• New from Recording King at NAMM

    Recording King used the occasion of the 2012 Summer NAMM show to debut a pair of new instruments for bluegrass pickers. One is a new entry into their affordably-priced, solid wood guitar series, and the other their first stab at the

  • RD-310 from Recording King

    Recording King has announced the debut of their latest solid-wood guitar, the RD-310. It's a 14-fret, dreadnaught body guitar with African mahogany back and sides, and an Adirondack (red) spruce top. The top braces are a forward-X (pre war) style, and

  • 2012 Bill Monroe calendar

    OK... so it's 6 weeks late. But even a 46 week calendar with brilliant images of Bill Monroe is still something bluegrass fans can cherish, yes? If so, you're in luck. Noted Nashville photographer Charmaine Lanham has produced a beautiful calendar

  • Bluegrass Jam Ball

    Here's something fun we found online, courtesy of the good folks at Janet Davis Music. We all remember the Magic 8 Ball, the ersatz occult toy that rose to popularity in the 1950s, along with the Oiuja board. Children (and adults?)

  • Two new guitars from Recording King

    Recording King introduced a pair of flat top, steel string guitars at last week's NAMM show in California. Their new Greenwich Village model is designed to offer hybrid styling and features - a 13 fret, dreadnaught scale on a deeper, smaller

  • Barnyard Bluegrass on your iPhone

    Got a small child in the house who likes to play with your iPad? The folks at Whynoceros Apps have developed a fun game for youngsters called Barnyard Bluegrass. Like most such apps, it seeks to both educate and entertain, and

  • Washburn B7 at NAMM

    Washburn introduced a new open-back banjo, the B-7, at last week's NAMM show in California. The pot consists of a cast aluminum shell, with 18 tension brackets. A full-scale mahogany neck with dot inlays in the rosewood board, and to-the-side tuners

  • The Loar introduces two new guitars

    The Loar, a division of The Music Link, has debuted a pair of new smaller body guitars during this week's Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. The LO-215 and 216 both feature a full-length, dreadnaught scale neck (25.4'') and a 1-11/16” nut

  • Crossroads announces Pisgah Ridge Records

    Crossroads Entertainment and Marketing, parent company of Mountain Home Music, has launched a new subsidiary label, Pisgah Ridge Records. The new bluegrass imprint will be used for special projects, like the recently-released solo album from The Boxcars' John Bowman, and to offer production,