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August 24, 2017
A walnut and spruce flattop built to be given away at the 2017 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration.
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August 21, 2017
A multi-scale baritone guitar built from African blackwood and sinker redwood.
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August 17, 2017
Kinloch Nelson demonstrates his wide-neck steel-string guitar.
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August 07, 2017
A vintage-style mandolin built by luthier Andrew Mowry
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August 03, 2017
One of only two classical guitars built by the founder of L.R. Baggs.
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July 31, 2017
A trio of custom flattops based on Martin’s classic blueprint.
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July 27, 2017
Peghead Nation Clawhammer Banjo instructor found her dream instrument by chance.
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July 17, 2017
Slack-key guitarist Stephen Inglis demonstrates his fanned-fret Lowden.
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June 26, 2017
A contemporary take on the 12-fret 00 built with beautiful sinker mahogany.
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June 09, 2017
Tristan Scroggins demonstrates his F-style mandolin.
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May 22, 2017
San Francisco Bay Area songwriter/guitarist Kyle Alden demonstrates the Lowden that’s been his main guitar for more than 20 years.
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May 08, 2017
Eric Schoenberg demonstrates the anniversary edition of the cutaway OM he and Dana Bourgeois designed 30 years ago.
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April 20, 2017
John Mailander demonstrates his archtop guitar–inspired octave mandolin.
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March 30, 2017
Bluegrass fiddler John Mailander demonstrates his instrument.
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March 17, 2017
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Sharon Gilchrist demonstrates her primary instrument.
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February 02, 2017
Joe K. Walsh demonstrates his go-to mandola.
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January 12, 2017
A custom slope-shoulder dreadnought built with premium koa and Adirondack spruce.
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January 02, 2017
Mike Witcher demonstrates a custom Weissenborn-style guitar.
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December 29, 2016
Joe K. Walsh demonstrates his 2016 Nugget, built by luthier Mike Kemnitzer.
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December 22, 2016
Luxuriously appointed Brazilian rosewood L-00-style guitar.
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November 24, 2016
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe Walsh demonstrates his Gilchrist A-style Model 3.
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November 21, 2016
A beautiful cutaway small-jumbo built with Indian rosewood and Adirondack spruce.
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November 17, 2016
Mike Witcher demonstrates his Beard Jerry Douglas signature model resonator guitar.
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November 07, 2016
Fingerstyle guitarist Eric Lugosch demonstrates his Brazilian rosewood cutaway parlor guitar.
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October 27, 2016
Mike Compton discusses and demos his primary mandolin, which was built to match the tone of Bill Monroe’s Gibson F-5.
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October 24, 2016
Built for fingerstyle blues guitarist Dale Miller, this redwood and walnut guitar features a Voyage-Air folding neck and San Francisco Giants–themed inlay.
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October 17, 2016
An elegant fingerstyle machine built with an Italian spruce top and sapele back and sides.
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October 10, 2016
Mike Witcher demonstrates a custom Schoonover dobro.
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September 28, 2016
Dreadnought body with cocobolo back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top.
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September 12, 2016
A custom F-style mandolin built by Austin Clark using traditional methods.
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September 08, 2016
The fingerstyle guitar legend demonstrates his primary six-string.
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August 04, 2016
Bruce Molsky discusses and demonstrates his primary fiddle.
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July 07, 2016
Fingerstyle master Richard Smith demonstrates his nylon-string guitar.
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June 30, 2016
Mike Witcher demonstrates his late-1990s custom Weissenborn-style guitar.
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June 27, 2016
Luthier George Lowden discusses the design of his latest model.
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June 13, 2016
A stunning quilted-mahogany guitar celebrates a milestone.
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June 09, 2016
Peghead Nation’s Celtic Guitar instructor Tony McManus demonstrates his one-of-a-kind eight-string.
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May 09, 2016
Fingerstyle guitarist Nate Lopez demonstrates his custom carbon-fiber, fanned-fret, multi-scale guitar.
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May 02, 2016
Acclaimed Northern California luthier discusses his career, instrument designs, and current projects.
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April 21, 2016
Mini-documentary provides a view of the Collings workshop.
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April 07, 2016
Tim Connell demonstrates the mandolin he uses for his varied repertoire.
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March 24, 2016
The high-quality wood supplier known for its commitment to sustainability is profiled in this Fretboard Journal mini-documentary.
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March 17, 2016
Mike Witcher demonstrates an unusual custom resonator guitar built by luthier Tim Scheerhorn.
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February 18, 2016
Mike Witcher demonstrates a classic Paul Beard resonator guitar.
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February 11, 2016
Fretboard Journal mini-documentary focuses on renowned luthier and musician Marty Lanham.
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January 26, 2016
Fingerstyle blues virtuoso Mary Flower demonstrates her vintage-inspired flattop.
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December 04, 2015
Fingerstyle master Tim Sparks demonstrates his 000-size Hoffman guitar.
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September 17, 2015
Orville Johnson demonstrates his custom metal resonator guitar.
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August 06, 2015
Tony McManus plays his Sitar-Guitar, which he calls the "Delhi-Caster."
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August 03, 2015
A stunning small-body steel-string with innovative high-tech construction and great sound.
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July 30, 2015
Mike Witcher demonstrates his koa-body resonator guitar.
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July 07, 2015
Built by one of the pioneers of contemporary lutherie, this rare flattop combines unusual vintage elements with high-tech construction.
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June 22, 2015
Luthier Kevin Ryan’s original model is a meticulously crafted guitar that’s optimized for fingerstyle playing.
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June 08, 2015
Fingerstyle guitarist Paul Asbell demonstrates his vintage-style OM.
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May 27, 2015
Kenny Hill–designed classical has a double top, lattice bracing, and soundports.
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March 16, 2015
Fingerstyle guitarist Jamie Stillway demonstrates her German-made Stevens 12-fret.
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February 16, 2015
Muriel Anderson demonstrates her custom harp guitar.
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February 08, 2015
Peghead Nation Fingerstyle course instructor Stevie Coyle demonstrates his favorite gigging flattop.
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January 16, 2015
Celtic fingerstyle master Tony McManus demonstrates his signature model guitar.
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January 09, 2015
Schoenberg Guitars 00-size 12-fret with Indian rosewood back and sides and an Adirondack spruce top.
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January 01, 2015
Fingerstyle master Ed Gerhard demonstrates his primary touring guitar.
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December 01, 2014
Ed Gerhard demonstrates his custom Weissenborn-style Breedlove lap-steel guitar.
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October 22, 2014
Mandolin Brothers Co-Founder passes at the age of 71.
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July 25, 2014
Stevie Coyle demonstrates Alan Perlman’s replica of a vintage Larson Brothers design.
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July 18, 2014
Luthier Tony Yamamoto builds a stunningly lightweight steel-string using paulownia wood.
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Sep 21, 2017
Dick Boak talks about the Custom Signature Edition D-Boak dreadnought, featuring his original “Inside Out” artwork.




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