Tag: resonator guitar

Mike Auldridge guitars offered for sale

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fans of the late Mike Auldridge have a unique opportunity to own one of his personal reso-guitars. A pair are currently being offered at auction on eBay, with the proceeds going to the Auldridge family. Both are Beard Guitars, the company Mike worked with and […]


Janet Davis Music grand opening celebration

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Janet Davis Music has been among the top retailers of bluegrass instruments, accessories and music for almost four decades now, starting as a small family business run by banjo teacher Janet Davis and her husband, Jim. Last year, the Davis’s handed over operations to new […]


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 […]


The Next Move update from Uncle Phil

| January 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

We just received an update, and some great studio photos, from Phil Leadbetter. He has been working this past several months at Eagle Canyon Studios in Lebanon, TN on a new solo project, engineered and co-produced by Steve Thomas. Phil tells us that it has been a […]


Sleigh Ride from Greg Booth

| December 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

Alaskan reso-wizard Greg Booth has created a tradition of recording and distributing a dobro version of a Christmas classic each year. For 2013, it’s Sleigh Ride, written by Leroy Anderson and popularized by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, with Amanda Kerr on fiddle and […]


Phil Leadbetter booking again

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

In addition to being an award-winning resonator guitarist, Phil Leadbetter was also one of the busiest booking agents in bluegrass prior to his cancer treatments starting in the Spring of 2011. He was the primary agent for J.D. Crowe & the New South while he […]


ResoSummit announces 2013 scholarship winner

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rob Ickes’ 7th Annual ResoSummit convenes later this afternoon in Nashville, with more than 100 resonator slide guitarists from all over the world congregating to study with top practitioners of the instrument. With the start of festivities comes the announcement of this year’s recipient of the Houston Caldwell […]


Doug Davidson passes

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Doug Davidson, who joined Laurel River Line just 8 months ago on resonator guitar, passed away yesterday after a short and tragic bout with cancer. He was 45 years old. Matt Scarborough, the band’s mandolinist, tells us that Doug fell ill in June, but doctors […]


Uncle Phil starting new solo project

| October 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

When we caught up with reso-guitar man Phil Leadbetter in Raleigh, he mentioned that he was getting ready to start work on a new album, and that he would have more details to share this week. The word is that Phil will recording soon for […]