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Winter NAMM 2013

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

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

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.

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