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

Blue Note Woodworks is a first-time exhibitor at Summer NAMM and brought this Acousta-Electra Crossover (top right), which is a 2-in-1 electric/acoustic stereo guitar. It features K & K acoustic pickups under the bridge, an Orford Curly Cedar top, a swamp ash body bound in black, and all black hardware. Blue Note also has a nylon string model and several basses at the show, including this electric bass with upright voicing (left).

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