Cesco's Corner, interview with Francesco Balossino, major Italian collector of Vintage guitars

The great Italian Vintage guitar collector Francesco Balossino of Cesco's Corner (cescoscornerguitars.com) was one of the important exhibitors of the SHG Music Show in Milan 2022. In fact, he occupied a good part of the Vintage Vault, a large room entirely dedicated to the American Vintage guitar and also to Wandré guitars. Here's an in-depth

2022 Puteaux guitar show: results of satisfaction survey, 68% of sales or orders !

As for the editions of the previous years of the Puteaux Guitar Festival, The Guitar Channel realized a satisfaction survey with the exhibitors of the luthiers show that I was organizing for the fourth time. To my knowledge, the Puteaux guitar show is the only one to conduct a satisfaction survey at each edition and

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2022 SHG Music Show interviews and report of the Milano guitar show

For the second year in a row, The Guitar Channel went to Milano, Italy to cover the SHG Music Show (shgmusicshow.it), which offers an original cocktail of brand-name guitars, new, used and Vintage, as well as luthiers and pedal and amp manufacturers. Here is the video report from this magnificent Italian city which is Milano!

Costalab Pedals demo - EchoLab, ChorusLab & Custom Muff

While waiting for a complete gear review of these excellent Italian pedals, here is a first discovery of these products from Costalab (costalab.com). You can discover the two speed echo, the EchoLab, the ultra deep chorus, the ChorusLab and finally a revised version of the Big Muff with the Custom Muff. Costalab pedal review Until

MIDI tutorial: how to control the Kernom Ridge overdrive pedal via MIDI with Blue Cat Audio Remote Control

In the video below recorded in collaboration with Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com), I show you how you can use their Remote Control software to change parameters on the MIDI capable overdrive pedal Kernom Ridge (kernom.com). For us mere guitar players, there is something magic in being able to remote control a pedal on our pedalboard.

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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

Girault Guitars model California Master, no talking review

It is difficult to remain insensitive to the shape of the California made by Tony Girault (giraultguitars.com), luthier in Evreux, in the beautiful region of Normandy in France. This is the new version of this model with slightly redesigned curves. In case you are wondering the name of the luthier is pronounced G-raw. Loaded with

The 4th edition of the Festival Guitare de Puteaux took place from October 7th until the 9th 2022. Since its creation in 2017, the guitar show part of the festival is organized by The Guitar Channel. Here is below a 4min video blog to have a good idea of what went down during this awesome

Scott Elliott from Chernobyl Studios interview at 42 Gear Street #42GSFour

Scott Elliott is a metal oriented guitar youtuber. He was one of Henning Pauly's guests at the 42 Gear Street event. I had already met him at several shows, including MIGS and Padova. Here he is in interview in Henning's garden in Germany. Scott Elliott interview Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for

Carlos Asensio from Guitarraviva, interview of the Spanish youtuber with 3,9 millions subscribers!

Carlos Asensio (guitarraviva.com) has almost 4 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, Guitarraviva. So he was one of the biggest content producer present at 42 Gear Street. Since he produces all his content in Spanish, he still has a huge potential audience not only in Spain, but also in South America and of course in

Iconic Guitars, new boutique guitar brand, interview with Kevin Proctor at NAMM 2022

During the NAMM 2022, I fell in love with the guitars of a brand I didn't know yet: Iconic Guitars (iconicguitars.com). Here is a presentation of this new American boutique guitar brand with an interview with Kevin Proctor, the owner. Interview with Kevin Proctor Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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

In 2021, the Boutique Amp Distribution factory where Friedman amps were manufactured burned down. I had the opportunity to propose you a visit during a stay for the NAMM. One year later the new factory is operational for the production of Friedman (friedmanamplification.com) amps but also Soldano, Tone King, Morgan, Synergy and Wampler pedals. Here

Orange Amps, interview with Charlie Cooper, son of the founder of the British brand

It was during 42 Gear Street that I had the pleasure to meet Charlie Cooper, son of Clifford Cooper, the founder in 1968 of the legendary British amp brand Orange Amps (orangeamps.com). A great opportunity to learn more about this iconic manufacturer that supplies Jimmy Page, for example. Interview Charlie Cooper from Orange Audio version

Hop Pole Studio, interview with Adam Steel during the 42 Gear Street event #42GSFour

Adam Steel is the pro musician behind Hop Pole Studios (YouTube channel). He was present at the 42 Gear Street event organized by Henning Pauly. Here he is in interview! Adam Steel interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Shape Your Tone, Alessandro Bianchi interview at 42 Gear Street #42GSFour

