• Bourgeois introduces Touchstone Signature models

    Bourgeois Guitars in Lewiston, ME has announced two new models in their Touchstone series of more budget friendly guitars. These are guitars designed by Bourgeois, with tops hand-voiced and braced by their luthiers in Maine, and then carefully vacuum-sealed and

  • Cirrus Guitars launches in Michigan

    Veteran acoustic guitar builder Mike Franks, of M.J. Franks Guitars, and his former apprentice, Tobin McGlassion of McGlassion Guitars, have joined forces to launch Cirrus Guitars, dedicated to building professional grade steel string guitars at a more affordable price point. They

  • Gibson introduces two new F-5 mandolins

    Gibson has announced two new instruments in its iconic F-5 mandolin line, a replica of the historic 1923 Loar, and a modern version for players who want the sound without all the frills. The 1923 F-5 Master Model Reissue is a

  • D’Addario adds leather auto lock straps

    D'Addario has introduced a new guitar strap that may be of interest to bluegrass pickers. It's a soft leather strap with their Auto Lock system built in, available in either 2.5'' or 3'' widths. The Auto Lock system is spring loaded,

  • Nechville announces Billy Failing model banjo

    Nechville Musical Products has announced a new signature artist model for Billy Failing, banjo picker with Billy Strings. It's a Vintage Eclipse model, but made with a maple neck and resonator, using the Nechville Heli-Mount integrated pot system. Like the

  • Touchstone Country Boy models from Bourgeois Guitars

    Bourgeois Guitars has introduced two new models as part of their continuing collaboration with the Eastman Music Company and their manufacturing facilities in Bazhou, China. This partnership allows the company to offer hand-crafted, solid wood guitars, designed by Dana Bourgeois,