February 23, 2023
Peghead Nation instructor demonstrates the Northfield F5S and other gear that he uses on tour.
December 7, 2022
Bourgeois introduces its first mandolin in collaboration with Eastman Music.
August 24, 2022
A great A-style mandolin presented by Elderly Instruments.
August 10, 2022
The latest addition to Santa Cruz’s line of strings is a set for 12-string guitar.
July 13, 2022
Peghead Nation’s Brazilian Choro Mandolin instructor Ian Coury demonstrates his main instrument and talks about the history of the mandolin in Brazilian music.
June 22, 2022
Mike Compton demonstrates his oval-soundhole, F-4-style Gilchrist.
April 1, 2022
Guitarist Carl Miner demonstrates one of Froggy Bottom's special 50th anniversary models at The North American Guitar.
March 15, 2022
John Reischman demonstrates a Lloyd Loar-signed F-5 that’s in nearly mint condition.
January 5, 2022
John Reischman demonstrates his round soundhole Gilchrist.
December 13, 2021
Peghead Nation banjo instructor Wes Corbett demonstrates Béla Fleck’s new signature model.
November 22, 2021
We check out the latest addition to Santa Cruz Parabolic Tension strings using a pair of Santa Cruz baritone guitars.
November 21, 2021
A great-sounding US-made flattop mandolin at an affordable price.
November 15, 2021
Peghead Nation instructor Bill Evans demonstrates an iconic vintage banjo.
November 1, 2021
Peghead Nation banjo instructor Wes Corbett discusses the pickup, amp, and pedals he uses when playing onstage with the Sam Bush Band.
June 30, 2021
Secure instrument stands made from beautiful hardwoods.
June 1, 2021
Evie Ladin demonstrates a great mid-price open-back banjo.
January 7, 2021
Singer-Songwriter Justin Weaver Demonstrates the Voiceprint D.I. Processor.
December 9, 2020
The making of Northfield's great flattop mandolin.
November 30, 2020
Bruce Molsky demonstrates one of his favorite fiddles.
November 13, 2020
A highly anticipated processor that uses impulse-response technology to enhance acoustic pickups.
November 13, 2020
Luthier Bruce Sexauer demonstrates his latest violins.
October 12, 2020
Two great magnetic soundhole pickups.
September 28, 2020
John Reischman demonstrates his mandola.
August 10, 2020
Peghead Nation instructor Bill Evans demonstrates a special open-back banjo.
June 22, 2020
Peghead Nation instructor Steve Baughman demonstrates his fretless gourd banjo.
May 20, 2020
Joe K. Walsh demonstrates his archtop guitar–inspired octave mandolin.
March 16, 2020
New Fishman pickup packages add a soundboard transducer to popular magnetic or undersaddle options.
March 2, 2020
A beautiful post–Lloyd Loar era F-5 mandolin.
February 5, 2020
New resonator guitar includes a Beard Legend cone and composite back and sides.
November 19, 2019
Two microphones optimized for capturing acoustic performances.
November 4, 2019
A great vintage-style resonator guitar.
September 23, 2019
Peghead Nation instructor Wes Corbett demonstrates his main banjo.
August 26, 2019
A flattop mandolin inspired by budget instruments of the 1930s and ’40s.
July 22, 2019
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh demonstrates his new Gilchrist mandolin, which was previously owned by Andrew Marlin and Aubrey Haynie.
June 24, 2019
A wood bottleneck-style slide made in Taylor’s Cameroon sawmill.
June 17, 2019
Bill Evans demonstrates the vintage instrument known as the “Grace Attfield Banjo.”
June 10, 2019
Large-diaphragm microphone optimized for performing with acoustic instruments.
May 28, 2019
A unique effects processor that mounts directly to the guitar adds reverb and other sounds to the unamplified tone of the instrument.
May 6, 2019
A great sounding, easy-to-use chorus pedal.
April 1, 2019
Danny Barnes demonstrates his signature model banjo.
