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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 The Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo

RKT-05 BanjoHayward, CA -- Recording King introduces the Dirty 30's Tenor Banjo, bringing 100 years of history into the present with the rugged, road-ready vibe of the Dirty 30's line. The tenor banjo first came to prominence in the early 1900's, and its C-G-D-A tuning is especially well suited for folk, Celtic and Dixieland music.

Halloween: Did You Know that Banjos Kill Zombies?

Zombie Killer Goodtime BanjoIt's Halloween season and if you really need a killer item, consider a Zombie Banjo! Inspired by the movie “Zombieland” featuring Woody Harrelson whose character at one point uses a banjo to fight off Zombies, Greg Deering created the latest 5-string Goodtime banjo - the Zombie Killer Goodtime banjo. Launched at the 2013 Anaheim NAMM (National Association of Music Merchandisers) Trade Show, the Zombie Killer banjo was a hit with general attendees and dealers alike. With a “blood splatter” resonator finish and a “saw blade-edged” brilliant red flange made with a cut-out zombie-themed pattern to match the fingerboard inlays, the Zombie Killer will capture the attention of the audience without even strumming a note. Now, we just need some great zombie bluegrass music to go after.

Shackleton British Banjo Campaign a Top 5% Kickstarter Project

Shackleton BanjoNorfolk-based business The Great British Banjo Company has raised £43,000 on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, to fund development of the first affordable British banjo for more than 60 years. The company, headed by brand expert and author Simon Middleton and award-winning company chairman Nigel Cushion, has attracted support from more than 200 enthusiasts all over the world, who have all pledged money to the project.

Securing Your Valued Musical Instruments - A Safe Way

SafeWe keep hearing about valuable prized instruments being stolen or damaged due to fire or other unexpected events. While insurance will pay some for instruments, provided that they are even insured, the concept of securing them safe and sound is becoming a bigger and bigger issue as the stolen instrument lists become bigger and longer. There has to be a better way. Never, ever, leave an instrument unattended. Not at home. Not in the car. Not at a venue. Just don't do it. It only takes a thief a moment to get it and disappear. If you don't have it with you, the thing that you can do, is to provide a safe and secure place for them in your home.

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