NAMM Show Memories
Hello everyone! We thought we’d let you know what we are up to these days. Goodall Guitars did not exhibit at the 2012 winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California so we wanted to share a few great NAMM pictures from the past with you that I thought would be interesting. I have lots of photos, and these are just a few of them that I thought would be fun. N.A.M.M. stands for the National Association of Music Merchants which hosts the largest music instrument related show in the United States. The show is designed to connect manufacturers of music related products with retail music stores and dealers.
It was a very difficult decision not to exhibit because we faithfully attended the show for 18 years. Oddly, it is because we are doing well in business that we did not go. We simply are so busy with guitar orders that it was counter productive for us to go. We are presently back-ordered about two years. At the last two NAMM shows, 2010 and 2011, we actually turned down new dealers in order to properly supply the ones we presently have. Remember, it’s just Luke and I who are building eight guitars per month as opposed to the forty guitars per month our larger crew built while we were in Hawaii.
We have many wonderful memories from past NAMM shows. We definitely miss spending time with our Goodall Guitar dealers and our colleagues and friends in the guitar building community as well. But most of all, we were sorry not to be at the show to see the folks who own our instruments. Many of them find seeing Jean, Luke, and I and the beautiful new instruments we build a highlight of their NAMM show experience.
Goodall Guitars is in it’s 40th year of business and are committed to building the finest sounding, playing and visually stunning instruments available. Thank you for owning a Goodall guitar or for considering a Goodall guitar as your voice to the world.