Exhibitors Reflect on the 2013 Music Gear Expo

Written by Corinna Burford | April 16, 2013
<span class="caption center"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/MarianMereba%20_P3.jpg?itok=RRcCvn2M" width="480" height="480" alt="" class="image-large" />Marian Mareba plays a P3 Amplifier at the 2013 Music Gear Expo</span> The SXSW [Music Gear Expo](http://www.sxsw.com/trade-shows/music-gear-expo) covered exciting new territory in 2013. Next to Flatstock for the first time, the expo featured signings, music performances and of course, a hall filled with great exhibitors. Some of our participants shared their experiences of the show with us: “We had a steady line of people visiting our booth who really were the producers / musicians / customers we needed to speak with.” - **Propellerhead** “Our small start-up made a connection with some guitar dealers in Spain who plan to take our brand international for the first time!” – **Moniker Guitars** “Best Gear Expo moment - blasting "Thrift Shop" on our **DJ Mixer** app for a long line of teenage girls waiting to meet Macklemore & Ryan Lewis...” “Musicians from all over the world got a chance to play our **Santa Cruz** handmade acoustics, and we loved curating a show on the new Flatstock stage!” “**Telefunken** had numerous musicians stop by including Nicki & Tim Bluhm (from Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers), 50 Cent (from the SMS booth), plus sound engineers from the Beach Boys, Guster, The Mother Hips and studio owners from all over the world.” “**KMC Music** engaged several hundred visitors in our booth each day with a hands on display of Takamine, Ovation and Charvel guitars along with Gretsch drums, Sabian cymbals and Toca percussion. “ “We enjoyed getting feedback directly from musicians. This was definitely a worthwhile experience for us!” - **P3 Amplifiers** Keep an eye on our website and contact <a href="mailto:luann@sxsw.com"> Luann Williams</a> to get involved with the 2014 Music Gear Expo!