NAMM 2022 news: all the latest guitar news, rumors and predictions

General view of the atmosphere at The NAMM Show 2020 - Day 1 at Anaheim Convention Center on January 16, 2020 in Anaheim, California.
(Image credit: Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

NAMM 2022: It’s been a minute, but NAMM is back for 2022 – and we’re on hand to bring you all the hottest gear news from the familiar venue of Anaheim Convention Center, in the not-so-familiar month of June.

After cancelling this year’s Summer NAMM show in Nashville and shifting the flagship January event to June 3-5, the National Association of Music Merchants is promising a “greatest hits” gear soiree for NAMM 2022 – which sounds pretty good to us.

This year’s company roster looks a little different to previous shows – there’s no Fender, Gibson or PRS, for starters – so we’ll be sharing any big gear releases taking place around the event right here.

Also, a quick reminder that we're running a NAMM 2022 live blog this year, which we'll keep updated with the most exciting releases in real time, so you're always in the loop.

But for the completists among you, here’s what to expect from your year in gear…

NAMM 2022 guitar news, rumors and predictions: everything we know so far

NAMM 2022 electric guitar news

Ernie Ball Music Man Tosin Abasi Kaizen

Ernie Ball Music Man and Tosin Abasi's surprise seven-string, the Kaizen (Image credit: Ernie Ball Music Man)

NAMM 2022 amp news

Blackstar St. James guitar amps

Blackstar's St. James guitar amp series (Image credit: Blackstar)

NAMM 2022 pedal news

Two Notes Audio Engineering ReVolt amp simulator

Two Notes Audio Engineering's ReVolt amp simulator pedals. (Image credit: Two Notes Audio Engineering)

NAMM 2022 acoustic news

Martin Rich Robinson Custom Signature D-28

Rich Robinson is Martin's latest signature artist with the launch of his new Custom D-28 (Image credit: Martin)

NAMM 2022 bass news

Ernie Ball Music Man's 2022 collection of DarkRay bass guitars

Ernie Ball Music Man's 2022 collection of DarkRay bass guitars (Image credit: Ernie Ball Music Man)

NAMM 2022 accessory news

Seymour Duncan 78

Seymour Duncan's '78 humbucker is inspired by Eddie Van Halen (Image credit: Seymour Duncan)

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.