More news from NAMM

Paige CapoHere are a couple more tidbits from the recently concluded NAMM show in Anahiem, CA.

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.

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