NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — For the music lover, the annual summer NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show in Nashville is a bucket-list event.
Everywhere you look in Music City Center, you'll see something that's not only cool, but brand new from some of the biggest companies in the world as well as some boutique builders.
"I hope to see some new gear that is cool and progressive,” Sadler Vaden, guitar player in Jason Isbell's band, the 400 Unit, said of NAMM. "It's really for people that play music and that people that run music instrument stores, and that's what keeps music going, is people playing it."
While Vaden plays all different types of guitars, he said he’s happy to see that Gibson is putting on a strong showing at NAMM, considering they filed for bankruptcy about a year ago, and are now debt free.
"Gibson is such a classic brand and they're really killing it right now in 2019,” Vaden said. “It's very exciting to see them doing well again."
While NAMM is great for all musicians who attend, it's especially great for the folks in Music City USA, many of whom use this gear every day, and can scout out their next purchases to help them in their careers.
Artists and enthusiasts who aren’t preregistered for NAMM can attend the Make Music Experience on Saturday, July 20 to demo products, attend workshops, build relationships and enjoy live music.
You can find details on the NAMM website.