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Cem Ocek (ocekguitars.com) is a Turkish luthier based in Germany who offers very original guitar shapes. Here he is in Zoom interview to present his Synapse and Puduhepa models. He has a very original approach to guitar design. The results are some cool instrument shapes very far from the usual LP or S style shapes

One of the main missions of The Guitar Channel besides producing exclusive guitar content of excellent quality is to create links between guitar players who are often very isolated. Thus, during events reserved for premium subscribers, The Guitar Channel offers opportunities to meet and… amplify the passion we all have for the guitar! This was

Panucci Guitars interview Angelo van Merrienboer at the MIGS 2022

Angelo van Merrienboer is the builder behind the Panucci Guitars brand (guitarlounge.nl). He was one of the exhibitor at the Montreux International Guitar Show first edition. I was very happy to finally sit down with me and have him to tell his story during this guitar show in Switzerland. Angelo van Merrienboer interview - Panucci

Discovered in 2021 when it took place in July, a little later than usual, the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it) in Padua, 45min from Venice, will take place this year on the weekend of May 21st and 22nd. The Guitar Channel will be on site again to cover this great show! Guitar Show Padova video reports The

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The Guitar Channel organizer again of the guitar show of the 2022 Festival Guitare de Puteaux!

Last week I announced during one of my live broadcast every week days that the Festival Guitare de Puteaux will take place again in 2022 from October 7th to 9th after 2 years of pandemic interruption. This week I am very happy to say that The Guitar Channel will be again the organizer of the

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MIGS 2022 - Last day at the Montreux guitar show !

Third and last day for the Montreux guitar show, the MIGS. Still a great attendance, maybe a little bit less than yesterday but just as much pleasure to discuss music and guitar with all the visitors, luthiers and musicians! Here is the video report. MIGS - Sundai May 1st 2022 Until the next video report

Saturday April 30th, 2022 was the beginning of the week-end at the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch). Yesterday saw a huge crowd and it was the same or even better today! Here is the full video report of a day of pure awesomeness! MIGS - Saturday April 30th 2022 Until the next video blogging or

MIGS 2022 - First day of the first edition of the Montreux Guitar Show

Friday April 29, 2022 is a historical date for the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch) since it was the very first day of the opening of this first edition of the event! And it was a great day with a lot of visitors as soon as it opened to the public. Here is more than

MIGS 2022 - Installation of the first edition of the guitar show in Montreux, Switzerland

Here it is! After a few postponements due to the pandemic, this time it's the good one, the Montreux International Guitar Show, the MIGS for short (migs.ch) will hold its first edition from April 29th to May 1st 2022. Here is the report of the trip to Switzerland and the installation of the guitar show

MIDI pedalboard configuration to drive your guitar software on a computer - Blue Cat Audio Review

In this CAM or CAG gear chronicle (as you prefer), we tackle with Guillaume Jeulin from Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) a subject that usually makes guitarists run away: MIDI! Don't worry, we're not going to talk about guitar synthesizers but about configuring and using a pedal board to drive via MIDI what's happening on your

Kari Nieminen interview, Finnish guitar builders for Versoul Guitars

During a tourist visit in Paris, France of Kari Nieminem, I had the pleasure to welcome the Finnish luthier at the showroom to do an interview about his extraordinary instruments. Versoul Guitars (versoul.com) offers beautifully crafted instruments with unique designs. Kari Nieminen interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available

YouTube selection - Allen Hinds and his series

During my wanderings on the Internet I discovered a series of videos produced by Allen Hinds (allenhinds.com) on his YouTube channel entitled: What Makes This Guitar Great and Affordable. It is definitely a must-watch as Allen tells some cool stories about his guitars. When Allen Hinds talks about his guitars Here is the first video

How to setup an audio interface to play guitar on your Mac computer - Blue Cat Audio chronicle

As part of a collaboration with Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com), editor of CAM software for the studio and for the guitar, here is a new CAM (Computer Assisted Music) column. or CAG (Computer Assisted Guitar), as Guillaume Jeulin, the founder of Blue Cat Audio, likes to say. This time it is the connection and configuration

How to setup an audio interface to play guitar on your PC computer - Blue Cat Audio chronicle

As part of a collaboration with Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com), a software editor for studio and guitar, we recorded a series of videos dedicated to Computer Assisted Music (CAM). Guillaume Jeulin, founder and developer of Blue Cat Audio, even talks about CAG (Computer Assisted Guitar). In this first part, we start with the basics: connecting

Totem X.2 X7 Spalt Instruments, a superb guitar built for great sounds!

