Rockers celebrate the Gibson guitar at annual NAMM show in Anaheim

A celebration of the Gibson guitar Thursday at the Grove in Anaheim was a fitting compliment to the National Assn. of Music Merchants trade show happening down the street at the Convention Center.

The Gibson Live event put one of the legendary instruments in the hands of a variety of young men and women, as well as proven hit makers who say it’s their chosen guitar.

It was a loose, big family jam session where Grammy and Music Hall of Fame artists rotated, soloed, and shared the spotlight with relative unknowns to a full house of appreciative guests.

On display was classic rock, blues and soul, and these players showed that the brand still has a bright future.


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