March 14, 2019
A great A-style mandolin built with premium woods.
February 28, 2019
San Francisco multi-instrumentalist Rik Elswit demonstrates his 11-inch open-back Huss and Dalton banjo.
February 22, 2019
A-Style mandolin built in Austin, Texas.
February 11, 2019
Bill Evans demos a banjo inspired by a legendary RB-3.
February 1, 2019
Bill Evans demonstrates two reproductions of 19th-century banjos.
January 28, 2019
A pair of signature models for the “America’s Got Talent” star.
December 6, 2018
A powerful personal PA for acoustic instruments.
November 27, 2018
New five-string banjo combines vintage and contemporary features.
November 19, 2018
D’Addario adds the Braided Instrument Cable and Coiled Instrument Cable to its line of high-quality cables.
October 25, 2018
Luthier Maegen Wells discusses two of her instruments in the Peghead Nation video studio.
October 11, 2018
Laurie Lewis discusses her favorite fiddle.
October 1, 2018
Martin’s newest strings use tin-plated trebles and core wires.
September 27, 2018
Bill Evans demonstrates a classic Gibson banjo.
September 20, 2018
A great new acoustic amp with a built-in rechargeable battery.
September 13, 2018
Bill Evans demos the contemporary banjo master’s signature model.
August 10, 2018
Peghead Nation instructor John Reischman demonstrates his Michael Heiden F-Style mandolin.
August 1, 2018
Four new pedals designed to enhance acoustic amplification.
July 19, 2018
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor Chad Manning talks about his copy of a Giovanni Paolo Maggini violin, which was once believed to be authentic.
July 12, 2018
Mike Witcher on amplifying a dobro-style resophonic guitar using Fishman’s Nashville series pickup and Aura imaging pedal.
June 28, 2018
A look at Martin’s Titanium Core, Retro, Acoustic SP, Flexible Core SP, and Lifespan SP strings.
June 25, 2018
Created in collaboration with Ned Steinberger, D’Addario’s latest capo updates a classic design.
June 21, 2018
Joe K. Walsh demonstrates his 2016 Nugget, built by luthier Mike Kemnitzer.
June 4, 2018
A look at Martin’s Premium Ukulele and Ukulele Strings and the All-Mahogany 2 Concert Uke
May 31, 2018
Mike Compton discusses and demos his primary mandolin, which was built to match the tone of Bill Monroe’s Gibson F-5.
May 18, 2018
Peghead Nation Irish Fiddle instructor demonstrates his favorite instrument and his Christopher English bow.
May 3, 2018
Bill Evans demos Deering’s newest Goodtime five-string banjo.
April 27, 2018
Joe K. Walsh demonstrates his go-to mandola.
April 23, 2018
The latest version of Fishman’s legendary Matrix pickup adds an updated preamp and internal microphone.
April 19, 2018
Mike Witcher demonstrates the unique-looking collaboration between the bluegrass resophonic guitarist and luthier Paul Beard.
March 22, 2018
Marcy Marxer explains different ukulele sizes, tunings, and sounds.
January 22, 2018
A unique low-tuned banjo inspired by John Hartford and co-designed by Alison Brown.
January 18, 2018
Laurence Juber demonstrates two of his signature model guitars.
January 9, 2018
A powerful personal PA with an expandable design.
December 21, 2017
Compact acoustic amp offers great sound and clever features.
December 15, 2017
D’Addario’s latest clip-on tuner offers great functionality at an affordable price.
November 17, 2017
Martin combines vintage design and modern materials for a great-sounding, rugged soprano ukulele.
October 12, 2017
Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans on everything you need to know to get started with the banjo.
September 21, 2017
Peghead Nation Irish Mandolin instructor Marla Fibish demonstrates her vintage mandola and talks about her preferred tuning and some of the techniques and chord voicings she uses.
September 18, 2017
A tenor ukulele built from top-grade flamed koa.
September 14, 2017
Fishman’s legendary magnetic pickup/internal mic combination gets even better.
