Category: Product Announcements

Seth Avett model from C.F. Martin

| May 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

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. […]


Nechville announces Diamond Joe/Sonny Smith banjo

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Tony Rice monel strings from Martin

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


New banjos, mandolin from Morgan Monroe

| March 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

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 […]


Martin’s new Authentic Series guitars

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Cody Kilby signature guitar from PRS

| January 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

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 […]


Protect and recover your stuff with GearTrack

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Happy Sweet Sixteen to the Good Times banjo

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

It was in September 1996 that the Deering Banjo Company introduced what has become its most popular and iconic model. The Good Times banjo was the brainchild of founder and chief luthier Greg Deering, who was determined to design an inexpensive student instrument that could […]


A Year-Long Treat

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

At this time when competition for your dollar bills is relentless, promotional tools are becoming all the more innovative. And bluegrass music is no different. Two years ago the Bluegrass Calendar offered access to some audio clips, one for each month of the year. For the 2013 […]


Aged Tone Series guitars from Bourgeois

| December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bourgeois Guitars has debuted a new series of instruments designed to replicate the tone and response of the great vintage guitars, the holy grail of every modern builder. These new guitars are being billed as the Aged Tone series, crafted with two special processes in their […]