The GuitarAttack crew traveled to Nashville, Tennessee for the
gala National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show. The NAMM Show is the
annual meeting of manufacturers and retailers. Everything musical could be found in
the Nashville Convention Center and Arena. As
usual, this year's correspondent was Mr. Ken Huddleston of KK's Music in Tennessee.
Unlike some other sites, we are posting information on products that we liked, rather than a comprehensive look at everything. We also believe that the products we liked will be in the interest of our Guitarattack visitors.
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|A cool Gibson guitar and even
cooler Chevrolet SS. What we thought was even cooler was the hood of the Vette in
the foreground...we believe it is a 1963 model based on the hood grilles.
Yet another specialty guitar from the CNC machines at Gibson. Will anyone actually play one of these rigs? Maybe they should give them away with a new Chevy SS.
|Two "art guitars" for
your viewing pleasure.
First, on the left, is an Epi version of Mr. Clapton's "The Fool" SG/Les Paul. This is a replica of the SG he played on the Disraeli Gears album in 1967. Very 60's...very groovy. Not sure many in the Creed/ Godsmack generation will get it. Always plenty of old guys around to snap this stuff up, though.
On the right is a killer ESP flag guitar. Thomas Horlander would love this rig, and we hope he doesn't ask us to build one like it! Very creative...very cool.
|It must be NAMM if there are
Strats with new paint jobs. Here is the new "Splatter" paint which, like
the previous SG, is very groovy in a tie-dye kind of way.
I don't know about you guys, but the dizzying array of Strat models and features is sort of confusing. Look at a Fender catalog, then think back when there were only about two options on one model!
We continually ask Ken, a Fender dealer, how he responds when a customer comes in and says, "Yes...I want a Strat."
|Straight out of Rossville, Georgia
comes the killer Warrior Guitar line. Very tasty woods and cool paint jobs.
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