JHS at NAMM Show 2015 showcases its class-leading Fret-King Black Label range along with UK built Fret-King Green Label and STVDIO Series ranges, and unveils yet another high profile Fret-King signature model. Vintage® showcases its customary electric excellence, featuring the US launch of the vibrola and stacked P90 loaded Midge Ure signature V100. Vintage acoustic launches the unique Paul Brett inspired baritone and tenor acoustics. With a focus on the interesting and eclectic, Vintage stands out. Encore is celebrating its thirtieth birthday as a ‘go-to’ brand for the starter market. The new range shows just how good entry level guitars can be when an expert like Fret-King/Vintage designer Trev Wilkinson gets involved building in ‘no compromise’ specifications, features and attributes unseen at this price point. Even your first guitar should be a “Keeper”, As ever, Trev will be on the booth for the whole show. Santos Martinez classical guitars feature, including the outstanding flagship Raymond Burley signature model. The Paul Tebbutt UK designed range of Pilgrim banjos and mandolins makes a welcome return after last year’s debut success, showcasing the all new Morning Star Bluegrass banjo with tubaphone tone ring, bell like clarity and wonderful cosmetics. Laka, the UK’s #1 ukulele brand, with immensely attractive price points and fabulous specifications, introduces two signature models created with the legendary Joe Brown. JHS Brasswind guru, Peter Pollard, will be on hand with the entire UK designed Odyssey line of brasswind instruments. The JHS team look forward to seeing friends old and new.

About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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