Cesco's Corner, interview with Francesco Balossino, major Italian collector of Vintage guitars

The great Italian Vintage guitar collector Francesco Balossino of Cesco's Corner (cescoscornerguitars.com) was one of the important exhibitors of the SHG Music Show in Milan 2022. In fact, he occupied a good part of the Vintage Vault, a large room entirely dedicated to the American Vintage guitar and also to Wandré guitars. Here's an in-depth

2022 SHG Music Show interviews and report of the Milano guitar show

For the second year in a row, The Guitar Channel went to Milano, Italy to cover the SHG Music Show (shgmusicshow.it), which offers an original cocktail of brand-name guitars, new, used and Vintage, as well as luthiers and pedal and amp manufacturers. Here is the video report from this magnificent Italian city which is Milano!

Scott Elliott from Chernobyl Studios interview at 42 Gear Street #42GSFour

Scott Elliott is a metal oriented guitar youtuber. He was one of Henning Pauly's guests at the 42 Gear Street event. I had already met him at several shows, including MIGS and Padova. Here he is in interview in Henning's garden in Germany. Scott Elliott interview Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for

Carlos Asensio from Guitarraviva, interview of the Spanish youtuber with 3,9 millions subscribers!

Carlos Asensio (guitarraviva.com) has almost 4 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, Guitarraviva. So he was one of the biggest content producer present at 42 Gear Street. Since he produces all his content in Spanish, he still has a huge potential audience not only in Spain, but also in South America and of course in

Iconic Guitars, new boutique guitar brand, interview with Kevin Proctor at NAMM 2022

During the NAMM 2022, I fell in love with the guitars of a brand I didn't know yet: Iconic Guitars (iconicguitars.com). Here is a presentation of this new American boutique guitar brand with an interview with Kevin Proctor, the owner. Interview with Kevin Proctor Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

In 2021, the Boutique Amp Distribution factory where Friedman amps were manufactured burned down. I had the opportunity to propose you a visit during a stay for the NAMM. One year later the new factory is operational for the production of Friedman (friedmanamplification.com) amps but also Soldano, Tone King, Morgan, Synergy and Wampler pedals. Here

Orange Amps, interview with Charlie Cooper, son of the founder of the British brand

It was during 42 Gear Street that I had the pleasure to meet Charlie Cooper, son of Clifford Cooper, the founder in 1968 of the legendary British amp brand Orange Amps (orangeamps.com). A great opportunity to learn more about this iconic manufacturer that supplies Jimmy Page, for example. Interview Charlie Cooper from Orange Audio version

Hop Pole Studio, interview with Adam Steel during the 42 Gear Street event #42GSFour

Adam Steel is the pro musician behind Hop Pole Studios (YouTube channel). He was present at the 42 Gear Street event organized by Henning Pauly. Here he is in interview! Adam Steel interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Shape Your Tone, Alessandro Bianchi interview at 42 Gear Street #42GSFour

It was at the 42 Gear Street event that I met the Italian youtuber Alessandro Bianchi from Shape Your Tone (YouTube channel). Here is an interview with him in Henning Pauly's garden in Weilburg, 45min North of Frankfurt. Alessandro Bianchi interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Cream T Guitars & Pickups, presentation with Hosk during 42 Gear Street #42GSFour

It was during the 42 Gear Street event that I met Andrew Hoskins, aka Hosk, to have a presentation of the British brand Cream T (creamtpickupsdirect.com) which offers pickups and also guitars. Hosk interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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PJD Guitars, the latest news wirt Jens Buschenhenke during 42 Gear Street

It was during the 42 Gear Street event organized by Henning Pauly an hour's drive from Frankfurt that I recorded this video with Jens to give an update on PJD Guitars (pjdguitars.com). Jens Buschenhenke interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Perfecto de Castro interview during 42 Gear Street #42GSFour
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Perfecto de Castro interview during 42 Gear Street #42GSFour

Perfecto de Castro (YouTube channel) is an American guitar youtuber with over 300,000 subscribers. He was one of the guests at the 42 Gear Street event organized by Henning Pauly. Perfecto de Castro interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Blackstar Amplification, presented by Ollie Clubb at the 42 Gear Street event #42GSFour

During the 42 Gear Street event I had the pleasure to meet Ollie Clubb who works in the international marketing department of Blackstar Amps (blackstaramps.com). He knows the history of the company and the current product range very well. Blackstar's St James amps are currently creating a lot of buzz in the small world of

Here is the report for Day 3 of the Guitar Summit 2022. Stéphane Bertrand, special correspondent of The Guitar Channel in Mannheim, went to the Rosengarten to make this video report. Reports: Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday Guitar Summit 2022 Sunday report Until the next video report or interview, keep on playing the

Krenar Cilku interview of the Austrian youtuber during #42GSFour

I met the Austrian youtuber Krenar Cilku (YouTube channel) at the 42 Gear Street event organized by Henning Pauly in his village of Weilburg. We even recorded together a video about the new RevStar models from Yamaha. Krenar Cilku interview Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers Until the next interview,

Guitar Summit 2022, Day 2 report from our special correspondent in Germany

Here is the report for Day 2 day of the Guitar Summit 2022. Stéphane Bertrand, special correspondent of The Guitar Channel in Mannheim, went to the Rosengarten to make this video video report. Reports: Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday Guitar Summit 2022 Saturday report Until the next video report or interview, keep on

Colin Scott, The Science of Loud, interview of the Scottish youtuber during #42GSFour

It was during the 42 Gear Street event that I had the pleasure to meet and interview Colin Scott (csguitars.co.uk), a Scottish youtuber whose YouTube channel is called The Science of Loud. Colin Scott interview Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!