It was at the 42 Gear Street event that I met the Italian youtuber Alessandro Bianchi from Shape Your Tone (YouTube channel). Here is an interview with him in Henning Pauly's garden in Weilburg, 45min North of Frankfurt. Alessandro Bianchi interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Cream T Guitars & Pickups, presentation with Hosk during 42 Gear Street #42GSFour

It was during the 42 Gear Street event that I met Andrew Hoskins, aka Hosk, to have a presentation of the British brand Cream T (creamtpickupsdirect.com) which offers pickups and also guitars. Hosk interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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PJD Guitars, the latest news wirt Jens Buschenhenke during 42 Gear Street

It was during the 42 Gear Street event organized by Henning Pauly an hour's drive from Frankfurt that I recorded this video with Jens to give an update on PJD Guitars (pjdguitars.com). Jens Buschenhenke interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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Rick Beato signature Gibson Les Paul Special DC review

The Les Paul Special Gibson signature Rick Beato is a guitar that made a lot of news because it's the first time the American brand made a signature model for a youtuber rather than a star musician. Here is the test of the dual P90 guitar with its superb TV Blue Mist color. Test of

Toulouse guitar show, video report during the Internationales de la Guitare festival 2022

The Internationales de la Guitare de Toulouse (les-ig.com) is a festival who has been active for 25 years. It also features a guitar show where I usually go every year to cover the event. Here is the video report for the 2022 editions. Toulouse guitar show report Until the next report or interview, keep on

Perfecto de Castro interview during 42 Gear Street #42GSFour
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Perfecto de Castro interview during 42 Gear Street #42GSFour

Perfecto de Castro (YouTube channel) is an American guitar youtuber with over 300,000 subscribers. He was one of the guests at the 42 Gear Street event organized by Henning Pauly. Perfecto de Castro interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Blackstar Amplification, presented by Ollie Clubb at the 42 Gear Street event #42GSFour

During the 42 Gear Street event I had the pleasure to meet Ollie Clubb who works in the international marketing department of Blackstar Amps (blackstaramps.com). He knows the history of the company and the current product range very well. Blackstar's St James amps are currently creating a lot of buzz in the small world of

Cherry's Guitars, demo of a Les Paul type guitar built by the French luthier Thierry Ceresa

The Les Paul number VIII guitar from French luthier Thierry Ceresa under his brand Cherry's (cherrysguitars.com) is an exceptional guitar! The demo below is a compilation of the playing sequences from the Direct Backstage live show on September 2, 2022 on La Chaîne Guitare. The guitar is plugged into the Universal Audio Dream 65 preamp

Here is the full photo album reserved for premium subscribers for Day 3 of the Guitar Summit 2022 in Mannheim Germany. Guitar Summit 2022 - Photo album for Sunday Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Here is the report for Day 3 of the Guitar Summit 2022. Stéphane Bertrand, special correspondent of The Guitar Channel in Mannheim, went to the Rosengarten to make this video report. Reports: Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday Guitar Summit 2022 Sunday report Until the next video report or interview, keep on playing the

Guitar Summit 2022 - Photo album for Day 2 of the German guitar show in Mannheim

Here is the full photo album reserved for premium subscribers for Day 2 of the Guitar Summit 2022 in Mannheim Germany. Guitar Summit 2022 - Photo album for Saturday Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Krenar Cilku interview of the Austrian youtuber during #42GSFour

I met the Austrian youtuber Krenar Cilku (YouTube channel) at the 42 Gear Street event organized by Henning Pauly in his village of Weilburg. We even recorded together a video about the new RevStar models from Yamaha. Krenar Cilku interview Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers Until the next interview,

Guitar Summit 2022, Day 2 report from our special correspondent in Germany

Here is the report for Day 2 day of the Guitar Summit 2022. Stéphane Bertrand, special correspondent of The Guitar Channel in Mannheim, went to the Rosengarten to make this video video report. Reports: Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday Guitar Summit 2022 Saturday report Until the next video report or interview, keep on

Colin Scott, The Science of Loud, interview of the Scottish youtuber during #42GSFour

It was during the 42 Gear Street event that I had the pleasure to meet and interview Colin Scott (csguitars.co.uk), a Scottish youtuber whose YouTube channel is called The Science of Loud. Colin Scott interview Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!

Futone Guitars, Paulo Gonçalves luthier interview - Guitar Summit 2022

Paulo Gonçalves is the luthier of Futone Guitars (futoneguitars.com). Here he is in interview during the Guitar Summit 2022 at the show that was held for the 4th time in the Rosengarten of Mannheim in Germany. Paulo Gonçalves interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.