Frankfurt Musikmesse 2011: all the latest news

Frankfurt Musikmesse is Europe's largest music equipment trade fair, and the 2011 show runs from 6-9 April.

Alongside the most exciting and revolutionary new music-making products of 2011 from market leading exhibitors like Fender, Gibson, 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. If you want to keep track of everything that's going on, bookmark this page or sign-up to our email newsletter for highlights round-ups.

Also, be sure to follow MusicRadar on Twitter and Facebook where we'll be posting live updates, pictures and videos from the moment that the doors open. Here's the latest:

Rumours and teasers:

New Korg analogue synth?

Nord teases new hardware

Dark Matter Audio DMA1 - the 'Smart Audio Hub'

Roland "legend" to re-emerge at Musikmesse

Novation teases new controller for Musikmesse

Guitar and bass:

Recording King introduces the RD-316

ESP unveils limited edition Eternal Descent range

Jaden Rose set to unveil Spider Hz 8-string range

JHS gears up for a mammoth Musikmesse

Hofner unveils three new Verythin guitars and basses

Admira launches Alba and Diana acoustic guitars

Ampeg unveils Portaflex Series bass amps

Ampeg launches BA Series combo practice amps

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