Preston Thompson Guitars on Display at Winter NAMM 2017

In this video from Winter NAMM 2017, Preston Thompson Guitars showcases several of their 1930’s-inspired, handmade instruments. Some highlights include a Single-0, all koa 12 fret, a sunburst triple-0, and an all mahogany parlor guitar. Watch the video for more details on these instruments. Check out more Winter NAMM 2017 coverage.

ADVERTISEMENT

Waterloo Introduces the WL-14 Scissortail Model: Winter NAMM 2017

by Greg Cahill The Waterloo WL-14 Scissortail, from the folks at Collings Guitars in Austin, Texas, takes its name from a species of acrobatic kingbird common to the American Southwest. The guitar, which has a decal of a scissortail emblazoned on the headstock, is a real charmer. And it differs…

ADVERTISEMENT

Check Out LR Baggs’ New Synapse Personal PA System: Winter NAMM 2017

The LR Baggs booth at Winter NAMM featured some great performances and new products. Above, watch singer-songwriter Shane Alexander play a soulful acoustic number, followed by an introduction to LR Baggs’ new Synapse personal PA system — a small, portable loudspeaker designed to fill an entire  room. Developed primarily for the singer-songwriter and solo acoustic…

ADVERTISEMENT

Boss Introduces Acoustic Singer Pro Amp: WINTER NAMM 2017

The new amp, which BOSS calls “the all-inclusive solution for the singing acoustic guitarist,” features onboard guitar and vocal effects, including an automatic live harmony creator, a looper, and anti-feedback technology. Watch Laura Clapp run through the features of the Boss Acoustic Singer Pro amp.  For more gear and design innovation, check out the rest of our…

Watch Courtney Hartman (of Della Mae) Fire Off a Fiddle Tune on Bourgeois Guitars’ Tony Rice-Inspired OM: Winter NAMM 2017

Inspired by the Tony Rice tribute D-28 Bourgeois Guitars built and auctioned in 2014, Dana Bourgeois (AG‘s resident Guitar Guru) brings a new OM to Winter NAMM 2017. Watch above as Courtney Hartman of Della Mae (also, check out her excellent new solo EP Nothing We Say) performs a traditional fiddle tune on the OM. The OM features a large soundhole — like…

ADVERTISEMENT

Check Out Yamaha’s Updated A-Series Guitars at Winter NAMM 2017

After meeting with guitar players, professional artists, and producers, Yamaha has refined its A-series line of guitars to create a “professional-level instrument for everyone.” Updates include: endpin battery boxes, scalloped bracing, and ARE-aged top wood. Watch above as Dennis Webster of Yamaha walk us through the new A-series; A1, A3, and the…

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch Ron Artis II Demo the Blueridge BR-280A at Winter NAMM 2017

At Winter NAMM 2017, Saga Musical Instruments debuted a new dreadnought from Blueridge Guitars, the BR-280A. Watch Ron Artis II introduce the guitar and perform his song “Today’s Days.” The BR-280A has an Adirondack spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, and a mahogany neck. Click here for more info. Check out more Winter NAMM 2017 coverage.

Watch a Demo of the New iRig Acoustic Stage Digital Microphone System: Winter NAMM 2017

The electronic accessories whizzes at IK Multimedia released the latest in its iRig series of solutions for acoustic artists hitting the stage or studio. Watch as Starr Ackerman explains how the iRig Acoustic Stage (MSRP $99.99) combines an advanced MEMS microphone, high-quality preamp, and signal processing unit to provide players a high-quality natural sound. The…

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Circa74 amplifier from Taylor Guitars photographed with a modern blue-green background
2-in-1 acoustic and vocal amp.
Rich, warm sound. Intuitive controls.
Simply stylish.