Category: Product Announcements

Two new capos from Planet Waves

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Planet Waves, the accessories division of D’Addario, has announced a pair of new capos for fretted stringed instruments.  The NS Artist Capo for guitar and the NS Banjo/Mandolin Pro aim to offer musicians features found in hand-tooled models at a much lower price. The NS […]


College Guitars – perfect for March Madness

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our President has filled out his NCAA bracket – how about you? People all over the US are going crazy for the college basketball tournament, just as they do every this time every year, and a clever music company has found a new way to […]


Deering introduces Terry Baucom banjo strings

| March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Deering has introduced a new item for banjo players, a custom-gauged set of Terry Baucom strings. This set is what might best be called medium-light, or heavy top, light bottom in guitar parlance. The first and 5th strings are heavier than a standard light gauge, […]


Scheerhorn unveils new Rob Ickes guitar

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tim Scheerhorn and Rob Ickes have announced a new resonator guitar, designed by Tim to Rob’s specs, and manufactured in the US by National Reso-Phonic Guitars. It is made using Scheerhorn’s L-body design, built larger than the guitar dreadnaught profile for greater volume and projection. The […]


New from Washburn for 2014

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

During January’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, Washburn introduced several new instrument models that should be of interest to bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Their R360K offers a resonator guitar with a parlor sized body, with a shaded spruce top and back and sides of Trembesi, a […]


Martin introduces D-28 Authentic 1937

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Among the several new products announced for 2014, Martin has a few that will be of special interest to bluegrass guitar pickers. Of particular note is a new model in their Authentic series, the D-28 Authentic 1937. Like the others in this series, this vintage reproduction […]


F&R Stewart Violins

| January 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

Poor Ron Stewart… he just doesn’t have enough to do. In addition to recording and touring with The Boxcars, he is among the most in-demand producers and session players in bluegrass, on both banjo and fiddle. On off days, he works on fiddles with his […]


Banjo Rolls Trainer for Mac

| September 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 […]


Two new mandolins from Morgan Monroe

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Firefly Pick at Kickstarter

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]