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

Feb 14 • 146 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 • 496 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...

Launch of the Luthier Chronicle with Juha @Ruokangas

Feb 12 • 276 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 • 90 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 • 73 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...

@ZakkWyldeBLS interview: the launch of @WyldeAudio products

Jan 29 • 33 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 • 3022 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 • 346 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 • 298 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...

NAMM show: D-day minus 1

Jan 20 • 224 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...

Interview of Doug from @KauerGuitars at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

Jan 5 • 6300 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...

@PhilipSayce interview: a guitar player under Influence

Dec 23 • 438 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 • 364 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 • 440 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 • 314 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 • 168 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 • 614 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 • 511 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 • 658 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 • 286 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 • 557 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 • 329 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 • 234 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 • 3570 Views • 1 Comment

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 • 275 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 • 318 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 • 339 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 • 676 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 • 915 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 • 383 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...