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Bryan Galloup is not only a high-end boutique guitar builder, he is also the founder of the Galloup School of Lutherie (galloupguitars.com). Here is in an interview during the NAMM 2022 in the middle of the Boutique Guitar Showcase area where he was exhibiting. Bryan Galloup interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the
Jamie Gale, creator and curator of the Boutique Guitar Showcase, was of course present at NAMM 2022. Again the selection of guitar builders was awesome. Here is an interview to have some kind of state of the union of boutique guitar making. Jamie Gale interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre
After a break due to the pandemic, the Puteaux Guitar Festival will hold its 4th edition at the Jean-Baptiste Lully Conservatory in the city of Puteaux from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October 2022. A great program of concerts will be the heart of the festival as well as the guitar show. The three previous
Friday, June 3, 2022 was the first day of this 3-day NAMM 2022. It seemed as if everyone had been waiting for the opening of this event for 29 months since the last Winter NAMM was in January 2020, just before the whole world came to an abrupt stop. In short, this Friday was intense
Isaac Jang (isaacjangguitars.com) is a luthier that I already had the opportunity to introduce to you. He builds very high end acoustic guitars. Here he is in his new workshop in the Alhambra district of Los Angeles. Don't miss Isaac's workshop visit in this article. Isaac jang interview Until the next interview, keep on playing
Luthier Isaac Jang (isaacjangguitars.com) recently moved his workshop. He moved from his tiny studio in an alley off Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles to a larger space in Alhambra, another neighborhood in Los Angeles. Here's a tour of the beautiful place where Isaac builds his incredible acoustic guitars. The visit of the previous workshop is
At the risk of surprising more than one, this 7th NAMM for The Guitar Channel was really the best since I cover this event. Obviously, I didn't miss the exhibitors who were not present (40% less than in 2020). It must be said that the basement, closed this year, is largely filled with Chinese exhibitors
As the NAMM 2022 was only 3 days long, Sunday was the third and last day of the show. Here is the full report in photo and video of this day at the Anaheim Convention Center. The interviewees of the day are Jamie Gale, curator of the Boutique Guitar Showcase and Bryan Galloup. Sunday at
It's been in the works for a while, it's now official, Andy Powers, the master builder and guitar designer is now, in addition, the president of Taylor Guitars (taylorguitars.com). Previous president Bob Taylor and CFO Kurt Listug remain involved with the company. Here is an interview with Andy Powers done during NAMM 2022 where he
Against all expectations (at least for some people, but except me!) this first day of the NAMM 2022 post-pandemic version was great! A lot of people from 10:00 in the morning until closing time. On the content side, no less than 11 interviews to be found in the report below. NAMM 2022 - Day 1
First video report of the series dedicated to the NAMM 2022 which takes place this year from June 3 to 5 in Anaheim. The trip from Paris, France to Los Angeles is so very long with its 11 plus hour of flight and the Los Angeles traffic to go through to reach Anaheim from LAX
Just back from Italy for the Padova Guitar Show, a few weeks after the first superb edition of the Montreux International Guitar Show, without forgetting the event reserved for premium subscribers in Brittany at Blue Cat Audio, it's already time to prepare the next trip to the NAMM 2022 (namm.org)! Subscribe to access our independent
Yuval Amihai (yuvalamihai.com), the Israeli guitarist who lived in France for a long time, is now living in New York City. It is from this city, temple of Jazz, that Yuval answered my questions about his latest album: My 90's Summer. Yuval Amihai interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
These are the interviews conducted at the MIGS (migs.ch) on the second day of the show. Claudia and Claudio Pagelli (pagelli.com), the boutique guitar power couple were in Switzerland that week-end. Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
This is an interview conducted at the MIGS (migs.ch) on the second day of the show. The amazing Canadian musician Nick Johnston (nickjohnstonmusic.com) was one of the guest star of the show. Nick Johnston Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
Here are the five songs performed by Nina Attal (ninaattal.com) in solo with just her beautiful voice and a guitar during her live concert on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from the showroom of The Guitar Channel in Paris. It's amazing what emotions you can convey with just a voice, a guitar and… a lot of
It was one of my objectives for this 2022 edition of the Padova Guitar Show: to interview the brilliant Matteo Mancuso. Having no preliminary contact with him, it was not a foregone conclusion. I had attempted a DM on his Instagram account but as he has over 70,000 followers, there was little chance of success.
Another great day in Italy for the end of this weekend in Padova for the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it)! A nice set of interviews that will be published later in long version as well as views in the show's aisles and demo concerts. Forza Italia! Interviews of the day: Riccardo Gioggi (riccardogioggi.com) Marco Omar Viola from
The Guitar Show of Padua is held over two days, on the weekend. Here is the video report of more than half an hour to see and hear everything about this beautiful and very well organized Italian guitar event. The weather was great, almost too hot but we can't complain because the temperature in the
For the second year in a row, The Guitar Channel is in Padova, near Venice, to cover the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it) with a camera. I had liked the 2021 vintage which was one of the very first guitar events to take the gamble of launching after the 2020/2021 pandemic. So I am very happy to
Rainer Tausch (tausch-guitars.de) is a German boutique guitar builder who was one of the exhibitor at the first edition of the Montreux International Guitar Show in Montreux, Switzerland. Rainer was at this guitar show with a brand new model, La Grange, which he presents in this interview. Rainer Tausch presents La Grange model Until the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 (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.
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