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 Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.