Best in Show

Best in Show

Don’t miss out on your big best-seller for the holidays—and beyond! Saturday morning at 2018 Summer NAMM closed with “Best in Show,” a fast-moving roundup of the biggest products, services and technologies on the exhibit floor. Moderated by Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, this NAMM U Breakfast Session featured a panel of gear experts who shopped the far corners of the show floor to bring you their top picks. Discover the new products everyone will be talking about, and find out why these products matter to you.

2018 Summer NAMM – Best in Show Winner List


Round 1: Best Add-Ons and Accessories

Mixware Strum Buddy Stick-on Guitar Amp … Booth 1632

On-Stage LED2214 Rechargeable Music Stand Light … Booth 521

Sheetminder … Booth 24

Mighty Bright Portastand … Booth 32

Latch Lake Products … Booth 130

Yamaha Crosstown Advanced Lightweight Drum Hardware … Booth 643

Gizmotron … Booth 1133


Round 2: Gotta Stock It

Louson Drums CajonTab … Booth 1753

D’Addario Auto Lock Guitar Strap … Booth 1001

MukikiM Rock N Roll It! Drum Set … Booth 11

Kala Dolphin Series Ukuleles … Booth 1007

Latch Lake Products Xtra Boom … Booth 130

Alesis Nitro Mesh Head Kit … Booth 543

Bandlab Link Analog … Booth 921


Round 3: Companies to Watch

D’Addario … Booth 1001

Gibson Guitars … Booth 1227

RBI Music … Booth 1543

BAE … Booth 121

KHS … Booth 1421

Gamechanger Audio … Booth 1359


Round 4: Best in Show

Jammy Guitars … Booth 1221

Gold Tone Little Gem Banjo Ukulele … Booth 1210

Phil Jones Double Four Bass Amp … Booth 1055

API TranZformer GT and LX Pedals … Booth 728

Pearl e/Merge … Booth 1553

EVH Eruption ’78 … Booth L8


Special thank you to the "Best in Show" panelists:

Robert Christie, A & G Central Music

Michael and Leslie Faltin, Instrumental Music Center

Todd Johnson, Groth Music

Matt Knobel, Vintage King

Glenn Noyes, Guitar Center

Jim Tuerk,



Event Date

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Event Content

Best in Show