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    Jon @HeringtonBand interview at the @OlympyaHall

    Dec 21 • 34 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 Olympia I jumped on the opportunity to do a video interview with...

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    Review of the @Strymon Flint reverb/tremolo pedal

    Dec 20 • 110 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 very cool sounds. It has 3 types of effects for...

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    Interview with @FrankDeimel at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

    Dec 17 • 70 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 brought a very special Firestar guitar he built for the...

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    2015 @NAMMshow, here I come!

    Dec 13 • 42 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 know!! I’m super excited to finally go to the NAMM...

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    Make a guitar player happy, offer The Guitar Channel!

    Dec 6 • 168 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 encourage? OFFER A BACKSTAGE PASS! The Backstage Pass gives...

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

    Dec 5 • 362 Views • No Comments

    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 Guitars Addicts (one of the best guitar shop we have in Paris, www.guitarsaddicts.com). It was the perfect opportunity to do an audio...

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Sophie Dockx interview from @DorianGuitars at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

Dec 6 • 166 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...

Hall of Thanks of guitar builders who support The Guitar Channel

Dec 3 • 168 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...

Jens Ritter instruments at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

Dec 3 • 146 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...

Discover the interesting aluminium guitars from @RelishGuitars

Dec 3 • 75 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 • 68 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 • 1645 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...

Innovative luthier Ulrich Teuffel interview at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

Nov 27 • 164 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 • 190 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 • 183 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)...

The legendary Ken Parker in interview at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

Nov 22 • 423 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 • 559 Views • No Comments

Following the advice from Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert I added a couple of jazzmen to my radar in order to have more Jazz guitar players featured on the show. Gilad Hekselman was in Paris in July for...

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

Nov 21 • 60 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 • 256 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...

A living legend of guitar building in interview: Michiro Matsuda

Nov 18 • 129 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 • 298 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 • 405 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...

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

Oct 15 • 669 Views • No Comments

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 more than deserved as his music is of the highest quality. His latest...

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

Oct 5 • 488 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 • 932 Views • No Comments

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 Crowes. He is currently working with Rich Robinson from the Crowes. He...

John Cruz interview, master builder at @Fender

Sep 30 • 694 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 • 507 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 • 396 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...

The 2014/2015 projects of The Guitar Channel

Sep 22 • 711 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...

Grover Jackson interview: a legendary guitar builder for @GJ2Guitars

Sep 19 • 38907 Views • No Comments

At one point or another we all have fantasized on the Jackson guitars during the 90s. The brands Jackson and Charvel were synonymous for high performance guitars. That’s why I was very happy to...

Watch all the gear reviews

Sep 15 • 520 Views • No Comments

Here’s a YouTube Playlist with all the gear reviews produced for the show. Enjoy, Pierre. Get the Backstage Pass to support the show and to access great exclusive video content, deals and...

Support the show on @Patreon for the price of a coffee per month

Sep 11 • 697 Views • No Comments

You can now show your support for The Guitar Channel for less than the price of a coffee per month. How? Via my Patreon page. What is Patreon The principle is simple: after you have registered on...

400th Backstage Pass activated: thanks!

Sep 6 • 392 Views • No Comments

400, the figure seems huge and yet here we are: I activated yesterday the 400th Backstage Pass since the launch of the formula last year. Thank you very much to everyone for supporting the project....

@RiccardoGioggi interview, an italian shredder from Italy

Sep 5 • 1731 Views • 1 Comment

Riccardo Gioggi contacted me in February 2013, and each time the shuffle mode on my iPhone offered me a song from his album Theory of Dynamics, I took my phone from my pocket to check-out who it...

Review of the Sardine Can compressor (and the best deal to get it)

Sep 5 • 2777 Views • No Comments

www.celmo.com Compressor 260$ -> 192$ shipped to the US Includes 1 month Backstage Pass 20 units only Description The Sardine Can compressor from Celmo is a high quality pedal built in France. It...

@MarkTremonti interview from @Alterbridge during the 2014 @hellfestopenair

Sep 4 • 991 Views • No Comments

Here’s an extract from the interview with Mark Tremonti at the 2014 Hellfest right before he went onstage with Alter Bridge. It was hot as hell in the Press zone but Mark answered all my...