Happy 4th of July to all of our American backers!
As luck would have it, on the eve of the most American holiday, we’ve visited one of the most American cities there are. The city, in which the history of the American music is reflected to the fullest. I mean Nashville, the Music City.
The first thing you see when you land at the Nashville airport is the guitars -- right over the baggage carousel.
As you stroll thru the city, the music keeps following you wherever you go -- the music is coming from the authentic rock-n-roll-soaked bars, saloons and tattoo parlors. Music is all around you -- especially when the NAMM Show comes to town.
Being the world’s biggest music industry gathering, the NAMM Show brings together the professionals in the field from all around the globe. We were extremely proud -- and a bit uptight -- to present Jammy in front of this very special bunch of people.
Our booth was located right next to the Gibson’s -- nice start, ain’t it? During the 3 days of the show, we gave interviews to local TV and radio stations, broadened our contacts, and had the Jammy guitar reckoned by the industry’s monsters.
The most exciting part, however, was the communication with the never-ending stream of music lovers that used to stop by our booth -- sometimes with the great interest, sometimes with suspicion. Although most people were initially attracted by our party trick -- disassembling and assembling the Jammy -- the moment they put their hands on Jammy was indeed the aha moment: “So this thing that’s just been in two pieces is an actual playable guitar? Wow!” Apart from tonnes of positive feedback from the attendees, we’ve got the official recognition, too -- our guitar was awarded Summer NAMM’s Best In Show!
A picture’s worth a thousand words, as they say. Thus a 1.5-minute Youtube video shot in 30 fps is worth approximately 2,700,000 words. So please check out our little video report!
Yeah, that was sweet! But the real pleasure was seeing our backer there. Hey Allen, if you read this -- we were delighted to meet you! Thanks for the support!
And to carry on with the thanks, I’d like to appreciate the prowess and ingenuity of Mark Malsegna -- the professional guitarist that was presenting Jammy at the CE Week exhibition that took place in New York a week before NAMM. You can see him rocking on our Instagram.
That event was much more closed than the NAMM Show, but it has garnered us some real cool coverage in the press. I mean articles in New Atlas, Guitar Player, and PCMag. That last one I even want to quote:
“While crowdfunded electronics can often become vaporware, Jammy looks to be on track for shipping in October."
The prototype of Jammy I saw at CE Week was functional and impressive, delivering on the claims of its campaign. We'll keep an eye on Jammy as it gets closer to launch.”
With all eyes on us, we stick to our production timeline and the promise we’ve made earlier!
Have a happy Independence day and stay tuned for more news.
VP of Product
@ Jammy Guitar