The sun in Chicago is hot, hot, hot and apparently there are alligators now so we thought what better time to hit the road and hightail it down to the Fruit Tea capital of the world, Nashville, TN, for 2019 Summer NAMM!
After seven or so much needed hours of cool highway air in our hair, we arrived in Music City, U.S.A. for one of the industry’s most anticipated events. Three straight days of guitars, gear, and grits is good for the soul, but it wasn’t all fun and games. We were there to work and work we did, scoring scores of the season’s most exciting new arrivals and unveilings from brands like Fender, Gretsch, Guild, and more.
Great New Gear Across Categories—it's a Fender Field Day!
Fender adds scorching new models and colorways to the celebrated American Performer, FSR, and Player Series lines just in time for the summer heat!
The Fender Acoustasonic is quite possibly the most versatile acoustic/electric guitar Fender has ever made, and now it’s available in beautiful exotic woods like Cocobolo, Ziricote, and Koa.
Fender expands their footprint in the pedal game, introducing new stompboxes with an array of progressive and vintage-inspired tones.
Fender takes another look at some of its favorite classics, putting additional muscle into new and novel redesigns of the biggest names in combo amps.
Gretsch for the Modern Era:
Gretsch unveils a range of impressive new acoustic and electric models with all the mod magic and stylish strut you’ve come to expect from the brand with “That Great Grestch Sound.”
Summer Shredders are IN!
Charvel, Jackson, and EVH roll out a murder of mad new models to mesmerize all the metal maniacs! New signatures, finishes, & more—check out the new wave now!
Classic Vibe & More!
The Fender imprint expands its successful collection of affordable classics with new Affinity, Bullett, Classic Vibe, and Contemporary Active models.
Rhythm Looper & Synth Tone!
It can take a long time to realize that less is more. For those looking to scale down without losing power or features, Boss has you covered with the brand new RC-10 Rhythm Loop Station and SY-1 Synthesizer Pedal.
In With the Old & The New
Martin expands their already-stellar portfolio of acoustics with exotic tonewoods and innovative new pickup-outfitted models, including a treat or two for the collector.