The latest and greatest axes, amps, and effects from day 1 of the 2015 Summer NAMM show.

Wilcox Guitars showed off their new Atlantis Electroacoustic guitar. This 6-string beauty is powered by the Lightwave optical pickup system which uses infrared light technology to sense string vibration for a rich acoustic sound sans the feedback of mics or harshness of piezos. The Atlantis also features HexFX technology: It's loaded with a 13-pin individual string output and a 1/4" mono output making this axe ideal for computer and synth access, pitch to MIDI conversion, and fast and accurate tracking.

Fender Hammertone Pedals Demo | First Look

John Bohlinger tests out a handful of the compact, budget-friendly gray tone boxes designed by effects guru Stan Cotey.

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A lightweight, portable amp series developed after months of forensic examination of vintage valve amps.

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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