What's New for May, 2013?
John Doan Signature Model 21 String Harp Guitar is Released!
The interest in the harp guitar and related instruments continues to grow. I met with John Doan this month in Paris, France to discuss the first "John Doan Signature Model" Harp Guitar with 21 Strings. It needs a few adjustments and then will be ready for full production.
The First Harp Guitar Festival in Europe was in Le Mans, France this month. It will be repeated next year, May 2013 in Nimes, France.
Folks from all levels of ability are now enjoying the harp guitar. Some are taking it to a very high lever.
Adrian Bellue is adding new artistry to the harp guitar. Here is a recent video clip of Adrian with one of our earlier harp guitars. We are upgrading his instrument this month to match his progressive harp guitar style.
We have a variety of Harp Guitars for sale and more styles coming this year. Visit the "Harp Guitar Showroom" here.
Where to Hear, See and Play our Harp Guitars...
Our Harp Guitars are being showcased by various artists throughout the world. Check their concert and touring schedule for the current dates.
New Release: "First Year Fiddle with FIDDLE TABLATURE"
World's First LEFT-HANDED Harp Ukulele is Released!
I'm very, VERY pleased to announce the long awaited release of the LEFT-HANDED Harp Ukulele! It includes 6 sub-bass strings with a 2-Band EQ and Chromatic Tuner. Sweet! It's available for immediate delivery here. This same model is available Right-Handed and in yummy chocolate! :)
Be sure to stop by the Harp Ukulele Showroom for the full details and what's coming later this month.
Cocobolo Rosewood & African Rosewood (Bubinga) Harp Guitars Are Now Available!
We've come a long way since this time last year. Response to my Harp Guitars and other instrument projects has been very positive. This month, March we are now releasing our highest level instruments, the Cocobolo (Mexican Rosewood) and African Rosewood Harp Guitars!
Bubinga isn't a true rosewood however, the tap tone is very similar to Cocobolo without the "rosewood" price. We are getting direct shipments of this overlooked tone wood directly from our southern neighbor (Africa) saving a lot of $ and passing on the savings to you.
The quality of this wood is better in tone and depth than mahogany so we will be keeping this harp guitar model in stock. Also, we are using Bubinga for the neck. It is only slightly heavier than Mahogany but it increases the sustain and bite of the notes. This is advantageous to players that do a lot of "tapping" and alternate tunings.
These harp guitar are in stock and ready for immediate shipment. See the details and order at the Harp Guitar Showroom
New Release for 2013!
"First Year Fiddle"
This is a complete method for the fiddle. There are several features with my new Fiddle method that set it apart from all other Fiddle Method Books.
The course is a total of six books (Units) with play along audio tracks. (A matching video tutorial will be released soon). Each Unit is divided into Lessons that build on previous material including:
- Playing backup in a group setting
- Ear Training
- Music Theory and Improvising
- Twin Fiddle arrangements for your Fiddle Instructor
Unit 1 starts from the very beginning and walks the student, step-by-step through all of the elements necessary to be a solid performer. The ultimate goal of this program is to get the student out of the practice room and into a real live campground bluegrass jam session.
Click here to read the course description and full Table of Contents of all six Units.