• Weber reso models debut

    Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a new line of resophonic guitars. Bruce Weber started his small shop with just himself and three other instrument crafters, and now has a staff of 12 luthiers working in a

  • Casey Henry Kel Kroydon banjo

    Nashville-based banjo picker - and Bluegrass Blog contributor - Casey Henry is the latest banjoist to debut a signature model in the Kel Kroydon line manufactured by Tom Mirisola and the American Made Banjo Co. The Casey Henry model is part

  • Recording King Custom Shop

    The instrument company Recording King has recently opened a custom shop and is accepting orders for handcrafted banjos and acoustic guitars, in both the U.S. and Japan. You start with a standard Recording King model and order changes in components, finishes,

  • Huber Banjos introduces The Berkshire

    Steve Huber and his talented team of craftsmen at Huber Banjos have a new model in their line. The Berkshire was introduced officially at this past October's IBMA convention in Nashville and is featured in their 2008 catalog. It was designed

  • New Tom Adams banjo tab book

    Tom Adams has just published a new book of banjo transcriptions taken from his playing on Audie Blaylock's Trains Are The Only Way To Fly CD. The book contains tabs for all Tom's breaks and multiple backup sections in this

  • Weber: Octar Mandolin

    Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments recently introduced a new instrument to it's catalog, the Octar Mandolin. The Octar is an octave mandolin built on a guitar body with a carved top and f-hole style sound holes. It is being offered in both

  • Driving With The Duke

    Banjo icon Terry Baucom has recently released a new instructional DVD titled Driving With The Duke. The DVD is hosted by Terry's wife, and award winning DJ, Cindy Baucom. Cindy and Terry review his history with the banjo and the various

  • Powertune: Self-tuning Guitars?

    I've heard old-school musicians bemoan the use of electronic tuners. They feel a person should train their ear to hear the pitches and tune that way. Electronic tuning devices have become a part of the fabric of playing a stringed

  • Washburn Baby Jumbos debut

    The new Washburn Baby Jumbo acoustic guitars, which had been announced earlier this year, are now shipping to dealers. Washburn is marketing these two new models as intended for players who like the sound of a larger body guitar, but