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NAMM 2012 Rumours and what we know so far
The Anaheim Convention Center will be buzzing with new products and music stars again between 19-22 January 2012

Winter NAMM 2012 takes place near LA in Anaheim, California from 19-22 January 2012. Easily the most important event in the music-making industry calendar, the NAMM show brings together all of the major hardware and software manufacturers and a host of celebrities for an industry-only convention.

Alongside the most exciting and revolutionary new music-making products of 2012 from market leading exhibitors like Fender, Gibson, Yamaha, Korg, Roland, Line 6, Peavey, Avid and many more, there will be an array of celebrity appearances and the usual helping of weird and wonderful sights and sounds from the basement.

As usual, MusicRadar will be reporting live from the show floor. We'll be bringing you up-to-the minute news, pictures and videos of the latest product announcements, star appearances and anything else that catches our eye.

Be sure to keep checking the site and follow MusicRadar on Twitter and Facebook where we'll be posting live updates, pictures and videos from the moment that the doors open on Thursday 19 January. In the meantime, here are some of the hottest rumours and what we know so far...

The story so far (updated daily):

Casio WX-P1 synthesizer photo leaks

Vigier Guitars announces Excalibur Special 7 and Surfreter imetal fingerboard models

ControlTouch: MIDI controller keyboard with touchscreen monitor

Akai MPC Studio announced

Line 6 unveils Mobile Keys MIDI controllers

Fender introduces the 50th Anniversary Jaguar guitar

Eminence and Eric Johnson announce the EJ1250 guitar speaker

Orange Amplification launches Micro Terror and PPC108 cab

Charvel introduces new Desolation Series models

Nord drum machine photo preview

IK Multimedia unveils iRig Mic Cast for iPhone/iPad

IK Multimedia presents iRig STOMP for iOS

Squier by Fender introduces all-new Signature models

Tama unveils two new Mike Portnoy signature snare drums

Squier by Fender introduces all-new Vintage Modified Series

Teenage Engineering teaser video

Orange reissues OR50H and launches OR15H Pics Only amplifiers

Fender introduces new Blacktop guitar models

Guild introduces new additions to USA Standard Series line

FXpansion Tremor drum machine announced

Guild introduces all-new Arcos Series

Fender introduces the Elvis Kingman acoustic guitar

More from the Fender Custom Shop 2012 Collection

Moog announces Minitaur analogue bassline synth

A cryptic message on Nord's website says that "Soon the world will dance to the beat of a different drum", indicating that the company may have a new rhythmic product on the way.

Orange has announced the Jim Root (Slipknot/Stone Sour) signature amp

Fender has confirmed the launch of the Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar, Select Series guitars and basses and the Custom Shop 2012 Limited Collection

The show will see the worldwide unveiling of the new Fret-King Black Label electric guitar and bass range – designed in cooperation with Trev Wilkinson – including select signature models for a number of big name players

Carlsbro is launching its new VAC series, consisting of three valve guitar combos and a separate head and cab

Titanic Guitars set for launch

New bass gear from Overtōn

Dean Guitars announces live NAMM 2012 webcast and new signature guitars

Line 6 is set to unveil "the most significant product announcements in the history of the company."

Martin Guitar is set to unveil 15 new instruments
See the video here!

The 2012 show will see Brian Wilson receive NAMM's Music For Life award for his musical achievements and support of music education. Last time the former Beach Boy showed up we witnessed a very special, intimate live performance.

Joe Bonamassa signature Cry Baby wah pedal for NAMM 2012
Find out more here

Fender is set to launch another beautiful recreation of a legendary artist's guitar
That's all we can say for now, but it's going to be very cool indeed!