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Free K&K Upgrade on Weber Orders During August
Free K&K Upgrade on Weber Orders During August
During the month of August, musicians looking for an excuse to buy that Weber instrument they've been dreaming of can grab a free upgrade on any new Weber: a factory installed K&K pickup with a $300 value.
July 28, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Weber Announces New Aesthetic Package and Pricing
Weber Announces New Aesthetic Package and Pricing
Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments is pleased to introduce the Yellowstone Aesthetic Package with a return to 2013 pricing levels.
July 22, 2015 - 10:15 am
U.S. Trademark of Fern Inlay Awarded to Gibson
U.S. Trademark of Fern Inlay Awarded to Gibson
Gibson Guitar Corpration has received a Trademark Serial number #86174550 on March 24, 2015 for the Fern inlay on the F-style mandolin headstock, the Mandolin Cafe has learned.
April 22, 2015 - 2:30 pm
The Loar LM-590-MS Mandolin Introduced
The Loar LM-590-MS Mandolin Introduced
The Music Link Corporation has announced the availability of The Loar LM-590-MS mandolin, a solid hand-carved instrument in a resonant thin satin finish with ultra-clean aesthetics.
February 24, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Fender Mando-Strat 8
Fender Mando-Strat 8
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has announced the availability of their new Fender Mando-Strat 8 Mandolin, on display at this past week's 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
January 30, 2014 - 9:45 am
The Loar Introduces Grassroots Series
The Loar Introduces Grassroots Series
The Loar introduces the Grassroots Series - two all-new mandolins for 2014 that are carefully crafted to deliver high-end sound in a low-key package.
January 28, 2014 - 9:15 pm
Carter Vintage Guitars Accepting Orders for 2014 Gilchrist Instruments
Carter Vintage Guitars Accepting Orders for 2014 Gilchrist Instruments
Carter Vintage Guitars, distributor for Stephen Gilchrist of Gnotuk, Australia, is now accepting orders for a new batch of Gilchrist instruments, scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2014.
November 13, 2013 - 5:45 pm
Washburn Announces the M117SW 2-Point Double Cutaway Mandolin
Washburn Announces the M117SW 2-Point Double Cutaway Mandolin
Washburn is pleased to introduce the new M117SW 2-point double cutaway mandolin. With its distressed look, the M117SW has a broken in and well played feel. Only premium woods like solid flamed maple and solid spruce have been used in crafting this unique and striking instrument.
October 2, 2013 - 7:45 am
Carter Vintage Guitars Representing Steve Gilchrist
Carter Vintage Guitars Representing Steve Gilchrist
Carter Vintage Guitars has announced they are now representing renowned mandolin maker Stephen Gilchrist.
July 30, 2013 - 9:30 am
Introducing the KM-950 and KM-1050 Kentucky Mandolins
Introducing the KM-950 and KM-1050 Kentucky Mandolins
Saga Music, creator of Kentucky Mandolins has announced the launch of two new models, the Kentucky Master Model KM-950 A model mandolin and Kentucky Master Model KM-1050 F model mandolin.
June 30, 2013 - 5:00 pm
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May 31, 2013 - 9:30 am
Introducing The New Collings MF Deluxe
Introducing The New Collings MF Deluxe
Collings Guitars and Mandolin is excited to introduce the new MF Deluxe mandolin. Based on their popular MF model, the MF Deluxe combines premium tonewoods, meticulous workmanship and striking upgraded aesthetics that are sure to stand out on stage.
May 25, 2013 - 11:15 am
The Loar
The Loar "Unsigned" Series
Music Link, Inc., makers of The Loar Mandolins have announced an April 8, 2013 launch of The Loar "Unsigned" series of mandolins.
April 1, 2013 - 10:00 am
Fender MandoStrat Solidbody Electric Mandolin
Fender MandoStrat Solidbody Electric Mandolin
The classic Fender electric mandolin of the 1950s and '60s returns as the new Mando-Strat with an availability date in retail stores the first week of March, 2013.
