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Santa Cruz’s Richard Hoover and Eric Skye

December 17, 2020
 
A conversation between the Santa Cruz founder and signature artist from a recent Peghead Nation Facebook Live event.
 
 
 
 

Santa Cruz’s Richard Hoover and Eric Skye

December 17, 2020
 
A conversation between the Santa Cruz founder and signature artist from a recent Peghead Nation Facebook Live event.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | Legacy Series 00/C Soloist

September 21, 2020
 
Guitarist Aaron Lefebvre demonstrates a 00/C Soloist built with Italian spruce and Brazilian rosewood.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | Legacy Series 00/C Soloist

September 21, 2020
 
Guitarist Aaron Lefebvre demonstrates a 00/C Soloist built with Italian spruce and Brazilian rosewood.
 
 
 
 

Northfield Big Mon Comparison | Northfield Mandolins

September 2, 2020
 
Two Big Mon mandolins, one built with Engelmann, the other with an Adirondack spruce top, played back-to-back.
 
 
 
 

Northfield Big Mon Comparison | Northfield Mandolins

September 2, 2020
 
Two Big Mon mandolins, one built with Engelmann, the other with an Adirondack spruce top, played back-to-back.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and Mike Marshall: “La Arboleda” | Northfield Mandolins

August 14, 2020
 
Two mandolin masters play a Puerto Rican tune that John learned from a recording of cuatro player Pedro Padilla.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and Mike Marshall: “La Arboleda” | Northfield Mandolins

August 14, 2020
 
Two mandolin masters play a Puerto Rican tune that John learned from a recording of cuatro player Pedro Padilla.
 
 
 
 

Sarah Jarosz: “Build Me Up From Bones” | Northfield Mandolins

July 29, 2020
 
The songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist performs live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

Sarah Jarosz: “Build Me Up From Bones” | Northfield Mandolins

July 29, 2020
 
The songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist performs live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

Sierra Hull: “Everybody’s Talking” | Bourgeois Guitars

July 16, 2020
 
The two-time IBMA mandolin player of the year performs an original song on her Bourgeois L-DBO guitar.
 
 
 
 

Sierra Hull: “Everybody’s Talking” | Bourgeois Guitars

July 16, 2020
 
The two-time IBMA mandolin player of the year performs an original song on her Bourgeois L-DBO guitar.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and Don Stiernberg: “Yardbird Suite” | Northfield Mandolins

July 16, 2020
 
Two mandolin masters play a great version of Charlie Parker’s classic 1946 bebop composition, live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

John Reischman and Don Stiernberg: “Yardbird Suite” | Northfield Mandolins

July 16, 2020
 
Two mandolin masters play a great version of Charlie Parker’s classic 1946 bebop composition, live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 

Laurie Lewis Live Performance | Thompson Guitars

July 15, 2020
 
The songwriter, singer, and guitarist took over the Thompson Guitars Facebook page to play a few songs on her Thompson OM-28.
 
 
 
 

Laurie Lewis Live Performance | Thompson Guitars

July 15, 2020
 
The songwriter, singer, and guitarist took over the Thompson Guitars Facebook page to play a few songs on her Thompson OM-28.
 
 
 
 

Trey Hensley Live Performance | Thompson Guitars

June 30, 2020
 
The flatpicking master recently took over the Thompson Guitars Facebook page to play a song and talk about his Thompson dreadnought.
 
 
 
 

Trey Hensley Live Performance | Thompson Guitars

June 30, 2020
 
The flatpicking master recently took over the Thompson Guitars Facebook page to play a song and talk about his Thompson dreadnought.
 
 
 
 

Lindsay Lou: Preston Thompson Guitars Facebook Live

June 18, 2020
 
The songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist plays a live set from her home in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
 
 
 

Lindsay Lou: Preston Thompson Guitars Facebook Live

June 18, 2020
 
The songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist plays a live set from her home in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
 
 
 

Richard Thompson: “Walking the Long Miles Home” | Lowden Guitars

June 15, 2020
 
The master guitarist and songwriter performs a solo version of one of his songs, live at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Ireland.
 
 
 
 

Richard Thompson: “Walking the Long Miles Home” | Lowden Guitars

June 15, 2020
 
The master guitarist and songwriter performs a solo version of one of his songs, live at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Ireland.
 
 
 
 

Allen Shadd and Glen Alexander: Preston Thompson Guitars Facebook Live

June 2, 2020
 
The 2019 Winfield Flatpicking champion plays his Thompson guitar with his friend and owner of The Violin Shoppe in Charlotte, North Carolina.
 
 
 
 

Allen Shadd and Glen Alexander: Preston Thompson Guitars Facebook Live

June 2, 2020
 
The 2019 Winfield Flatpicking champion plays his Thompson guitar with his friend and owner of The Violin Shoppe in Charlotte, North Carolina.
 
 
 
 

Ellis Mandolins | Custom A-Style Mandolin

May 21, 2020
 
An artful short film of Josh Lutrell going through the finishing process on a custom A-style Ellis Mandolin, shot on a RED Gemini 5K camera.
 
 
 
 

Ellis Mandolins | Custom A-Style Mandolin

May 21, 2020
 
An artful short film of Josh Lutrell going through the finishing process on a custom A-style Ellis Mandolin, shot on a RED Gemini 5K camera.
 
 
 
 

Chris Luquette: “Red Haired Boy” | Preston Thompson Guitars

May 21, 2020
 
The guitarist plays one a traditional favorite with Maddie Whitler and Max Johnson, live in the Peghead Nation studio.
 
 
 
 

Chris Luquette: “Red Haired Boy” | Preston Thompson Guitars

May 21, 2020
 
The guitarist plays one a traditional favorite with Maddie Whitler and Max Johnson, live in the Peghead Nation studio.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle Debuts Her Signature Model Preston Thompson Guitar

April 27, 2020
 
Molly and her band play an original song featuring her powerful clawhammer guitar technique, live at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle Debuts Her Signature Model Preston Thompson Guitar

April 27, 2020
 
Molly and her band play an original song featuring her powerful clawhammer guitar technique, live at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
 
 
 
 

Quarantine Update from Stan Werbin | Elderly Instruments

April 21, 2020
 
Elderly Instruments is open for business online, and founder Stan Werbin gives you the lowdown on how you can get your instruments, accessories, and more.
 
 
 
 

Quarantine Update from Stan Werbin | Elderly Instruments

April 21, 2020
 
Elderly Instruments is open for business online, and founder Stan Werbin gives you the lowdown on how you can get your instruments, accessories, and more.
 
 
 
 

Chris Luquette: “Home to You” | Preston Thompson Guitars

April 16, 2020
 
The guitarist plays one of his original songs from his debut solo album, “The Way I View the World,” live at the Peghead Nation studio.
 
 
 
 

Chris Luquette: “Home to You” | Preston Thompson Guitars

April 16, 2020
 
The guitarist plays one of his original songs from his debut solo album, “The Way I View the World,” live at the Peghead Nation studio.
 
 
 
 

Richard Thompson: “One Door Opens” | Lowden Guitars

April 14, 2020
 
The master guitarist and songwriter performs a solo version of one of his songs, live at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Ireland.
 
 
 
 

Richard Thompson: “One Door Opens” | Lowden Guitars

April 14, 2020
 
The master guitarist and songwriter performs a solo version of one of his songs, live at Ulster Hall in Belfast, Ireland.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle: “Take The Journey” | Preston Thompson Guitars

March 28, 2020
 
Molly and her band play an original song featuring her powerful clawhammer guitar technique, live at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle: “Take The Journey” | Preston Thompson Guitars

March 28, 2020
 
Molly and her band play an original song featuring her powerful clawhammer guitar technique, live at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.
 
 
 
 

“Wichita Lineman” | Lowden Guitars | Tasmanian Blackwood Series

March 26, 2020
 
Pete Wallace and Colm McClean cover Glen Campbell’s Wichita Lineman, both playing new Lowden guitars.
 
