Summer NAMM Best in Show Winners

The second day of 2021 Summer NAMM kicked off with "Best in Show," a roundup of the biggest products, services and technologies on the exhibit floor. Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, moderated a panel of top music retail judges as they revealed their winning picks. They also weighed in on why they chose particular products, sharing sales tips and potential customers for this gear. The panel included Geoff Metts of Five Star Guitars, Robert Christie of A & G Central Music, Leslie Stirm of Instrumental Music Center and Tim Spicer of Spicer's Music.

Here's a complete list of winners:

Best Accessories and Add-Ons

Taylor TaylorSense Guitar Health Monitoring System, Mezzanine B

Avantone Pro Planar Red Headphones, Rad Distribution, Booth 100

D’Addario Auto Lock Guitar Strap, Booth 1000

Earasers, Persona Medical, Booth 220  

Gotta Stock It

Guitar Pillow, Booth 1631

Third Man Hardware, Booth 1535

Ortega QuantumLoop, Booth 907

D’Addario XS Strings, Booth 1000  

Companies to Watch

Third Man Hardware, Booth 1535

Podium, Booths 706, 724

American Way Marketing, Booth 608

Tagima Guitars, Booth 1222  

Best In Show

JackTrip Labs, Booth 501

Analysis Plus QiJack, Booth 201

Orion OBN-221 Plastic Bassoon, Booth 405

BaldMan Percussion, The Stank Foot, Booth 1679

Taylor American Dream Series Guitars, Mezzanine B