Summer NAMM 2016: In Photos

Martin Guitars Director of Sales Kit Culpepper strikes a pose with country icon, and a subject of the Martin documentary The Ballad of the Dreadnought, Vince Gill.

Manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments and accessories from around the world converged on Nashville for three days last week for Summer NAMM 2016. While it certainly isn’t as big as winter NAMM in Anaheim, the event at Nashville’s Music City Center draws large numbers of both merchants and people who play various roles in the city’s ever-growing music industry. An event where everyone from small children to multi-platinum stars get to check out the latest equipment, Summer NAMM is the high point of the year for a lot of people who can’t get to California for the big one. This year’s exposition seemed a little subdued compared to past conventions, but several thousand people had a good time nonetheless, as evidenced by some of the photos. — RICK MOORE

Death Cab For Cutie, “I Will Follow You Into The Dark”

Sarah Jarosz