The annual trade event is not only the hottest spot to witness what’s new in the world of guitars, effects and amplifiers. Its history is also a fascinating parallel to the development and fortunes of the instrument itself.
This month’s essential tracks for guitar lovers…
As the musical instrument industry gears up for the event of the year and the NAMM rumours start going into overdrive, we compile our wishlist.
“What’s wrong with being sexy?” asked Nigel Tufnel in 1984’s This Is Spinal Tap. It was a satirical acknowledgement of the fact that, even though most male rockers of the era were plastered in more makeup and hairspray than the females in their audiences, the music business was far from a level playing field for women. Fast-forward to 2018, has anything changed for the better in the guitar industry?
Some have speculated that recent CITES changes may spell the end for rosewood in the manufacture of affordable guitars. We help you see the wood for the trees.
Gear Of The Year
Here are the eight best premium electric guitars over £1,900 of the year.