Partners | Peghead Nation

Please visit our Peghead Partner pages and see the work of some of the most passionate folks in the roots music community. They pour their passions into making the best instruments and accessories, groundbreaking music, exciting events, and much more, and we thank them for their support.

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LR Baggs

L.R. Baggs designs and manufactures acoustic guitar pickups, microphones, and preamps that provide the best acoustic amplification for performing and recording musicians.

Deering Banjos

In its young 39 year life, Deering has delivered the finest hand built American instruments to over 100,000 happy musicians and counting… one banjo at a time.

C.F. Martin & Co.

C.F Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 175 years. Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, and the company continues to innovate, introducing features that have become industry standards including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar, and the "Dreadnought" size.

Froggy Bottom Guitars

Froggy Bottom Guitars custom builds instruments in our Chelsea, Vermont shop for amateur and professional musicians. Michael Millard and a small team of craftspeople translate players' musical needs and desires into the very physical world of wood, braces, necks, and strings. To do this, we ask lots of questions. And we listen very carefully.

Huss & Dalton Guitars

In the summer of 1995, Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton’s friendship and mutual interests inspired them to envision eminently playable, mellifluous, and attractive guitars that were true to their sense of aesthetics and tone, and they've built the Huss and Dalton Guitar Company on that vision.

Lowden Guitars

We began making guitars in earnest in 1974 and our workshops have developed to our present team of 13 skilled craftsmen (including two of George Lowden's sons) building Lowden guitars by hand. The Lowden guitar is the result of unique design, skilled workmanship, and amazing woods.

Santa Cruz Guitars

By adhering to the principles of physics and the tried and true practices of lutherie, SCGC guarantees the most sophisticated instrument of its kind.

Shubb Capos

For more than forty years the name of Shubb has been synonymous with intelligent design and quality manufacturing. With more than five million capos sold, the Shubb Capo is the first choice... often the ONLY choice... of discerning musicians worldwide.

Northfield Mandolins

Each Northfield instrument is built with an exacting approach, with dedication and respect to the art of the premier designs of Lloyd Loar. We're here because he was and we know that.

Ellis Mandolins

Ellis Mandolins are built by Tom Ellis and small team of craftspeople, who create beautiful, wonderful sounding works of art that are enjoyed and played by musicians around the world.

Pava Mandolins

Pava Mandolins are designed Pava Knezevic and built in the in the Ellis Mandolins shop in Austin, Texas.

Taylor Guitars

Established in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars has evolved into one of the world's leading manufacturers of premium acoustic and electric guitars.


Few can claim 17th century Renaissance Italy as the birthplace of their family start-up. Yet, 400 years and four generations later, D’Addario & Co. proudly continues to do so.

Bourgeois Guitars

Bourgeois Guitars are defining the future of vintage tone, combining old-world hand-voicing techniques with modern innovations in design and materials. Built in an 1850s mill in the industrial town of Lewiston Maine, master luthier Dana Bourgeois and his small team of highly skilled craftsman produce some of the finest steel-string instruments available today.

Elderly Instruments

Elderly Instruments is a family owned and operated music store. With our staff of experienced musicians we can help you out in many ways that others cannot. Our in-depth knowledge of musical instruments (vintage and new) informs us so we can provide the best to you. No other distractions for us – music and instruments are what we do.

Collings Guitars and Mandolins

For the past 30 years, Collings Guitars have been the choice of musicians who seek the finest handmade guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles available.


Fishman has become the industry standard for acoustic amplification. From the largest arena to your own living room, wherever you hear an acoustic instrument, you can bet you’ll hear a Fishman.

Preston Thompson Guitars

Master guitar luthier Preston Thompson and his small team of highly skilled craftsman produce custom acoustic guitars that have the look, playing feel and above all, the sound of the best instruments from that original Golden Era of guitar making.

Ear Trumpet Labs

Ear Trumpet Labs is the unholy offspring of a former software engineer with a habit of building audio gear. Having learned the arcane secrets of microphone construction from his betters, he set about finding the coolest looking, most unlikely components with which to make bodies for his babies. In constant flux and experimentation, the microphones of Ear Trumpet Labs are all glimmering spots of distinctive light in a world of boring same-old.


The ToneWoodAmp attaches to the back of your acoustic guitar using magnets, allowing you to add different effects unplugged, no amp required, with the effects emanating naturally and organically from the body of the guitar.

Fender Guitars

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is the world’s foremost manufacturer of guitars, amplifiers, and related equipment. With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has transformed music in nearly every genre: rock, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues, and many others.

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