Category: Product Announcements

Bourgeois introduces 40th Anniversary model

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Deering banjos in rainbow colors

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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What can you get for the banjo player who has everything? How about a brightly colored banjo for every day of the week? Deering Banjos is offering a limited number of specially-stained instruments in a number of ostentatious colors for that banjo player on your […]

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Saddle Finger Picks

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Richard McVicker is one of those guys who when he runs in to an obstacle, immediately starts looking for a solution. We ran into him and his banjo picks in the exhibit hall during the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention in late September, and he explained […]

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Huss & Dalton to introduce The Pilgrim

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As they celebrate their 20th Anniversary this month, Virginia luthiers Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton are preparing to introduce a new dreadnaught guitar model to their traditional line. The Pilgrim is designed to be a bluegrass picker’s box, with East Indian rosewood back and sides, […]

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Shubb introduces Fine Tune capos

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Shubb has introduced a new capo to their line of products. Called the Fine Tune Capo, it is designed for guitar and banjo players who prefer the U-shaped, screw-activated models which have been especially popular among bluegrass musicians of late. This is a radical redesign […]

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Straight Up Strings for guitar

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Over the next few days we will describe some of the new items for bluegrass folks introduced in the Exhibit Hall during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention earlier this month, and a few that were new to us. First up is Straight Up Strings […]

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Jason Burleson model banjo from Prucha

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Jaroslav Prucha has introduced a new artist signature model to his line of professional grade bluegrass instruments, made in the Czech Republic. This one is for banjo player Jason Burleson of Blue Highway, and has his signature engraved in an inlay block at the 19th fret. It’s […]

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Banjo Babes – back for 2016

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Banjo Babes Calendar is back for 2016. The same folks who launched this musical almanac project in 2014 are back with their third edition for next year. With Erin Inglish again at the helm, the 2016 Banjo Babes Calendar is designed to help publicize […]

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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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