OK, so it's still early, but I have a few minutes of free time before meeting Acoustic Guitar contributor Gary Joyner for breakfast. As Doug Young mentioned, a great time was had at our 20th anniversary party last night. The music was great (especially when Senior Editor Scott Nygaard sat in with the band for a few tunes!), and I was reminded about what a great bunch of people the guitar "industry" consists of. What other field could you find competitor such as Larry Fishman, Lloyd Baggs, and Even Skopp (of D-Tar) sharing drinks and laughs at a table?
I also had a great time catching up with AG contributors (including Mitch Gallagher and Michael Millham), artist (Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Ed Gerhard, Richard Gillewitz, Alex de Grassi, Thomas Leeb...), and guitar makers (Chris Martin, Bob Taylor, Dana Bourgeous, George Lowden, and others). We'll have some photos to post soon, but for now, I'm just about off to head back to the show floor more more NAMM action!