Music & Sound Retailer December 2020, Vol 37 No 12

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE ...

This year’s Music & Sound Awards, Manufacturer Division, nominees show great innovation. By Brian Berk

Manufacturer Division

Presented in the next several pages are the nominees for all 31 categories of the Music & Sound Awards, Manufacturer Division. In a most difficult year, MI companies really stepped up, not just with great products, but tremendous contributions to their local communities, the country and the entire world. The Music & Sound Awards are just one small way to recognize all the hard work these companies do to spread the joy of making music. Remember: Only retailers are eligible to vote for Manufacturer Division awards. Voting commenced on Dec. 15 and will close promptly on Jan. 6, so please vote quickly at msretailer.com/awards.

Best Acoustic Guitar of 2020

C.F. Martin & Co. SC-13E

D’Angelico Premier Series Gramercy LS

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Gibson 1942 Banner J-45

Taylor Guitars Builder’s Edition 324ce

Best Bass Guitar of 2020

C.F. Martin BC-16E

Ibanez EHB1506MS-BIF

Best Electric Guitar of 2020

Fender 60th Anniversary Roadworn ‘60s Jazz Bass, 3-Color Sunburst

Spector Euro Classic

D’Angelico Excel Mini DC

Ibanez PIA3761SLW Steve Vai Signature

Peavey Electronics HP 2

PRS S2 McCarty 594

DECEMBER 2020