Farewell to Jeff Beck - Interview with Jennifer Batten who played with him on stage and in the studio

It's impossible to miss the sudden death of Jeff Beck, a phenomenal musician with a career path as brilliant as it was messy. Jeff Beck died on January 10th, 2023 at the age of 78, the British guitar legend is no more. Farewell to Jeff Beck I really discovered him in 1988 during a trip

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Chapman Guitars, Rabea Massaad's departure, Philip McNight's analysis, my two cents

Those who follow closely the guitar industry news may have seen the news that the well known musician and youtuber Rabea Massaad (chaîne YouTube) was leaving Chapman Guitars (chapmanguitars.com) with whom he was with for 10 years. Rabea Massaad announcement The video lasts just over 11 minutes but the announcement itself only takes up the

Bad Cat Amps workshop visit in Costa Mesa, California
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Bad Cat Amps workshop visit in Costa Mesa, California

The annual trip to California for NAMM is also a great opportunity to see what's going on in the many guitar shops and factories in the area. This time I'm taking you to see the workshops of Bad Cat (badcatamps.com), a tube amp brand based in Costa Mesa. Bad Cat Amps workshop visit Until the

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In June 2020 I proposed you an interview with the director Jörg Steineck because he was launching a crowdfunding campaign for a documentary about the great jazz musician John Scofield. A little more than two years later the documentary film Inside Scofield is released! Here is the review. Inside Scofield teaser John Scofield interview at

The catalog of exclusive videos of The Guitar Channel is very rich, we have over 2000 videos with interviews, reports, gear reviews, etc.. In order to promote this content in an active way, there is now a free video available every day on the homepage of theguitarchannel.biz. This allows everyone to view a newly released

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John Monteleone (monteleone.net) is an American luthier well known for his acoustic guitars and especially his archtop instruments. In the tradition of D'Angelico and D'Aquisto, he perpetuates a certain idea of American lutherie. Played by the greatest, from Mark Knopfler to Eric Clapton through Julian Lage, David Grisman and many others, his guitars are very

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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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Launch of the The Guitar Channel radio for premium subscribers

For paying subscribers of The Guitar Channel, it is now possible to access the audio versions of the last 20 videos published. It's a feature that I was regularly asked for but that I didn't know how to implement easily yet. It's now done via this page: theguitarchannel.biz/radioRadio better than radio as you get to

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2019 Puteaux Guitar Festival 4th edition in a 4min video

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

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NAMM 2022: it's (high) time to return to California!

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

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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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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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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

Clubhouse app demo and audio setup to get a good sound

The Clubhouse audio chat application is currently all the rage on the Internet. Launched in the United States a year ago, it has been making its debut in Europe in recent weeks. As a podcaster since 2005, I find the principle very interesting because it allows very simply to establish an audio discussion with its

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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

The 2020 Boutique Guitar Showcase (boutiqueguitarshowcase.com) tour curated by Jamie Gale made its French stop at Guitare Village, a guitar store located 30min North from Paris by train. At a time when guitar shows have disappeared from the face of the earth, it was nice to see about thirty instruments from American and European luthiers.

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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7 test studios: once again the big advantage of the Puteaux guitar show

This year again for the 3rd edition of the Puteaux Guitar Festival its guitar show organized by The Guitar Channel, the 7 test studios were the big advantage for the visitors. The Guitar Channel guitar show organizer Results of the guitar show Whenever a visitor wanted to test a guitar, acoustic or electric, an amp

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2019 Puteaux Guitar Festival - Guitar show exhibitor list

For the third year, The Guitar Channel is organizing with the Puteaux music academy the guitar show of the Puteaux Guitar Festival . Puteaux is a very nice and cosy suburb right next to Paris, France. Here's the list of exhibitors for this edition, this festival will happen from October 11th to 13th (see info

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2019 Guitar Summit - The biggest guitar show in Europe

The Guitar Summit (www.guitarsummit.de) will hold its 3rd edition from September 27th to 29th 2019 in the Mannheim Rosengarten, Germany. Like for the previous editions, The Guitar Channel will be present with a booth to cover the event. The full program is available online on this page. Some of the big names present at the

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Festival de Guitare de Puteaux 2019 - Luthier show application

The Festival de Guitare de Puteaux will hold its 3rd edition in the conservatory Jean-Baptiste Lully from Friday October 11th until Sunday 13th 2019. Puteaux is a nice suburb right next to Paris, France. For the previous two editions, the festival was visited by more than 2,000 visitors during the three days. 73% of the

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When Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X guitars: analysis of the latest Gibson bad buzz

You must have seen the video where hundreds of Gibson Firebird X guitars are destroyed. It's the Gibson bad buzz of the day on the Internet. A quick search will quickly get you the video in question. Gibson's official response Below is a screenshot of the official response received this morning at 1:27 am on

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ZZ Top documentary

ARTE TV often offers great documentary that talk about music. So when it is on about the legendary Texan trio ZZ Top that is the subject, we enjoy every seconds of it! Great fan before the eternal guitarist Billy F. Gibbons who was (and still is one of my favorite guitarists), it was a blast

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Vlog - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka - Day 3 - Final day of the show

Big intense day for the closing of the Sound Messe Osaka with a lot of visitors (more than 7000 about the whole of the 3 days). So here is the third and final part of the Video Blogging so you can see what happened today during the show. Interviews of the day Christophe Ravi -

Vlog - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka - Day 2 - The real start of the show

Saturday, May 11, 2019 was the real beginning of the Sound Messe Osaka show with the opening to the public. All exhibitors are present this time, including the independent luthiers. Here is the seconde episode of the Video Blogging series for this day. Interviews of the day Ho Zen - Maestro Guitars Yukihiro Sakamoto -

Vlog - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka 2019 - Day 1 live report

Here is the live report in Video Blogging mode of the first day of the guitar show of Sound Messe Osaka in Japan. This is actually the final day of installation of the event with the afternoon specifically reserved for buyers. Summary of the full article Full video of the report Micro-interviews Album photo of

The Guitar Channel in Japan - Coverage of the Sound Messe guitar show in Osaka

In our quest to always better cover the six string world, The Guitar Channel will go to Japan to cover the guitar show of the Sound Messe held in Osaka from May 10 to 12, 2019. In 2017 during a family tourist trip, I had subtly influenced the course to make a detour up in

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Three Los Angeles guitar store visits - Guitar Center Hollywood, Mesa/Boogie Store, Truetone Music

Los Angeles is a gigantic city full of guitar shops. Last year The Guitar Channel made a visit of Norman's Rare Guitars, the legendary vintage instrument store. This year, there are three stores including the famous Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood that was recently redone. Also, the Mesa / Boogie store just opposite

Guitar Point visit - The best Vintage guitar store in Europe? Probably!

Taking advantage of the trip to Germany for the Musikmesse, The Guitar Channel went to discover Guitar Point the famous Vintage guitar shop. A dozen kilometers from Frankfurt, in a village called Maintal is indeed a unique store which several subscribers of The Guitar Channel boasted the merits for a long time. Well, I was