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

Fender Mustang LT50

Fender’s super affordable Mustang LT50—debuting at Winter NAMM— is a great way for learning guitarists to come up the curve on tone crafting and sonic exploration. It’s got a well of 30 preset tones that can be tweaked with a deep well of effects from a laptop, mated with 50 watts and a 1x12 speaker that’s plenty loud for home, practice space or small stage use. The tag is $249... less than buying a pair of (most) quality stompboxes.

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