Tomo Fujita, interview at NAMM with one of John Mayer's teachers
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Tomo Fujita wise advice to guitar players

At NAMM 2024, I had the pleasure of doing another in-depth interview with Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com). It was an opportunity to talk about one of his illustrious former students, John Mayer. In this video, Tomo gives a great advice to guitar players to always get better. Tomo Fujita wise advice Full Interview with Tomo Available

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Interview with guitar designer Kazuma "Kaz" Tanabe from Oopegg Guitars (oopegg.com) at the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) in Osaka, Japan. As a bonus, following the interview, you'll get a demo of the Trailbreaker presented by the craftsman. Kazuma Tanabe interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more

Interview with Yoshi from KZ Guitar Works (kzguitarworks.com) at the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) in Osaka, Japan. As a bonus, two awesome instruments by KZ Guitar Works are demoed. Yoshi interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Sound Messe ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Tomo Fujita, interview at NAMM with one of John Mayer's teachers
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Tomo Fujita about teaching the next John Mayer

At NAMM 2024, I had the pleasure of doing another in-depth interview with Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com). It was an opportunity to talk about one of his illustrious former students, John Mayer. In this video, Tomo explains who might be the next John Mayer among his students. Tomo Fujita about the next John Mayer Full Interview

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Schecter Custom Shop Los Angeles - Guided tour and Michael Ciravolo interview

Just after NAMM, I took the opportunity to visit the Schecter Guitars Custom Shop in Los Angeles. By contacting Nick Johnston, I was able to get the contact to organize this visit, with the added bonus of an interview with Michael Ciravolo, Schecter's president. Let me take you on a tour of this Custom Shop,

Interviewing Joey Landreth (joeylandreth.com) wasn't in my plans at all, but the opportunity arose thanks to Chilean pedal brand DSM & Humboldt (simplifieramp.com). Joey was giving a private demo in a hotel outside NAMM of the brand's new model Simplifier X preamp. Joey Landreth interview The DSM & Humboldt Simplifier X Here is the super

Martin Miller interview at the Montreux International Guitar Show

Interview with the German musician Martin Miller (martinmillerguitar.com) at the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch). Martin Miller interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:MIGS ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

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Carl Verheyen, interview guitar in hand in his Los Angeles home - Part 2

Carl Verheyen (carlverheyen.com) is a session musician from Los Angeles who has also been a member of Supertramp for many years. Suffice to say, he's had a pretty incredible career. Here he is in an interview, guitar in hand, in his Los Angeles home. Part 1 / Part 2 Carl Verheyen interview Until the next

Interview with German guitar builder Tobias Traub from Oroborus Guitars (oroboruscustoms.com) at the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch). Tobias Traub interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:MIGS ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Aryawoods International, Biju Nair interview at the Sound Messe in Osaka, Japan

Interview with Biju Nair from Aryawoods International (aryawoods.com) at the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) in Osaka, Japan. Biju Nair interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Sound Messe ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Interview with guitar builder Christoph Noe from ON Guitars (on-guitars.com) at the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch). As a bonus you will be able to watch a demo of the P90 equipped Elster model. Christoph Noe interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:MIGS ArchivesGuitar

Tomo Fujita, interview at NAMM with one of John Mayer's teachers

At NAMM 2024, I had the pleasure of doing another in-depth interview with Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com). It was an opportunity to talk about one of his illustrious former students, John Mayer. In this video, Tomo gives John Mayer his crucial advice on how to improve his guitar playing. Tomo Fujita advice to John Mayer Full

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Interview Michael Spalt at the Montreux International Guitar Show

Interview with luthier Michael Spalt from Spalt Instruments (spaltinstruments.com) at the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch). Michael Spalt interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Michael Spalt ArchivesMIGS ArchivesLuthier Interviews

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Carl Verheyen, interview guitar in hand in his Los Angeles home - Part 1

Carl Verheyen (carlverheyen.com) is a session musician from Los Angeles who has also been a member of Supertramp for many years. Suffice to say, he's had a pretty incredible career. Here he is in an interview, guitar in hand, in his Los Angeles home. Part 1 / Part 2 Carl Verheyen interview Until the next

Tomo Fujita, interview at NAMM with one of John Mayer's teachers

At NAMM 2024, I had the pleasure of doing another in-depth interview with Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com). It was an opportunity to talk about one of his illustrious former students, John Mayer. In this extract, Tomo explains how John's playing has evolved. Tomo Fujita about John Mayer's playing Full Interview with Tomo Available in This Article

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Greg Koch, interview in Los Angeles and concert excerpts at The Venice West

Greg Koch (gregkoch.com) is a huge musician in both size and talent. He's known on the Internet for his dazzling YouTube demos, but above all he's an accomplished musician whose discography is well worth a look. Here we interview him backstage before his concert at The Venice West in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. As a