Futone Guitars, Paulo Gonçalves luthier interview - Guitar Summit 2022

Paulo Gonçalves is the luthier of Futone Guitars (futoneguitars.com). Here he is in interview during the Guitar Summit 2022 at the show that was held for the 4th time in the Rosengarten of Mannheim in Germany. Paulo Gonçalves interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

At Henning Pauly's 42 Gear Street event, I had the pleasure of interviewing luthier Nick Page who has been working full time since January 2021 for the manufacturer Maybach Guitars (maybach-guitars.de/en). The company's boss was also present in the person of Toni Götz and answered my questions. Interviews Nick Page and Toni Götz from Maybach

Glenn Fricker interview with the Spectre Sound Studios founder at 42 Gear Street

Glenn Fricker is a Canadian youtuber who participated in the 42 Gear Street 2022 convention organized by Henning Pauly. Here is the founder of Spectre Sound Studios (YouTube channel) being interviewed in one of the studios provided during the event. Glenn Fricker interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Of course there is a particular context around Ukraine for several months but Valiant Guitars (valiantguitars.com) offers above all top level boutique electric guitars. It was during 42 Gear Street that I had the pleasure to discover these instruments made next to Kiev and to have Max and Igor tell the story of this small

Leigh Fuge interview with a British youtuber at 42 Gear Street

Leigh Fuge (www.leighfugeguitar.com) is a British guitar youtuber and pro musician who was present at the 42 Gear Street event organized by Henning Pauly. Here is in interview in Henning's garden in Weilburg, Germany. Leigh Fuge interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Andy Ferris, interview of the British guy better known as The Guitar Geek

Andy Ferris was part of the happy band of youtubers present at the 4th edition of the 42 Gear Street convention. Andy is better known as The Guitar Geek (YouTube channel), here is an interview with him conducted in one of the studios provided by Henning Pauly for the event. Interview Andy Ferris aka The

Volta Custom Electronics pedals, interview with the builder Salvatore di Pietro during 42 Gear Street

During the 42 Gear Street event, I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Salvatore di Pietro, the builder behind the Italian boutique pedal brand Volta Custom Electronics (voltacustom.com). The products they offer sound great, they are in the Amp-in-a-Box category. You can find several types of sound like your usual Marshall, Fender and also

Nathaniel Murphy, aka ZeppelinBarnatra on Instagram, interview at NAMM 2022

One of the really great encounters at this 2022 edition of NAMM was with Nathaniel Murphy. If you're on Instagram, you're bound to have stopped by his solo guitar instrumental covers on his @ZeppelinBarnatra account. Nathaniel actually explains in this interview the origin of his strange Instagram name. Nathaniel Murphy interview Until the next interview,

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Henning Pauly, interview with the German youtuber and 42 Gear Street convention organizer

Henning Pauly is the well-known German youtuber (YouTube channel). He is also the organizer of the 42 Gear Street convention which gathers in his village of Weilburg about twenty guitar youtubers from all over the world and about twenty brands. One of my objectives in participating in this event was to do an in-depth interview

42 Gear Street, video report and interviews of day 3 and debriefing #42GSFour

This is the report and interviews from Saturday, August 20, 2022, the third day of Henning Pauly's 42 Gear Street event in his village of Weilburg, 60 km from Frankfurt. As it is the last day where The Guitar Channel is present on site, I make a debriefing of this German stay. Spoiler : it

42 Gear Street, full video report and interviews of the second day of the event #42GSFour

As intense and tiring as the first day was, Friday, August 19, 2022 was a blast. Everyone is starting to find their marks, all 3 studios are shooting videos at full speed for this 42 Gear Street event! Summary of the full article reserved for premium subscribers : Full video report of the day Interview

42 Gear Street, full video report and interviews of the first day of the event

Thursday, August 18, 2022 was the first official day of the 42 Gear Street event. Henning Pauly called this day the "brand day". This means that the brands book the studios with the people they want to present the products. So I found myself in two videos, one organized by Andy Ferris aka The Guitar

Met in Padova during the Padova Guitar Show, Paolo Lardera is the luthier of BlackBeard Guitars (chitarrebarbanera.it). I fell in love with his rather rootsy guitars made from reclaimed wood. The instruments I picked up are excellent and very resonant. Paolo Lardera interview Photo album Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre