A glorious London International Music Show came to an end yesterday, and a quick glance through day one's, day two's and day three's highlights (not to mention day four's must-see content below), proves what a stella year 2009 turned out to be.
We're leading the final day with a shoe-tapping performance from Albert Lee and some 'ingenius' new product in the shape of the Mark Bass MoMark. And, of course, one or two oddities from the show floor… see you next year!
Day four highlights
VIDEO: Albert Lee live!
We crashed another aftershow party! This time it's the Strings And Things/MusicMan 'Knucklehead Bash' and Albert Lee's incredible country-blues chops
VIDEO: Mark Bass modular bass amps
introducing the 'ingenious' MoMark system and the brand-new Little Mark III amplifier…
The weirdest stand of the show award goes to…
Moose Guitars! The brand-new luthiers that ALMOST made it
The Pacemaker: a metronome in disguise
A metronome in the shape of a mini kick drum to 'recreate the feeling of jamming with a real drummer'… one that doesn't answer back!
Shure PG27 USB: LIMS' best freebie?
Our favourite piece of show swag is this Shure USB stick, closely followed by a box of lollies…
Guitar Idol 2009 winner announced
Jack Thammerat from Thailand kicks ass, takes home a high-end PRS guitar, Marshall JVM amplifier and double stack cabinets