Category: Product Announcements

Banjo Rolls Trainer for Mac

| September 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Back in June we posted about a clever iOS app called Banjo Rolls Trainer, offered for $1.99 in the Apple App Store. It was developed by Czech banjo player Jiri Marlalous to give banjo students and players something a bit more interesting than a metronome to practice […]

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Two new mandolins from Morgan Monroe

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Morgan Monroe has two new budget-minded mandolin models which should be available from their many dealers by October 2013. Both are solid wood spruce and maple instruments, with a walnut sunburst finish. The MFM-750 has an F-style body made with a solid spruce top and maple […]

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Firefly Pick at Kickstarter

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
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What can you get for the flatpicker who has everything? Well… if the soon-to-be-concluded Kickstarter campaign for The Firefly Pick is successful, they could have a pick that lights up in the color of their choice with each stroke! The Firefly Pick is the brainchild […]

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Seth Avett model from C.F. Martin

| May 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Martin has introduced a signature model guitar for Seth Avett, one half of the wildly popular rock/bluegrass aggregation, The Avett Brothers. It’s based on the D-35, with some special appointments. The traditional 35 style 3-piece back is Indian rosewood, with a figured koa center wedge. […]

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Nechville announces Diamond Joe/Sonny Smith banjo

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Nechville Musical Products has debuted a new Diamond Joe banjo, customized as a signature model for Sonny Smith. Sonny, along with his guitar-picking brother Kenny, has been playing bluegrass music since he was a child. Both were entering – and winning – instrumental competitions by […]

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Tony Rice monel strings from Martin

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Here’s another new product from CF Martin introduced earlier this year at the 2013 NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. After many years endorsing strings from other manufacturers, Tony Rice now has a signature set from Martin. He has long favored strings made with monel, a […]

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New banjos, mandolin from Morgan Monroe

| March 18, 2013 | 3 Comments
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The folks at Morgan Monroe have introduced a number of new instruments which may be of interest to the bluegrass/acoustic market. They are even giving away one of the new banjo models in July from their Facebook page to help spread the word. Two of […]

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Martin’s new Authentic Series guitars

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Flatpickers and aficionados of dreadnaught guitars take note. C.F. Martin & Co.has introduced a number of prewar replicas – copies of their own vintage classics – among their Authentic Series instruments. During last month’s NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, Martin unveiled 2 D-28 models, plus […]

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Cody Kilby signature guitar from PRS

| January 14, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Paul Reed Smith guitars have long had the reputation for making electric, solid-body guitars of the highest quality. Things got started in a small shop in Annapolis, MD during the mid-1980s, with Smith building by hand, by himself. As word of his finely-crafted instruments began […]

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Protect and recover your stuff with GearTrack

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Wouldn’t it be great if you could register all your valuable musical instruments and gear online, with photos, descriptions, serial numbers, and identifying characteristics? In the event of loss, theft or damage, it would make recovery or insurance claims much easier. This is the idea […]

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