Anaheim, CA (January 21, 2012) -- The final day of the NAMM show found our editors tracking gear and traveling, while traffic on the floor slowed and manufacturers prepared to

Anaheim, CA (January 21, 2012) -- The final day of the NAMM show found our editors tracking gear and traveling, while traffic on the floor slowed and manufacturers prepared to pack up. Of course, you can see everything we shot today in our photo gallery from the floor and watch all the video demos we've completed so far. But here are a few favorites from today that we chose before hopping a plane back home.

Framus Vintage Billy Lorento
Framus debuted their new Vintage Billy Lorento semi-hollowbody at NAMM 2012. It features a laminated spruce top, flamed-maple laminate back and sides, a set mahogany neck, a rosewood fretboard with block inlays, and vintage-style single-coils. It will street for $1,399.


James Trussart Acoustic Resonator
James Trussart’s NAMM booth is always a dependable stop for face-slappingly cool new toys. This year’s most remarkable addition was this P-90-equipped new acoustic resonator, which features a crocodile-texture finish.


Marleaux Diva Basses
Marleaux Bass Guitars introduced this pair of Diva bass models at the show. Bassists are able to access three entire octaves on the Diva's 3-piece padouk neck topped with a rosewood fretboard.


Modulus Quantum TBX
Modulus Guitars bestowed a re-release of their flagship Quantum TBX to the attendees of NAMM 2012. This 5-string model is a 35" neck-thru bass with a composite fretboard, a double-cutaway alder body, and options for EMG, Bartolini, or Aguilar components.

Levana Phase-One
Levana released the Phase-One (analog) phase-shifting pedal that features a phase fx-pause, which allows the user to literally stop the phase cycle. The vibe control switch on the unit cancels one of the two phase signals, thereby creating a subtle vibrato effect.


Klon Reissue
The elusive Klon overdrive made an appearance. The original silver face is on the right and a prototype of the upcoming version is on the left.

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