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NAMM 2016

The hottest new musical instruments and accessories, and more

Bobby Watson at the Vandoren booth, NAMM 2016
Derek Brown at the JodyJazz/BG/Légère Jazz Jam, NAMM 2016
Dr. John performs at NAMM 2016
Dr. John performs at NAMM 2016
A display for Fender’s new American Elite Series, NAMM 2016
A tradeshow attendee plays Ibanez’s GWB205ENTF Gary Willis signature bass at NAMM 2016
The Gretsch Renown Series drum kit at NAMM 2016
Jody Espina, Jeff Kashiwa and Austin Gatus (from left) at the JodyJazz/BG/Légère Jazz Jam, NAMM 2016
John Pisano (right) and Barry Zweig jam at the Eastman Guitars booth, NAMM 2016
A young tradeshow attendee plays the affordable new Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer, NAMM 2016
Mike Williams (lead trumpeter, Count Basie Orchestra), Marcus Strickland and Pedrosaxo (from left) at the P.Mauriat booth, NAMM 2016
Marcus Strickland and Pedrosaxo (from left) at the P.Mauriat booth, NAMM 2016
The Private Stock Hollowbody Bass by PRS Guitars, NAMM 2016
Roland Boutique Series mini-synths, on display at NAMM 2016
A display for Roland’s new accessory line at NAMM 2016
Roland JC-01 Bluetooth Audio Speaker, on display at NAMM 2016
Sal Crocker, Darren Rahn and Marqueal Jordan (from left) at the JodyJazz/BG/Légère Jazz Jam, NAMM 2016
Images of Billy Cobham and Peter Erskine advertise Tama’s Star drum series at NAMM 2016
A prototype for a Thundercat signature bass by Ibanez, on display at NAMM 2016
The Steve Gadd-redesigned Recording Custom series of Yamaha drums, on display at NAMM 2016
Yamaha THR100H and THR100HD amps and cabinets, on display at NAMM 2016
Yamaha Montage synthesizer, on display at NAMM 2016
Yamaha YAS-875EX alto saxophone
YSL-8820-20th Anniversary Xeno trombone (at right)
YTR-8335RS 25th Anniversary Xeno trumpet (at left)
Saxophonists Ernie Watts (left) and Spenser Liszt jam at the Buffet Crampon booth, NAMM 2016
Fender's GB (George Benson) Twin Reverb amp
Mindi Abair Custom Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece by Theo Wanne

The 2016 NAMM tradeshow took place at the Anaheim Convention Center Jan. 21-24, showcasing the best new instruments and accessories and featuring its usual packed schedule of performances, demonstrations, artist signings and more. Enjoy this photo gallery, and see our picks for some of the best gear of the show below. More of the finest gear exhibited at NAMM will appear in the Gearhead section, in print and online, throughout 2016.

Yamaha’s Redesigned Recording Custom Series

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