Links of Interest


Forums and discussion groups on the web:

Mandolin Cafe:

Co-Mando archives:

Luthier Forum:


Music Publications:

Mandolin Magazine:

Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine:

Vintage Guitar Magazine online:


Musician Websites:

Emory Lester:

Mark Johnson- Clawgrass:

The Grasslands Quintette:

Don Stiernberg:

Harmonius Wail:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band:

The Old Times Country and Blues Review:


Music Associations:

Northern Illinois Bluegrass Assoc.:

International Bluegrass Music Association:

Midwest Bluegrass Festivals:

Southern Wisconsin Bluegrass Assoc.:

Acoustic Sound, Inc., producers of Wintergrass:

Guild of American Luthiers:

A.S.I.A.- Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans:

Montana Mandolin Society:


Musician and Luthier Supplies and Such:

Big City Strings:

Cool Mandolin Company:

King Brown Handcrafts:

Randy Allen:

Bruce Harvie- Orcas Island Tonewoods:

Shertler pickups:

Elderly Instuments:

Mandolin Brothers:

Musicians Friend:

Greg Boyd's House of Fine Instruments:

Bryan England's Custom Inlay:

Glen Rose Music:

Big City Strings- strings of all kinds and picks:

International Violin:

First Quality Music Supply:

Just Strings. com:

MidContinent Music:

Peterson Electro Musical Products- strobe tuners:

Vintage Broadcast Microphones:

dr strings:

Wegen picks:

Allied Lutherie- luther materials and tools:

Red Bear Trading- developers of the the Tortis pick:

Roger Siminoff's site: books, plans, Loar history, etc:

12th Fret- Canadian store/ site:

Gruven Musical Products- guitar and mandolin stands, etc.:

George Gruhn's site:

Hal Galper:

Ralph Patt:

Highly Strung International:

R. &. F. Charle:


Other Informative Mandolin and Music Related Websites:


Site linking to many other sites about world music, including bluegrass and much more:

John Baldry's Bluegrass Mandolin site: by Ted Eschliman:

The Tao of the Mandolin by John Bird:

Museum of Musical Instruments:

THE Slingerland guitar informational site:

Lyrics Freak:

Mel Bay's Webzine site- huge amount of instructional info:

Mandolin Archive:

Mandolin much instructional info:

Amazing song lyrics site:

Gypsy Jazz Guitar:



String Tension Calculator:

Tabledit tablature editor:

Cool Edit:

Band In A Box:

Virtual Bluegrass Band- bluegrass stuff for Band In A Box:

Seventh String Software- Home of Transcribe software: