Don't miss our own Fats Kaplin and his new Epiphone Casino on tour with legend John Prine this summer in support of Prine's fantastic new album, The Tree of Forgiveness. Prine recently announced a New Year's Eve show at the Ryman with his crack group as well as guests Iris Dement and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Visit Prine's website for tour details, interviews, and Mr. Prine's recent interview on NPR's Fresh Air.  Be sure to read our interview with Fats Kaplin and check out his guitar pull with fellow Masterbilt Century fans Buddy Miller and honky tonk hero Chris Scruggs at the House of Stathopoulo showroom in Nashville.

"When I was growing up and Buddy was growing up, there was no middle ground," said Kaplin. "You were getting crappy ukuleles or archtops or you were looking at vintage models at Matt Uminov's or Gruhn's-- which you couldn't afford. With the Masterbilt Century guitars they're well made, they stay in tune, they look great, they are very stable. You can take them on the road. They are quite good. And when I wanted an acoustic guitar, something like this didn't exist." How lucky can one man get? Read more about the Masterbilt Century collection (including the De Luxe 4-string bass) and play one today at your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer