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    @DonAlder interview: awesome acoustic guitar player from Canada

    Jan 31 • 125 Views • No Comments

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:50 — 20.9MB) It is thanks to Shai Sebbag (that I thank) that I met with Don Alder who was visiting in Paris for a concert. I did not know at all that musician who has stunning acoustic guitar...

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    @ZakkWyldeBLS interview: the launch of @WyldeAudio products

    Jan 29 • 202 Views • No Comments

    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 musical products starting with electric guitars and amps under...

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    Summary of my first #NAMM show

    Jan 28 • 124 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 Channel. I have not been disappointed with this trip to...

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    NAMM show: D-day minus 1

    Jan 20 • 115 Views • No Comments

    Well, here we are, the American adventure of The Guitar Channel starts in a few hours! The NAMM show means a lot for musicians in general and especially for guitarists as it is a major event that has strong impact, especially on our respective gear...

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    The best guitar albums of 2014

    Jan 17 • 205 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 not mean "music for guitar players"! This is four musical...

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    Interview of Doug from @KauerGuitars at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

    Jan 5 • 144 Views • No Comments

    Meeting with Doug Kauer in Berlin was one of the highlight for me as I am a big fan of the look of his guitars. They have a cool mix of retro-vintage vibe combined with very high-quality guitar building. The video above is an extract of the interview Get the...

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@PhilipSayce interview: a guitar player under Influence

Dec 23 • 305 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) Philip Sayce is a guitar player who already had a very rich career in the music business. He's is really making his thing with a lot of passion and a...

Jon @HeringtonBand interview at the @OlympyaHall

Dec 21 • 244 Views • No Comments

I had the pleasure to do an audio interview with Jon Herington in 2011 for the release of his awesome solo album Shine, (Shine, Shine). As he was in Paris for the Madeleine Peyroux show at the...

Review of the @Strymon Flint reverb/tremolo pedal

Dec 20 • 319 Views • No Comments

Meet the Flint Don't be fooled by the analog appearance of the Strymon Flint (as there're only buttons and switches, no display) it actually hides a powerfull digital processor that produces some...

Interview with @FrankDeimel at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

Dec 17 • 208 Views • No Comments

Frank Deimel is based in Berlin and is also part of the European Guitar Builders association team who organized the Holy Grail Guitar Show so it was not a surprise to see him during the week-end. He...

2015 @NAMMshow, here I come!

Dec 13 • 130 Views • No Comments

The plane ticket to for Los Angeles is booked. I just need to find me accommodation at a reasonable price for 5 nights from 21 to 26 January. If you have family or friends in L.A., please let me...

Make a guitar player happy, offer The Guitar Channel!

Dec 6 • 388 Views • No Comments

Looking for a gift for someone who plays the guitar? You never know what to get for your six string enthusiast step-brother? Your nephew / niece has just started playing the guitar and you want to...

Sophie Dockx interview from @DorianGuitars at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

Dec 6 • 279 Views • No Comments

There is not a lot of women in the world of lutherie so I am always ready to jump on one when I meet one. Sophie was at the Holy Grail Guitar show for Dorian Guitars. She is guitar luthier but for...

Interview with @AdamMillerGtr: an Australian musician as awesome on electric as on acoustic

Dec 5 • 522 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:32 — 37.9MB) Adam Miller was in Paris for the promo tour of the Premier Builders Guild to demo the Baker guitars and the Tone King amps at...

Hall of Thanks of guitar builders who support The Guitar Channel

Dec 3 • 248 Views • No Comments

Here's a special post to mention all the guitar builders who support what I do on The Guitar Channel by subscribing to an annual Backstage Pass. You have no idea what it means to me when a guitar...

Jens Ritter instruments at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

Dec 3 • 434 Views • No Comments

Jens Ritter is one of the guitar designer you know even though you don't know his name for sure. That's usually how popular his designs are. I was very happy to meet him and do an interview during...

Discover the interesting aluminium guitars from @RelishGuitars

Dec 3 • 179 Views • No Comments

Relish Guitars are made out of aluminium. I had already heard about their product and thought it was interesting to learn some more about their technology. Here's an extract below of the video...

Photo album 2 from the @HolyGrailGuitarShow

Nov 28 • 137 Views • No Comments

Below are a small selections of the 200+ photos I took during the Holy Grail Guitar Show. The full photo album is available to the Backstage Pass owners. The new creations from Jean-Yves Alquier Some...

Juha @Ruokangas interview: builder of the Captain Nemo guitar and world class luthier

Nov 27 • 3360 Views • No Comments

Juha Ruokangas was one of the guitar builder I really wanted to meet during the Holy Grail Guitar Show, that's why I was thrilled to do a 45min video interview with him. Juha has established a brand...

