Musikmesse Frankfurt '06
March 29 — April 1, 2006

We've been exhibiting at Frankfurt since 1992, and I'd have to say that 2006 was one of the liveliest, most fun Frankfurt shows ever for us, thanks largely to the music at our booth from some extremely talented performers.

One of the real bonuses in this business is when we meet people whose music we admire, and who use our products, AND they turn out to be just really nice people that we like to hang out with. This was the case this week in Frankfurt, as we were lucky to spend time with Sonia who sang and played each day at our booth. Seen here using our 2-millionth capo. Likewise, Julian Dawson who also took the solid gold, diamond-studded capo for a spin. Thanks to these talented artists, who are themselves solid gold.
matthias and gary

We were joined this year by Matthias Otterbein, who was a great help at the booth. His mastery of several languages smoothed things out nicely.

(Matthias left, Gary Mobley right)


Our 2006 booth, below.





For me, one of the real highlights of Frankfurt Musikmesse is always the time I get to spend with my dear friends, John and Linda Pearse. Traditionally John and I sequester ourselves each afternoon around five o'clock to discuss the events of the day — and practically everything else — over a glass of champagne.

Although an infection in his legs forced John to be wheelchair bound during this show (a temporary situation) his spirits remained high, and I'm happy to report that our tradition was properly upheld.

pictures and wraps from...

2010: Winter NAMM 2010 |
2009: Winter NAMM 2009 | Summer NAMM 2009 (Nashville)
2008: Winter NAMM 2008 | Musicmesse Frankfurt 2008 | Summer NAMM 2008 (Nashville)
 Winter NAMM 2007 | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2007 | Summer NAMM 2007 (Austin) | Healdsburg Guitar Festival | Music China '07 |
Winter Namm 2006 | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2006 | Summer NAMM 2006 (Austin) | Music China 2006
Winter NAMM 2005 | Summer NAMM 2005 (Indianapolis) | James Burton Guitar Festival 2005 |
2004 and earlier:
Summer NAMM 2004 (Nashville) | Summer NAMM 2003 (Nashville)  | Musikmesse Frankfurt 2003
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