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Instrument Making

By Ross Gruet, Friday, March 22, 2024

Asheville, North Carolina is a creative mountain town, brewing with art, music, and good food. But did you know that small manufacturing thrives in this Blue Ridge Mountains town? I took a few days to visit several businesses that utilize ShopBot CNC machines

By Ross Gruet, Friday, February 16, 2024

Calm before the storm. Here's the ShopBot booth just before doors opened at The NAMM Show 2024

By Ross Gruet, Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Acoustic Box LLC is the acoustic guitar and banjo repair and restoration shop of Richie Dotson. While there are many musical instrument repair and restoration shops around the country, there aren’t many left that specialize in vintage-to-modern banjo neck conversions

By Bill Young, Monday, June 26, 2023

I always thought that if I hadn’t been a boat carpenter and woodworker, that I would have liked to have been a musician, especially a guitar player. I didn’t want to do all the work and practice part that was required though

By Ross Gruet, Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The NAMM Show is the world’s largest music product showcase. This year (2023) marks ShopBot’s third winter NAMM appearance and we have one summer NAMM appearance under our belts, as well

By Ross Gruet, Thursday, August 11, 2022

On a bright sunny day in early May, I found myself driving to the town of Fairview, just south of Asheville, North Carolina to visit Pisgah Banjos. Once off the main road, a series of winding roads led to rolling hills of farmland and the home of Patrick Sawyer, founder of Pisgah Banjos

By Jeanne Taylor, Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Once again, music enthusiasts, merchants, students, musicians and more, brought NAMM 2022 in Anaheim, CA to life. Throughout the 3 days of the event, historically hosted in January and just reinstated since the 2020 event, the energy and enthusiasm were palpable

By Ross Gruet, Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Mother Nature taunted us with a little rain on the first few mornings of Merlefest 2021, but by the afternoon, skies cleared and the sound of guitars, mandolins, and sweet singing filled the air. While a few ShopBot employees have attended this famous music festival in past years, 2021 marks Shopbot’s first year as a sponsor and exhibitor in the Expo Tent

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