Kamaka Ukulele's booth was overflowing with crowds, especially during Jake Shimabukuro's set.
Cole Clark Angel 2 with redwood top and blackwood back and sides.
Santa Cruz Guitar Co's FTC Limited Edition featuring a carved back and flat top. This was one of SCGC's earlier models, but Richard Hoover decided to bring it back for a limited run of 12 instruments.
McSwain Guitars was one of many boutique makers featured at NAMM this year. There's a lot going on under the hood of this guitar and it was great talking with luthier Stephen McSwain about all the little details he puts in his guitars.
Larrivee was back in a big way with several guitars that showcased their legendary inlay work. This is Jean Larrivee's 50th year of building instruments.
More from Larrivee's booth.
Make a statement at your next bluegrass jam with the goldtop Eastman MD415-GD F-Style mandolin.
Yes, Ovation is back and building instruments in the USA once again. It was great to see their offerings and hear how their shop is coming together.
Custom Shop, car-themed Martin guitar.
Waterloo WL-K guitar with a desert scene.
Guild is now ramping up their US guitar builds again. They unveiled a few new American-made models for acoustic players: the D-40 Traditional, the D-55 (shown here), the M-240E Troubadour and the M-40 Troubadour.
Avian Guitars Dove model, like an old school parlor guitar but with an arm bevel.
The Martin D-200 maintains the watch theme of the two millionth Martin. Unlike #2,000,000 it is for sale but at a price... $150,000.
One of Saul Koll's amazing Duo Glides.
The bevel/armrest on the new Taylor Academy series of guitars.
Bourgeois' D-45 on display.
Bedell's new Revolution series of guitars features hand tunes cocobolo back and sides.
Courtney Hartman tries out the guitar that Dana Bourgeois surprised her with. It features the top she helped voice at the second Fretboard Summit and Brazilian that had visual issues but otherwise sounded fantastic.
Weber's Yellowstone F14-F 20th Anniversary model mandlin.
Collings' new parlor guitar.