Category: Product Announcements

Two new Martin Authentics for 2016

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

CF Martin has announced two new guitars in their highly-touted Authentic Series for 2016. This series was created by taking representative vintage guitars from their museum, or from trusted collectors, and studying their dimensions in great detail using CAT scanner designed for examining antiques and artifacts […]


TAD the app – low budget album design

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

TAD, short for Thumbnail Art Design, is a low cost app for iPhone and iPad, created to make it simple for artists on a budget to produce their own album or single cover art without engaging a designer. Anyone who has recorded a self-produced project […]


Bourgeois introduces 40th Anniversary model

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Deering banjos in rainbow colors

| November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Saddle Finger Picks

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Saddle Finger Pick

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 […]


Huss & Dalton to introduce The Pilgrim

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

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, […]


Shubb introduces Fine Tune capos

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Straight Up Strings for guitar

| October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Jason Burleson model banjo from Prucha

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Banjo Babes – back for 2016

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]