January 22, 2013 - 8:45 am
Breedlove Announces New Premier Series Mandolins
Breedlove Announces New Premier Series Mandolins
Breedlove proudly introduces the Premier Series Mandolins. composed of the highest grade Sitka Spruce for the top, and Western Big Leaf Maple for the back, sides, and neck. Black binding on the body top, back and neck accentuate the curves of these instruments.
December 12, 2012 - 5:15 pm
Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments Joins Two Old Hippies
Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments Joins Two Old Hippies
Two Old Hippies, LLC, American builder and designer of Breedlove and Bedell Guitars announce the addition of Weber Fine Acoustic Instruments to the Two Old Hippies team. Bruce Weber and Bruce Weber Jr. are official Co-Hippies and will continue to design, build and promote exquisite Weber instruments.
November 8, 2012 - 11:30 am
Introducing Northfield
Introducing Northfield "S" Series Mandolins
Northfield Instruments has announced the addition of a new "S" Series to their line of mandolins. Based on feedback from professional working musicians and the input from the mandolin community through forum contact the "S" Series was created to provide a wider range of design and sound options professional and amateur musicians alike can appreciate and enjoy in an affordable price range.
October 14, 2012 - 3:00 pm
Introducing The Pava Mandolin
Introducing The Pava Mandolin
A new brand of mandolins make their debut this weekend at IBMA in Nashville, Tennessee in the Ellis Mandolin booth. The company has announced the creation of Pava Mandolins, built by Pava Knezevic in the shop of Ellis Mandolins.
September 27, 2012 - 2:30 pm
The Lafferty Mandolin Giveaway
The Lafferty Mandolin Giveaway
The Mandolin Store is combining efforts with the Mandolin Cafe to give away a copy of The Lafferty A Model, their new house brand mandolin family line of instruments, hand-crafted in the U.S. One lucky individual to be chosen the winner on the Mandolin Cafe web site February 15, 2012.
January 10, 2012 - 6:30 am
The Loar LM-500 Giveaway
The Loar LM-500 Giveaway
The Loar and Mandolin Cafe are combining efforts to give away an LM-500 The Loar Golden Age Mandolin on the Mandolin Cafe. Registration commences September 1, 2011 with a winner selected on October 1.
August 11, 2011 - 6:30 am
The Loar Upgraded LM-500 Mandolin
The Loar Upgraded LM-500 Mandolin
The Loar has announced the reissue of the LM-500 Golden Age mandolin. The design elements of the LM-500 reissue pay homage to classic Golden Age styling with updates that reflect the interests and needs of modern players.
June 13, 2011 - 5:45 pm
The Collings Fretless Bass Mandolin
The Collings Fretless Bass Mandolin
Collings Guitars and Mandolins has announced the addition of a new member to their mandolin family of instruments, the Collings Fretless Bass Mandolin (Model BMF) with the prototype to be on display at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, Tenn., July 21-23, 2011.
April 1, 2011 - 6:00 am
The Loar Announces The LM-300 Mandolin
The Loar Announces The LM-300 Mandolin
The Loar has announced the release of their first x-braced A-model mandolin, hand-carved by their team of expert luthiers at The Loar Hand Carved Workshop, the birthplace of the best-selling LM-400, 600 and 700 mandolins.
July 27, 2010 - 6:30 pm
New Epiphone Mandolin Boasts Unique Technology
New Epiphone Mandolin Boasts Unique Technology
Epiphone has introduced the MM-50E Professional Mandolin, the first mandolin designed to adjust the output level of each individual string pair and preventing what the company says is the inherent mandolin problem of unbalanced string pair volume.
March 18, 2010 - 11:15 am
The Collings MT2 Mandola
The Collings MT2 Mandola
Collings Guitars and Mandolins has announced the creation of their new MT2 Mandola which will be on display at this week's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, January 14 - 17, 2010.
January 9, 2010 - 3:00 pm

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