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Jens Ritter instruments at the @HolyGrailGuitar show

Dec 3 • 133 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 • 68 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 • 62 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 • 1177 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 • 156 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 • 183 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 • 177 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 • 409 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...

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

Nov 21 • 55 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...

A living legend of guitar building in interview: Michiro Matsuda

Nov 18 • 123 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 • 289 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...

Robert Cray interview (@RobertCrayBand)

Nov 8 • 255 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...

@GiladHekselman interview: a rising star among the jazzmen

Nov 7 • 548 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...

@TaimaneGardner interview: a virtuoso on ukulele

Oct 29 • 403 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 • 658 Views • No Comments

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....

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

Oct 5 • 482 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 • 913 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 • 683 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 • 494 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 • 390 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 • 699 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 • 37883 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:05 — 34.3MB) At one point or another we all have fantasized on the Jackson guitars during the 90s. The brands Jackson and Charvel were...

Watch all the gear reviews

Sep 15 • 512 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 • 695 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:38 — 1.5MB) 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....

400th Backstage Pass activated: thanks!

Sep 6 • 388 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 • 1702 Views • 1 Comment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:17 — 28.1MB) Riccardo Gioggi contacted me in February 2013, and each time the shuffle mode on my iPhone offered me a song from his album...

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

Sep 5 • 2756 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 • 967 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...

Review of the Dumkudo overdrive pedal from @tanabetv

Aug 31 • 1002 Views • 1 Comment

Toshihiko Tanabe from tanabe.tv builds boutique pedal for famous musicians like Robben Ford or Larry Carlton. You can read an interview with him on this article. The Dumkudo reviewed in this video...

John Petrucci (@jpetrucci) interview before the Paris concert of @DreamTheaterNet

Aug 24 • 1357 Views • No Comments

Here’s an extract of a 20min interview with John Petrucci done in Paris right before the Dream Theater concert at the Olympia on July 7th 2014. The full 20min video is available via the...