Best in Show: The Biggest Products at 2017 Summer NAMM

2017 Summer NAMM closed out with "Best in Show," a roundup of the biggest products, technologies and services at the show. Hosted by Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, this fast-moving NAMM U Breakfast Session featured a panel of music retail experts. They shopped the far corners of the show floor to share the biggest products, technologies and services at Summer NAMM. This is the gear that’s sure to make a big impact in the fourth quarter—and the new year.

Here's a list of this year's winners:
 

Best Add-Ons and Accessories

drumdots … Booth 214

Cooperstand Pro Instrument Stands – Coopercopia … Booth 1013

Digitech – SDRUM … Booth 1143

Option Knob - WingMan … Booth 1548

Killer-Q - Killer Quick-Release Saxophone Strap … Booth 1428

RAD Distribution - Isovox 2 … Booth 444

 

Gotta Stock It

Dunlop - MXR Carbon Copy Deluxe … Booth 1243

Loog Guitars … Booth 932

RBI Music - Vintage Guitars … Booth 1533

Yamaha - P115B Keyboard … Booth 643

Hamilton - KB130E iPad Tablet Holder … Booth 1621

Korg - Grandstage Digital Stage Piano … Booth 953

 

Companies to Watch

Supro … Booth 1247

Ortega Guitars … Booth 38

LD Systems … Booth 633

Cherub Technology … Booth 1026

Zylia … Booth 137

Universal Audio … Booth 1342

 

Best in Show

Remo - Rhythm Lid … Booth 216

Ortega - Eclipse Series Guitars and Ukuleles … Booth 38

Breedlove - USA Series … Booth 1215

Artiphon - Instrument 1… Booth 144

SJC – Mappa Burl & Bubinga Custom Snare Drum … Booth 107

Universal Audio – OX … Booth 1342

 

 

Special thank you to the panelists:

Tim Spicer, Spicer’s Music

Carol Cook, The Music Room

Gabriel O’Brien, Larry’s Music Center

Todd Johnson, Groth Music

Robert Christie, A&G Central Music

Bobby Montemurro, Alto Music

 

Moderated by Frank Alkyer, Music Inc. Magazine

Saturday, July 15, 2017 — 8:00 am to 9:30 am