Last updated on March 24th, 2018

Female Guitarist Rynata at various NAMM Shows

Shredmistress Rynata with Minarik Inferno guitar at Namm

I always have a great time at NAMM even though.. after a while it’s equipment overload and I feel drained after having been subjected to super sonic sounds and noises for 4 days straight. Every year there is more gear, especially in the guitar market. Below are just a few impressions.

Female Blues Rock Guitarist Rynata and Minarik Inferno Guitar

Playing some impromptu Blues, Rock, with a good dose of metal shredding. Love the Minarik Inferno Guitar. I own two of those guitars. They are quite the show stopper. Minarik makes some innovative guitars. Mark Minarik, designer of the company, has an impeccable eye for style and functionality. Bill MInarik and his son Mark have been supporters of women musicians for a long time and have helped one notable Female Blues Guitarist quite nicely along the way. Much appreciated!

Brubaker Guitar Booth

Brubaker Guitars sounded great with some Shred Guitar playing.

Women Shred Guitar Power I say!

The guys at Brubaker Guitars decided that green was my color with the hair-do and all. Hence the green guitar. Personally, I like the chunks of blue hair with the poster background. Very styling.

female guitarist Shredmistress Rynata at D'Aquisto at NAMM

Playing some tasty jazz and blues stuff on this cool D’Aquisto Guitar at the Aria USA booth. Photo by Jim Steinfeldt. I sat down at Aria USA and played some of their jazz guitars under the brand name D’Aquisto. Lovely Guitars. Jim Steinfeldt, a photographer friend of mine, caught me there and took this cool pix.

Vernon Reid of Living Color, Reggie Mars and Shredmistress Rynata

Some more massive shredding took place at the Floyd Rose booth. I was hooked on a guitar resembling a small Flying V with a killer sound.
Guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Color
happened to walk by and hung out for the jam and picture.

Shredmistress Rynata and Jennifer Corday at Switch Guitars

Switch Guitars
featured a line of interesting guitars. What caught my eye was the Revolution X101 guitar which at first glance closely resembled the Burns Flyte I own. But it’s a different animal. All their guitars are made out of "Vibracell" a patented material. There’s no wood here. And the designs are cool. Met female guitarist and singer Jennifer Corday there and we posed with the pink ladies. Those guitars ARE PINK!! I played some cool blues/funk stuff on the Revolution. Squeaky clean tones but I’m sure this thing can shred. It’s made for that. The feel and balance was nice.

rocking out with Timmy Dodd, a 5 year old drummer and Rikk Beatty

Did some cool playing at the Scott Dixon Booth. They make really interesting cases for amps and guitars. Out of England, made according to military specs as Dave Scott was telling me. It took them 6 months to get permission from the english government to use this formula. The whole backline looked like it was out of Star Wars. Gleaming and shining in the lights. They are virtually indestructible but really light. At one point 2 or three sturdy guys stood on one of the guitar cases to demonstrate just HOW sturdy they are. I brought over the Minarik Inferno and jammed with Rikk Beatty (guitarist, a bassist and Jimmy Dodd a 5 year old drummer who brought down the house. They were watching the kid I just know it… Too cool.

surf guitarist Dick Dale and Shredmistress

World renown surf guitarist Dick Dale
is endorsed by Minarik guitars and so is moi! Very cool to share the stage (or booth should I say) with such an amazing guitarist.

The Shredmistress with actor Steven Segal at Namm

Great to meet actor Steven Segal at the Hilton while we both were attending an acoustic singer/songwriters showcase! Big music fan.

Artie Traum and Reggie Mars

Folk legend Artie Traum
and bassist Reggie Mars at the Hilton Ballroom. We didn’t have tickets to attend this event so Artie Traum kindly gave us two tix.

Shredmistress Rynata with Minarik Inferno at NAMM

Female Guitarist Rynata
playing the Minarik Inferno in front of some cute girls, with Mark Minarik looking on and handling sound matters.

jazz legendary guitarist Jimmy Stewart

Jazz great and legend Jimmy Stewart
performed at the Hilton. Truly remarkable experience. Thanks for the chat Jimmy.

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