Freedom Custom Guitar Research, a boutique guitar builder from Tokyo - Showroom & Demo

It was during my first trip to Japan for the Sound Messe Osaka in 2019 that I discovered luthier Makoto Fukano and his work via his brand Freedom Custom Guitar Research (fcgrtokyo.com). This Japanese craftsman is based in Tokyo, both for the showroom shown here and for his workshop (see the visit in another episode).

Légende guitar by Jeanmichel Capt from Switzerland, a unique approach of the wood

Here is a short demo of a Légende model of a guitar built by the Swiss luthier Jeanmichel Capt (autraversdesmains.ch/guitares-legende). Met for the first time at the Montreux International Guitar Show, Jeanmichel was an exhibitor at the Puteaux guitar show organized by yours truly. After the show, I took this beautiful instrument with me as

Here is a short demo of a Duesenberg (duesenberg.de) Senior model in collaboration with the French importer of the German brand Fred's Guitar Parts (fredguitar.com). Thus, as part of the showroom service, I am delighted to present this beautiful German guitar which has more than one trick up its sleeve despite its apparent simplicity. Duesenberg

Nina Attal, replay of the full concert from our showroom in Paris, France

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

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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

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

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

Tiphanie Doucet, replay of a live concert from the showroom in Paris, France

The musician Tiphanie Doucet (tiphaniedoucet.com), whom I met on Clubhouse, came to the The Guitar Channel showroom in Paris, France to play five songs. A beautiful voice, a vintage Gibson B-25 and a lot of talent: here is the result! To support Tiphanie, head over to her Patreon page: patreon.com/tiphaniedoucet Set list played by Tiphanie

Showroom session: Sylvain Luc plays

After recording an in-depth guitar in hand interview in the showroom, Sylvain Luc agreed to play a song in front of the cameras. It is his composition called Boléro Langoureux, taken from the excellent album by Renaud Letang. A pure moment of music to enjoy without moderation! Sylvain Luc plays Boléro Langoureux Gear used Sylvain

Showroom feature: Tausch Guitars model 665 Raw Deluxe
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Showroom feature: Tausch Guitars model 665 Raw Deluxe

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 Deluxe from Tausch Guitars (tausch-guitars.de). This guitar built in Germany by the luthier Rainer Tausch is full of cool features (see specs below) Tausch Guitars 665

Showroom feature: Franfret model #1

As part of the service proposed to boutique guitar builders to exhibit and try out instruments in our private showroom in Paris, here is a gorgeous guitar from Franfret (franfret.net) model #1. This one is inspired by the famous 1954 David Gilmour Strat but the luthier Francisco Rodriguez made it his own. Franfret model #1

Unicorn Classic Ruokangas, a super high-end Les Paul type luthier's guitar

As part of the service proposed to boutique guitar builders to exhibit and try out instruments in the private showroom of The Guitar Channel in Paris, here is the Unicorn Classic coming from Finland and built by Ruokangas Guitars (ruokangas.com) led by master builder Juha Ruokangas. Ruokangas Unicorn Classic Unicorn Classic Ruokangas Specs Amount of

Featured in the showroom: 3 Spalt Instruments guitars by luthier Michael Spalt

As part of the service proposed to boutique guitar builders to exhibit and try out instruments in the private showroom of The Guitar Channel in Paris, France I am very pleased to present a trio of Spalt Instruments guitars (spaltinstruments.com) by luthier Michael Spalt : Gate Guitar #047 G2002 Octopus Totem X.2 X7 Presentation of

Whether you are luthiers or amp builders, the showroom of The Guitar Channel is an extraordinary tool to present your guitars or amps in Paris, France in optimal conditions. This service has been proposed by The Guitar Channel for several years now takes a new form. Click here to know all aboutThe Guitar Channel showroom

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A comfortable place in Paris accessible by appointment onlyfor your prospects and for the premium members of The Guitar Channelto try your products. Showroom services Access conditions Customer feedback Become a premium member to access this service Contact Pierre Journelpierre@lachaineguitare.com+33 (0)6 31 38 86 41 References Some of the clients below use the showroom for

There is only the best gear regarding  attenuators and speaker/mic simulators in The Guitar Channel showroom in Paris for recording gear reviews, for Guitar in Hand interviews and for live broadcasts every Friday night. Reminder on attenuators and simulators The gear presented in this article has two distinct functions: Attenuator: to reduce the electrical power

Allison Mareek is a singer guitar player with a great voice. She is half of a great Folk-Rock duo with Stephen Giry. Here is a guitar voice session recorded in our Paris showroom right after we did an interview in French you can find on La Chaîne Guitare. Allison Mareek - "The Weight" Until the

