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    #5 Luthier Chronicle by Juha @Ruokangas – Varnish, Nitro-cellulose, etc.

    Apr 1 • 4 Views • No Comments

    In this video I asked master builder Juha Ruokangas questions about the different ways to finish a guitars and their impacts on the sound. Is Nitro-cellulose finish always better than a more modern finish? Watch the video to hear the answers from a tone...

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    Steve Hackett interview (@HackettOfficial): Wolflight

    Mar 26 • 364 Views • No Comments

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/lachaineguitare/LCG-263-20150326.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:12 — 23.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS For the release of the his previous solo album Beyond The Shrouded Horizon in 2011 I did an...

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    @ZaneCarney masterclass in Paris May 25th at @GuitarsAddicts

    Mar 25 • 206 Views • No Comments

    Zane Carney is back in Paris to host a second masterclass during his 2015 european tour. Last year edition was a huge success so we decided to do it again this year. Zane Carney Masterclass Monday May 25th from 7pm to 10pm At Guitars Addicts (98 Rue du...

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    Spartan Project with @SpringerGuitars: the body (part 4)

    Mar 24 • 102 Views • 2 Comments

    In this 4th video of the Spartan Project the luthier, Mikaël Springer, continues the work on the Spanish Cedar body. Stay tuned for the next update on the Spartan Project! Pierre. PS: for more info on this project you can read the full article here about...

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    Nik Huber interview during the 2015 @NAMMshow

    Mar 23 • 77 Views • No Comments

    In 2014 I did a first interview with Nik Huber from Huber Guitars at the Musikmesse, as he is also an exhibitor at the winter NAMM show we recorded the video update you can see an extract from above. Get the Backstage Pass ($6/month) to view the full...

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    @AlexSkolnick interview – Planetary Coalition

    Mar 20 • 58 Views • No Comments

    I was not able to catch Alex Skolnick during the 2015 winter NAMM show so we scheduled a Skype call to do the interview. His career has not been the usual one for a Heavy Metal guitar player, he is not afraid to venture into Jazz and World music. Planetary...

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Interview with Brian, founder of @WamplerPedals at the @NAMMshow

Mar 20 • 149 Views • No Comments

I use a Plextortion pedal on my pedalboard for the heavy guitar sounds so while at the NAMM I jumped on the opportunity to interview Brian Wampler the founder of Wampler Pedals. The video above is an...

#4 Luthier Chronicle by Juha @Ruokangas – Thermo Treated Wood

Mar 18 • 97 Views • No Comments

Juha Ruokangas is one of the pioneer of using thermo treated wood in instrument building. In this video of the Luthier Chronicle you will learn the whole story of this technique and how Juha uses it...

Interview with #Country #guitar legend Albert Lee (@aleeofficial)

Mar 18 • 76 Views • No Comments

While visiting the Ernie Ball Music Man booth at the 2015 winter NAMM I stumbled on Country guitar legend Albert Lee. We did quick Instagram selfie then I asked him he was willing to do a quick...

Videos of @MattiasEklundh showcase in Paris at Metal Guitar

Mar 16 • 162 Views • 1 Comment

Right before the Freak Kitchen concert in Paris, Mattias Eklundh was at Metal Guitar for a showcase/masterclass. The full recording is available below in 3 videos. It was a pure moment of guitar and...

Interview with @TheAdrianBelew: an eternal brilliant experimentator

Mar 14 • 206 Views • No Comments

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lachaineguitare/LCG-261-20150314.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:32 — 21.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS While I was at the NAMM show I...

Interview with Kari Nieminen from Versoul Guitars

Mar 14 • 55 Views • No Comments

Kari Nieminen is a luthier for Versoul Guitars in Finland(www.versoul.com). I discover his work while in Berlin for the Holy Grail Guitar Show. As Kari has built several guitars for one of my all...

Spartan Project with @SpringerGuitars: the body (part 3)

Mar 13 • 97 Views • 1 Comment

In this 3rd video of the Spartan Project the luthier, Mikaël Springer, continues the work on the Spanish Cedar body. Stay tuned for the next update on the Spartan Project! Pierre. PS: for more...

(Crazy) interview with @MattiasEklundh from Freak Kitchen

Mar 12 • 94 Views • No Comments

It's always a pleasure to meet and interview Mattias Eklundh as he is such a nice guy and awesome musician. I dig the last album "Cooking with Pagan" he has just released with Freak Kitchen, it's...

Discover the Leonardo Guitar Research Project in an interview

Mar 10 • 61 Views • No Comments

This interview with Brian will explain you everything you need to know about the Leonardo Guitar Research Project. The goal of the project is to promote the use of non-tropical wood in guitar...

#3 Luthier Chronicle by Juha @Ruokangas – His favorite woods

Mar 4 • 148 Views • 1 Comment

In this third video (see extract above) of the Luthier Chronicle with master builder Juha Ruokangas, I asked him what were his favorite woods to build instrument with. Get the Backstage Pass...

Spartan Project with @SpringerGuitars: the body (part 2)

Mar 3 • 149 Views • 2 Comments

In this 2nd series of videos of the Spartan Project done with Mikaël Springer, the luthier continues with the work on the body. See part 1 here. Stay tuned for the next update on the Spartan...

@ZaneCarney interview: a solo european tour for 2015!

