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January 16, 2017
Mark Goldenberg demonstrates his pair of Collings flattop guitars.
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January 05, 2017
A basic guide to using pickups, preamps, amps, and PAs with acoustic instruments.
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December 26, 2016
Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans on everything you need to know to get started with the banjo.
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December 08, 2016
Mike Witcher on amplifying a dobro-style resophonic guitar using Fishman’s Nashville series pickup and Aura imaging pedal.
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November 03, 2016
Peghead Nation’s Celtic Guitar instructor Tony McManus discusses and demonstrates his signature model guitar.
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October 20, 2016
Peghead Nation instructor demonstrates her tenor ukulele built with acacia back and sides.
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October 03, 2016
Peghead Nation’s Teja Gerken highlights Taylor’s new guitar-buying resource with helpful examples and clips from recent guitar demonstrations.
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September 26, 2016
The percussive fingerstylist discusses and demonstrates his primary guitar.
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September 05, 2016
An affordable dobro with authentic tone and feel.
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August 25, 2016
Bill Evans shows and explains the differences between two common tone ring designs.
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August 15, 2016
A great value in an A-style mandolin from Saga Music, with solid woods and vintage-style appointments.
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August 08, 2016
Bill Evans demonstrates a Greg Rich–built Gibson RB-5 reissue owned by the late Ralph Stanley.
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July 25, 2016
An affordable dreadnought built with solid Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce.
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July 21, 2016
Cedar-top jumbo is a powerful fingerstyle guitar.
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July 14, 2016
Mike Witcher discusses resonator guitar basics, types of steels, strings, fingerpicks, and more.
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June 23, 2016
How to make sure that your fiddle and bow stay in top shape.
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May 16, 2016
The fingerstyle master demonstrates his guitar and amplification rig.
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April 28, 2016
An affordable, vintage-inspired 000.
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April 18, 2016
Teja Gerken demos his Taylor grand concert.
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February 01, 2016
Bill Evans demonstrates his Kel Kroydon banjo, modeled after his 1930 Gibson Granada.
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January 18, 2016
Bill Evans demos Deering’s affordable, high-quality five-string banjo.
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December 07, 2015
Bill Evans demos his Czech-made five-string banjo, which offers modern features and a contemporary sound.
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October 19, 2015
Americana and blues singer-songwriter Danny Click demonstrates his go-to acoustic guitar.
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September 08, 2015
Two excellent reproductions of Sonny Osborne’s prewar Gibson flathead banjos.
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August 25, 2015
Mike Dowling demonstrates his pair of Nationals.
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August 18, 2015
Acoustic-electric mandolin offers great tone at any volume.
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July 30, 2015
Peghead Nation instructor and sideman extraordinaire demonstrates the instruments he uses onstage with Hugh Laurie’s Copper Bottom Band.
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July 27, 2015
Fingerstylist Vicki Genfan demonstrates her signature model guitar.
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July 13, 2015
Eric Skye demonstrates his 00-size Santa Cruz signature model.
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June 26, 2015
Brittany Haas demonstrates her primary fiddle.
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February 16, 2015
Chad Manning demonstrates his Cooper violin.
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February 03, 2015
Kala’s unique ukulele-size bass has convincing amplified bass tones.
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December 31, 2014
Luthier Bruce Sexauer in the Peghead Nation studio with two of his steel-string flattops, an FT-15 and an FT-000-C.
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December 16, 2014
Vintage-style Adirondack-top 000 is a bargain.
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July 28, 2014
Peghead Nation executive producer Dan Gabel demos his 2007 Collings mandolin
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July 25, 2014
Adrianne Serna demonstrates her Taylor GS Mini.
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July 24, 2014
An affordable acoustic six-string baritone from Alvarez.
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July 24, 2014
Teja Gerken demonstrates his custom OM.
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June 19, 2014
Ultrasound’s compact combo amp is a lightweight powerhouse
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June 16, 2014
Kala's archtop uke is inspired by jazz guitar designs
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Jan 16, 2017
The songwriter, guitarist, and singer plays her original song with Sam Grisman on bass and John Mailander on fiddle.




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