August 24, 2017
A walnut and spruce flattop built to be given away at the 2017 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration.
August 7, 2017
A vintage-style mandolin built by luthier Andrew Mowry
July 27, 2017
Peghead Nation Clawhammer Banjo instructor found her dream instrument by chance.
June 29, 2017
Multi-instrumentalist Gene Parsons demonstrates his go-to banjo.
June 9, 2017
Tristan Scroggins demonstrates his F-style mandolin.
June 2, 2017
How to make sure that your fiddle and bow stay in top shape.
May 4, 2017
Alisa Rose demonstrates her low-tuned violin, strung with Super Sensitive Sensicore Octave strings.
April 20, 2017
John Mailander demonstrates his archtop guitar–inspired octave mandolin.
April 17, 2017
New acoustic bass guitar offers big sounds from Taylor’s compact GS Mini body.
March 30, 2017
Bluegrass fiddler John Mailander demonstrates his instrument.
March 17, 2017
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Sharon Gilchrist demonstrates her primary instrument
March 9, 2017
A powerful and easy-to-use acoustic instrument preamp/DI.
March 6, 2017
A great six-string guitar-banjo with an affordable price.
March 2, 2017
Kala’s KA-ATP-CRG-CE model offers a cutaway, onboard electronics, and beautiful woods.
February 23, 2017
Bill Evans demonstrates a Greg Rich–built Gibson RB-5 reissue owned by the late Ralph Stanley.
February 16, 2017
Mike Witcher demonstrates a Scheerhorn Maple resonator guitar.
January 26, 2017
Bill Evans demonstrates his Kel Kroydon banjo, modeled after his 1930 Gibson Granada.
January 5, 2017
A basic guide to using pickups, preamps, amps, and PAs with acoustic instruments.
January 2, 2017
Mike Witcher demonstrates a custom Weissenborn-style guitar.
November 10, 2016
Archtop guitar-shaped octave mandolin has stunning looks and rich tone.
October 20, 2016
Peghead Nation instructor demonstrates her tenor ukulele built with acacia back and sides.
October 10, 2016
Mike Witcher demonstrates a custom Schoonover dobro.
September 15, 2016
DI pedal adds studio tones to your live rig.
By: Dan Gabel
September 12, 2016
A custom F-style mandolin built by Austin Clark using traditional methods.
September 5, 2016
An affordable dobro with authentic tone and feel.
September 1, 2016
Nylon strings give this guitar-banjo a warm sound.
August 25, 2016
Bill Evans shows and explains the differences between two common tone ring designs.
August 11, 2016
National expert Marc Schoenberger shows and discusses one of the earliest National guitars, built in 1926.
August 4, 2016
Bruce Molsky discusses and demonstrates his primary fiddle.
July 14, 2016
Mike Witcher discusses resonator guitar basics, types of steels, strings, fingerpicks, and more.
June 30, 2016
Mike Witcher demonstrates his late-1990s custom Weissenborn-style guitar.
June 9, 2016
Peghead Nation’s Celtic Guitar instructor Tony McManus demonstrates his one-of-a-kind eight-string.
June 2, 2016
Mandolin virtuoso discusses and demonstrates his legendary Lloyd Loar mandolin in this Fretboard Journal video.
May 12, 2016
The latest Ned Steinberger–designed tuner clips into the soundhole.
April 21, 2016
Mini-documentary provides a view of the Collings workshop.
April 7, 2016
Tim Connell demonstrates the mandolin he uses for his varied repertoire.
February 8, 2016
A great-sounding two-channel instrument preamp with a bevy of smart features.
December 7, 2015
Bill Evans demos his Czech-made five-string banjo, which offers modern features and a contemporary sound.
November 16, 2015
Powerful new acoustic amp has smart, easy-to-use features and rich tone.
June 26, 2015
This John Silakowski violin is owned by Peghead Nation Fiddle Sty Brittany Haas demonstrates her primary fiddle.