NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants and producer of the music industry’s largest and world’s loudest trade show.  This is the first article in a series that looks at the best people and products discovered at the 2010 NAMM show.

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Guitars

Best Presentation: Paul Reed Smith Guitars

As usual, PRS Guitars had the best looking booth, with a simple backdrop deigned to show off the product.  And with 2010 being their 25th Anniversary, they had plenty to show.  Upstairs, Tony McManus joined the Paul Reed Smith band on acoustic guitar. Mike Ault handled the electrics, playing through the PRS 30 Combo, their first cathode-based 30-watt amplifier package.

PRS BandWhile talking up the PRS 30 Combo, Paul Reed Smith spoke about the continuing fascination with vintage equipment, and noted that when Jimi Hendrix took his amplifiers on stage, they were probably about 11 days old.  The PRS 30 certainly sounds ready for the stage today, check it out at the prs site, or hear it for yourself below…

PRS 30 Combo