Published On: Fri, Oct 12th, 2018

Music China 2018: PRS Guitars, Hotone, Höfner and Jim Dunlop (Day 2 Recap)

We’re back in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre for the second day of Music China 2018. Here’s what caught our eye.

If Day 1 of the fair was a sail through gear, gear and even more gear, Day 2 is an odyssey. We journey into the UK Pavilion, where brands such as Marshall and Hiwatt pitch their tents. We witness a Plek Station work its magic. And we get first dibs on a brand-new multi-effects unit that’s as powerful as it is affordable. More to follow…


Music China Marshall

Walls of Marshall stacks greet us in the UK Pavilion, one of 13 international sections that represent nations such as Japan, Italy and Taiwan.



Music China Joe Stump

Joe Stump struts his stuff. (We’re not too sure about that beer on the amp head, though…)



Music China Joe Stump rig

Of course, we can’t resist sneaking in a shot of Stump’s pedalboard.



Music China Hofner

Over at the German Pavilion, Karl Höfner charts its rich history.



Music China Hofner Green Line

Part of the brand’s Green Line series, the Höfner H500 / 1-HGL Bass is designed to be as light on plastic as possible – hence the wooden knobs, pickguard and bridge.



Music China Rockboard

Nearby the Höfner booth, RockBoard proudly displays its pedalboards.



Music China Hotone Ampero

But another ‘pedalboard’ takes the title of one of the day’s best moments: the official launch and demo of the Hotone MP-100 Ampero.



Music China Hotone Ampero

The touchscreen-equipped Ampero is ready for its close-up.



PRS Silver Sky

Glad to meet the PRS Silver Sky again, after we reviewed it a few months ago.



Music China Jim Dunlop

Another familiar (fuzz) face: Jim Dunlop’s booth, where MXR stompboxes and Cry Baby wahs are on parade.



Music China Jim Dunlop

Dunlop guitar strings and accessories also make appearances.



Music China D'Addario

And speaking of accessories, D’Addario brings out the goods. Cables, straps, capos…



Music China D'Addario

…and every type of string imaginable.


We’ll be back tomorrow with more from Music China 2018. Keep an eye on our Instagram for live updates!

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