• Gibson acquires vintage Epiphone collection

    2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the Gibson Company acquiring the Epiphone brand, which they have continued to operate as a separate product line. Though it now largely consists of less expensive replicas of popular Gibson models, Epiphone was once a

  • Gibson Skaggs model mandolin video

    We posted about the Ricky Skaggs signature Master Model F5 mandolin when it was announced at IBMA '06, and again when it first appeared on Gibson's web site. The mandolin is being officially introduced this week at the Winter NAMM show,

  • Ricky Skaggs Master Model Gibson mandolin

    We posted back in October about several new bluegrass instruments which Gibson debuted at the IBMA trade show. At that time, we mentioned the Ricky Skaggs signature mandolin, and indicated that no further information was available on the Gibson web

  • New Gibson bluegrass models introduced

    Gibson's bluegrass division introduced three new limited edition models recently - one each in their banjo, dobro and mandolin lines. The new banjo is a vintage RB-4 re-issue. Like the style 4 banjos made prior to WWII, this re-issue will be

  • Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend scholarships announced

    The recipients of this year's Charlie Derrington Memorial Scholarship to attend the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend have been announced. Four young musicians (aged 13-24) were selected, each of whom will attend the three day instructional weekend with their full tuition, accommodations

  • Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend ’06

    Information on the 2006 Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend is now available on the RBW web site. The event will be held November 10-12 in Roanoke, VA and offers three days of intensive instruction in the fine points of playing bluegrass music. This