 
 
 

“Wichita Lineman” | Lowden Guitars | Tasmanian Blackwood Series

March 26, 2020
 
Pete Wallace and Colm McClean cover Glen Campbell’s Wichita Lineman, both playing new Lowden guitars.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Short Film from One Sky Films

March 20, 2020
 
Members of the Thompson Guitar crew talk about the heart and passion that goes into the instruments they make.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Short Film from One Sky Films

March 20, 2020
 
Members of the Thompson Guitar crew talk about the heart and passion that goes into the instruments they make.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings Gifts Signature Model Guitar to His Dad | Preston Thompson Guitars

March 9, 2020
 
The guitarist and songwriter surprises his father with the first Billy Strings signature model Thompson DBS-EIA.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings Gifts Signature Model Guitar to His Dad | Preston Thompson Guitars

March 9, 2020
 
The guitarist and songwriter surprises his father with the first Billy Strings signature model Thompson DBS-EIA.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | Luthier’s Choice Custom “Jade Rabbit”

February 27, 2020
 
A striking L-DBO with bear claw Italian spruce, curly figured maple, and mother-of-pearl fingerboard.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | Luthier’s Choice Custom “Jade Rabbit”

February 27, 2020
 
A striking L-DBO with bear claw Italian spruce, curly figured maple, and mother-of-pearl fingerboard.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | Legacy Series DS Custom | Andy Falco

February 12, 2020
 
The guitarist for the Infamous Stringdusters plays a beautiful 12-Fret dreadnought with a sinker redwood top and figured Cuban mahogany back and sides.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | Legacy Series DS Custom | Andy Falco

February 12, 2020
 
The guitarist for the Infamous Stringdusters plays a beautiful 12-Fret dreadnought with a sinker redwood top and figured Cuban mahogany back and sides.
 
 
 
 

Santa Cruz Guitar Company Shop Visit

January 9, 2020
 
Santa Cruz co-founder Richard Hoover discusses the company’s approach to building a custom instrument.
 
 
 
 

Santa Cruz Guitar Company Shop Visit

January 9, 2020
 
Santa Cruz co-founder Richard Hoover discusses the company’s approach to building a custom instrument.
 
 
 
 

“Scatter the Mud” and “The Mist on the Mountain” | Sean Og Graham & Niamh Dunne | Lowden Guitars

January 6, 2020
 
The duo from the Irish folk band Beoga perform two Irish tunes with the Lowden O-25 45th Anniversary Limited Edition.
 
 
 
 

“Scatter the Mud” and “The Mist on the Mountain” | Sean Og Graham & Niamh Dunne | Lowden Guitars

January 6, 2020
 
The duo from the Irish folk band Beoga perform two Irish tunes with the Lowden O-25 45th Anniversary Limited Edition.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Presented by One Sky Films

December 19, 2019
 
One Sky Films visited the Preston Thompson Guitars shop to film an upcoming video, and here is a taste of what they filmed, with music by Peter Rowan.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Presented by One Sky Films

December 19, 2019
 
One Sky Films visited the Preston Thompson Guitars shop to film an upcoming video, and here is a taste of what they filmed, with music by Peter Rowan.
 
 
 
 

Chris Luquette: “Union Valley” | Preston Thompson Guitars

December 9, 2019
 
The guitarist plays an extended version of an original tune from his debut solo album, with mandolinist Maddie Witler and bassist Max Johnson.
 
 
 
 

Chris Luquette: “Union Valley” | Preston Thompson Guitars

December 9, 2019
 
The guitarist plays an extended version of an original tune from his debut solo album, with mandolinist Maddie Witler and bassist Max Johnson.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | OMSC Fingerstyle Custom Redwood and Brazilian Rosewood

December 3, 2019
 
Guitarist Aaron Lefebvre demonstrates a beautiful new Bourgeois decked out with Brazilian rosewood, a beveled armrest, and a soundport.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | OMSC Fingerstyle Custom Redwood and Brazilian Rosewood

December 3, 2019
 
Guitarist Aaron Lefebvre demonstrates a beautiful new Bourgeois decked out with Brazilian rosewood, a beveled armrest, and a soundport.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings and Leftover Salmon: “Aquatic Hitchhiker” | Preston Thompson Guitars

November 14, 2019
 
An extended jam on the Americana band’s tune, live at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings and Leftover Salmon: “Aquatic Hitchhiker” | Preston Thompson Guitars

November 14, 2019
 
An extended jam on the Americana band’s tune, live at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle and Billy Strings: “Sittin’ On Top of the World” | Preston Thompson Guitars

October 29, 2019
 
The two powerhouses play The Mississippi Sheiks song live at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle and Billy Strings: “Sittin’ On Top of the World” | Preston Thompson Guitars

October 29, 2019
 
The two powerhouses play The Mississippi Sheiks song live at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.
 
 
 
 

“Mary and the Soldier” | Sean Og Graham & Niamh Dunne | Lowden Guitars

October 10, 2019
 
The duo from the Irish folk band Beoga perform a Paul Brady classic with the Lowden O-25 45th Anniversary Limited Edition.
 
 
 
 

“Mary and the Soldier” | Sean Og Graham & Niamh Dunne | Lowden Guitars

October 10, 2019
 
The duo from the Irish folk band Beoga perform a Paul Brady classic with the Lowden O-25 45th Anniversary Limited Edition.
 
 
 
 

Thompson Guitars | Luke Lovejoy, RockyGrass 2019 Flatpick Champion

August 28, 2019
 
The winner of the prestigious guitar contest tries out his grand prize guitar, a Thompson D-MA dreadnought.
 
 
 
 

Thompson Guitars | Luke Lovejoy, RockyGrass 2019 Flatpick Champion

August 28, 2019
 
The winner of the prestigious guitar contest tries out his grand prize guitar, a Thompson D-MA dreadnought.
 
 
 
 

ToneWoodAmp | Andy McKee and Trevor Gordon Hall Hotel Duet

August 27, 2019
 
The two fingerstylists share a beautiful tune played with two ToneWoodAmps and captured on an iPhone.
 
 
 
 

ToneWoodAmp | Andy McKee and Trevor Gordon Hall Hotel Duet

August 27, 2019
 
The two fingerstylists share a beautiful tune played with two ToneWoodAmps and captured on an iPhone.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle: “Rain and Snow” | Preston Thompson Guitars

August 5, 2019
 
Watch Molly and her band play the old-time ballad backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle: “Rain and Snow” | Preston Thompson Guitars

August 5, 2019
 
Watch Molly and her band play the old-time ballad backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.
 
 
 
 

Jerry Douglas & Tommy Emmanuel: “Halfway Home” | Ear Trumpet Labs

July 30, 2019
 
The dobro master and fingerstyle powerhouse play Tommy’s original tune in the Ear Trumpet Labs workshop.
 
 
 
 

Jerry Douglas & Tommy Emmanuel: “Halfway Home” | Ear Trumpet Labs

July 30, 2019
 
The dobro master and fingerstyle powerhouse play Tommy’s original tune in the Ear Trumpet Labs workshop.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | OMSC Fingerstyle Custom Demo

July 29, 2019
 
Aaron Lefebvre demonstrates the innovative new guitar from Bourgeois, built with an soundport, an arm bevel, Italian spruce top and master grade Brazilian rosewood back and sides.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | OMSC Fingerstyle Custom Demo

July 29, 2019
 
Aaron Lefebvre demonstrates the innovative new guitar from Bourgeois, built with an soundport, an arm bevel, Italian spruce top and master grade Brazilian rosewood back and sides.
 
 
 
 

Mike Dawes and Cenk Erdogan | ToneWoodAmp

July 25, 2019
 
The English fingerstylist and Turkish fretless guitar master play an original piece together, both using effects from the ToneWoodAmp.
 
 
 
 

Mike Dawes and Cenk Erdogan | ToneWoodAmp

July 25, 2019
 
The English fingerstylist and Turkish fretless guitar master play an original piece together, both using effects from the ToneWoodAmp.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | The “Coupe” 00 Model

July 17, 2019
 
Brad Hendrickson demonstrates a brand new small-body model from Bourgeois, this one with koa back and sides and a white spruce top.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | The “Coupe” 00 Model

July 17, 2019
 
Brad Hendrickson demonstrates a brand new small-body model from Bourgeois, this one with koa back and sides and a white spruce top.
 
 
 
 

Calum Graham: “Farewell” | ToneWoodAmp

July 9, 2019
 
The Canadian fingerstylist plays a beautiful original tune on the shoreline of Maui, Hawaii, with the ToneWoodAmp.
 
 
 
 

Calum Graham: “Farewell” | ToneWoodAmp

July 9, 2019
 
The Canadian fingerstylist plays a beautiful original tune on the shoreline of Maui, Hawaii, with the ToneWoodAmp.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings at 4 Peaks Music Festival | Preston Thompson Guitars

June 27, 2019
 
The guitarist and songwriter talks about his Thompson D-BA at the 4 Peaks Music Festival in Bend, Oregon.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings at 4 Peaks Music Festival | Preston Thompson Guitars

June 27, 2019
 
The guitarist and songwriter talks about his Thompson D-BA at the 4 Peaks Music Festival in Bend, Oregon.
 
