Marchione Guitars on Display at Winter NAMM 2018

In this video from Winter NAMM 2018, Stephen Marchione of Marchione Guitars showcases his latest handmade instruments, while fingerstyle guitarists John Storie and Michael Mandrell demo the OM and OMC models, respectively. Check out AG‘s August 2017 review of the Marchione 14-fret OMC here: Video Review: Stephen Marchione’s 14-fret OMC…

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New Breedlove and Bedell Guitars at Winter NAMM 2018

At the Winter 2018 NAMM show, Tom Bedell discusses the range of Breedlove body sizes, presents a Legacy with beautiful cocobolo back and sides, and explains how the company uses sound optimization to create the best tone in each guitar. He also shows a new Bedell guitar with an Adirondack soundboard and Brazilian rosewood back and…

Collings Introduces 0-Series Guitars to Its Traditional Line at NAMM 2018

At the 2018 NAMM show in Anaheim, California, Collings Guitars showed off some expansions to its Traditional line. They added the Single-0 line, which includes 14-fret and 12-fret models, made with light builds, thin nitrocellulose finishes, animal protein glue, and different appointments (wood purfling and tortoise-style bridge pins). Mark Althans from Collings shows off…

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Waterloo Demos a Pair of All-mahogany Guitars at Winter NAMM 2018

At Winter NAMM 2018, Mark Althans of Collings Guitars plays some tasteful chords and lines on two all-mahogany Waterloos—the WL-12 Mh, with a 12th-fret neck junction, and its 14-fret counterpart. Also, check out the new soundhole label, shown below, on all Waterloo guitars. It depicts the late Bill Collings at work—a loving tribute…

Fender Debuts a Rainbow of Interesting Acoustics at the 2018 NAMM Show

Fender had plenty of new acoustic guitars on display at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show. Billy Martinez walked us through Fender’s California lines featuring the Redondo, the concert/auditorium hybrid Newporter, and the small-body Malibu, all of which are made with playability and aesthetic at the forefront. Tons of guitars; California…

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D’Addario Introduces its New Acoustic Series Nickel-Bronze Strings and Cradle Capo at Winter NAMM 2018

Steve from D’Addario introduces its new Acoustic Series Nickel-Bronze strings and Cradle Capo at Winter NAMM 2018. These strings are made of nickel-plated phosphor bronze and designed to last longer, stay in tune better, and bring out the true tone of your guitar. The Cradle Capo features aircraft-grade aluminum construction and provides even tension on all strings.…

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Summer NAMM 2017: Watch Boss Demo Its New DR-01S Rhythm Partner

At Summer NAMM 2017, Boss introduced its new Rhythm Partner, the DR-01S, a virtual percussion machine designed for acoustic musicians. It comes equipped with organic percussion sounds, including acoustic drum, congas, cowbells, tambourines, shakers, standard metronome, and bongos, as well as other simple, versatile grooves, plus a footswitch, and the ability to layer patterns from…

Levy’s Leathers Introduces New Guitar Straps at Summer NAMM 2017: Video

At Summer NAMM 2017, Levy’s Leathers introduced its new guitar straps, which included sublimation printed guitar straps with picturesque designs and garment leather ends; distressed flag straps (American, Japanese, Canadian, and British); cotton straps (for heavier weight guitars); metal mesh straps (“to make you look tough”); and multiple leather straps with suede…

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Epiphone Introduces New Masterbilt Series Guitars and Pro-1 Collection at Summer NAMM 2017: Video

At Summer NAMM 2017, Epiphone introduced some of its new acoustic guitar models, including the AJ-210CE, a dreadnought guitar featuring a select spruce top with classic cutaway, Shadow Performer Tuner Preamp and NanoFlex under saddle pickup system; the AJ-45 ME, a Masterbilt Series Advanced Jumbo with solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides; the…