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Here's an interview with luthier Malcom Rose-Zadow (Instagram: @malcolmrosezadow) conducted during the 2024 edition of the Paris Guitar Festival guitar show in Montrouge (parisguitarfestival.com). I really enjoyed Malcolm's work on archtop guitars. This young luthier from Toronto, Canada, who now lives in Belgium, has a bright future ahead of him. Once again this year, I

Allen Hinds, guitar in hand interview in his home in Laurel Canyon

Allen Hinds (allenhinds.com)  is one of L.A.'s finest guitar player. I have the pleasure of spending time with him whenever I'm in Los Angeles for NAMM. Sometimes we do an interview, sometimes we just have a good time together in a restaurant in his Laurel Canyon neighborhood. This time it's guitar in hand as he

Lee Anderton from the British store Anderton's Music at NAMM

On distributor Lyon & Healy's booth at NAMM, I ran into Lee Anderton, the boss of Anderton's Music store (andertons.co.uk), whose YouTube videos are a must for all gear fans. I also really enjoy Lee's interviews, as I find him to be an outstanding interviewer. Check out the interview with Lee's accomplice, Peter Honoré alia

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Allen Hinds, guitar in hand interview in his home in Laurel Canyon

Allen Hinds (allenhinds.com)  is one of L.A.'s finest guitar player. I have the pleasure of spending time with him whenever I'm in Los Angeles for NAMM. Sometimes we do an interview, sometimes we just have a good time together in a restaurant in his Laurel Canyon neighborhood. This time it's guitar in hand as he

Adam Miller, interview with the Australian musician at NAMM

I'm a big fan of Australian musician Adam Miller (adammiller.com.au) ! He's very talented, both on electric and acoustic guitar. His latest album, Beyond Reason, was a big hit with me, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Here's Adam Miller in interview at NAMM. As a bonus we recorded an acoustic session onsite. Adam

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Thomas Blug, interview with the German entrepreneur of Bluguitar at NAMM

German musician and entrepreneur Thomas Blug was one of the NAMM exhibitors, showcasing his Bluguitar (bluguitar.com) brand of amplifiers. The Amp X model due out in 2024 is very promising, so keep an eye on it! Thomas Blug interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version

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Sully Guitars, interview with the American guitar builder at NAMM

It was within the Boutique Guitar Showcase area that I discovered the works from Jon Sullivan from Sully Guitars (sullyguitars.com) during the NAMM 2024. Here is the American boutique guitar builder in an interview and a visit of his guitars. Jon Sullivan interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar!

At last year's Soundmesse guitar show in Osaka, I met Paul Heumiller, founder of the Dream Guitars website (dreamguitars.com), where you can find a selection of the world's finest luthier's guitars. Paul Heumiller interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel

Tomo Fujita, interview at NAMM with one of John Mayer's teachers

Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com) was one of the many professional musicians present at NAMM 2024. He was giving demonstrations on the One Control booth (one-control.com). Here he is in sunny California for an in-depth interview about his opinion of the show, his projects, his pedagogy, his influence on John Mayer and much more. Tomo Fujita interview

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When Allen Hinds discovers Blue Cat Audio's Axiom on camera

After every NAMM, I traditionally do a bit of driving around Los Angeles to flush out the musicians in their natural habitat. For the past 3 years, it's been with my buddy Guillaume Jeulin of Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) that we've been criss-crossing Southern California for this purpose. This was the 3rd time we'd visited

I regularly listen to all the podcasts featuring Zach Broyles from Mythos Pedals (mythospedals.com): Dipped in Tone with Rhett Shull and Pedal Pushers, his brand podcast. So I had planned to meet him at his booth at NAMM. It was a blast to do this interview with this dynamic entrepreneur! Zach Broyles interview Until the

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At NAMM, Italian guitarist Matteo Mancuso (matteomancuso.net) was definitely one of the big attractions of this 2024 edition. Here's an interview with him just after one of those dazzling demos he gave with his father Vincenzo Mancuso and also with Cory Wong. Matteo Mancuso interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing

A major innovation for Montreux International Guitar Show aka the MIGS (migs.ch) is that this 2024 edition will be preceded by a guitar workshop with top Classical, Fingerstyle and Rock musicians! This is the MIGS Academy (migs-masters-camps.com) which will take place from Monday April 22 to Friday April 26 in Montreux. Here's an interview with

Tom Quayle interview during NAMM
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Tom Quayle interview during NAMM

British musician Tom Quayle (tomquayle.co.uk) is a regular at guitar shows, and here he is for an express interview right in the middle of Saturday's crazy day at NAMM 2024. Tom Quayle interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Tom Quayle InterviewsNAMM Reports & InterviewsGuitar

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