Kendall Guitars first trip to the NAMM Show 2020, after 16 years of running the Shop this was the first year I've been able to get away and attend the NAMM show in Annaheim California, its been on my to do list for many years, I've previously visited UK and the Frankfurt Musikmesse Guitar shows before, but NAMM is the best show Music trade show to attend.
The first opening day was the 16th January, there were huge crowds of musicians and retailers waiting to get into the show, once you first see the size of the building from the outside you have no idea how huge it is inside.
The doors opened at 10.00 and there was a huge surge to get in and get the day started. very soon there is a overwhelming noise of Guitars, Drums and chatter throughout the halls, there are four huge main levels throughout the building, where all manner of Guitars, Amps, Drums, Keyboards, Effects, Brass and Woodwind, and DJ equipment is on display for retailers to view and try.
There were many brands and companies that were there including the big names in the Guitar world such as Fender, Gibson, Martin, Taylor, PRS, but also many other smaller companies making very cool and interesting gear.
As you walk around you start to recognize a few faces, from well know Guitarists, Youtuber's and brand owners, all the stand holders I spoke with were were extremely friendly, as a Luthier myself I really enjoyed chatting with other Guitar makers and Luthiers.
Over all a brilliant experience and trade event to attend, I will hopefully visit NAMM again in the future.
Here's my Youtube Video of the event here. https://youtu.be/gEp5XfSxSX8