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Recording King USA Custom Shop Creates Art

Recording King M5 Deluxe BanjoHayward, CA -- Recording King's USA Custom Shop produces exquisitely crafted collectors' banjos handmade in the USA. The Custom Shop combines all the essential elements of classic Pre-War style banjos into one-of-a-kind instruments. Recording King's custom production is led by Greg Rich, who built his reputation designing some of the world's most unique deco-style banjos from the late 80's through the early 90's. The Custom Shop builds individual handcrafted works of art that stay true to classic Pre-War style and sound, but have a look and presence all their own.

Deering Launches a Goodtime 6-String Banjo

Deering Goodtime Solana 6 BanjoSpring Valley, CA -- With repeated requests from its customers to create a 6-string Goodtime banjo, Deering focused on giving the customers what they want with the new Goodtime Solana 6. The new Goodtime Solana 6 is a new kind of 6-string banjo designed to bring out the creativity in the player and features all of the American craftsmanship and quality that owners of Goodtime banjos have come to expect.

Country Artists Invest in Custom Guitar Straps

Instrument Straps/CMA/ By Jeff Walter
A guitar strap is more than a means to support a piece of musical equipment. It’s also a canvas for personal expression and for helping audiences see exactly who you are.

Epiphone Announces March Bluegrass Giveaway

Epiphone March Bluegrass GiveawayNashville, TN -- Epiphone, home to the world’s best professional affordable instruments, continues its 2014 monthly giveaways with an unprecedented opportunity for fans to take home everything they need to start an entire Bluegrass Band – just in time for spring!

Recording King Introduces Starlight Banjos for 2014

Recording King Starlight BanjoHayward, CA -- The popularity of the banjo reached an all-time high in 2013, a trend that shows no signs of slowing through 2014. As much as banjos have become a part of popular culture, many banjos look similar; with guitars it's always been easy to choose a model to reflect your personal style, but banjo players have never been offered the same opportunity for individuality...until now.

Two Old Hippies Hires Harry Fleishman

Harry FleishmanBend, OR -- Two Old Hippies, manufacturers of Breedlove and Bedell Guitars and Weber Fine Musical Instruments, is pleased to announce the addition of Harry Fleishman as Head of Research and Development for their facilities in Bend, Oregon. Harry brings over 40 years of guitar designing and building experience – as well as 30 years of teaching experience – to his new position. He’s responsible for pioneering work with multi-scale, multi-hole, and multi-wood-topped acoustic guitars, as well as electric upright basses for several leading guitar companies in the U.S., and around the world. Harry was director for two distinctive educational institutions – American School of Lutherie and Luthiers School International – and also taught lutherie in Italy, China, Australia, and Texas.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Sees Record Attendance

Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum set an all-time attendance record in 2012, museum officials announced today. The 2012 attendance total of 564,777 people is the largest in the institution’s 45-year history. The museum is host to much of our music's heritage including the Father of Bluegrass Music Bill Monroe's famed Loar Mandolin and instruments from the Carter Family and more. align=

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