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Dallas International Guitar Festival 2018!


Here we go again! Back to Dallas Market Hall for the 2018 Dallas International Guitar Festival! Yes! Its that time of the year when top bands, vintage guitar dealers, and of course manufacturers gather just for you!  The weekend of May 4-6 promises to be packed full of great live music, gear, and your chance to experience a true Guitar Extravaganza! if you haven’t checked out the list of performers for this year yet, you are in for a treat! The amazing Eric Johnson, Greg Koch, Doyle Dykes, Johnny Hiland, and MANY more! You can see the full list of performers HERE.  If you haven’t ever attended, it really is a celebration of all things guitar.  As such, it really is appropriate to call it the Dallas International Guitar Festival! We think you’ll have fun; come join us! We’ll be next to our pals from TV Jones (and we think you’ll love hearing the new Starwood humbuckers!).  Get your tickets now so you won’t need to wait in line.  See you soon Dallas!

And check out the gallery from last year HERE



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Musikmesse 2018 wrap up!


Among the many wonderful aspects of spring each year, especially for gearheads, is Musikmesse! Held each spring in Frankfurt Germany, this counterpart to the NAMM Show draws in visitors and manufacturers from around the world. For the last few years, we’ve been lucky enough to share space with the fine folks from TV Jones. The perfect neighbors, we can’t thank them enough (and look forward to again sharing next month in Dallas!). Our full line of products were on display and we enjoyed talking with all of the folks who stopped by! For us, a special highlight of the Musikmesse each year is to see all of the unique builds created by European luthiers that we don’t get to see at NAMM; we are always honored to see the array of instruments that utilize our vibratos.  Again, kind thanks to everyone that stopped by and we can’t wait to see you next year!

Check out the official feeds from Musikmesse here!




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Musikmesse 2018!

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Spring is here and that means it is time for us to gear up for one of the BIGGEST events of the year—Musikmesse! To be held at the sprawling messe grounds in Frankfurt Germany April 11-14, we’re ready and excited! Teaming up with our pals from TV Jones to bring you two great product lines! . Make plans to stop by and check out our booth on the ground floor of Hall 9, booth D24! Full line of products as well as the opportunity get get up close and personal to check things out. We can’t wait to make the trek across the ocean and hope to see YOU soon!

And check out the video from Musikmesse!

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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 Steve Wariner CGP, John Knowles CGP, Pat Bergeson, Thom Bresh, Doyle Dykes, John Jorgenson, Parker Hastings, Rory Hoffman, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Laurence Juber, Andy McKee, and Eddie Pennington and more! If you’ve read the Andy Babiuk’s The Story of Paul Bigsby, you know how important Merle Travis was in the history and development of Bigsby. As such, we are very honored to be a sponsor of this event along with the generous support of the Grammy Museum! The evening will benefit The Music Education Programs of The GRAMMY Museum! It is sure to be a great evening full of great music from fabulous players paying tribute to a trailblazing icon! Get you tickets now HERE!


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Whats your story?

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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 crafted, boutique, custom, and personal instruments.  For many of us,  these instruments which often carry a large price tag, are out of reach for the average player.  Those among us that aren’t able to purchase that perfect instrument, we often decide to take matters into our own hands.  Case in point is the aforementioned story in The Guitarist Magazine. To this end, we’d like to invite you to share your adventure! How did you make your dream guitar? What was the reason? What factors went into your choice of components? Submit your story and photos to  Please note that we may use any or all of the text and photos you send.

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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, massive increase in educational seminars, new hall, and even new carpet color! It also set a record of 115,085 visitors and 2,000 booths showcasing 7,000+ brands!  Four glorious days filled from dawn til dusk with new gear and an all-access opportunity to check out on your own terms. Ahhhh!!! Did we mention that Michal Bruce from the original Alice Cooper Band was signing autographs in our booth? Yeah! Below is small glimpse of the show and we’ve posted more photos HERE.

We say and feel this each year but, sincere gratitude and thanks to those that stopped by to visit and check out our full product line.  Seeing folks getting up close and being able to compare our different vibrato models in person is what makes this show so incredible and drives us!  While our booth is the epicenter of Bigsby tailpieces at the show, it certainly wasn’t the only place they could be found.  All around the show, our vibratos were featured on dozens of the most well-known and established brands along with new companies and boutique builders.  Check out the photos below for a small taste of this great event; and you can check out NAMM’s gallery HERE! It is always a humbling experience to see how folks use our vibratos, but 2018 NAMM was somethin’ else!

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