 
 
 

ToneWoodAmp | Connor Thomas: “What a Wonderful World“

June 5, 2019
 
The English fingerstyle phenom plays the Louis Armstrong classic using a ToneWoodamp.
 
 
 
 

ToneWoodAmp | Connor Thomas: “What a Wonderful World“

June 5, 2019
 
The English fingerstyle phenom plays the Louis Armstrong classic using a ToneWoodamp.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings: “Dust in a Baggie” | Preston Thompson Guitars

May 23, 2019
 
The songwriter and guitarist plays an original song during his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings: “Dust in a Baggie” | Preston Thompson Guitars

May 23, 2019
 
The songwriter and guitarist plays an original song during his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars: Employee Spotlight Series 2

May 15, 2019
 
Greg from the Bourgeois finish department tries out the brand new OMSC featuring an arm bevel and sound port.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars: Employee Spotlight Series 2

May 15, 2019
 
Greg from the Bourgeois finish department tries out the brand new OMSC featuring an arm bevel and sound port.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle: “Take The Journey” | Preston Thompson Guitars

May 15, 2019
 
Watch the official video for this original song from Molly’s latest album “When You’re Ready,” featuring her powerful clawhammer guitar technique.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle: “Take The Journey” | Preston Thompson Guitars

May 15, 2019
 
Watch the official video for this original song from Molly’s latest album “When You’re Ready,” featuring her powerful clawhammer guitar technique.
 
 
 
 

ToneWoodAmp User Review | Morf Music

May 9, 2019
 
Morf is a talented guitarist, singer, composer, and street performer, and in this video, he demonstrates the ToneWoodAmp and its wide range of acoustic guitar effects.
 
 
 
 

ToneWoodAmp User Review | Morf Music

May 9, 2019
 
Morf is a talented guitarist, singer, composer, and street performer, and in this video, he demonstrates the ToneWoodAmp and its wide range of acoustic guitar effects.
 
 
 
 

ToneWoodAmp Unplugged | Mike Dawes and Jake Allen

May 6, 2019
 
The fingerstylists play a beautiful acoustic version of John Mayer's “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” with the ToneWoodAmp.
 
 
 
 

ToneWoodAmp Unplugged | Mike Dawes and Jake Allen

May 6, 2019
 
The fingerstylists play a beautiful acoustic version of John Mayer's “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” with the ToneWoodAmp.
 
 
 
 

What is a Cittern? | Elderly Instruments

May 1, 2019
 
Elderly’s Chris Rietz demonstrates a Nyberg Short Scale Cittern, and discusses the instrument’s history and playability, and how to best use it in folk music.
 
 
 
 

What is a Cittern? | Elderly Instruments

May 1, 2019
 
Elderly’s Chris Rietz demonstrates a Nyberg Short Scale Cittern, and discusses the instrument’s history and playability, and how to best use it in folk music.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars: Employee Spotlight Series 1

April 30, 2019
 
Andrew Olson, Process Engineer and Artist Relations Manager at Bourgeois steps away from the CNC for a few minutes to pick a tune on our new D/C Generation.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars: Employee Spotlight Series 1

April 30, 2019
 
Andrew Olson, Process Engineer and Artist Relations Manager at Bourgeois steps away from the CNC for a few minutes to pick a tune on our new D/C Generation.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings and Peter Rowan | Wintergrass Hotel Sessions | Thompson Guitars

April 1, 2019
 
Watch an informal picking session with two of the most influential pickers of their respective generations, live at Wintergrass 2019.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings and Peter Rowan | Wintergrass Hotel Sessions | Thompson Guitars

April 1, 2019
 
Watch an informal picking session with two of the most influential pickers of their respective generations, live at Wintergrass 2019.
 
 
 
 

How It Began | Sheeran By Lowden

March 19, 2019
 
George Lowden and Ed Sheeran on the friendship and collaboration that has resulted in a brand new line of guitars for aspiring musicians.
 
 
 
 

How It Began | Sheeran By Lowden

March 19, 2019
 
George Lowden and Ed Sheeran on the friendship and collaboration that has resulted in a brand new line of guitars for aspiring musicians.
 
 
 
 

Chris Luquette and Trey Hensley: “Big Sciota” | Thompson Guitars

March 12, 2019
 
Flatpickers take two Thompson guitars for a fun spin during the Sisters Folk Festival Concert.
 
 
 
 

Chris Luquette and Trey Hensley: “Big Sciota” | Thompson Guitars

March 12, 2019
 
Flatpickers take two Thompson guitars for a fun spin during the Sisters Folk Festival Concert.
 
 
 
 

Thompson Guitars Tasting Workshop at Wintergrass

March 1, 2019
 
Guitarists Steve Blanchard, Don Share, Tim Stafford, Dale Adkins, Billy Strings, and Josh Rinkel talk about and play their Preston Thompson guitars for a live audience at Wintergrass 2019.
 
 
 
 

Thompson Guitars Tasting Workshop at Wintergrass

March 1, 2019
 
Guitarists Steve Blanchard, Don Share, Tim Stafford, Dale Adkins, Billy Strings, and Josh Rinkel talk about and play their Preston Thompson guitars for a live audience at Wintergrass 2019.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings: “Me and My Uncle” | Preston Thompson Guitars

January 30, 2019
 
The songwriter and guitarist plays a Grateful Dead favorite with his band at YarmonyGrass.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings: “Me and My Uncle” | Preston Thompson Guitars

January 30, 2019
 
The songwriter and guitarist plays a Grateful Dead favorite with his band at YarmonyGrass.
 
 
 
 

Martin Museum Sessions | Brian Fallon: “Smoke”

January 17, 2019
 
The songwriter and former frontman for Gaslight Anthem sings an original song in the Martin Guitar Museum.
 
 
 
 

Martin Museum Sessions | Brian Fallon: “Smoke”

January 17, 2019
 
The songwriter and former frontman for Gaslight Anthem sings an original song in the Martin Guitar Museum.
 
 
 
 

Eric Bibb | Preston Thompson 12-Fret 000

January 15, 2019
 
The blues guitarist and songwriter discusses and plays his Preston Thompson during a stop in Seattle, Washington.
 
 
 
 

Eric Bibb | Preston Thompson 12-Fret 000

January 15, 2019
 
The blues guitarist and songwriter discusses and plays his Preston Thompson during a stop in Seattle, Washington.
 
 
 
 

Dom Flemons Live at Elderly Instruments

January 8, 2019
 
The American Songster plays three songs from his new album, “Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys,” live at Elderly Instruments.
 
 
 
 

Dom Flemons Live at Elderly Instruments

January 8, 2019
 
The American Songster plays three songs from his new album, “Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys,” live at Elderly Instruments.
 
 
 
 

Martin D-28CWB Clarence White Commemorative Edition (2002) | Elderly Instruments

December 5, 2018
 
A special edition copy of White's modified 1935 D-28, with an Adirondack spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, large soundhole, and more.
 
 
 
 

Martin D-28CWB Clarence White Commemorative Edition (2002) | Elderly Instruments

December 5, 2018
 
A special edition copy of White's modified 1935 D-28, with an Adirondack spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, large soundhole, and more.
 
 
 
 

Laurie Lewis: “Sailing Boat” | Preston Thompson Guitars

November 27, 2018
 
The Grammy Award winning songwriter plays an original song with Tom Rozum and Nina Gerber, live at the Preston Thompson shop.
 
 
 
 

Laurie Lewis: “Sailing Boat” | Preston Thompson Guitars

November 27, 2018
 
The Grammy Award winning songwriter plays an original song with Tom Rozum and Nina Gerber, live at the Preston Thompson shop.
 
 
 
 

Weber Bitterroot F20-O Octave Mandolin | Elderly Instruments

November 21, 2018
 
A beautiful octave mandolin with a traditional F-style body, and a big, sweet sound.
 
 
 
 

Weber Bitterroot F20-O Octave Mandolin | Elderly Instruments

November 21, 2018
 
A beautiful octave mandolin with a traditional F-style body, and a big, sweet sound.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle: “High Road” | Preston Thompson Guitars

November 5, 2018
 
The guitarist and songwriter plays an original song at Sisters High School in Oregon.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle: “High Road” | Preston Thompson Guitars

November 5, 2018
 
The guitarist and songwriter plays an original song at Sisters High School in Oregon.
 
 
 
 

Maegen Wells A-Style Mandolin and 15-Inch Archtop Guitar

October 25, 2018
 
Luthier Maegen Wells discusses two of her instruments in the Peghead Nation video studio.
 
