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Whats your story?

Whats your story?

One of our favorite things is to hear how folks use our tailpieces.  Musical instruments give us a creative output for expressing ourselves and, is often the case, become part of the art in the process.  It is under this pretense that we found such joy in the recent Fretbuzz article in The Guitarist Magazine. The world is full of wonderfully... [Read More]

NAMM 2018 wrap up!

NAMM 2018 wrap up!

January no only ushers in the new year, but sees the music community come together for the phenomenal experience that is NAMM!  Crowds from around the world gathered in the Anaheim Convention Center from January 25-28th, in Anaheim California for this outrageous event!  2018 was a year of many changes including a re-vamped floor layout,... [Read More]

The NAMM Show 2018!

The new year has arrived, which means that NAMM is near! Oodles of exhibitors, mind-boggling gear around every corner, and the opportunity for the music industry to get together face-to-face—this is what is NAMM is about!  As you may have guessed, we’re getting excited and bags are almost packed. We’ll be heading back... [Read More]

Merle Travis’ 100th birthday Celebration-at the City Winery in Nashville!

Merle Travis’ 100th birthday Celebration-at the City Winery in Nashville!

    Plan to be at the City Winery in Nashville on Wednesday April 18, 2018 as we celebrate the 100th birthday of the great Merle Travis! Paying tribute to the legend will be Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Wariner, Pat Bergeson, Thom Bresh, Doyle Dykes, John Jorgenson, Parker Hastings, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Laurence Juber, Andy McKee,... [Read More]

Cousin Harley pays tribute to Merle Travis!

Cousin Harley pays tribute to Merle Travis!

In honor of what would have been the 100th birthday of Merle Travis (November 29th), Canadian cats Cousin Harley have released a new album! Packed with classics from the catalog of this pioneer from Kentucky, Cousin Harley put their signature style all over this record.  Blue Smoke: The Music of Merle Travis consists of 12 tunes that are... [Read More]

Gretsch On Tour!

Gretsch On Tour!

              Being the Gretsch fan that you are, you probably know that Mr. Joe Carducci has been traveling this great land spreading the word of That Great Gretsch Sound! Well, we took our turn to see the Twang-O-Rama November 18 at Riff City Guitar in New Hope, MN.  A bright, if not cold, day in the Twin... [Read More]