The 2017 NAMM Show Delivered


Gibson at The 2017 NAMM Show

One things for sure, despite everything going on with the outside world, NAMM represents brotherhood, peace, love and music. The buzz and electricity in the air on the first day of The NAMM Show was mirrored by the last.

Despite being competition major and emerging music manufacturers like Gibson, Fender, Marshall, Ernie Ball and Pioneer showcased their latest and greatest designs among all time classics while supporting one another for one common goal.

Keep the industry moving forward and provide musicians with the tools they need to make great music.


SJC Drums is always one of the highlights for us and they did not disappoint this year featuring the new Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots) “Crowd” Snare and a signing appearance by Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg complete with his entire SJC touring kit.


OWC, Lewitt Audio and NORD keyboards were on display while we had an opportunity to connect with disco and R&B queen, Gloria Gaynor who also performed her hit “I Will Survive” acapella with our very own Ariana Escalante.


Gibson slayed as usual and had one of the best in show booths in our opinion featuring Les Paul classics along side performing artists and their new Les Paul Robot that tunes itself between songs. Very cool but maybe not the ideal tool for the seasoned pro but definitely a value add for aspiring guitarists who are trying to fine tune their ear and their craft.


Among the giants of the industry, smaller family owned brands shined as well.  Audio 64’s in-ear monitors blew us away while Klang Technologies 3D personal monitor mixing system is the wave of the future proving “a natural and intuitive placement of sound, with pristine sonic quality that lets musicians focus on their art — not on their monitor sound.”

Sperzel brand locking tuners also impressed us. Though new to us, Sperzel has been providing innovate hand crafted locking tuners to guitarists for over 35 years. Endorsed by greats like Brian Setzer, Adrian Belew, Brent Mason and Jeff Beck just to name a few, craftsman Rodger Marcus embodies the heart and soul of the Sperzel brand meticulously handcrafting each tuner himself to perfection.


“I am very proud of the fact that Sperzel guitar tuning keys  are recognized by guitarists all over the world  as being the top of the

Sperzel rep Celeste Marcus at NAMM 2017

line. What makes us unique is that our tuning keys are unsurpassed as far as tuning stability. The NAMM show  is a great way to showcase our new products and test the response to them as well as explaining how our main product works to those people  unfamiliar to it,” Marcus stated.

Observing Marcus in his element, he wore gloves while handling his prized guitars featuring Sperzel tuners and while shaking hands as to not damage his hands which are not only vital to his own guitar play but also to the Sperzel brand. Learn more at

Overall, The 2017 NAMM Show kicked ass and delivered as promised. It featured a lot of great performances including RSO, featuring Richi Sambora (Bon Jovi) and his girlfriend and guitar prodigy Orianthi who is the female Stevie Ray Vaughn in our humble opinion. Until next year NAMM, keep doing your part to keep the brotherhood of music alive and well.


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