One thing is for sure. Orange County, CA is way better than Chicago in the winter. When I left O’Hare on Thursday, January 15, it was -4 degrees. When I landed at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, it was about 82 degrees. That’s an 86 degree swing.
The NAMM Show is a huge tradeshow that the Musical Instrument (MI) industry throws every January. What’s cool about the NAMM show is the diversity of the attendees, exhibitors and wares–all on display. I’d say that the attendees are on display as well as the instruments themselves.
Fat Tone visited Eastwood Guitars, St. Blues Guitars, Dean Guitars, Heritage Guitars and more. We also visited with Fryette Amps, Simple Amps, Schecter Guitars and Diamond Pedals. Great stuff.
A highlight for me was DBZ Guitars, a new and exciting guitar company started by Dean Zelinsky. Yes, that’s the Dean from Dean Guitars. His new line really shines. Some very exciting body shapes, and some amazingly intricate craftsmanship on guitars that will retail for around $650.
DBZ Guitars will be available at Fat Tone in the next 30-45 days.