Category: Product Announcements

J.D. Crowe capo from Elliott

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Hook Mandolins snags two new endorsers at SPBGMA

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


How quickly can you turn a banjo into an electric?

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Deering introduces 6 string Goodtime banjo

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Collings introduces Waterloo Guitars

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Do you need Power Pins for your guitar?

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


New bridge for electric banjo from Ryan Cavanaugh

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

It may have appeal for only a limited sector of the banjo world, but pro-picker Ryan Cavanaugh has come up with a new bridge for use on electric banjos that dramatically enhances the natural banjo tone. They will only work on models with a bridge […]


Rudiger Helbig banjo strings from Ortega

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rüdiger Helbig may be the most popular banjo picker in Germany, so much so that he is credited for helping create and nurture the bluegrass scene in Western Europe. His band, Huckleberry Five, tours the continent bringing American-style music to appreciative crowds, and since 1979 his […]


Timbre – A new case in town

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s a new player in the impact-resistant flight case game. Peter McMath has launched Timbre Cases, and will soon be producing these high quality instrument cases from his home base in Fredericton, New Brunswick in Canada. They are manufactured using an extrusion process from Kydex thermoplastic, a […]


Huber introduces the Classic 58

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Huber Banjos, whose Truetone series has been patterned after vintage prewar instruments, has introduced a model styled after the classic Bow Tie banjo introduced when widespread production resumed after WWII. In this case, it’s The Classic 58, what most connoisseurs view as the definitive example of this style […]