Best Guitars & Gear from NAMM 2013
Here's a list of the guitar products that really impressed us from this year's Winter NAMM in Anaheim.
There seemed to be a lot more new guitar gear on debut this year - Jackson alone accounted for 20 new guitars!
We're not going to present every new piece of equipment here, just the cream of the crop...
Orange DIVO VT1000 Valve Tester
Music Radar got the low-down on this brilliant new device at the Orange booth:
We have a more detailed article about the VT1000 here.
This was the best new idea in guitar pedals this year at NAMM. Sweetwater made this video of the full range of 3 new MDP Boss Pedals:
For full specs go to www.bossus.com/gear/productdetails.php?ProductId=1271
Opinions seem divided on this one, however I believe credit should go to Gibson for coming out with something genuinely new instead of just a re-hashed Les Paul...
Full details are available at www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Designer/Gibson-USA/N-225.aspx.
Jackson Corey Beaulieu USA Signature KV6
Long time readers will know that I'm not a huge fan of the 'Flying V', but I have to admit that this is one I'd actually be happy to be seen with on stage:
Complete specs are available at www.gearhounds.com/jackson-usa-corey-beaulieu-kv6-king-v-trans-red.aspx
Marshall SL-5 Slash Signature Combo
This is a great high-end practice amp - and it's got Slash's preference for at 12" Celestion Vintage 30 Speaker:
Further details are available at www.andertons.co.uk/combo-amps/pid27695/cid691/marshall-sl5-slash-signature-guitar-amplifier.asp.
Kemper Profiler Rack
Kemper isn't new, but the rack version of their profiler is:
You can have a more detailed look at the Kemper Profiler Rack here.
So what did you like from NAMM this year? Tell us in the comments below...
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From impressive standard sized, to small and parlor-sized acoustics, there are plenty of quality guitars and well known brands to choose from in the sub $300 price range, but only a few meet our standards of excellence.