Gil Parris will demo his signature guitar at the NAMM show (Jan. 14-17). Demo times are Friday and Saturday at 2:30 PM. Hailing from NYC, Gil is shaking up the guitar world with his killer chops and unique style that cohesively fuses jazz, funk, rock and country. He's former lead guitarist with Blood, Sweat and Tears, and has worked with David Sanborn, Will Lee, Dr. John, Chuck Rainey, and many others. Gil is currently focusing on his solo career, with his new CD, "A Certain Beauty." Gil's requirements were straightforward: build a unique looking, extremely versatile guitar that is gig-ready right out of the box, and sells for under $1,000. We went with two Reverend humbuckers, and a Lace Sensor Burgundy single-coil in the middle. The humless Lace Sensor matches tonally with the humbuckers, and combined with the 5-way pickup selector and Bass Contour control adds up to a wide-ranging guitar that'll cover NYC to LA to Nashville tones. Features include: solid korina body, bolt-on 25.50" scale maple neck, maple fretboard, Pin-Lock tuners, and Bass Contour control. List $910, Street $759.