The Music Link, a California company who distributes a variety of musical instrument lines, many produced in Asia, has announced two new instruments which will be of interest to bluegrass pickers.
First up is the new Artist Deluxe Banjo from Recording King. This is a maple instrument with gold plated and engraved hardware, and is the most ornate Recording King model released to date.
It also features a bound ebony fingerboard, 3 ply rim and 20 hole tone ring. Like all the Recording King banjos, this one was designed by Greg Rich.
The Artist Deluxe carries a retail price of $2449.99. Recording King has a dealer locater page on their site, if you want to see one in person.
Also new from The Music Link is the Palatino Violin Corner Bass. This is a flat back, maple bass with a carved ebony fingerboard, 24:1 geared, single plate tuners, and is available in 3/4 size.
The Violin Corner bass comes with a Padded DuraGuard Nylon Bag and has a retail price of $999.99
Visit the Palatino Musical Instruments web site to find a dealer – either online or at a store near you.