'Best in Show' at The 2018 NAMM Show

With more than 7,000 brands at The NAMM Show, it’s easy to miss out on your next best-seller. "Best in Show" kicked off the last morning of NAMM to highlight the can't-miss products, services and technologies. In this NAMM U Breakfast Session, Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, moderated a panel of six music retail experts, who shopped the far corners of the exhibit floor to bring you their favorites. This is gear that’s sure to make a splash in the new year and beyond.

2018 NAMM Show – Best in Show Winner List

Add-ons and Accessories

Cling-On Pickups and Tuners, Booth 2306

GuitarGrip Zombie Hand Guitar Hanger, Booth 4928

Remo Colortone heads, Booth 6822

Boss Pedalboard Cable Kits, Booth 17820

Zoom H1n Handy Portable Digital Recorder, Booth 18505

SIM1 Sound Imprinting XT-1, Booth 3930


Gotta Stock It

PRS MT15, Booth 210A

Yamaha EAD10 (Brad Seconds this pick), Booth 100 (at the Marriott)

Tackle Instrument Supply Roll Up Stick Bag, Booth 7229

Ortega Quantum Loop, Booth 1810

Alesis Command Mesh Kit, Booth 206B

PRS SE Custom 24, Booth 210A


Company to Watch

Taylor Guitars, Booth 213

Hal Leonard (Brad seconds this pick), Booth 8910

Big Fat Snare Drum, Booth 7229

Cordoba Guitars, Booth 205AB

Gator Cases, Booth 6415

Cole Clark Guitars, Booth 4102


Best In Show

EHX Performance Loop Laboratory 95000, Booth 5249

Buffet Legende Clarinet, 9320

DW Performance Series Low Pro Travel Kit, Booth 8610

Taylor Guitars with V-Class Bracing, Booth 213

Korg Prologue, Booth 8802

Freedom Custom Guitar Research, Booth 3850


Special thank you to our panel:

Sammy Ash

Robert Christie

Brad Boynton

Rand and Cindy Cook

Brandon Zunker

Rob Mestric

Hosted by Frank Alkyer