Check out the latest and greatest gear from the first day of the 2014 Winter NAMM show.

Aristides Instruments brought its first 7-string axe to Anaheim. The 070 features the company's proprietary Arium composite for the neck and body, while the fretboard is ebony. Available options include Duncan, BareKnuckle, or EMG pickups, and Hipshot hardtail or a Floyd arose bridge. Prices start at $2,900 street.