Category: Product Announcements

Scheerhorn unveils new Rob Ickes guitar

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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New from Washburn for 2014

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Martin introduces D-28 Authentic 1937

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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F&R Stewart Violins

| January 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
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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 […]

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Banjo Rolls Trainer for Mac

| September 6, 2013 | 1 Comment
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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 […]

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Two new mandolins from Morgan Monroe

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Firefly Pick at Kickstarter

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Seth Avett model from C.F. Martin

| May 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
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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. […]

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Nechville announces Diamond Joe/Sonny Smith banjo

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Tony Rice monel strings from Martin

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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