NAMM’s summer session remains an important venue for mid-year product launches, dealer relations, editorial discussions, and planning for the mammoth Winter NAMM show in January. But NAMM kicked up the energy this summer by opening the trade-only event to the public on Saturday, July 23, with its Wanna Play Music Day. In a rare opportunity to visit manufacturer booths, get their hands on the gear, and hang with music stars, WPMD attendees were also treated to numerous clinics, product demos, and concerts. In addition, Guitar Player brought its annual Guitar Superstar competition to Music City for the first time.
Mark Kroos works the two necks on his Ovation CSE 225 for his song, “Flight Attempt, Take Two.”