This year’s NAMM Jam at the annual NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., is set to be yet another blockbuster event, as the legendary Jake E Lee will headline the concert with his new project Red Dragon Cartel.
In addition, international guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan and his band the Aristocrats are set to perform, as will progressive metallers Periphery.
Now in its fifth year, NAMM Jam 2014 is an invitation-only event that will be held at the Grove of Anaheim on Friday, Jan. 24. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. NAMM Show attendees who would like an opportunity to attend should visit the Charvel Showcase in Ballroom E on the third floor of the Anaheim Convention Center or Rock-N-Roll Gang Star in booth No. 4196.
The 2012 Charvel Showcase at NAMM brought out the best of shredders.
Not only did the booth at the Anaheim Convention Center feature the Desolation series – including the new Soloist and Star models – several heavy-hitters of the guitar world stopped by.
RATT’s Warren DeMartini was one of the first. DeMartini participated in an autograph signing on Friday, and then stuck around for the weekend to mingle with fans.
In addition, the Charvel Showcase hosted a five-man autograph session on Saturday, with Adrenaline Mob’s Mike Orlando, Bleeding Through’s Dave Nassie, Brian Nutter of Keith Urban’s band, and Winds of Plague’s Nick Piunno and Nick Eash all inking pictures.
When the guys weren’t signing, they messed around on Charvel axes, passing around the guitar in a round-robin of audio acrobatics.
Below is video of Orlando, Nassie and Nutter each taking their turn: