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Gear-Show Demo

NAMM '16 - Yamaha FG180 50th Anniversary Demo

March 4, 2016
The Japanese brand celebrates an anniversary be reintroducing a limited run of a fan favorite.
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NAMM '16 - Washburn Heritage Series, Comfort Series, and Woodline Series Acoustics

March 3, 2016
The 100-year-old company celebrates a new year by expanding three of their most popular families of flattops.
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NAMM '16 - Ritter 20th Anniversary "Red Dragon" Princess Isabella

March 3, 2016
Celebrating a 20th anniversary, luthier Jens Ritter decks out his jazz guitar with a flamboyant print from China and white gold inlays.
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NAMM '16 - Aclam Guitars 20:14 Demo

March 2, 2016
See and hear how this ultra-flexible 6-string uses piezo, MIDI, and standard magnetic pickups for tonal exploration.
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NAMM '16 - Cusack Music Never Off Series Scream and Scruzz Demos

March 2, 2016
The Michigan-based tone tinkerer releases a new line of stompboxes aiming to save valuable pedalboard real estate.
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NAMM '16 - Nik Huber Guitars Rietbergen Bass

March 1, 2016
The German luthier tries his hand at a bass design taken off from his popular 6-string design.
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NAMM '16 - Guild M-20 and D-20 Demos

March 1, 2016
The company's new California-based factory starts to bear fruit with these two new flattops.
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NAMM '16 - Ormsby Guitars SX GTR Demo

February 29, 2016
The handbuilder out of Australia marks his first NAMM show with custom and multi-scale axes.
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NAMM '16 - Engl Ironbass Demo

February 29, 2016
The German amp builders show up with a new Class-D bass head that features two ECC83 preamp tubes and cranks out 800 watts.
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NAMM '16 - MTD Guitars Kingston Super 5 Demo

February 28, 2016
Luthier Michael Tobias brings a new 5-string bass to this year's show.
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NAMM '16 - D'Angelico Guitars Master Builder New Yorker & EX-175 Deluxe Demos

February 27, 2016
See and hear the NYC-company's latest art-deco hollowbody electrics.
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NAMM '16 - DigiTech | DOD Trio+ Band Creator/Looper and Looking Glass Overdrive Demos

February 26, 2016
DigiTech expands the capabilities of its band-in-a-box pedal, while DOD collaborates with Shoe Pedals on a class-A FET overdrive.
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NAMM '16 - Two Notes Le Clean, Le Crunch, and Le Lead Demos

February 26, 2016
Hear three new tube-loaded, MIDI-compatible preamp/distortion/DI pedals for guitar and bass.
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NAMM '16 - Mojotone '58 Quiet Coil S-style Pickup Set, Deacon, and MT Pilot Demos

February 25, 2016
Hear a new, vintage-inspired set of S-style pickups and two new tube heads—one loaded with 6V6s and another with KT66s.
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NAMM '16 - Magnatone Panoramic Stereo and Super Fifty Nine Mk II Demos

February 25, 2016
The vintage-vibed amp company updates a popular combo with twin 10" speakers and stereo operation.
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NAMM '16 - Friedman BE-OD, Sir-Compre, Fuzz Fiend, and MC Drive Demos

February 25, 2016
The amp builder breaks into the pedal world with four new stomps—two overdrives, a compressor, and a gnarly fuzz.
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NAMM '16 - Sandberg 30th Anniversary Ken Taylor Demo

February 24, 2016
The German brand celebrates a milestone by adding some flair and fresh tonal options to one of its oldest 5-string models.
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NAMM '16 - Cordoba Leona 9M and Master Series Esteso Demos

February 24, 2016
Get a glimpse of the company's new Spanish-inspired, steel-string parlor guitars.
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NAMM '16 - ESP Guitars LTD M 400,TE 200 & B 1005SE Multiscale Demos

February 24, 2016
The Japanese brand ushers in 2016 with a whole batch of new shred machines and classical-styled 6-strings.
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NAMM '16 - Marshall Amplification Code Series Amps & 2525 Mini Jubilee Demos

February 23, 2016
The British amp outfit shows off a line of flexible new modeling amps, and an homage to the brand's popular late-'80s tube series.
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