Music & Sound Retailer December 2020, Vol 37 No 12

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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

Best Acoustic Guitar of 2020

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

D’Angelico Premier Series Gramercy LS


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