Monday, 20 April 2009

New Acoustic Gallery news

The New Acoustic Gallery in Solingen, Germany, has published the flyers (left: the front of the flyer) for its 1st International Mandolin Festival (29-30 August 2009): the artists taking part are Mike Marshall (USA), the Don Stiernberg Trio (USA), Caterina Lichtenberg (D), the Trio Vibracao (D/DK), and Mando Nuevo (NL/D).

The Gallery's recently acquired instruments include a 1921 Gibson H 2 mandola with original case; a Stealth 5-String banjo in mahogany from Scott Vestal (right); a Nechville Meteor Custom electric banjo; and two 1982 Liberty 5-string banjos - a 'Quadrille' and a 'Buckdancer' - built by Bob Flesher. Further details are on the NAG website.