 
 
 

Maegen Wells A-Style Mandolin and 15-Inch Archtop Guitar

October 25, 2018
 
Luthier Maegen Wells discusses two of her instruments in the Peghead Nation video studio.
 
 
 
 

Don Alder: “Precious Moments” | ToneWoodAmp

October 15, 2018
 
The Canadian fingerstyle guitar master plays one of his original compositions using the ToneWoodAmp’s versatile reverb settings.
 
 
 
 

Don Alder: “Precious Moments” | ToneWoodAmp

October 15, 2018
 
The Canadian fingerstyle guitar master plays one of his original compositions using the ToneWoodAmp’s versatile reverb settings.
 
 
 
 

Della Mae: “Peg Monster” | Ear Trumpet Labs & D’Addario

October 15, 2018
 
The Americana powerhouse plays an original song in the Ear Trumpet Labs yurt at the Grey Fox Festival.
 
 
 
 

Della Mae: “Peg Monster” | Ear Trumpet Labs & D’Addario

October 15, 2018
 
The Americana powerhouse plays an original song in the Ear Trumpet Labs yurt at the Grey Fox Festival.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings and His Father’s Martin D-93

October 9, 2018
 
The songwriter and guitarist talks with Preston Thompson Guitars about tracking down the Martin guitar his father had to sell because the family was short on money.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings and His Father’s Martin D-93

October 9, 2018
 
The songwriter and guitarist talks with Preston Thompson Guitars about tracking down the Martin guitar his father had to sell because the family was short on money.
 
 
 
 

Banana Stand Media Presents Ear Trumpet Labs

October 8, 2018
 
Founder Patrick Graham talks about the creation of the Ear Trumpet Labs company and his inspiration behind making the custom microphones.
 
 
 
 

Banana Stand Media Presents Ear Trumpet Labs

October 8, 2018
 
Founder Patrick Graham talks about the creation of the Ear Trumpet Labs company and his inspiration behind making the custom microphones.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | Dave Doll’s R&D Mystery

September 19, 2018
 
Martin’s R&D guru is working on something top secret, and the best sleuths at Martin are having a hard time uncovering the mystery.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | Dave Doll’s R&D Mystery

September 19, 2018
 
Martin’s R&D guru is working on something top secret, and the best sleuths at Martin are having a hard time uncovering the mystery.
 
 
 
 

S.S. Stewart Champion Presentation Banjo (1890s) | Elderly Instruments

August 14, 2018
 
Elderly Instruments owner Stan Werbin demonstrates a beautifully designed open-back banjo built in the 1890s.
 
Stan Werbin
 
 
Stan Werbin
 

S.S. Stewart Champion Presentation Banjo (1890s) | Elderly Instruments

August 14, 2018
 
Elderly Instruments owner Stan Werbin demonstrates a beautifully designed open-back banjo built in the 1890s.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle and Adam Chowning: “Gold Rush” | Preston Thompson Guitars

August 10, 2018
 
The two flatpickers play the traditional tune “Gold Rush” on their Preston Thompson dreadnoughts, at Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle and Adam Chowning: “Gold Rush” | Preston Thompson Guitars

August 10, 2018
 
The two flatpickers play the traditional tune “Gold Rush” on their Preston Thompson dreadnoughts, at Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville.
 
 
 
 

Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931

August 1, 2018
 
Martin releases a replica of their prewar 00 12-fret, with mahogany top, back, and sides, slotted peghead, and hide glue construction.
 
 
 
 

Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931

August 1, 2018
 
Martin releases a replica of their prewar 00 12-fret, with mahogany top, back, and sides, slotted peghead, and hide glue construction.
 
 
 
 

5-String Banjo Round Robin | Elderly Instruments

July 22, 2018
 
Ken Perlman, Alan Munde, Greg Cahill and Michael J. Miles play tunes and talk about the history of the banjo, different styles, and more, live at Elderly Instruments.
 
 
 
 

5-String Banjo Round Robin | Elderly Instruments

July 22, 2018
 
Ken Perlman, Alan Munde, Greg Cahill and Michael J. Miles play tunes and talk about the history of the banjo, different styles, and more, live at Elderly Instruments.
 
 
 
 

Foy Vance | Lowden Guitars | Bushmills Distillery Sessions

July 2, 2018
 
The songwriter plays a haunting new original song, “A Year in Weem,” on the Bushmills x Lowden Black Bush Edition guitar at the Old Bushmills Distillery.
 
 
 
 

Foy Vance | Lowden Guitars | Bushmills Distillery Sessions

July 2, 2018
 
The songwriter plays a haunting new original song, “A Year in Weem,” on the Bushmills x Lowden Black Bush Edition guitar at the Old Bushmills Distillery.
 
 
 
 

Charles Sawtelle’s Preston Thompson Dreadnought Model 42

June 29, 2018
 
Luthier Preston Thompson shows the guitar he built for the great flatpicker in 1986, modeled after Sawtelle’s 1937 Martin.
 
 
 
 

Charles Sawtelle’s Preston Thompson Dreadnought Model 42

June 29, 2018
 
Luthier Preston Thompson shows the guitar he built for the great flatpicker in 1986, modeled after Sawtelle’s 1937 Martin.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | Konter Uke

June 21, 2018
 
A replica of the soprano ukulele that was aboard Admiral Byrd’s 1926 expedition to the North Pole, and also made a trip to the White House.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | Konter Uke

June 21, 2018
 
A replica of the soprano ukulele that was aboard Admiral Byrd’s 1926 expedition to the North Pole, and also made a trip to the White House.
 
 
 
 

Peter Rowan | “Panama Red” & ”Freight Train” | Preston Thompson Guitars

June 7, 2018
 
The singer-songwriter plays his popular song “Panama Red,” with an interlude of the classic Elizabeth Cotten song, “Freight Train.”
 
 
 
 

Peter Rowan | “Panama Red” & ”Freight Train” | Preston Thompson Guitars

June 7, 2018
 
The singer-songwriter plays his popular song “Panama Red,” with an interlude of the classic Elizabeth Cotten song, “Freight Train.”
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | An Intimate Look at the Stringing Process

May 8, 2018
 
Watch as the finishing touches are put on a new Martin Guitar, from filing and polishing the frets to the first stringing of the guitar.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar | An Intimate Look at the Stringing Process

May 8, 2018
 
Watch as the finishing touches are put on a new Martin Guitar, from filing and polishing the frets to the first stringing of the guitar.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | 1930 Wm. C. Stahl Style 7

April 26, 2018
 
A look at a pre-war guitar built by the Larson Bros. in Chicago, with a 12-fret neck, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and abalone trim.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | 1930 Wm. C. Stahl Style 7

April 26, 2018
 
A look at a pre-war guitar built by the Larson Bros. in Chicago, with a 12-fret neck, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and abalone trim.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle and Preston Thompson | At Carter Vintage Guitars

April 25, 2018
 
Luthier Preston Thompson talks about the new Thompson dreadnought built for guitarist, songwriter, and singer Molly Tuttle.
 
 
 
 

Molly Tuttle and Preston Thompson | At Carter Vintage Guitars

April 25, 2018
 
Luthier Preston Thompson talks about the new Thompson dreadnought built for guitarist, songwriter, and singer Molly Tuttle.
 
 
 
 

Fender Acoustics | California Series Player

March 22, 2018
 
Angela Petrilli demos Fender’s affordable California Series Player acoustic guitars, with three body sizes, a solid Sitka spruce top, and great Fishman electronics.
 
 
 
 

Fender Acoustics | California Series Player

March 22, 2018
 
Angela Petrilli demos Fender’s affordable California Series Player acoustic guitars, with three body sizes, a solid Sitka spruce top, and great Fishman electronics.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Brazilian Rosewood Binding

March 15, 2018
 
Luthier Kaleb Klein shows the process of binding a custom Preston Thompson Guitar with Brazilian rosewood for Dream Guitars.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Brazilian Rosewood Binding

March 15, 2018
 
Luthier Kaleb Klein shows the process of binding a custom Preston Thompson Guitar with Brazilian rosewood for Dream Guitars.
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | Jerry Garcia

March 13, 2018
 
Founder Rick Shubb talks about installing his first capo on Jerry Garcia’s banjo neck, and about his time living with the Grateful Dead guitarist.
 
