Summer NAMM 2021: New guitars, pedals, amps and more

Everything you need to know about Summer NAMM 2021.

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NAMM is back! After two cancelled events, the trade show returns this summer for a two-day, in-person event in Nashville, Tennessee. Guitar.com will be in attendance, so check back here for the latest from Summer NAMM 2021.

When is Summer NAMM 2021?

Summer NAMM 2021 will take place on 15 and 16 July at its usual home: the Music City Center in Nashville.

Summer NAMM 2020 and Winter NAMM 2021 were both nixed due to concerns over COVID-19, so this event marks the first time in about a year and a half that the musical instruments industry can gather at a large scale.

Which brands will be at Summer NAMM 2021?

The big boys like Gibson, Taylor, Martin, Gretsch, Yamaha, Peavey and IK Multimedia are all heading to Nashville – with the notable exception of Fender and PRS Guitars (last-minute announcements notwithstanding).

As is the case for all Summer NAMM editions, many smaller or boutique builders will also feature at the event – Red Panda, ValveTrain Amplification and Walrus Audio are among them.

How can I attend Summer NAMM 2021, and what are the COVID-safety measures in place?

Members of the public must register to attend Summer NAMM 2021 here.

NAMM has worked with the city and local authorities, following international guidance, to ensure a COVID-safe event – or what the organisation dubs “Safe And Sound” guidelines. As part of this, there will be a reimagined floor plan, touchless experiences, daily deep cleaning and other best practices. You can find out more about Safe And Sound here.

New gear from Summer NAMM 2021:

What about new Fender gear for 2021?

While Fender and its brands, barring Gretsch, are not among the exhibitors for Summer NAMM 2021, the brand has announced a whole lotta gear for the year. Here they are:

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