namm 2022

To go or not to go, and the perils of the no-show.

“The NAMM Show is quickly approaching!”

That’s either a battle cry or a warning, depending on your perspective, heard biannually in the music industry. (At least in non-pandemic years.) The most universal analogy I use for NAMM is: “Think of it as Comic-Con for music gear.” For many of us in the instrument business, the trade show seems to be constantly looming. In addition to convention preparations always occupying the back of our minds, I feel it has also created pressure for companies to release products around its schedule, if not almost dictated it.

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Martin D-28 Rich Robinson Demo | NAMM 2022

Check out the roots rocker’s new namesake dread, which is an exact copy of his father’s flattop.

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Vola Guitars Vastri RV PDM J2, OZ RV QGM J2, OZ RV TNC, OZ V3 MC, & Vasti V3 MC | NAMM 2022

These pure shred machines are sleek, loaded with useful features, and give classic body shapes a modern makeover.

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