Paige Capo introduced a revised design for their popular capo, which they say makes it faster and easier to use. They make capos for banjo, guitar and 12-string guitar as well as a number of specialty capos.
The new Paige was designed to incorporate several years of artist and consumer feedback, and the designers consulted with a number of pro players during prototyping.
Beard Guitars also introduced a new resonator guitar at NAMM, an oval hole model they call the Odyssey.
It has a single oval soundhole in the top at the end of the fingerboard. According to Chet Hogue at Beard…
“The location and size of the hole makes the guitar resonate at a different frequency and produces a very complex sound, rich in harmonics. The prototype is made of walnut with a Sitka spruce top, and the production models will feature a rosette around the oval hole.
It’s quite a guitar. They will be available soon from dealers and directly from Beard.”
No photos yet, but we’ll put one up when we get more information.