Category: Product Announcements

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 […]


Deering introduces the Smile banjo bridge

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Deering Banjo Company has introduced a new banjo bridge design, so new that they have applied for a patent. Their Smile Bridge is so named for it’s unique shape, which does resemble a smile. The idea is to restrict the amount of stress on the […]


Deering introduces Clawgrass 2 banjo

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Deering Banjo Company has introduced a new edition of their signature Mark Johnson Clawgrass model, designed to offer the same tone and playability of the original, but at a price point more accessible to the average picker. The Clawgrass No. 2 uses the same high-grade […]


Fret Paw capo promises no retuning

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Al Ferguson, known in the banjo world as the developer of the Perfect Pitch capo, has a new product to introduce to the fretted stringed instrument world. The Fret Paw capo goes against most of the tradition in the capo world, which insists that the device […]


DR Strings introduce Veritas

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

DR Strings in Emerson, NJ has announced the introduction of a new line of strings for acoustic, flat top guitars. Their VERITAS strings are a hex-core, phosphor bronze string designed for long life without the need for coatings or surface treatment. DR has received a patent […]


GPS-8 personal monitor from Galaxy Audio

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass performers have long experienced frustrations with stage monitors. Being able to hear yourself on stage is always crucial for a solid show, and not every quality picker and singer is a whiz when it comes to sound reinforcement. Many acoustic groups have moved into using in-ear, wireless monitor […]


Two new Martin Authentics for 2016

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

CF Martin has announced two new guitars in their highly-touted Authentic Series for 2016. This series was created by taking representative vintage guitars from their museum, or from trusted collectors, and studying their dimensions in great detail using CAT scanner designed for examining antiques and artifacts […]


TAD the app – low budget album design

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

TAD, short for Thumbnail Art Design, is a low cost app for iPhone and iPad, created to make it simple for artists on a budget to produce their own album or single cover art without engaging a designer. Anyone who has recorded a self-produced project […]


Bourgeois introduces 40th Anniversary model

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bourgeois has announced a limited run of a truly distinctive, 40th Anniversary guitar. Only 15 of these models will be built, using special reserve quilted mahogany back/sides and master grade, torrified adirondack spruce tops. They will be offered in either a dreadnaught or orchestra model […]