Innovative luthier Ulrich Teuffel interview at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

Nov 27 • 236 Views • No Comments

Ulrich Teuffel is one of the reason I came to Berlin for the Holy Grail Guitar Show. In fact when we met earlier this year in Francfort for the Musikmesse, he told me at the end of the interview we...

Photo album 1 from the @HolyGrailGuitarShow

Nov 25 • 267 Views • No Comments

Below are a small selections of the 200+ photos I took during the Holy Grail Guitar Show. The full photo album is available to the Backstage Pass owners. The Juha Ruokangas Captain Nemo Probably one...

The @HolyGrailGuitar show: the best luthier salon in the world

Nov 23 • 265 Views • No Comments

Let me say it upfront the Holy Grail Guitar Show was a great success. It is without doubt the best luthiers salon I've ever been to. Organized by the EGB (European Guitar Builders Association) with a...

The legendary Ken Parker in interview at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

Nov 22 • 610 Views • 2 Comments

It was one of the highlight of the week-end in Berlin to meet and interview the living legend of Ken Parker during the Holy Grail Guitar Show. He is as famous as he is nice to meet and easy to talk...

@GiladHekselman interview: a rising star among the jazzmen

Nov 22 • 694 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:56 — 23.5MB) Following the advice from Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert I added a couple of jazzmen to my radar in order to have more Jazz guitar...

All the videos from Day 1 of the @HolyGrailGuitar show are online Backstage!

Nov 21 • 211 Views • No Comments

All the video interviews done during the first day of the Holy Grail Guitar show are now available exclusively for the Backstage Pass owners. List of the interviewees Kaz Goto from Jersey Girl...

Robert Cray interview (@RobertCrayBand)

Nov 18 • 328 Views • No Comments

Back in May 2014, Robert was in Paris to promote his latest album "In My Soul". The video above is an extract from the 25min interview I did with him to talk about it. If you want to view the full...

A living legend of guitar building in interview: Michiro Matsuda

Nov 18 • 224 Views • No Comments

There were so many great guitar builders in Berlin for the Holy Grail Guitar Show that it was a tough job to do a selection. Michihiro Matsuda is one of the guitar luthier I really wanted to...

Jersey Girl Homemade guitars: interview with luthier Kaz Goto

Nov 17 • 511 Views • No Comments

During the first Holy Grail Guitar Show I had the great pleasure to meet the luthiers from Jersey Girl Homemade guitars from Japan Miss Akiko Oda and Mr Kaz Goto. They choose to do the interview with...

@TaimaneGardner interview: a virtuoso on ukulele

Oct 29 • 532 Views • No Comments

The ukulele is an instrument we see more and more these days. And that's a very good thing. This summer during a guitar festival called Graines de Guitare I had the pleasure to meet Taimane Gardner,...

@StephanForte interview: discover Enigma Opera Black, his latest album

Oct 15 • 853 Views • 1 Comment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:43 — 21.3MB) Stéphan Forté is one of those French musician who is more famous in the rest of the world than in his home country. It's...

1st Skype guitar lesson with @brunopelbac: I loved it!

Oct 5 • 587 Views • No Comments

We see more and more offers of guitar lessons via Skype, I admit I was ​​one of the skeptics until I tried it with Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert. Bruno is a pro Jazz guitar player based in San...

Doug Redler interview: guitar tech of the stars (@gotechyourself2)

Oct 3 • 1112 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:17 — 40.8MB) Doug Redler is one of the top guitar tech, he has toured behind countless musicians. From Brian Ferry to K.D. Lang to the Black...

John Cruz interview, master builder at @Fender

Sep 30 • 794 Views • No Comments

The video above is an extract of an interview of John Cruz, Fender Master Builder, done in Paris on September 29th 2014. The full interview is available with the Backstage Pass. Subjects discussed...

Get Money For Nothing from @FreddJudge and @JMBExperience

Sep 25 • 794 Views • No Comments

On the interview above Judge Fredd presents the Money For Nothing pedal he has developed with JMB Experience to obtain the famous Mark Knopfler sound on the Dire Straits song Money For Nothing and...

5% off the @Two_Notes products: another reason to go Backstage

Sep 24 • 525 Views • No Comments

A new Backstage benefit: 5% discount on all hardware products Two Notes (except the tuner) in their online store. The Backstage Pass it's not only access to exclusive video content, to the private...

The 2014/2015 projects of The Guitar Channel

Sep 22 • 1018 Views • No Comments

The next 12 months will be very busy on The Guitar Channel, as were the last 12. More than ever I am determined to produce the best possible content to amplify our shared passion for the guitar. This...