Art Thompson and I are in Nashville attending the Summer NAMM show. Well, we haven't actually gotten to the show yet, as it doesn't open for an hour, but we're ready to walk the aisles and report on all the gear goodies for you. We'll try to routinely post photos and news items both here and on Facebook and Twitter, so log on every once in a while between today and Sunday if you want the info. You can also ask us to check out your fave products by posting a wish list on our Facebook wall or e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll try to report back as soon as possible. Wish us luck!
In perusing the official NAMM show news sheet -- UPBEAT DAILY -- this morning over a cup of coffee, here are some of the new products mentioned on day one:
 Voyage-Air's first electric "folding guitar"
 Washburn's new 10 20, 30, and 40 series acoustic guitars
 Zoom's tiny H1 recorder.
 Traveler Guitar's Escape EG-1
 The Ministar Acoustar portable acoustic -- the neck slides inside the body for travel.
 Wechter's solidbody guitar line
 Recording King's Royal Parlor line
 Blueridge's O-size tenor acoustic guitar
 Hughes & Kettner's programmable Coreblade amp
 An upgraded T. Rex Room-Mate reverb pedal
 Saga's new Gladiator series of vintage-inspired electric guitars
 Taylor's 12-fret Specialty model
 Burriss Dirty Red amp
 Madarozzo Couture gig bags
 Hamilton Uni-Stand -- another tilt your amp back device
 VHT's Special 6 cabinets for its recent Special 6 amp line
 Peterson's Stomp Classic -- a pedal strobe tuner based on the company's original Strobotuner
 Cordoba's first steel-string model
 Reverend's Six Gun electric guitar
 Randall's RT line of amps and cabinets
 Levy's gothic print straps
 The Taylor/RapcoHorizon V-Cable
 Third Power combo amps -- the American Dream and the British Dream
 Kyser's partial capos
 Ernie Ball's Gigbag Amp powered by Marshall
More to come, of course, as Art and I actually get to the show!
See ya soon...