 
 
 

Shubb Capos | Jerry Garcia

March 13, 2018
 
Founder Rick Shubb talks about installing his first capo on Jerry Garcia’s banjo neck, and about his time living with the Grateful Dead guitarist.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar D-45 | Fire and Ice

March 1, 2018
 
A look at the custom Golden Era Style 45 guitar, a collaboration between the Martin Custom Shop and inlay artist Harvey Leach.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar D-45 | Fire and Ice

March 1, 2018
 
A look at the custom Golden Era Style 45 guitar, a collaboration between the Martin Custom Shop and inlay artist Harvey Leach.
 
 
 
 

Jake Workman Model | Preston Thompson Guitars

February 9, 2018
 
Bluegrass guitarist Jake Workman talks about his guitar playing path, gig with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, and his signature model Thompson Guitar.
 
 
 
 

Jake Workman Model | Preston Thompson Guitars

February 9, 2018
 
Bluegrass guitarist Jake Workman talks about his guitar playing path, gig with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, and his signature model Thompson Guitar.
 
 
 
 

The Ballad of the Dreadnought | Martin Guitar

February 5, 2018
 
The history of iconic guitar model, first introduced in 1916, narrated by Jeff Daniels and including insight from David Crosby, Chris Martin, Rosanne Cash, Del McCoury, and many others.
 
 
 
 

The Ballad of the Dreadnought | Martin Guitar

February 5, 2018
 
The history of iconic guitar model, first introduced in 1916, narrated by Jeff Daniels and including insight from David Crosby, Chris Martin, Rosanne Cash, Del McCoury, and many others.
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars | The GL-10 Electric Guitar

January 24, 2018
 
Forty years after George Lowden first built an electric guitar, Lowden Guitars introduces the all new GL-10 electric.
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars | The GL-10 Electric Guitar

January 24, 2018
 
Forty years after George Lowden first built an electric guitar, Lowden Guitars introduces the all new GL-10 electric.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar and Fishman

January 21, 2018
 
A look at the partnership between Martin Guitar and Fishman Electronics, and how together they’ve mastered the acoustic-electric guitar.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar and Fishman

January 21, 2018
 
A look at the partnership between Martin Guitar and Fishman Electronics, and how together they’ve mastered the acoustic-electric guitar.
 
 
 
 

Peter Rowan at Preston Thompson Guitars

January 21, 2018
 
The great guitarist and songwriter plays a song he wrote about Charles Sawtelle and talks about Charles introducing him to Preston Thompson.
 
 
 
 

Peter Rowan at Preston Thompson Guitars

January 21, 2018
 
The great guitarist and songwriter plays a song he wrote about Charles Sawtelle and talks about Charles introducing him to Preston Thompson.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Chris Luquette Performance

December 16, 2017
 
Guitarist Chris Luquette plays with Nick Dumas and Connor Hutteball at the Thompson Guitars workshop.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Chris Luquette Performance

December 16, 2017
 
Guitarist Chris Luquette plays with Nick Dumas and Connor Hutteball at the Thompson Guitars workshop.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Spraying a Sunburst

November 27, 2017
 
Take a look at luthier Simon Haycraft adding a sunburst in the Preston Thompson Guitars workshop.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Spraying a Sunburst

November 27, 2017
 
Take a look at luthier Simon Haycraft adding a sunburst in the Preston Thompson Guitars workshop.
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars | The F-35C Fan Fret with Ariel Posen

November 20, 2017
 
The guitarist from the Brothers Landreth demonstrates a beautiful Lowden F-35C with a sinker redwood top, Madagascar rosewood back and sides, and fanned frets.
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars | The F-35C Fan Fret with Ariel Posen

November 20, 2017
 
The guitarist from the Brothers Landreth demonstrates a beautiful Lowden F-35C with a sinker redwood top, Madagascar rosewood back and sides, and fanned frets.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings: “Turmoil and Tinfoil” | Preston Thompson Guitars

November 15, 2017
 
Music City Roots presents Billy Strings playing the title track to his latest album on his Thompson Mahogany Dreadnought.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings: “Turmoil and Tinfoil” | Preston Thompson Guitars

November 15, 2017
 
Music City Roots presents Billy Strings playing the title track to his latest album on his Thompson Mahogany Dreadnought.
 
 
 
 

Martin Museum Sessions | Laurence Juber

November 5, 2017
 
The fingerstyle guitarist plays an original composition in the Martin Museum, on his Martin OM-21 Signature Guitar.
 
 
 
 

Martin Museum Sessions | Laurence Juber

November 5, 2017
 
The fingerstyle guitarist plays an original composition in the Martin Museum, on his Martin OM-21 Signature Guitar.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings | Preston Thompson Brazilian Dreadnought

November 3, 2017
 
Billy Strings stops by Preston Thompson Guitars in Sisters, Oregon, to pick up his second Thompson Guitar.
 
 
 
 

Billy Strings | Preston Thompson Brazilian Dreadnought

November 3, 2017
 
Billy Strings stops by Preston Thompson Guitars in Sisters, Oregon, to pick up his second Thompson Guitar.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Workshop Tour

November 1, 2017
 
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Thompson Guitars shop in Sisters, Oregon, with Preston Thompson, Peter Rowan, and members of the Thompson Guitars team.
 
 
 
 

Preston Thompson Guitars | Workshop Tour

November 1, 2017
 
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Thompson Guitars shop in Sisters, Oregon, with Preston Thompson, Peter Rowan, and members of the Thompson Guitars team.
 
 
 
 

Al Petteway’s Preston Thompson 12-Fret 000

November 1, 2017
 
Grammy Award-winning guitarist reviews his new Preston Thompson Sunburst 12-Fret 000 guitar.
 
 
 
 

Al Petteway’s Preston Thompson 12-Fret 000

November 1, 2017
 
Grammy Award-winning guitarist reviews his new Preston Thompson Sunburst 12-Fret 000 guitar.
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars | The FM-35 with Ariel Posen

October 10, 2017
 
Lowden Guitars introduces the new FM model, voiced for superb projection and note separation, ideal for flatpicking. Guitarist Ariel Posen demonstrates.
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars | The FM-35 with Ariel Posen

October 10, 2017
 
Lowden Guitars introduces the new FM model, voiced for superb projection and note separation, ideal for flatpicking. Guitarist Ariel Posen demonstrates.
 
 
 
 

Neck Profile and Playability | Martin Guitar

October 6, 2017
 
A guitar’s neck shape can affect the feel and playability of an instrument, and Martin’s Dave Doll shows a few examples of different necks.
 
 
 
 

Neck Profile and Playability | Martin Guitar

October 6, 2017
 
A guitar’s neck shape can affect the feel and playability of an instrument, and Martin’s Dave Doll shows a few examples of different necks.
 
 
 
 

Larrivée History | Tonewood Dreams

September 26, 2017
 
Larrivée Guitars founder Jean Larrivée talks about the moment of opening up a piece of tonewood to discover what lies inside.
 
 
 
 

Larrivée History | Tonewood Dreams

September 26, 2017
 
Larrivée Guitars founder Jean Larrivée talks about the moment of opening up a piece of tonewood to discover what lies inside.
 
 
 
 

The Martin Dick Boak Signature Edition

September 21, 2017
 
Dick Boak talks about the Custom Signature Edition D-Boak dreadnought, featuring his original “Inside Out” artwork.
 
 
 
 

The Martin Dick Boak Signature Edition

September 21, 2017
 
Dick Boak talks about the Custom Signature Edition D-Boak dreadnought, featuring his original “Inside Out” artwork.
 
 
 
 

Oddities and Rarities from the Elderly Collection

September 8, 2017
 
A look at some of the unique instruments in Elderly’s extensive collection including a Gibson harp guitar, a fretless upright bass made from a bass drum, and more.
 
 
 
 

Oddities and Rarities from the Elderly Collection

September 8, 2017
 
A look at some of the unique instruments in Elderly’s extensive collection including a Gibson harp guitar, a fretless upright bass made from a bass drum, and more.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | Jeff Nauss and Waylon Robichau, “Bourgeois Breakdown”

September 8, 2017
 
Guitarists from The Bluegrass Unit play a smoking flatpicking tune at the 2017 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois Guitars | Jeff Nauss and Waylon Robichau, “Bourgeois Breakdown”

September 8, 2017
 
Guitarists from The Bluegrass Unit play a smoking flatpicking tune at the 2017 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival.
 
 
 
 

Larrivée Guitars | CBC Documentary, 1983

August 23, 2017
 
An original CBC documentary created in 1983, shot on location at Larrivée's first West Coast shop in Victoria, BC, and featuring founder Jean Larrivée.
 
