When it comes to BIG, loud, and exciting events nothing compares to the NAMM Show! Each year tens of thousands of industry folks gather at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California and spend 4 glorious days checking out EVERYTHING under the music industry’s sun. 2015 was no exception and previous attendance records were shattered! According to NAMM, the 2015 registration and attendance topped 99,300! Additionally, a new record was also set of exhibiting companies at 1,621-a full 6% increase over 2014! An impressive stat on its own, but what really shines is that first time exhibitors doubled from 2014–up to 331. NAMM President & CEO Joe LaMond said that the ‘industry showed up with unparalleled energy’, and it certainly showed and was felt be everyone in the building. As doors opened on Thursday morning, a rush of visitors instantly flooded the halls and a glorious cacophony followed. Our most sincere gratitude to those that stopped by to visit and check out our full product line. Seeing folks getting up close and being able to compare our different vibrato models in person is what makes this show so incredible from our perspective. While our booth is the epicenter of Bigsby tailpieces at the show, it certainly wasn’t the only place they could be found. All around the show, our vibratos were featured not only on the most well-known and established brands including Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, and PRS, but new companies and boutique builders including Mike Lull, Nik Huber, and Saul Koll. Check out the photos below and the full gallery HERE for more. We always love the opportunity to see what luthiers are doing with our tailpieces, but this event was over the top! Suffice to say, a fine gent found a way to add our B5 to a banjo–a BANJO!
Generous thanks to all those who attended and stopped by to visit. The 2015 NAMM Show was an incredible way to kick off the new year! For more information and coverage from the show and more galleries, check out NAMM’s site HERE and Premier Guitar’s HERE.
Next Event–Tempe Guitar Show on March 7!