Full Circle had technically signed on as an endorser some […]

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How quickly can you turn a banjo into an electric?

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tom Nechville, of Nechville Musical Products, has created a DIY video showing how easily any Nechville tone ring banjo can be quickly converted into a solid body electric using the Nechville Turbo Module. Nechville is fond of this sort of jet-age phraseology, calling his radical […]

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Deering introduces 6 string Goodtime banjo

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Deering Banjo Company has introduced their first 6 string model in their popular Goodtime Banjo series. The Solana 6 is a nylon stringed model, tuned and played like a guitar, with a rock maple 22-fret neck attached to Deering’s 16-bracket 12” pot assembly. Like […]

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Collings introduces Waterloo Guitars

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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It was almost a year ago when Collings Guitars introduced the concept behind their new line, Waterloo Guitars. Bill Collings had begun experimenting with replicating the off-brand, less expensive guitars that were produced during the Depression era, many of which have become prized by collectors […]

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Do you need Power Pins for your guitar?

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Anyone who’s owned an acoustic, steel-stringed guitar for years – or ever worked in a music store – understands the tedium involved in changing guitar strings. It may not be the worst possible way to spend 15-20 minutes of your life, but most of us […]

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