Summer NAMM 2019: The best gear of Day 2

From boutique amps to tribute electrics, here are the eight best offerings from day 2 of Summer NAMM 2019.

Summer NAMM 2019 is officially halfway through! Here are eight of our favourite offerings from the second day.

1Reverend guitars

Reverend has launched a trio of retro-style electrics, including the Manta Ray 390, Charger RAFM and RGX. These have the perfect blend of vintage appeal and robust playability.

2EHX Dirt Road amp

EHX has re-released its fabled 1970s Dirt Road Special amp. This edition comes with modern electronics and a more durable design.

3Fishman TriplePlay

Here’s a left-field offering from renowned pickup brand Fishman – a Midi controller app called TriplePlay Connect. It’s designed to help you build bridges between the guitar and iPad, giving you the ability to build loops, play virtual instruments, add effects and more.

4Harmony H650 amplifier

At its Summer NAMM booth, Harmony showcased the Series 6 amplifiers along with the recently released electrics. We managed to score some time with the H650 amplifier, a 50-watt, 1×12 combo with plenty of range.

5Sundragon Jimmy Page amplifer

At the beginning of this year, Jimmy Page launched the Sundragon, a limited-edition recreation of the original amp he used on Led Zeppelin I. Announced alongside this exclusive unit was a more accessible “Standard” model, which we had a chance to encounter at Summer NAMM 2019.

6EVH Bumblebee

It’s been 40 years since Eddie Van Halen’s Van Halen II was released. To commemorate the 1979 record, EVH has released a special tribute model dubbed as the ‘Bumblebee’.

7Line 6 Spider

Line 6 has unveiled the second edition of its Spider V amp range. The new series, including five modelling amps and a single cabinet, is touted as the brand’s most versatile offering to date.

8Gretsch Electromatic

Gretsch has pulled the curtains back on a new Electromatic model: the G5232T Electromatic Double Jet FT with Bigsby. This double-cut beauty features a chambered mahogany body and an arched maple top. It’s also loaded with the brand’s new Black Top Filter’Tron humbuckers voiced for that classic Gretsch tone.

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