The first day was full of new gear from Two Notes, Revv, Gibson, Jackson Audio, and the biggest Metal Zone you've ever seen.

Paoletti Guitars signature model

Guns N’ Roses Richard Fortus gave us the downlow at Winter NAMM on his new Paoletti Guitars signature model, made in Florence, Italy with wood from 150-year-old wine casks. It’s got a P-90 and a single coil made to Fortus’ specs, a reverse headstock to improve intonation and resonance, and a leather top that takes some brightness off the wood for a warm, woolly tone. It ain’t cheap, at $3995, but it’s killer!