OGSR 2019 NAMM Show

“Top 10 Favorites Awards”

OGSR was at the 2019 NAMM Show. Thousands of vendors, including the giants–Gibson, Fender, Yamaha, etc.–were there and so were the boutique guitar makers, the accessory manufacturers and small start-ups and innovators looking to carve out a niche in the music product world. These products are our “Favorites” for a variety of reasons, including sometimes we just liked the people pitching them. Some of the the winners are clearly products that are innovative and new, some are just quirky and cool. So here it is: our inaugural…Old Guys Still Rockin NAMM Show “Top 10 Favorites Awards.”

Warm Audio WA-251 Tube Condenser Microphone

Fishman Pickups

Doyle Dykes Signature Godin Guitar

Eric Bass – Prestige Guitars

Tommy Emmanuel Maton Guitars

Fender Acoustisonic

EKO Guitars

Roland Cloud

Beat Buddy

Galaxy Electric Harp

 

Tommy Emmanuel and his Maton Guitar

Tommy Emmanuel and his Maton Guitar

By Louis Rivest I’m a longtime fan of Tommy Emmanuel and I’ve turned dozens of my friends on to him over the years. So when my wife discovered that he was going to play at the RiverCity Music Festival on January 7, 2012, only a few hours from where we live...

read more
Warm Audio WA-251 Tube Condenser Microphone

Warm Audio WA-251 Tube Condenser Microphone

The WA-251 was created to offer a classic microphone design to a new generation of recording artists at an affordable price. The WA-251 is an all vacuum tube, large diaphragm, transformer balanced, multi-pattern, large condenser microphone, based on the...

read more
Roland Cloud

Roland Cloud

The Roland Cloud is a cloud-based collection of high-resolution software, drum machines and sample instruments for contemporary musicians. It is also a community of musicians and producers all developing and sharing ideas and music. It's also...

read more
Doyle Dykes Signature Godin Guitar

Doyle Dykes Signature Godin Guitar

I've got to say right off that I'm prejudiced about this guitar, this brand and this artist. I purchased my first Godin after seeing Doyle Dykes perform at a mini concert in North Vancouver, B.C. in the fall of 2016. There were about 30 of us gathered...

read more
Fishman Pickups

Fishman Pickups

If you've been in a guitar store recently, then you were probably surrounded by Fishman pickups but didn't even notice it. Lots of boutique guitar makers and even the big guys like Fender use these innovative pickups. From the Fishman site: "The electric guitar pickup...

read more
Fender Acoustisonic

Fender Acoustisonic

If you've been in a guitar store recently, then you were probably surrounded by Fishman pickups but didn't even notice it. Lots of boutique guitar makers and even the big guys like Fender use these innovative pickups. From the Fishman site: "The electric guitar pickup...

read more
Beat Buddy

Beat Buddy

This guitar was one of the real highlights of the NAMM Show for me. I was in the market for a Fender electric guitar (Telecaster or Stratocaster), but I really love playing and writing with an acoustic guitar. I currently have a Godin steel string Multiac,...

read more
Eric Bass Signature Bass – Prestige Guitars

Eric Bass Signature Bass – Prestige Guitars

Photo Above, Left: OGSR's Randy Winters (R) talks with Beat Buddy’s David Packouz (L). “Our band ('50 Shades of 60') has used the Beat Buddy for 3 years in various ways. It’s terrific,” said Winters.It’s a drum machine in a “stomp-box.” It comes with a...

read more
Eko Infinito Guitar

Eko Infinito Guitar

Prestige Guitars Ltd. and Eric Bass of Shinedown announced the launch of the Prestige Eric Bass Signature Bass at the 2019 NAMM Show. The Eric Bass Signature Bass has an offset, double cutaway solid Ash body, with a one piece bolt-on hard maple neck. The body features...

read more
Tommy Emmanuel – Maton Guitar

Tommy Emmanuel – Maton Guitar

Since its inception, Eko Guitars has been closely related with Marches and Recanati. In 2018, on the threshold of the 60th Anniversary, Eko Guitars returns to manufacture in Italy proposing a Made in Italy instrument named "INFINITO": a tribute to the famous poem by...

read more