Every January I am fortunate enough to get away to sunny and warm Southern California, partly to escape winter and partly to attend our industry’s big trade show in Anaheim–NAMM. As usual, I spent lots of money to bring interesting things back to the store. Keep your eyes on the what’s new page over the next month or so to see all the interesting things coming in. We’ll be getting some nice new electric guitars from Dan Electro and Reverend; Martin has come out with some really lovely retro-looking guitars in their 17-series; Seagull has a very nice new mandolin and a really gorgeous sunburst finish on some new models; we’ll be filling out our line of Mackie gear with their popular SR-450 speakers and some new portable PAs plus a cool mixer that works on your smart phone; we’re taking on a new line of effects pedals called “Earthquaker”, in addition to some new models from Boss, Electro Harminix and TC; in the world of drums, Pearl has some nice new snare drums and cajons, a new line of flat-base stands, and a new small drum kit called the Midtown, and Roland has a very cool cajon which plugs in so you can get their great drum sounds through your PA system. So stay tuned!