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Harmony Central Winter NAMM 2020 Photo Thread


Chris Loeffler
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Thanks Chris! 

And here we go with Phil's Photos from Winter NAMM 2020. I was only able to attend for a single day this year, and my time was a bit limited, so unfortunately I didn't get as many photos as I usually do, and I didn't get to see everything - my apologies to the companies I wasn't able to visit, and to you, the viewer, for any cool things you wanted to see that I didn't get. 

With that aside, let's get this started. 

One of the first things I saw was Craig Anderton, along with Gibson's / HC's Dendy Jarrett...

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Dendy is growing his hair out again, and won the Rock N Roll makeover of the year award from JC Curleigh, Gibson's new CEO. 

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This was sitting in the hall outside of the Gibson booth - it's a giant guitar sculpture, made out of guitar parts... 

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As they did last year, the Gibson booth had demonstrations from some of their luthiers - here's one working on binding... 

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An Epiphone SG with a Vibrola... also note the revised dove-style headstock shape. This is from Epiphone's new Inspired By Gibson series. 

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USA made Epiphones? Yes... in the form of Casinos and Texans. 

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Gibson had a separate (and much quieter) booth dedicated to acoustics this year. 

 

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I want one of these cute little Hummingbird ukes... 

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Speaking of JC, here he is - obscured by glare. Oops. :o 

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Another picture of JC Curleigh hanging out with Epiphone artist Jared James Nichols, who appears to be holding a Klon. Sorry, I don't recognize the beverage. 

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More Epiphones. 

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And more Gibsons... 

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The new Sheryl Crow signature acoustic... 

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The Epi Lil' Tex looks like a cool little travel-sized guitar. 

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When I resized the photos to fit on the site, it messed up the sequencing of them, so these are not in the order they were taken - my apologies. :o

This is a shot from over in the acoustic piano room - which is huge and features multiple manufacturers... 

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I thought these little child-sized acoustic grand shaped digital pianos from Brazil's Digital Acordes were really cute. They sounded pretty good too, and have full-sized keys, but the rest of the instrument is downsized... 

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When I first went to the Fender booth, they weren't letting anyone other than dealers in, so I had to go back later... 

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Like I said, out of sequence. This is me, in the latest Gibson throne - this one is also made entirely of guitar parts - including the footrest. I kind of cringed as I was getting into position - standing on guitar bodies is a new and rather uncomfortable experience... 

 

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Over at the PreSonus booth, which is upstairs in the new North Hall. 

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Meanwhile over in the TASCAM booth, I noticed the first signs of a general trend that showed up in more than a few places in the show overall - vintage products on display. 

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My personal TASCAM 202 is a lowly mkIII - the mkVII was on display at Winter NAMM 2020.

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Do not try this with your mics at home... 

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Remember what I said about there being more than a few booths with vintage products on display? TASCAM was the first booth I spotted where that was the case, but they weren't the only ones. But seeing these old Portastudios on display certainly brought back memories... 

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And of course, there are the modern versions... 

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Anyone remember the old Models 144 and 244? I never had one - but I did have a 246... 

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Dante spoken here. In fact, it seems like just about everyone in the larger pro audio world speaks Dante now... 

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TASCAM was showing a smaller version of the Model 24 and Model 16 SD card recorder / mixers called the Model 12. They've added DAW control capabilities... 

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