Mike Moreno guitar in hand interview in Paris in our showroom - Part 2/2

Second part of the in-depth guitar in hand interview of the great Jazz guitarist Mike Moreno (mikemoreno.com) recorded at The Guitar Channel showroom in Paris, France during the American musician's visit to Europe. The first part of the interview is available in this article. Mike Moreno guitar in hand interview The Guitar Channel podcast The

Mike Moreno guitar in hand interview in Paris in our showroom - Part 1/2

Mike Moreno is a great Jazz guitarist that The Guitar Channel could meet several times thanks to an introduction from Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (Jazz musician and regular columnist on our website). Mike being in Paris for a few days of vacation after a long summer tour in Canada, China, Japan and Italy, stopped at the showroom

Furch Guitars manufacture tour and showroom in Czech Republic

In this new episode of The Guitar Channel's Video Blogging we continue the Factory Tour started in the first part at Furch Guitars (furchguitars.com) in the Czech Republic. Summary of the full article Video tour of the brand nw showroom Full photo album There will be also videos interviews with Petr Furch (CEO) and Jiri

Showroom session - Archtop and solidbody shootouts - Miguel Castro

The Guitar Channel showroom is a kind of Ali-Baba cave filled with awesome guitar gear that allows pros partners to send potential customers to test their products in Paris, France. There are also guitars, amps, pedals and also Häussel pickups. It is for these that the Jazz guitarist Miguel Castro (www.miguelcastro.fr) has made an appointment

Shawn Cho interview - Vola Guitar CEO at the the showroom

Shawn Cho is one of the CEO of Vola Guitar. He came all the way from Korea to present the Made in Japan instruments built by Vola Guitar while he was visiting our showroom in Paris. During the last Winter NAMM I had the opportunity to take a look at the full range of guitars

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Freedom Custom Guitar Research, a boutique guitar builder from Tokyo - Workshop visit

After visiting his showroom, I'd like to take you on a tour of the large Freedom Custom Guitar Research (fcgrtokyo.com) workshop, also located in Tokyo. Our guide is Makoto Fukano, the brand's founder and master luthier. Finally, it's reassuring to see that guitars are made in much the same way all over the world. That's

Fender flagship store visit in Tokyo, Japan
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Fender flagship store visit in Tokyo, Japan

This 2024 trip to Japan was very rich in terms of guitar content production, as after visiting the Freedom Custom Guitar Research showroom and workshop, touring Tokyo's guitar stores, and covering the 3-day Sound Messe Osaka, we ended on a high note with a visit to Fender's brand-new flagship store in the heart of Tokyo's

Walko Guitars, presentation of four Made in France boutique instruments

Nicolas Walkowiak from Walko Guitar (walkoguitars.com) is a luthier based in Toulouse. Here is a presentation with four short demos of the four luthier guitars he brought to the showroom. Marinka Arsis Road One Aged Black Road One Butterscotch For more info:Luthier GuitarsLuthier Interviews

Red Apple Muller Guitare - Improvised demo by Tanguy Kerleroux

During a visit to the showroom, Tanguy Kerleroux (tanguykerleroux.com) fell in love with the Red Apple guitar by luthier Loïc Muller (mullerguitare.fr). The cameras were still on, I pressed Record and voilà, a 100% improvised demo. Démo Red Apple from Muller Guitare by Tanguy Kerleroux Photo album Configuration de la démo A guitar to try

Nicolas Meier and Pete Oxley, guitar in hand double interview

This is a double guitar-in-hand interview with two exceptional musicians: Nicolas Meier and Pete Oxley (meiergroup.com/oxley-meier). Special thanks to bassist José Fallot for bringing these two guitarists to the showroom. What a great encounter! As a bonus the is a triple session to listen to their music. Nicolas Meier and Pete Oxley interview Until the

Iconic Guitars, the up-and-coming boutique guitar brand! Factory tour & Interviews

Iconic Guitars (iconicguitars.com) is an American boutique manufacturer we're hearing more and more about. I discovered them at NAMM 2022 and was impressed by the quality of their work. Having kept in touch with founder Kevin Proctor, I went to their Carlsbad factory for a full factory tour. It was also an opportunity to interview

Justin Bieber: the fabulous guitar part by Tom Strahle on his hit ETA

I'm not sure I'd ever have thought of writing an article about a guitar part in a Justin Bieber song. And yet, after taking the elegantly clickbait of a video by Paul Davids (YouTube channel) about a hit played on a $99 guitar, that's what happened. So, ever since I discovered Justin Bieber's song ETA,