As every year, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) hosted the 2010 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, June 18th-20th.
Flood relief efforts, music education support were main themes for three-day event. "In addition to some of our industry's largest manufacturers and distributors, Summer NAMM appeals to the new and emerging companies, and there were 70 brand new NAMM exhibitors this year," said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. "During the show, the independent dealers, along with the largest buying and marketing groups, were able to see exciting new products to stock in their stores for the fall and holiday selling seasons."
“Fernandes generated quite the buzz at Summer NAMM with the Japan-made Classic Series, the Shin Series and the Limited Edition Spalted Maple Series." stated Jack Thompson, Fernandes and Musical Distributors Group, Sales Manager. "Everyone was talking about the quality and playability of the Revolver Classic. Overall a great time was had by all!"
Fernandes extends a big thank you to Musical Distributors Group, all our dealers, business partners, artists and visitors who made this show a great event.
Fernandes welcomes latin metal pioneer Ramon Ortiz
to our family of artists, founder of Puerto Rican genre-blending masters PUYA
and L.A.'s own ANKLA
, as he introduces and shreds on his Sustainer
guitar on his new video clip
(in Spanish). After opening for Guns and Roses in Puerto Rico, PUYA
is currently working on a new album, and gearing up to play in Latin America's biggest rock festival, Rock Al Parque
, to be held in Bogota, Colombia, July 3rd-5th. Also appearing at this Festival, officially sponsored by Fernandes this year, SAMAEL
' thundering Ravelle Bass
. More on Rock Al Parque
Visit PUYA and ANKLA's websites for more news on Ramon's proyects: www.puyapr.com / www.myspace.com/ankla1
London based rock/punk/gothic rock influenced band named after the mythological Celtic Goddess of battle fury, formed By Adrian Erlandsson
(At The Gates
/ Cradle Of Filth
), and his wife, model Morrigan Hel
in 2006, Nemhain
's music deals with the darker side of sex, drugs, addiction, passion and revenge, they have also recorded and performed covers of songs by The Distillers, Nirvana, Misfits and The Gits. Their debut album 'From The Ashes' was released on 22 January 2010 on Tiefdruck-Musik. As stated on ther website, "we're proud to say we've quit our straying, deleted all other guitars from our phonebook, changed our number and shacked up with our lovely friends at Fernandes. Sam has been using a hot-rodded Ravelle as his main axe since the first demo, so we have always been keen to work with them. Lakis and Sam will be causing havoc with their Ravelle Deluxes, while Lisa on tour this month underpins the chaos on her Ravelle Bass "
, dates at nemhain.com
SLAYER will be promoting their new album "World Painted Blood" in the upcoming The Big Four Tour, along with Metallica
, and Anthrax
.The Big Four bands of thrash metal have united for the Sonicsphere Festival in Warsaw, Poland in June 2010, and will continue to tour in the Czech Republic, as well as throughout the rest of Europe. Possible tour dates for the US have not been announced as of yet. For the first time in history, these four thrash metal bands will share the stage. Be sure to check Kerry King
-powered squeals, who will undoubtedly be one of the main stars of this historic event. Tour dates at slayer.net
are now back and have come of age. No longer a side project of Jonny Santos
), but now his full time band. Brutal, intense, uncompromising and relentless are just a few words that one will use to describe the vicious new album, Ghost Stories
. Album was recorded with a full Fernandes backline, featuring Dave Delacruz
guitars, Robbie Young
basses, and of course Jonny
-equipped signature Revolver Elite JS
. Band is currently on tour with Fear Factory
and Prong (
featuring Tony Campos
playing his signature Tremor)
, tour dates at myspace.com/silentcivilian
Fernandes Guitars will be exhibiting this year at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show, held in Nashville, Tennessee, June 18-20. If you are attending the summer's music merchant tradeshow, be sure to stop at booth 1436, and check out all the new 2010 guitar models; including the "Made in Japan" Revolver Classic
Series, the Spalted
Series, Revolver Elite JS
& Ravelle Elite Tremolo
& Ravelle Deluxe Tremolo Sustainer
, the eye-catching Shin
Series and many more.
Legendary british heavy metal icons MOTORHEAD
will be rocking Europe this year, starting June 5th at Rock am Ring festival in Germany, June 6th at Rock Im Park, and extending all the way through December along the old continent, including dates in England, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Hungary and Swtizerland. Over 45 dates have been booked so far, so you may have a chance to catch Phil Campbell
guitars on stage, who will be probably warming up before every show with his Nomad
guitars. Tour dates at www.imotorhead.com
The Fernandes Sustainer
was proudly featured on the cover of Guitar Player's July issue, in the hands of MUSE
frontman Matt Bellamy.
As previously reported, his signature MB-1 guitar is going for a second run, and Fernandes is proud to be part it, as Matt continues to shape the future of guitar tone. Pick up a copy of this great issue of Guitar Player magazine, read Matt's article and the Monterey Elite Tremolo
feature on page 35, as part of the New Gear section.
Also check MUSE's website for news on the band, videos, and updated touring information, which includes some changes to the US Tour dates. muse.mu
' 6-string master is back, Steve Hackett
's amazing new album, carved from the rocks of personal and professional upheaval, stands as a testimony to the prevailing spirit of great musicians. Positive, reflective, vast and intimate, Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth
is a universe of sound and emotion. Fernandes is proud to be key part of this work, and would like to thank Steve for his loyalty for so many years; as testified in his recent interview in June edition of Guitar Player magazine, "I used my two custom-made Fernandes -a 2002 goldtop and a black 2005 model- both of which have the standard mahogany and maple construction, Floyd Rose tremolos, and the Fernandes Sustainer System, which I love. Years ago, I figured out if you took away percussion and decay from the instrument, you'd be left with something closer to the violin
" -Steve Hackett
Visit Steve's official website HackettSongs.com for latest news on Steve and check out the photo and video galleries, where you can see Steve's Sustainer-equipped guitars in action.
Mansons Guitar Shop in Exeter, UK, has announced a second run of the MB-1 Matthew Bellamy
signature model, which is already sold out. Next run wont happen until late 2010 or early 2011. Probably the most technologically advanced signature guitar on the planet and based on Bellamy's own cracked mirror M1D1, the MB-1 features a 101 Sustainer
circuit and an X/Y MIDI controller pad. The first run, not surprisingly, showed to be as innovative and in demand as the great MUSE
frontman himself. The Sustainer
system is mainly used in this guitar to keep the strings ringing, to produce the keyboard-like sounds Matt is known for. The band's fifth studio album The Resistance
was released in 2009, topping the album charts in 19 countries. MUSE
will be headlining the Glastonbury Festival 2010 and the 2010 Hovefestivalen,
as well as T in the Park 2010 and Oxegen. Check out the picture gallery of guitars made for Matt at Mansons website, where you can see an interesting array of Sustainer
Please visit Mansons' main site www.mansons.co.uk
for more on the MB-1.