Hiwatt Amplification is expanding its manufacturing and distribution/dealer network after re-entering the musical-instrument market in North America and Japan. The company has built point-to-point wired amplifiers since 1966, employed by players including Pete Townshend, David Gilmour, and Jimmy Page. It says it will maintain its tradition of using military-grade components and high build quality while developing new products, which it will exhibit at the forthcoming Winter Namm show. The exhibit will document the company’s history and highlight its U.K.-made Custom Shop amplifiers as well as new additions. Learn more at www.hiwatt.com.