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Gold Tone Scores Best of Show with New Banjo

Gold Tone AC-1 BanjoA 5 string banjo for $199.99 wins best of show at the Summer NAMM show. Gold Tone's unique design mates their superior sounding composite rim, with a slim line neck. It weighs in at only 3 pounds 10 ounces so it’s perfect for beginners, travel or kids. Handsomely outfitted with matching black neck, rim, ZG nut, and tuners. This entry-level banjo is fully set up in their Florida shop, includes a gig bag and carries our three year transferrable warranty.

Nu-Blu Kicking Off 2016 Tour After NAMM Show

Nu-BluNashville, TN -- Nu-Blu, the fastest-growing act in bluegrass and Americana music, is kicking off 2016 with a blockbuster tour across North America, including a stop in Baja, Mexico. The group recently performed during The NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) in Anaheim, California while supporting their partners Peterson Tuners, D'Addario, QSC Audio, Sennheiser/Neumann.Berlin, Hercules Stands and Kirlin Cables.

Martin Guitar Introduces Two New D-35 Models at 2015 Summer NAMM

Martin HD-35 CFM IV 60tNazareth, PA -- NAMM, Booth 902 -- C. F. Martin & Co. continues to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Martin D-35 model with two commemorative limited-edition D-35 models at the 2015 Summer NAMM show in Nashville July 9th through July 11th. The limited edition D12-35 50th Anniversary model and the HD-35 FM IV 60th will be among six other models showcased.

The Acoustic Shoppe One of World’s Top 100 Music Stores

Acoustic ShoppeSpringfield, MO -- The Chapmans' Acoustic Shoppe in Springfield, Missouri has been named one of the world’s Top 100 musical instrument and product retailers for the 1st time. The global association for the music products industry, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), will formally present The Acoustic Shoppe with the Top 100 honor during the industry’s upcoming trade event, Summer NAMM in Nashville.

Martin Guitar Chairman and CEO Chris Martin IV Appointed to NAMM Executive Committee

Evolution of the American guitarNazareth, PA -- C.F. Martin & Co. is pleased to announce that chairman and CEO Chris Martin IV has been named incoming secretary of the NAMM executive committee through 2015. The appointment was announced during the annual board meeting at the Summer NAMM conference this past weekend in Nashville, TN. Chris Martin previously served on the NAMM board of directors from 2000 to 2003. "It is an honor to be appointed to the NAMM executive committee," Martin said. "NAMM has been a wonderful supporter of the Martin brand and our products for many years, and I am looking forward to working on a deeper level with the group on opportunities and issues that are relevant to the industry."

Recording King Introduces All solid Dreadnought at NAMM

Recording King RD-310 GuitarHayward, CA -- Recording King introduces the all-solid RD-310 with Adirondack Spruce top for players who want the increased volume and projection of an Adirondack top with an affordable price tag. Adirondack Spruce (or Red Spruce) has become a serious buzzword over the past year.

Recording King Introduces USA Banjo Custom Shop at NAMM

Recording King Elite BanjoHayward, CA -- Recording King is proud to unveil our USA Custom Shop, producing exquisitely crafted, one-of-a-kind collector's banjos handmade in the USA and available exclusively through The Music Link. Designed & conceived, then hand-engraved, by former Gibson Banjo Custom Shop head Greg Rich, Recording King USA Custom Shop banjos continue the tradition using craftsmen from that era and representing the finest banjo American construction has to offer.

Award Winning Artists Mark Newton and Steve Thomas Set to Jam the NAMM

Mark NewtonNashville, TN -- Bluegrass and acoustic music artists Mark Newton and Steve Thomas proudly announce their performance at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Conference on July 14th. The duo, fresh off a tour of East Tennessee, Virginia, and Western North Carolina, are back in action on Saturday July 14th at the Nashville Convention Center performing at the Cedar Creek Cases and Paige Capos booths during the conference. The event is held in conjunction with NAMM Public Day (open to the general public) and admission tickets for the conference and trade show are $15.00

Recording King Launches New Vintage-Style Slope Shoulders Guitar at NAMM

RNJ GuitarHayward, CA -- Recording King updates our Century Jubilee Series Slope Shoulder guitars with an extended scale length and vintage styling. Recording King says, "We've taken everything great about our slope shoulder guitars and added a bunch of new features that will please both modern players and vintage enthusiasts. Following the early mid-century 'Jumbo' to 'advanced Jumbo' change, we've extended ours to the full dreadnought scale of 25.4" for a little more punch and projection."

NAMM 2012: ArtistWorks Presents Next Generation of Music Lessons Online

ArtistworksNapa, CA -- ArtistWorks ( will be unveiling its fourteenth online music school at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California,19-22 January. The leaders in online music education will announce new online schools for Dobro and Latin Percussion to join their twelve existing schools and two academies that already use the innovative Video Exchange™ learning method.

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