Yamaha was honored with eight awards at this year’s NAMM Show, the annual music products trade event held on January 16-19, 2020, in Anaheim, California, including two products named “Best in Show.”
Yamaha Wins Eight Awards at NAMM
The innovative SLB300 SILENT Bass™ and the user-friendly YBS-480 Baritone Saxophone each came away with prestigious Best in Show awards by a panel of industry experts. The award ceremony was held on January 19 and moderated by Frank Alkyer, publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines.
The SILENT Bass, honored in the “Gotta Stock It” category, is ergonomically designed to include all the touch points of an acoustic upright bass. The YBS-480 Baritone Saxophone, which earned overall Best in Show recognition, features a redesigned bore and neck to improve the intonation of the horn, along with an added detachable peg to make the larger instrument accessible to players of all sizes.
In addition, the Yamaha YVN Model 3 Student Violin, which has a combination of rich sound, playability, easy maintenance, durability and affordability ideal for developing players, was honored with a coveted Music and Sound Award, presented by Music & Sound Retailer.
Yamaha also earned the distinguished MusicRadar Best of NAMM 2020 award in the “Best Drum Kit” category for the new Stage Custom Hip drum set, ideal for the gigging drummer as a lightweight option that allows musicians to discover new sounds for various applications.
The NAMM TEC Awards recognized Line 6 in the “Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects” category for the HX Stomp, a professional-grade guitar processor that delivers the sound of Helix® amps, cabs, and effects in an ultra-compact pedal.
Completing the list of honors for Yamaha at this year’s NAMM Show were no fewer than three MMR Dealer’s Choice awards: Acoustic Guitar of the Year (for the Yamaha TransAcoustic guitar), Acoustic Piano Line of the Year and Band & Orchestral Line of the Year.
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