Orchestral Stringed Vendors & Companies at The Namm Show 2020 in Anaheim, California
Hello Violinist.com Bloggers,
My name is Peter and I am wondering if anyone knows of the Namm Show that is hosted in Anaheim, California! If so, then which companies that are associated with violin products usually attend, annually? I am a concurrent high school/college student that can attend but wants to make note of the orchestral stringed companies or vendors that rent booths there.
visit https://www.namm.org/thenammshow/2020/directory and download the Excel spreadsheet of the list of vendors who will be there.
All the big string companies are there for sure, and more vendors of stringed instruments and accessories than one would expect. It's just crazy loud in the exhibit halls though. :P
2250 vendors are listed on the directory spreadsheet. Thankfully, the listing is in alphabetical order.
I've been to NAMM many times and there are a number of string instrument vendors there. Usually there are no bench-made instruments, although perhaps some of the high-end instruments on display might be. I suggest also looking downstairs in Hall E, which by the way opens at 9:30 every morning (the main halls open at 10:00) where you'll find some smaller vendors, including some that sell fine woods. A few years ago, there was a maker from Cremona in Hall D, with a small both, but I haven't seen him in a while.