Everything from retro-style axes to interstellar effects and insanely powerful amps caught our eye in Nashville.

First-time NAMM exhibitors BP Rose Guitars came to Nashtown with the down-home 'n' handsome Max 135, a 24 3/4"-scale semi-hollowbody with a laminated flame-maple top, carved mahogany body with center block, set neck, and the East Grove Village, Illinois, company's own humbuckers.