Gibson’s1934 original jumbo
has a limited run of 100 and is based on a North Carolina collector’s jumbo, serial number 507A. The Depression-era acoustic is very rare as only a handful were made from 1934 to 1936. It features a vintage sunburst finish on Adirondack top and wine red burst finish on mahogany back and sides. #namm

Gibson’s1934 original jumbo
has a limited run of 100 and is based on a North Carolina collector’s jumbo, serial number 507A. The Depression-era acoustic is very rare as only a handful were made from 1934 to 1936. It features a vintage sunburst finish on Adirondack top and wine red burst finish on mahogany back and sides. #namm

We had a blast with Eric Sexe at the Z.Vex Summer NAMM booth where he played through four new pedals, including one entirely new concept from Zachary Vex called the Snow Box. It was so trippy that we had a hard time figuring out exactly how this cross-fader (with line buffer switch) works, but Eric told us it makes him sad when he has to stop playing it. The other three new pedals (clockwise) are the Fuzzolo, the Channel 2 boost/distortion, and the Fuzz Factory 7, which uses black glass NOS Amperex transistors dated to 1956. Seriously?! #namm

We had a blast with Eric Sexe at the Z.Vex Summer NAMM booth where he played through four new pedals, including one entirely new concept from Zachary Vex called the Snow Box. It was so trippy that we had a hard time figuring out exactly how this cross-fader (with line buffer switch) works, but Eric told us it makes him sad when he has to stop playing it. The other three new pedals (clockwise) are the Fuzzolo, the Channel 2 boost/distortion, and the Fuzz Factory 7, which uses black glass NOS Amperex transistors dated to 1956. Seriously?! #namm

Check out this “make your own” CBG kit from Nickel Cigar Box Guitars out of Huntsville, Alabama. The building kit comes with the neck and hardware, so all you need is a sturdy cigar box (or whatever other contraption you can find) and you can get to DIY-ing. Nickel CBG also makes award-winning 3- and 4-string CBGs like the one pictured on the left. Notice the pickups made out of nickels. http://nick-a-jack.com/ #namm

Check out this “make your own” CBG kit from Nickel Cigar Box Guitars out of Huntsville, Alabama. The building kit comes with the neck and hardware, so all you need is a sturdy cigar box (or whatever other contraption you can find) and you can get to DIY-ing. Nickel CBG also makes award-winning 3- and 4-string CBGs like the one pictured on the left. Notice the pickups made out of nickels. http://nick-a-jack.com/ #namm

This vintage harmonica amplifier is part of Risson’s new DM Series, and is designed for natural distortion in a small package. The power tubes used in the DM series include one 12AX7, one 6V6, one 6L6, and either one 5Y3 or GZ34 rectifier tube. #namm

This vintage harmonica amplifier is part of Risson’s new DM Series, and is designed for natural distortion in a small package. The power tubes used in the DM series include one 12AX7, one 6V6, one 6L6, and either one 5Y3 or GZ34 rectifier tube. #namm

Chicago’s Souldier Straps, who make about the most beautiful vintage reproduction straps in the universe unleashed thier new SLDR strap, which are built around a rubber end and a reinforced disc that effectively works as a strap lock. They’re an steal at $14.99, and you can quit draining flip-top Grolsch bottles for strap locks.

Chicago’s Souldier Straps, who make about the most beautiful vintage reproduction straps in the universe unleashed thier new SLDR strap, which are built around a rubber end and a reinforced disc that effectively works as a strap lock. They’re an steal at $14.99, and you can quit draining flip-top Grolsch bottles for strap locks.

Skreddy Pedals blew our minds (and those of numerous Gilmour obsessives) with the Lunar Module fuzz. Skreddy’s latest, the Hybrid Fuzz Driver is a super-flexible nod to Page and covers a huge range of killer ToneBender and more compressed Fuzz/Supro style tones. They also have a very lush sounding one-knob Phaser called Little Miss Sunshine.

Skreddy Pedals blew our minds (and those of numerous Gilmour obsessives) with the Lunar Module fuzz. Skreddy’s latest, the Hybrid Fuzz Driver is a super-flexible nod to Page and covers a huge range of killer ToneBender and more compressed Fuzz/Supro style tones. They also have a very lush sounding one-knob Phaser called Little Miss Sunshine.

Toneconcepts’ The Distillery has to be about one of the most versatile boost/drive pedals yet conceived. Just back from road testing and development with Nels Cline, David Hidalgo, and Cesar Rosas among others, the pedal seems to be home to about a billion different shades of OD, and the interactive contour and edge controls enable crazy-precise, pinpoint tone control. Look for it to drop in August along with limited, painted artist models for Cline and Los Lobos.

Toneconcepts’ The Distillery has to be about one of the most versatile boost/drive pedals yet conceived. Just back from road testing and development with Nels Cline, David Hidalgo, and Cesar Rosas among others, the pedal seems to be home to about a billion different shades of OD, and the interactive contour and edge controls enable crazy-precise, pinpoint tone control. Look for it to drop in August along with limited, painted artist models for Cline and Los Lobos.

James Brown and Amptweaker brought two new pedals to NAMM. On the left is the Tight Metal Pro, a dual-sided, hi-gain pedal with boost. On the right is the Fat Rock, a new drive pedal that offers some features aimed at players who play through brighter amps.

James Brown and Amptweaker brought two new pedals to NAMM. On the left is the Tight Metal Pro, a dual-sided, hi-gain pedal with boost. On the right is the Fat Rock, a new drive pedal that offers some features aimed at players who play through brighter amps.

West Virginia’s Burrell guitars returned to NAMM after a nearly twenty year absence, and proved that an inventive spirit is still alive and well among small guitar builders. These totally ergonomic acoustics are a feast of curves and comfy contours that ease playing fatigue and they’re a breeze to play.

West Virginia’s Burrell guitars returned to NAMM after a nearly twenty year absence, and proved that an inventive spirit is still alive and well among small guitar builders. These totally ergonomic acoustics are a feast of curves and comfy contours that ease playing fatigue and they’re a breeze to play.

Christian Towner’s very cool vibrato system enables you to fit any guitar with a Tune-o-matic tailpiece with a Bigsby B3 without drilling any additional holes. The down tension bar, which enhances tuning stability, fits in place of the tail piece. For Les Pauls, the system includes an aluminum V Block at the end pin which compensates for the extra length of the B3. Totally simple and completely brilliant!

Christian Towner’s very cool vibrato system enables you to fit any guitar with a Tune-o-matic tailpiece with a Bigsby B3 without drilling any additional holes. The down tension bar, which enhances tuning stability, fits in place of the tail piece. For Les Pauls, the system includes an aluminum V Block at the end pin which compensates for the extra length of the B3. Totally simple and completely brilliant!