2021 Summer NAMM Best in Show Winners Revealed

Michael Raine
August 18, 2021

The second day of 2021 Summer NAMM last week kicked off with "Best in Show," a roundup of the biggest products, services and technologies on the exhibit floor. Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, moderated a panel of music retail judges as they revealed their winning picks. They also weighed in on why they chose particular products, sharing sales tips and potential customers for this gear. The panel included Geoff Metts of Five Star Guitars, Robert Christie of A & G Central Music, Leslie Stirm of Instrumental Music Center, and Tim Spicer of Spicer's Music.

Here's a complete list of winners:

Best Accessories and Add-Ons

Taylor's TaylorSense Guitar Health Monitoring System

Avantone's Pro Planar Red Headphones

D’Addario's Auto Lock Guitar Strap

Earasers' Persona Medical

Gotta Stock It

Guitar Pillow

Third Man Hardware

Ortega QuantumLoop

D’Addario XS Strings

Companies to Watch

Third Man Hardware


American Way Marketing

Tagima Guitars

Best In Show

JackTrip Labs

Analysis Plus QiJack

Orion OBN-221 Plastic Bassoon

BaldMan Percussion, The Stank Foot

Taylor American Dream Series Guitars

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Michael Raine

Michael Raine is the Editor-In-Chief at NWC, publisher of Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, Professional Lighting & Production, and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Podcast. Michael has extensively covered nearly all aspects of the Canadian music business, as well as the pro audio, musical products, and the lighting and production industries.