Winter NAMM 2013

New products, huge crowds and legendary musicians on the tradeshow floor

This year’s Winter NAMM show, the musical instrument industry’s premier Stateside tradeshow, took place this past Thursday through Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. The show and its product debuts will be covered in full in JazzTimes‘ April issue. Until then, check out this photo collection by Greg Gebhardt, with shots of new gear by Yamaha, Guild, Sabian, Gretsch, Keilwerth and more. Also look out for full-length Gearhead reviews of some of these products in JazzTimes throughout 2013.

Production-line Gary Grainger signature 4- and 5-string basses by PRS Guitars, Winter NAMM 2013
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Ibanez's revamped Pat Metheny signature guitars: the PM200-NT (top) and the more affordable PM2-AA, Winter NAMM 2013
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Roland's versatile, lightweight V-Combo VR-09 Mobile Keyboard, new for Winter NAMM 2013
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A display for REMO's Crown Percussion congas (featuring Poncho Sanchez) at Winter NAMM 2013
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The affordable new Sub Phatty synth by Moog, Winter NAMM 2013
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Gretsch's Retro-Luxe snare drum (top) and mahogany "Swamp Dawg" snare, Winter NAMM 2013
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Gretsch's Retro-Luxe snare outfitted with the Jojo Mayer-designed Hoop Crasher by Sabian, Winter NAMM 2013
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Godin's Montreal Premiere thinline semi-hollowbody guitars, Winter NAMM 2013
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DigiTech's latest version of the Whammy pedal, now with chordal pitch-shifting capabilities, Winter NAMM 2013
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The new Godin Acousticaster 40th Anniversary guitar, in rosewood and koa, Winter NAMM 2013
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Dave Liebman's signature soprano saxes by Keilwerth, Winter NAMM 2013
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The evolution of the Yamaha alto saxophone, Winter NAMM 2013
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Yamaha's Custom Saxophone Necks on display at Winter NAMM 2013
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Part of the newly relaunched Guild line of electric guitars, Winter NAMM 2013
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Yamaha's redesigned Custom Z tenor saxophones, Winter NAMM 2013
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Eastman hollowbody guitars on display, Winter NAMM 2013
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Stevie Wonder greets fans at Winter NAMM 2013
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A display for Fender's new George Benson Hot Rod Deluxe amp, Winter NAMM 2013
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Hammond's new pre-distressed relic finish, Winter NAMM 2013
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Eric Marienthal at Winter NAMM 2013
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