 
 
 

Larrivée Guitars | CBC Documentary, 1983

August 23, 2017
 
An original CBC documentary created in 1983, shot on location at Larrivée's first West Coast shop in Victoria, BC, and featuring founder Jean Larrivée.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | Martin OM-45GE Brazilian

August 3, 2017
 
Hiroya Tsukamoto plays “Another Great Day To Be Alive” on the Martin OM-45GE Golden Era Brazilian (2003) at Elderly Instruments.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | Martin OM-45GE Brazilian

August 3, 2017
 
Hiroya Tsukamoto plays “Another Great Day To Be Alive” on the Martin OM-45GE Golden Era Brazilian (2003) at Elderly Instruments.
 
 
 
 

Martin Pro Tips | Guitar Parts and Jargon

July 12, 2017
 
Martin’s Dave Doll shows the parts of a guitar, explaining what some of the common terminology refers to and demystifying guitar-speak.
 
 
 
 

Martin Pro Tips | Guitar Parts and Jargon

July 12, 2017
 
Martin’s Dave Doll shows the parts of a guitar, explaining what some of the common terminology refers to and demystifying guitar-speak.
 
 
 
 

Sawyer Fredericks, “Half a Mind” | Bourgeois Guitars

July 10, 2017
 
The guitarist and songwriter performs a new original song live on his Bourgeois Ray Lamontagne Signature Series guitar.
 
 
 
 

Sawyer Fredericks, “Half a Mind” | Bourgeois Guitars

July 10, 2017
 
The guitarist and songwriter performs a new original song live on his Bourgeois Ray Lamontagne Signature Series guitar.
 
 
 
 

Taylor Guitars | 410e Baritone Limited Edition

June 28, 2017
 
A Taylor Summer Limited Edition baritone built with a dreadnought body and a spruce top with a beautiful tobacco sunburst.
 
 
 
 

Taylor Guitars | 410e Baritone Limited Edition

June 28, 2017
 
A Taylor Summer Limited Edition baritone built with a dreadnought body and a spruce top with a beautiful tobacco sunburst.
 
 
 
 

Bob Taylor’s World Forestry Tour | Fiji

June 19, 2017
 
The Taylor Guitars founder reports from his stop in Fiji, with a performance by singer-songwriter Knox Fiji.
 
 
 
 

Bob Taylor’s World Forestry Tour | Fiji

June 19, 2017
 
The Taylor Guitars founder reports from his stop in Fiji, with a performance by singer-songwriter Knox Fiji.
 
 
 
 

Bob Taylor’s World Forestry Tour | Guatemala

June 1, 2017
 
The Taylor Guitars founder reports from his stop at the Izabal Agro Forestry Project in Guatemala on his 25-day tour of tonewood forests.
 
 
 
 

Bob Taylor’s World Forestry Tour | Guatemala

June 1, 2017
 
The Taylor Guitars founder reports from his stop at the Izabal Agro Forestry Project in Guatemala on his 25-day tour of tonewood forests.
 
 
 
 

Larrivée History | A Family Affair

May 22, 2017
 
Larrivée Guitars is a true family business, and in this video founder Jean Larrivée talks about the rich family history within the company.
 
 
 
 

Larrivée History | A Family Affair

May 22, 2017
 
Larrivée Guitars is a true family business, and in this video founder Jean Larrivée talks about the rich family history within the company.
 
 
 
 

Northfield Archtop Octave Mandolins

May 3, 2017
 
Northfield’s Adrian Beagle tells the story of the company’s unique octave mandolin model. Demonstrated by Mike Marshall and Emory Lester.
 
 
 
 

Northfield Archtop Octave Mandolins

May 3, 2017
 
Northfield’s Adrian Beagle tells the story of the company’s unique octave mandolin model. Demonstrated by Mike Marshall and Emory Lester.
 
 
 
 

Taylor Academy Series | Durable

April 8, 2017
 
Taylor’s master guitar designer Andy Powers talks about designing the new Academy Series guitars to be durable and easy to care for.
 
 
 
 

Taylor Academy Series | Durable

April 8, 2017
 
Taylor’s master guitar designer Andy Powers talks about designing the new Academy Series guitars to be durable and easy to care for.
 
 
 
 

Taylor Academy Series | Playable

April 4, 2017
 
Taylor’s master guitar designer Andy Powers discusses the design and easy playability of the new Academy Series guitars.
 
 
 
 

Taylor Academy Series | Playable

April 4, 2017
 
Taylor’s master guitar designer Andy Powers discusses the design and easy playability of the new Academy Series guitars.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | Martin 0, 00, 000 Comparison

March 24, 2017
 
Elderly’s Chris Rietz explores three common sizes of Martin guitars, playing mahogany and rosewood versions of each size.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | Martin 0, 00, 000 Comparison

March 24, 2017
 
Elderly’s Chris Rietz explores three common sizes of Martin guitars, playing mahogany and rosewood versions of each size.
 
 
 
 

Martin Music Minute | Tony Rice

March 13, 2017
 
Author Jerry Zolten tells the story of the historic Martin D-28 that belonged to Clarence White and then moved on to bluegrass innovator Tony Rice.
 
 
 
 

Martin Music Minute | Tony Rice

March 13, 2017
 
Author Jerry Zolten tells the story of the historic Martin D-28 that belonged to Clarence White and then moved on to bluegrass innovator Tony Rice.
 
 
 
 

Chris Hadfield on ISS, “Space Oddity” | Larrivée

February 24, 2017
 
The International Space Station Commander performs a revised version of David Bowie’s hit on his Larrivée Parlor.
 
 
 
 

Chris Hadfield on ISS, “Space Oddity” | Larrivée

February 24, 2017
 
The International Space Station Commander performs a revised version of David Bowie’s hit on his Larrivée Parlor.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | Deering Maple Blossom

February 17, 2017
 
A demo of one of Deering's most popular banjos, with a radiused fingerboard, violin-grade 3-ply maple rim, and a bronze tone ring.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | Deering Maple Blossom

February 17, 2017
 
A demo of one of Deering's most popular banjos, with a radiused fingerboard, violin-grade 3-ply maple rim, and a bronze tone ring.
 
 
 
 

Brian Collins, “The Harder I Run” | Taylor Guitars

February 8, 2017
 
A live performance from the Taylor Guitars NAMM 2017 booth from West Georgia songwriter Brian Collins and his band.
 
 
 
 

Brian Collins, “The Harder I Run” | Taylor Guitars

February 8, 2017
 
A live performance from the Taylor Guitars NAMM 2017 booth from West Georgia songwriter Brian Collins and his band.
 
 
 
 

Martin Music Minute | Jason Isbell

February 3, 2017
 
Songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell tells the story of one Martin dreadnought that belonged to three music legends.
 
 
 
 

Martin Music Minute | Jason Isbell

February 3, 2017
 
Songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell tells the story of one Martin dreadnought that belonged to three music legends.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar 2017 Limited Editions

January 13, 2017
 
Take a look at the D-28 John Prine, Dwight Yoakam DD28 Signature Edition, CS-CF Martin Outlaw-17, CEO 8.2, and the CEO 8.2E from Martin Guitar.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar 2017 Limited Editions

January 13, 2017
 
Take a look at the D-28 John Prine, Dwight Yoakam DD28 Signature Edition, CS-CF Martin Outlaw-17, CEO 8.2, and the CEO 8.2E from Martin Guitar.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | National M1 Tricone Resonator Guitar

January 7, 2017
 
Mark Lavengood of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys demonstrates a National wooden-body tricone from National Guitars.
 
 
 
 

Elderly | National M1 Tricone Resonator Guitar

January 7, 2017
 
Mark Lavengood of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys demonstrates a National wooden-body tricone from National Guitars.
 
 
 
 

“Genesis” | Lowden Guitars Number 20,000

January 4, 2017
 
George Lowden talks about the creation of the ”Genesis” guitar, built with African blackwood and sinker redwood.
 
 
 
 

“Genesis” | Lowden Guitars Number 20,000

January 4, 2017
 
George Lowden talks about the creation of the ”Genesis” guitar, built with African blackwood and sinker redwood.
 
 
 
 

Courtney Hartman, “Turn On Your Radio” | Bourgeois Guitars

December 29, 2016
 
Guitarist, songwriter, and member of Della Mae plays the Harry Nilsson classic on the Bourgeois Soloist 30th Anniversary Commemorative Edition.
 
 
 
 

Courtney Hartman, “Turn On Your Radio” | Bourgeois Guitars

December 29, 2016
 
Guitarist, songwriter, and member of Della Mae plays the Harry Nilsson classic on the Bourgeois Soloist 30th Anniversary Commemorative Edition.
 
