Summer NAMM Begins

| June 18, 2010

Hi all...

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 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:

[1] Voyage-Air's first electric "folding guitar"
[2] Washburn's new 10 20, 30, and 40 series acoustic guitars
[3] Zoom's tiny H1 recorder.
[4] Traveler Guitar's Escape EG-1
[5] The Ministar Acoustar portable acoustic -- the neck slides inside the body for travel.
[6] Wechter's solidbody guitar line
[7] Recording King's Royal Parlor line
[8] Blueridge's O-size tenor acoustic guitar
[9] Hughes & Kettner's programmable Coreblade amp
[10] An upgraded T. Rex Room-Mate reverb pedal
[11] Saga's new Gladiator series of vintage-inspired electric guitars
[12] Taylor's 12-fret Specialty model
[13] Burriss Dirty Red amp
[14] Madarozzo Couture gig bags
[15] Hamilton Uni-Stand -- another tilt your amp back device
[16] VHT's Special 6 cabinets for its recent Special 6 amp line
[17] Peterson's Stomp Classic -- a pedal strobe tuner based on the company's original Strobotuner
[18] Cordoba's first steel-string model
[19] Reverend's Six Gun electric guitar
[20] Randall's RT line of amps and cabinets
[21] Levy's gothic print straps
[22] The Taylor/RapcoHorizon V-Cable
[23] Third Power combo amps -- the American Dream and the British Dream
[24] Kyser's partial capos
[25] 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...

Editor Boy

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