In the series of Totem X.2 resin top guitars from the Austrian luthier Michael Spalt, here is an instrument with the sweet name of X7 Spalt Instruments (spaltinstruments.com). It may not be very poetic, but this guitar is beautiful and it sounds great! Totem series X.2 X7 Spalt review Until the next gear review or

Peter Finger, interview with the virtuoso guitar player and luthier at Issoudun 2021

Peter Finger (peter-finger.com), the German acoustic guitar player and guitar luthier, was a guest at the Festival Guitare Issoudun 2021 as a musician. It was a great pleasure to record this interview with this major player in the guitar community. Peter Finger interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Mostra Wandré guitars exhibition, SHG Music Show 2021 in Milano, Italy

As part of the SHG Music Show, there was an awesome exhibition of 50 guitars from Mostra Wandré. Here is the video visit of this exhibition with an interview with Marco Ballestri (anniversarybooks.it) who wrote a great book about Wandré guitars. Wandré guitars exhibition in Milano Until the next video blogging report or interview, keep

SHG Music Show, full photo and video report of this awesome guitar show in Milano, Italy

For the first time The Guitar Channel went to Milano, Italy to cover the SHG Music Show (shgmusicshow.it). I was very pleased because it was a super awesome guitar show. There were a lot of very interesting exhibitors with boutique manufacturers of guitars and pedals and dealers of used and vintage instruments. The schedule of

MOOV Travel Guitar, a foldable instrument, interview with Yorgos Bechlivanoglou

The MOOV Travel Guitar (moovguitars.com) is a foldable instrument, conceived and built in Greece. Here is an interview with Yorgos Bechlivanoglou who designed the guitar and builds them. It was recorded at the Festival Guitare Issoudun during the guitar show. Yorgos Bechlivanoglou interview The MOOV guitar in separated parts: Until the next interview, keep on

Montreux International Guitar Show 2022, interviews with organizers David Rosset and Emmanuel Cotier

David Rosset and Emmanuel Cottier are the two Swiss organizers of the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch) which will take place from April 29 to May 1, 2022 on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux in the Casino Barrière. MIGS organizers interview Photo album of the Casino Barrière The Guitar Channel will be in

Andy Manson, a legendary guitar builder at the Toulouse guitar show in France

In 2018, during the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Germany, I had the pleasure to interview the legendary guitar builder Andy Manson (andymanson.com) who worked with John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin. Here is an interview recorded in Toulouse, France where he was one of the exhibitor during the guitar show around the Internationales

Video coverage of the Toulouse guitar show as part of the festival

The festival Internationales de la Guitare in Toulouse (les-ig.com) includes a guitar show where The Guitar Channel once again took its cameras and microphone to let you experience the event from the inside. This year's great novelty was a new location with a beautiful exhibition space that was up to the ambitions of the show.

Blue Cat Audio, interview with Guillaume Jeulin in his development studio

Guillaume Jeulin, developer and founder of the software company Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) was, as yours truly, one of the speakers of the guitar workshop organized by Pat O'May in Brittany, the Guit-Ar-Camp. On my way back from the 3 days workshop, I stopped at his place to record this interview. Guillaume Jeulin interview The

The best places to buy vintage or used guitars in Paris, France

There are plenty of places in Paris, France to buy used or vintage guitars. Here is below the selection of The Guitar Channel. This is of course a list that has an element of subjectivity. Let's just say that these are the places where I would go with my eyes closed because I trust them

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During the Guitar Show in Padova I had the opportunity to meet the Italian bassist Federico Malaman federicomalaman.com) who is a musician who is having a lot of impact in the bass world lately. He was at the show to demonstrate a bass made by the Italian luthier Andrea Ballarin from Manne Guitars (manne.com). Interviews

Guitar Show Italy, full report of the 2nd day

End of the Italian weekend in Padua for the 2021 edition of the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it)! Still an very hot summer day, but fortunately the exhibition space was well air-conditioned. On the program of this report, images of the show floor, sequences of the demo concerts and four interviews. The guest of the day were:

Guitar Show Italy in Padova, day 1 on a gorgeous sunny Saturday

The Guitar Show (guitarshow.it) of Padova opened its doors to the public on Saturday, July 11, 2021 during a beautiful sunny day. With a hundred of exhibitors there was plenty to do! In this video blogging I take you to visit the booths and make some surprise interviews. The guests of the day are: Henning