 
 
 

The Martin D-200 Deluxe

December 27, 2016
 
To celebrate their two-millionth guitar since 1833, C.F. Martin & Co. introduces the spectacular D-200 Deluxe limited edition.
 
 
 
 

The Martin D-200 Deluxe

December 27, 2016
 
To celebrate their two-millionth guitar since 1833, C.F. Martin & Co. introduces the spectacular D-200 Deluxe limited edition.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar Americana Series

December 26, 2016
 
The new 16-Series guitars are built with sycamore or cherry back and sides, solid spruce top wood, and innovative silver binding.
 
 
 
 

Martin Guitar Americana Series

December 26, 2016
 
The new 16-Series guitars are built with sycamore or cherry back and sides, solid spruce top wood, and innovative silver binding.
 
 
 
 

How to Install Classical Guitar Strings

November 16, 2016
 
Brazilian luthier Rodrigo Gomes visits Dan Erlewine’s shop at Stewart-MacDonald and sets up a classical guitar for Dan to start learning to play bossa nova.
 
 
 
 

How to Install Classical Guitar Strings

November 16, 2016
 
Brazilian luthier Rodrigo Gomes visits Dan Erlewine’s shop at Stewart-MacDonald and sets up a classical guitar for Dan to start learning to play bossa nova.
 
 
 
 

Benjamin Scheuer | “Golden Castle Town”

November 4, 2016
 
Songwriter Benjamin Scheuer plays the latest single from his album “Songs From The LION” on his Froggy Bottom H12.
 
 
 
 

Benjamin Scheuer | “Golden Castle Town”

November 4, 2016
 
Songwriter Benjamin Scheuer plays the latest single from his album “Songs From The LION” on his Froggy Bottom H12.
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars | Models

October 27, 2016
 
Guitarist Thomas Leeb gives an overview of Lowden Guitars' model lines, discussing woods, appointments, and specs for each Lowden series.
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars | Models

October 27, 2016
 
Guitarist Thomas Leeb gives an overview of Lowden Guitars' model lines, discussing woods, appointments, and specs for each Lowden series.
 
 
 
 

Froggy Bottom Guitars Limited Series | North American Guitar, London

October 4, 2016
 
An overview of Froggy Bottom Guitars’ Limited series from North American Guitars’ Michael Watts.
 
 
 
 

Froggy Bottom Guitars Limited Series | North American Guitar, London

October 4, 2016
 
An overview of Froggy Bottom Guitars’ Limited series from North American Guitars’ Michael Watts.
 
 
 
 

Peghead Nation Workshops at the Fretboard Summit

By: Dan Gabel
October 4, 2016
 
Join us for hands-on guitar instruction with Tony McManus, Scott Nygaard, Courtney Hartman, Matt Munisteri, and Mark Goldenberg.
 
 
 
 

Peghead Nation Workshops at the Fretboard Summit

By: Dan Gabel
October 4, 2016
 
Join us for hands-on guitar instruction with Tony McManus, Scott Nygaard, Courtney Hartman, Matt Munisteri, and Mark Goldenberg.
 
 
 
 

Verlon Thompson, “The Guitar” | Bourgeois Guitars

September 26, 2016
 
The guitarist and songwriter tells how Guy Clark gave him a Bourgeois Ricky Skaggs model and plays “The Guitar,” a song he co-wrote with Clark.
 
 
 
 

Verlon Thompson, “The Guitar” | Bourgeois Guitars

September 26, 2016
 
The guitarist and songwriter tells how Guy Clark gave him a Bourgeois Ricky Skaggs model and plays “The Guitar,” a song he co-wrote with Clark.
 
 
 
 

Courtney Hartman, “Ridge Road Gravel”| Bourgeois Guitars

September 14, 2016
 
Guitarist, songwriter, and member of Della Mae plays the Norman Blake and Tony Rice classic “Ridge Road Gravel” on the Bourgeois Tony Rice Tribute guitar.
 
 
 
 

Courtney Hartman, “Ridge Road Gravel”| Bourgeois Guitars

September 14, 2016
 
Guitarist, songwriter, and member of Della Mae plays the Norman Blake and Tony Rice classic “Ridge Road Gravel” on the Bourgeois Tony Rice Tribute guitar.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Eastman MD515 F-Style Mandolin

September 2, 2016
 
Mark Lavengood of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys demonstrates an F-Style mandolin from Eastman.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Eastman MD515 F-Style Mandolin

September 2, 2016
 
Mark Lavengood of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys demonstrates an F-Style mandolin from Eastman.
 
 
 
 

Taylor Guitars | All About Rosewood

September 1, 2016
 
Taylor Guitars’ master luthier Andy Powers talks about rosewood’s rich history in acoustic guitar building.
 
 
 
 

Taylor Guitars | All About Rosewood

September 1, 2016
 
Taylor Guitars’ master luthier Andy Powers talks about rosewood’s rich history in acoustic guitar building.
 
 
 
 

Hudson Taylor | Lowden Acoustic Sessions

August 23, 2016
 
The Irish folk group plays their song “Butterflies” live at the Lowden factory, where they picked up two custom Lowden guitars.
 
 
 
 

Hudson Taylor | Lowden Acoustic Sessions

August 23, 2016
 
The Irish folk group plays their song “Butterflies” live at the Lowden factory, where they picked up two custom Lowden guitars.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Deering Goodtime Artisan Banjos

August 15, 2016
 
The new Deering Goodtime Artisan series banjos replace the Classic Goodtime banjos and include a brown satin finish, planatary tuners, and a midnight maple fingerboard.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Deering Goodtime Artisan Banjos

August 15, 2016
 
The new Deering Goodtime Artisan series banjos replace the Classic Goodtime banjos and include a brown satin finish, planatary tuners, and a midnight maple fingerboard.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois OMC Soloist Aged Tone Demo

August 8, 2016
 
Matt Chulka from Eddie's Guitars demonstrates a beautiful Bourgeois OMC Soloist Aged Tone guitar with Brazilian rosewood back and sides and Adirondack spruce top.
 
 
 
 

Bourgeois OMC Soloist Aged Tone Demo

August 8, 2016
 
Matt Chulka from Eddie's Guitars demonstrates a beautiful Bourgeois OMC Soloist Aged Tone guitar with Brazilian rosewood back and sides and Adirondack spruce top.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Martin Dreadnought Junior

July 28, 2016
 
A cool dreadnought design from Martin Guitars, built with solid woods and with a size that falls in between a Little Martin and a standard Martin dreadnought.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Martin Dreadnought Junior

July 28, 2016
 
A cool dreadnought design from Martin Guitars, built with solid woods and with a size that falls in between a Little Martin and a standard Martin dreadnought.
 
 
 
 

Benjamin Scheuer | Froggy Bottom K14

July 28, 2016
 
Songwriter Benjamin Scheuer shows the Froggy Bottom K14 he plays in his hit one-man show, THE LION, and on the album “Songs From THE LION”
 
 
 
 

Benjamin Scheuer | Froggy Bottom K14

July 28, 2016
 
Songwriter Benjamin Scheuer shows the Froggy Bottom K14 he plays in his hit one-man show, THE LION, and on the album “Songs From THE LION”
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars | Inside Our Workshops

July 21, 2016
 
Take a look around the Lowden Guitars workshop in Downpatrick, Co Down, Ireland, in this beautifully shot video tour.
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars | Inside Our Workshops

July 21, 2016
 
Take a look around the Lowden Guitars workshop in Downpatrick, Co Down, Ireland, in this beautifully shot video tour.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Iseman Weissenborn-Style Guitar

July 7, 2016
 
Mark Lavengood of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys demonstrates a beautiful Iseman Style-1 Hawaiian lap steel guitar made of curly Hawaiian koa.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Iseman Weissenborn-Style Guitar

July 7, 2016
 
Mark Lavengood of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys demonstrates a beautiful Iseman Style-1 Hawaiian lap steel guitar made of curly Hawaiian koa.
 
 
 
 

Redesigned Taylor 700 Series Guitars

June 28, 2016
 
Taylor Guitars' master luthier Andy Powers talks about the new bracing and appointments on the redesigned 700 Series guitars.
 
 
 
 

Redesigned Taylor 700 Series Guitars

June 28, 2016
 
Taylor Guitars' master luthier Andy Powers talks about the new bracing and appointments on the redesigned 700 Series guitars.
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars’ Body Shapes

June 7, 2016
 
George Lowden is joined by guitarist Thomas Leeb for this in-depth discussion of Lowden's soundbox shapes and a demonstration of each type of guitar.
 
