• Banjo straps from Banjolit

    Our Slovak friends with Banjolit have introduced a new line of banjo straps which they will ship anywhere in the world. These are ultra-high quality, handmade straps made from the finest soft leather for comfort and durability. The three styles on

  • Limited edition Ellis F-5 Tradition mandolin

    Since 1977, Tom Ellis has been cranking out quality mandolins in Austin, TX. Bluegrass fans and mandolin gurus may recognize the name in the hands of Ricky Skaggs, Buck White, Steve Smith, and many more professional mandolinists throughout their careers,

  • ClawJammer picks go both ways on banjo

    Another trend we noticed at the World of Bluegrass, especially with IBMA expanding the boundaries of what they promote as bluegrass, is banjo players who feature both finger style and clawhammer picking in the same set. There were a number

  • Martin introduces Authentic Acoustic strings

    During last week's World of Bluegrass convention, the Martin guitar company introduced a new and improved line of guitar strings which they have branded as Authentic Acoustic. Martin had a major presence in the trade show exhibit hall, the first

  • Bluegrass Country Soul playing cards available

    Ahead of their upcoming Golden Anniversary restored edition of Bluegrass Country Soul, the filmmakers have created a special set of playing cards using still images from the film on the back. The 1971 feature-length film chronicled the happenings at Carlton Haney's

  • Wear your favorite banjo ’round your neck

    Our Slovak friends with BanjoLit have a couple of new items that should be of interest to Bluegrass Today readers. All of their products are designed and manufactured by musicians, shipped worldwide at reasonable prices, and inspired by their deep

  • Several new Martin Authentic models available

    In recent years, Martin Guitars has produced a flurry of new models. Everything from highly ornate museum pieces to artist-endorsed working guitars, in every size and style, are being made in Pennsylvania at the Martin factory, as well as low-priced

  • Reed Jones speaks up for Genzler Amplification

    Reed Jones, bass player with Audie Blaylock and Redline, shared a video he made recently about his experience using the Genzler Amplification Magellan 350 on the road with the band. The company specializes in compact amplification systems, and their products have