PG editors Shawn Hammond, Charles Saufley, and Rich Osweiler pick their favorites from the last day of the show. See everything we saw in our Day 4 photo gallery.
Gibson 12-string ES-335
Among the many awesome new, period-correct instruments from Gibson Memphis—including several 1959- and 1963-centric semi-hollowbodies—is this fantastic 12-string ES-335 outfitted with Burstbucker 1 (neck) and Burstbucker 2 (bridge) pickups.
Andrew White Gypsy Jazz-E
West Virginia acoustic builder Andrew White Guitars brought a whole line of impressive guitars to NAMM. His all-solid import flattops were impressive at less than $1,200, but the Gypsy Jazz-E shown here was what had heads turning the most. It features a solid Italian spruce top, solid curly walnut back and sides, a 1-piece mahogany bolt-on neck, and a fretboard and bridge made of ebony.
Caroline Guitar Company Kilobyte
Caroline Guitar Company's new Kilobyte Lo-Fi Delay lets you go from delicious, rockabilly-appropriate analog slapback echo to avant-garde experimentalism—or a little bit of both. Cool features include the ability to add a warm, fuzzy aftertaste to just the repeats, or you can hold down the momentary footswitch (right) to create self-oscillating freak-outs with infinite feedback.
Stenback DI box
Finnish luthier Tom Stenback brought this classy-looking bass DI to NAMM. The Lo and Hi knobs feature switchable contour sliders, and all three EQ bands have sliders for selecting the range of the knob—45-80 Hz for Lo, 400-800 Hz for Mid, and 3.5-6.5 kHz for Hi.