• Glen Crain endorses Pitt Resophonic Guitars

    Pitt Resophonic Guitars has announced an endorsement for Glen Grain, reso-guitarist with The Edgar Loudermilk Band. The guitars are made by Jerry Pitt in Melcher-Dallas, Iowa. Pitt is relatively new to the luthiery game, starting to build only a few years

  • Billy Strings endorses Thompson Guitars

    Preston Thompson Guitars in Sisters, OR has announced that young six-string phenom William Apostle has joined the company as an endorser. You may know him better by his stage name, Billy Strings. Billy has recently acquired a Thompson D-MA model, a

  • New Reso Line from Paul Beard

    When it comes to resophonic guitars, Paul Beard’s instruments are the gold standard for some of the best in the business, from the late Mike Auldridge to IBMA’s reigning Dobro Player of the Year, Jerry Douglas. But at $4,000 and

  • G7 Heritage Series Capo

    It's not terribly uncommon for companies to release new products or gadgets at trade shows and conventions. Such is the case with at least one company participating in the IBMA World of Bluegrass festivities this week in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • Davis Banjo introduces Don Reno model

    Davis Banjo in Harrisburg NC has introduced a new signature banjo for Don Wayne Reno, based on his father Don's iconic prewar RB-75, affectionately known as Nellie. Called their Don Reno model, this new banjo is designed as an exact replica of

  • Bluegrass Guru arrives for iOS

    Boyd Timothy is a bluegrass musician from Utah. He's a hard-core fan of the music, and like most of us, is a dedicated jammer. He is also a successful computer programmer with a degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and eleven

  • Wilson Banjo picks up Dale Perry

    The bluegrass festival season is just getting underway in earnest for 2016, and already the big news is the return of David Parmley to the circuit with his stellar band, Cardinal Tradition. Standing on stage with David on the five

  • XXX banjo celebrates Nechville anniversary

    Tom Nechville and his Nechville Musical Products company is celebrating 30 years of banjo building with a new limited production model they are dubbing XXX. Representing the Roman numerals for 30, the XXX is constructed with very high grade curly