• Saddle Finger Picks

    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

  • Huss & Dalton to introduce The Pilgrim

    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

  • Shubb introduces Fine Tune capos

    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

  • Straight Up Strings for guitar

    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

  • Jason Burleson model banjo from Prucha

    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

  • Banjo Babes – back for 2016

    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

  • Dr Arm from Banjolit

    US grassers are rapidly getting used to the idea of bluegrass music being a truly international endeavor. It may be, and may long remain, a primarily American musical form, but important contributions from beyond our shores are a regular component

  • Headless banjo design from Jody King

    Folks in south central Virginia have known Jody King for years, both as a first rate musician on banjo, mandolin, and guitar, and as an inveterate tinkerer, prone to experiment with instrument design, especially on the five string. He's a

  • Deering brings back the banjo uke

    One of the interesting trends of the early 20th century was the fascination with converting all sorts of stringed instruments into banjos. People made mandolins into banjos, and guitars, and most ill-advisedly, even full scale string basses were fashioned onto

  • Country Boy banjo tabs from Greg Cahill

    Greg Cahill has announced the availability of a book of banjo tab transcriptions that match the most recent Special Consensus album, Country Boy - A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver. The book contains tablature for all of the banjo played on