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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 (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?" 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
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 (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
The American guitar player Greg Howe has played with huge pop stars from Michael Jackson to Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias and more. His career as a solo artist or within a band has also been very rich. Here is a guitar in hand interview from his home in Oklahoma. The two other interviews with Greg
The guitarist François Thouvenot had made a first appearance on La Chaîne Guitare during an interview conducted in 2019 at the Festival Guitare Issoudun where he had played with the duo Kaïnos. As he is a big fan of the work of luthier Thomas Fejoz (thomasfejoz.com), when the latter came to the showroom to drop
The American pro audio brand Eventide continues to renew its guitar pedal line. After the BlackHole reverb, the MicroPitch offers a stereo delay with the famous Eventide detuning function. The possibilities of this pedal are incredible as it can be a simple delay, a stereo multi-tap delay, a stereo delay with modulation or a chorus!
The Texas based guitar player Mark Lettieri (marklettieri.com) who plays with Snarky Puppy among many projects is the guest of this guitar in hand interview recorded from his home studio. The occasion was the release of his new solo album The Baritone Sessions Vol.2. Mark goes through his composition process and walks through the conception