NAMM 2023: the 11 biggest things we discovered at this year's show

NAMM 2023 highlights – the best guitars, amps, acoustics and pedals at this year's show
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NAMM 2023: Another year, another NAMM and while 2023’s event may have lacked the big-budget theatrics of bygone eras – there were more than enough guitar, amp and pedal announcements to whet the appetites of guitarists and musicians of all stripes.

Indeed, even for those of us fortunate enough to attend in person, it’s easy to walk out of Anaheim’s sacred halls with your ears ringing with slap bass and your lungs full of dry ice, thinking: “What just happened?”

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.