NAMM 2016, the century-old consumer music trade show, returned to Anaheim, California triggering the annual pilgrimage of musicians from all walks of life eager to see the latest the music industry has to offer.

Billed as “the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry,” the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show returned to the Anaheim Convention Center. The annual tradeshow, founded in 1901, was held from January 21 to 24 and featured the newest models of every instrument imaginable, as well as the latest technology in playing and recording music.

Over 90,000 people filled to the convention center to check out the latest guitars, drums, and keyboards. Some of their peers and heroes were on hand to give demonstrations, sign autographs, and talk about the music making and recording industry.

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Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life, and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.