• Trey Hensley endorses Thompson Guitars

    Trey Hensley, one half of the power pickin' duo, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, has signed on as the latest endorser of Preston Thompson guitars. While the two were out in Oregon for the Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert series, Trey

  • GHS adds Pure Nickel mandolin strings

    GHS Strings in Battle Creek, MI has added a new set to its offerings for mandolin. Their Pure Nickel strings are available in two gauges, medium and medium light. Nickel strings were preferred by many string musicians in the 1950s for

  • Michael Cleveland instructional fiddle video

    Bluegrass fiddle master Michael Cleveland, the most awarded fiddler in IBMA history, has released his first instructional video for sale and download online. Working with his friend and fellow fiddle freak Gil Benson, Michael has determined that video is the ideal

  • D’Addario inks deal with Eastman Guitars

    D’Addario Strings has announced a new partnership with Eastman Guitars to provide strings for shipping on all of their new instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, and mandolins. Eastman has been very aggressive in providing both Asian-made orchestral instruments to the

  • Thalia Capos introduces wooden flatpicks

    Thalia Capos, whose innovative clamp-style devices using exotic wood veneers to improve the aesthetic have become such a hit, have taken the next logical step in guitar accessory production. The company was founded back in 2010 when Chris Bradley, a mechanical

  • Rhonda and the Rage demonstrate Shure MOTIV

    Recently Rhonda Vincent & The Rage teamed up with the Nashville team for Shure to help them demonstrate their new MV88 stereo microphone. It's part of their MOTIV line of microphones designed specifically for use with iOS devices for home recording