Mar 2 • 257 Views • No Comments

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lachaineguitare/LCG-259-20150302.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:28 — 36.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS On March 2nd 2015, we did a...

Gene Baker interview from B3 Guitars at the 2015 @NAMMshow

Feb 28 • 134 Views • No Comments

Gene Baker is a very famous guitar builder with a huge experience in the field. He now leads B3 Guitars his own brand within the Premier Builders Guild. Get the Backstage Pass ($6/month) to view the...

Interview with Doug Scarratt from @SaxonOfficial

Feb 27 • 217 Views • No Comments

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lachaineguitare/LCG-258-20150227.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:32 — 27.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS Back in 2012 I had the...

Dragon’s Heart Guitar Picks (@DragonHrtPicks): a triple edge pick

Feb 25 • 241 Views • No Comments

More than ever there is a humongous choice of picks available nowadays. I recently received a set of Dragon's Heart Guitar Picks. I admit I was intrigued by the original shape of the model which...

Spartan Project with @SpringerGuitars: the body (part 1)

Feb 24 • 336 Views • 3 Comments

This video is part of a series of videos documenting the Spartan Project done in collaboration with luthier Mikaël Springer. The idea is to film each and every steps of the building of Spartan model...

Interview with Bill Krinard, tone guru behind @TwoRockAmps at the 2015 @NAMMshow

Feb 21 • 103 Views • No Comments

During the 2015 NAMM show I had the pleasure to meet and interview tone guru Bill Krinard who his the mastermind behind the Two-Rock amps (www.two-rock.com). Get the Backstage Pass ($6/month) to...

#2 Luthier Chronicle by Juha @Ruokangas – Being a luthier in Finland

Feb 19 • 407 Views • 1 Comment

In this second video (see extract above) of the Luthier Chronicle with master builder Juha Ruokangas, I asked what's different in being a luthier in a Nordic country like Finland. Get the Backstage...

Launch of the Spartan Project with Mikaël luthier for @SpringerGuitars

Feb 17 • 363 Views • 4 Comments

Springer's name is not unknown on The Channel Guitar since I already had the opportunity to interview Mikaël Springer (in French), a luthier I admire. Combined with the fact that I'm a fan of P90...

An interview with Grover Jackson from @GJ2Guitars

Feb 17 • 235 Views • No Comments

While I was in Los Angeles for the 2015 NAMM show, I met completely by chance Grover Jackson one morning in the alleys of the show even though he did not have a booth with GJ2 Guitars. He proposed me...

#1 Luthier Chronicle by Juha @Ruokangas – Update on the Captain Nemo guitar

Feb 14 • 255 Views • 1 Comment

On this extract of the first video of the Luthier Chronicle, master luthier Juha Ruokangas gives a full update on the Captain Nemo guitar project he introduced at the 1st Holy Grail Guitar Show. Get...

@DonAlder interview: awesome acoustic guitar player from Canada

Feb 13 • 723 Views • 2 Comments

http://traffic.libsyn.com/lachaineguitare/LCG-256-20150131.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:50 — 20.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSS It is thanks to Shai Sebbag (that...

Launch of the Luthier Chronicle with Juha @Ruokangas

Feb 12 • 468 Views • No Comments

The video above is a teaser for a series of nine chronicles recorded with master luthier Juha Ruokangas from Ruokangas Guitars (www.ruokangas.com). After doing an interview with Juha during the first...

Interview with luthier Tom Anderson during the 2015 @NAMMshow

Feb 12 • 378 Views • No Comments

I am a big fan of the work of Tom Anderson as I think he builds with his team amongst the best superstrat of the market. During the NAMM I had the great pleasure and honor to ask him for an interview...

Ola Englund (@FearedSe) interview at the 2015 @NAMMshow

Feb 7 • 222 Views • No Comments

Here's an extract of the interview done with Ola Englund from Sweden at the 2015 NAMM show. It was a lot of fun to discuss with this awesome musician and to learn more about his influences, his...

@KikoLoureiro interview during the 2014 @HellfestOpen

Feb 5 • 76 Views • No Comments

Here's an extract of the interview I did with Kiko Loureiro during the 2014 Hellfest before he went onstage with Angra, the brazilian metal band. Get the Backstage Pass ($6/month) to view the full...

@ZakkWyldeBLS interview: the launch of @WyldeAudio products

Jan 29 • 171 Views • 1 Comment

Here's the 15min video interview done with Zakk Wylde during the 2015 NAMM show. Zakk had just announced a couple of days before the opening of the NAMM that he was launching a line of musical...

@ZakkWyldeBLS interview: the launch of @WyldeAudio products

Jan 29 • 3388 Views • 1 Comment

Here's an extract of a 15min video interview done with Zakk Wylde during the 2015 NAMM show. Zakk had just announced a couple of days before the opening of the NAMM that he was launching a line of...

Summary of my first #NAMM show

Jan 28 • 533 Views • No Comments

Until I publish my the videos shot on site here is the summary of my first NAMM show. I went several times the Musikmesse, so going to the NAMM was a logical step in the development of The Guitar...

The best guitar albums of 2014

Jan 22 • 491 Views • No Comments

This is my personal selection of the best guitar albums for 2014. Four very different musical worlds but with the same intensity in the six string domain. When I write "guitar albums" I certainly do...