Touring Musikmesse Frankfurt

It’s the world’s premier trade fair for music gear, and it’s so big that mini buses are available to shuttle attendees between halls—trips that can take from a couple of minutes to upwards of five minutes or more, depending on where you need to go. Yeah, it’s huge.

This year, the fair was held April 1-4, and it attracted GP friends such as Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, Michael Angelo Batio, and Earl Slick to make the jaunt across the pond to sign autographs, and, in Lukather’s case, step onto one of the outdoor concert stages to perform. For a more complete report on Frankfurt’s gear madness, click to, but here is a peek at some show highlights.