 
 
 

Lowden Guitars’ Body Shapes

June 7, 2016
 
George Lowden is joined by guitarist Thomas Leeb for this in-depth discussion of Lowden's soundbox shapes and a demonstration of each type of guitar.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | What is a Banjo Guitar?

June 7, 2016
 
Elderly’s Elden Kelly talks about the 6-string banjo and plays examples from Vega, Deering, Gold Tone, and Gretsch.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | What is a Banjo Guitar?

June 7, 2016
 
Elderly’s Elden Kelly talks about the 6-string banjo and plays examples from Vega, Deering, Gold Tone, and Gretsch.
 
 
 
 

Glimpses of Guy

By: Dan Gabel
May 18, 2016
 
On an oddly damp drive around San Francisco, Guy Clark shared a few thoughts about building guitars, filming Heartworn Highways, and his dislike of festivals.
 
 
 
 

Glimpses of Guy

By: Dan Gabel
May 18, 2016
 
On an oddly damp drive around San Francisco, Guy Clark shared a few thoughts about building guitars, filming Heartworn Highways, and his dislike of festivals.
 
 
 
 

Robin and Linda Williams:“The Devil is a Mighty Wind”

May 17, 2016
 
The husband-and-wife duo perform their original song on “A Prairie Home Companion.”
 
 
 
 

Robin and Linda Williams:“The Devil is a Mighty Wind”

May 17, 2016
 
The husband-and-wife duo perform their original song on “A Prairie Home Companion.”
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Eastman MD315C F-Style Mandolin

May 16, 2016
 
Watch Elderly Instruments' Robert McCloy demonstrate this great entry-level F-style mandolin from Eastman Strings.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Eastman MD315C F-Style Mandolin

May 16, 2016
 
Watch Elderly Instruments' Robert McCloy demonstrate this great entry-level F-style mandolin from Eastman Strings.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Deering Sierra Maple Banjo

May 12, 2016
 
Deering’s Sierra model is one of their most popular professional banjos, and the maple resonator gives this model a bright, crisp tone.
 
 
 
 

Elderly Instruments | Deering Sierra Maple Banjo

May 12, 2016
 
Deering’s Sierra model is one of their most popular professional banjos, and the maple resonator gives this model a bright, crisp tone.
 
 
 
 

Huss & Dalton: Binding

May 4, 2016
 
Huss & Dalton Guitar Company shows the process of applying, affixing, and trimming the binding on the guitar body during assembly.
 
 
 
 

Huss & Dalton: Binding

May 4, 2016
 
Huss & Dalton Guitar Company shows the process of applying, affixing, and trimming the binding on the guitar body during assembly.
 
 
 
 

Pacific Rim Tonewoods

March 24, 2016
 
The high-quality wood supplier known for its commitment to sustainability is profiled in this Fretboard Journal mini-documentary.
 
 
 
 

Pacific Rim Tonewoods

March 24, 2016
 
The high-quality wood supplier known for its commitment to sustainability is profiled in this Fretboard Journal mini-documentary.
 
 
 
 

Richard Thompson | “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”

March 21, 2016
 
Witnessing Richard Thompson play his ode to love and an exotic motorcycle on his Lowden guitar is always a thrill. Here is a live version from Goldmark Gallery.
 
 
 
 

Richard Thompson | “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”

March 21, 2016
 
Witnessing Richard Thompson play his ode to love and an exotic motorcycle on his Lowden guitar is always a thrill. Here is a live version from Goldmark Gallery.
 
 
 
 

George Lowden | Properties of Tonewoods

March 2, 2016
 
Every Guitar Has a Voice, Episode 2 features George Lowden talking about the properties of back-and-sides and soundboard tonewoods and how they influence the sound of a guitar.
 
 
 
 

George Lowden | Properties of Tonewoods

March 2, 2016
 
Every Guitar Has a Voice, Episode 2 features George Lowden talking about the properties of back-and-sides and soundboard tonewoods and how they influence the sound of a guitar.
 
 
 
 

George Lowden | Acoustic Guitar Tonewoods

March 1, 2016
 
Every Guitar Has a Voice, Episode 1 features George Lowden discussing the tonewoods he uses to build Lowden Guitars.
 
 
 
 

George Lowden | Acoustic Guitar Tonewoods

March 1, 2016
 
Every Guitar Has a Voice, Episode 1 features George Lowden discussing the tonewoods he uses to build Lowden Guitars.
 
 
 
 

Huss & Dalton: Fitting the Guitar Top

February 22, 2016
 
Huss & Dalton Guitar Company shows how they prepare the top of the guitar for a perfect fit on the back and sides of the instrument.
 
 
 
 

Huss & Dalton: Fitting the Guitar Top

February 22, 2016
 
Huss & Dalton Guitar Company shows how they prepare the top of the guitar for a perfect fit on the back and sides of the instrument.
 
 
 
 

Froggy Bottom Will Ackerman Signature Model K

January 23, 2016
 
Guitarist Will Ackerman sees and plays his Froggy Bottom Signature Model for the first time.
 
 
 
 

Froggy Bottom Will Ackerman Signature Model K

January 23, 2016
 
Guitarist Will Ackerman sees and plays his Froggy Bottom Signature Model for the first time.
 
 
 
 

Huss & Dalton: Building Guitar Sides

January 11, 2016
 
Huss & Dalton shows how they create the sides of a guitar, from bending the wood to placing the end block, kerfing, bracing, and more.
 
 
 
 

Huss & Dalton: Building Guitar Sides

January 11, 2016
 
Huss & Dalton shows how they create the sides of a guitar, from bending the wood to placing the end block, kerfing, bracing, and more.
 
 
 
 

Inspiration and Getting it Right

October 1, 2015
 
A quick look inside the shop at Bourgeois Guitars in Lewiston Maine, one of America's most respected luthiers of fine acoustic guitars. Dana Bourgeois discusses guitar building and inspiration. Produced by http://www.thenewscene Visit BourgeoisGuitars.net for more.
 
 
 
 

Inspiration and Getting it Right

October 1, 2015
 
A quick look inside the shop at Bourgeois Guitars in Lewiston Maine, one of America's most respected luthiers of fine acoustic guitars. Dana Bourgeois discusses guitar building and inspiration. Produced by http://www.thenewscene Visit BourgeoisGuitars.net for more.
 
 
 
 

Huss & Dalton Guitar Company | CM Series Comparison

September 4, 2015
 
Blue Light Studio Review Sessions presents a comparison of Huss & Dalton's CM Series 12-fret rosewood and CM Series 14-fret mahogany guitars.
 
 
 
 

Huss & Dalton Guitar Company | CM Series Comparison

September 4, 2015
 
Blue Light Studio Review Sessions presents a comparison of Huss & Dalton's CM Series 12-fret rosewood and CM Series 14-fret mahogany guitars.
 
 
 
 

D’Addario Presents Guitar Talk: Linda Manzer

August 18, 2015
 
Flip Scipio talks with fellow luthier Linda Manzer about her entry into guitar building in the Larrivée shop and her unique guitar designs.
 
 
 
 

D’Addario Presents Guitar Talk: Linda Manzer

August 18, 2015
 
Flip Scipio talks with fellow luthier Linda Manzer about her entry into guitar building in the Larrivée shop and her unique guitar designs.
 
 
 
 

Jim D’Addario and Bill Collings

July 24, 2015
 
Jim D'Addario flew to Austin, Texas to meet with old friend Bill Collings, tour the Collings Guitars factory, and talk instruments and music.
 
 
 
 

Jim D’Addario and Bill Collings

July 24, 2015
 
Jim D'Addario flew to Austin, Texas to meet with old friend Bill Collings, tour the Collings Guitars factory, and talk instruments and music.
 
 
 
 

D’Addario Presents Guitar Talk: Manzer and Metheny

July 13, 2015
 
Luthier Flip Scipio talks with fellow guitar builder Linda Manzer and guitarist Pat Metheny about their long, successful collaboration.
 
 
 
 

D’Addario Presents Guitar Talk: Manzer and Metheny

July 13, 2015
 
Luthier Flip Scipio talks with fellow guitar builder Linda Manzer and guitarist Pat Metheny about their long, successful collaboration.
 
 
 
 

Taylor Guitars: Spruce Torrefaction Process

May 12, 2015
 
Torrefaction helps accelerate the natural aging process of tonewoods. Watch Taylor's process for baking Sitka spruce tops for their new 600 series.
 
 
 
 

Taylor Guitars: Spruce Torrefaction Process

May 12, 2015
 
Torrefaction helps accelerate the natural aging process of tonewoods. Watch Taylor's process for baking Sitka spruce tops for their new 600 series.