Washington D.C., The Bluegrass Capitol – The Story of Bluegrass in Washington, D.C.

There are not so many documentations about Bluegrass available. This is a high quality  24 minute video about Bluegrass in Washington, D. C. Washington D.C., The Bluegrass Capitol – The Story of Bluegrass in Washington, D.C. I created this video when I was in graduate school pursuing an MFA in film. I have been working […]

The Italian Mandolin: Its Evolution, Nomenclature and Types – A Great Poster by Alex Timmerman

Alex Timmerman has compiled a poster with the most important Italian mandolin models. He has asked me to help to share this poster. On this poster you can find mandolins that have been built between 1650 and 1927. You can follow the evolution of the different models, the models are arranged according to the years when a […]

Orville Gibson and the Gibson Mandolin and Guitar Company – History of the American Mandolin

The Gibson Mandolin and Guitar Company has very much influenced the history of the mandolin in the USA. Orville Gibson had developed his very special mandolin models during the last decades of the 19th century. In 1902 he sold the patents for his mandolins to some businessmen who then founded the Gibson mandolin and guitar […]

The History of the American Guitar – Great Resource about Instruments, Music and Players

The American acoustic guitar is certainly the most important instruments in Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Americana music. Although the mandolin and the banjo were very popular for some time in history the guitar has made the race. If you are interested how the American guitar became what it is today and who were the builders […]

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