Guitar Show Italy in Padova, 1h from Venice, installation day

Finally a guitar show worthy of the name to go cover! It's been 18 months since I took a plane to go to an event like the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it) which takes place in Padova, Italy, on July 10th and 11th, 2021, 1 hour from Venice. Once again, The Guitar Channel is on site to

Victor Lee guitar in hand interview with the Korean born American musician

Met via Clubhouse, Victor Lee (victorleemusic.com) is a Korean born musician who came to the US at the age of 16. His instrumental music is awesome, he plays great and the production is very well done. In addition Victor plays on the great American guitars from Suhr and Tom Anderson so he has obviously very

On Thursday, May 20, 2021, singer Melissa Lesnie and guitarist Victor Pitoiset came to give a live concert in the showroom to (re)discover the wonderful music of Les Paul & Mary Ford. Victor Pitoiset & Melissa Lesnie concert Page Facebook - Page Band Camp Audio of the concert available in the podcast The audio version

Andy Wood, guitar in hand interview with the musician who came from the mandolin

Thanks to Mark Lettieri I was able to get in touch with Andy Wood, this American musician is incredibly good at the guitar and started at the mandolin. His Junktown album of instrumental music is a treat with a melodic sense worthy of his idols Eric Johnson or Eddie Van Halen. Andy Wood interview The

Yeore Kim and Antoine Boyer play Tangram - Live showroom concert replay

On Thursday, June 10, 2021 the talented duo composed of Korean Yeore Kim on harmonica and Antoine Boyer (antoineboyermusic.com) on guitar came to give a live concert from the showroom of The Guitar Channel in Paris. Here is the full replay below. Yeore Kim and Antoine Boyer concert The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version

David Grissom guitar in hand interview to share his views on music and guitar

David Grissom is an American musician who has accompanied Joe Ely, John Cougar Mellencamp and many others, as well as led a solo career. Endorsed by PRS Guitars with his own signature model, here he is in a guitar in hand interview for a retrospective of his career filled with anecdotes and guitar licks. David

Sean Ashe guitar in hand interview with the talented musician

First met in 2018 at NAMM, Sean Ashe (seanashemusic.com) is an American musician with a strong melodic sense. He has released a new single called Ocean on May 15, 2021, 5 years after his album Flux. It is guitar in hand (a Tom Anderson of course!) that he answered all my questions from his home

Stuart Hamm bass player interview at the Guitar Summit

During Guitar Summit 2016 held in Mannheim, Germany, I had the pleasure of doing an interview with legendary bassist Stuart Hamm again. This incredible musician has accompanied such six-string stars as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai or Frank Gambale. Stuart Hamm interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Janek Gwizdala bass in hand interview with a super creative musician

Janek Gwizdala (janekgwizdala.com) is a world class bass player who has played with many musicians from John Mayer to Mike Stern. It was Mark Lettieri who recommended him to me and put me in touch with Janek. I didn't know before this London-born musician who is now based in Los Angeles. The 40min interview with

Classic S Suhr, the best American Super Strat today

"Classic S Suhr, the best American Super Strat today?" Come on! Let's assume the bold statement that the Classic S from Suhr Guitars (suhr.com) represents the best of the modern Super Strat in the production guitar segment. Big fan of John Suhr (whom I hope to interview one of these days!!) and his work in

Through Jeff McErlain (whom I would like to thank in passing) I did the interview of Ben Eunson (beneunson.com) below guitar in hand with this young Australian guitarist based in New York City. It was a blast to to record this video with this amazing musician. Ben Eunson interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio

Showroom feature: Tausch Guitars model 665 Raw in Candy Apple Red

As part of the service proposed to boutique guitar builders to exhibit and try out instruments in our private showroom in Paris, France here is the model 665 Raw in a gorgeous Candy Apple Red relic finish from Tausch Guitars (tausch-guitars.de). This guitar built in Germany by the luthier Rainer Tausch is full of cool

Cory Wong, guitar in hand interview with the musician from Vulfpeck and Fearless Flyers

Cory Wong (corywongmusic.com) is one of those guitarists who make you tap your foot immediately because of his incredible sense of groove. Whether it's through his solo albums or with Vulfpeck or Fearless Flyers, this guitar Funk master takes you in an irresistible whirlwind. Here he is in an interview with his guitar in hand

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