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

Guitar Show Padova 2024 - Sunday Report, Interviews & Guitar Demos

Here's the report for the last day of Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it), with videos of guitars recorded on the spot to really get a better idea of the sound of these beautiful transalpine electrics. Interviews of the day: Guitar demos recorded onsite: Sunday report in Padova Until the next interview or gear review, keep on

Guitar Show Padova 2024 - Saturday report

A busy Saturday for Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it) 2024. This report features no less than 5 interviews and 6 guitars tested on site in video. This show is really amazing with a vast array of boutique builders coming from all over Europe, big guitar brands as well as some incredible Vintage guitar collections. Interviews of

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Guitar Show Padova 2024 – Friday Report

Here's the report for the installation day of Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it) 2024, where I'm delighted to come as an exhibitor and above all to cover the event. Friday report in Padova Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Padova ArchivesVideo Blogging ArchivesGuitar Shows

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

Sound Messe Osaka 2024 - Sunday Report & Interviews

Here is the full report for Day 3 of the Sound Messe Osaka 2024 on this beautiful Sunday at the biggest guitar show in Japan. Interviews of the day: Guitars reviewed in the video: Sound Messe Osaka 2024 - Day 3 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Sound Messe Osaka 2024 - Saturday Report & Interviews

Here is the full report for Day 2 of the Sound Messe Osaka 2024 on this beautiful Saturday at the biggest guitar show in Japan. Interviews of the day: Guitars reviewed in the video: Sound Messe Osaka 2024 - Day 2 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Sound Messe Osaka 2024 - Report & Interviews - Day 1

Here's a more than one hour report from Sound Messe Osaka 2024. No less than 4 interviews to kick off the show, which opened in the afternoon for buyers only. The show will open to the public over the weekend, with an expected 10,000 visitors. Interviews of the day: Sound Messe Osaka 2024 - Day

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).

Tokyo, Japan: video visit of some incredible guitar stores

Japan is a country of guitar aficionados, as you can see when you visit a guitar store. This is the case in Tokyo, where there are several districts with multi-storey guitar stores. Here's a visit to Ochanomizu and Shibuya. Tokyo guitar store visits Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar!

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2024 Montreux International Guitar Show Day 3 report

Here is the full report for day 3 at the 2024 Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch) in Switzerland. The interview of the day is with Erika, the owner of Dowina Guitars (dowina.com). MIGS 2024 Day 3 report Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:MIGS ArchivesGuitar

2024 Montreux International Guitar Show Day 2 report

Here is the full report for day 2 at the 2024 Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch) in Switzerland. Part 1 / Part 2 Interviews of the day: MIGS 2024 Day 2 report - Part 2 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:MIGS ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier

2024 Montreux International Guitar Show Day 2 report

Here is the full report for day 2 at the 2024 Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch) in Switzerland. Part 1 / Part 2 Interviews of the day: MIGS 2024 Day 2 report - Part 1 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:MIGS ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier

2024 Montreux International Guitar Show Day 1 report

Here is the full report for day 1 at the 2024 Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch) in Switzerland with an interview with Jack Gardiner. MIGS 2024 Day 1 report Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:MIGS ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Spring is a busy time for guitar shows. As it happens, between the end of April and mid-May there are three major guitar shows taking place in Switzerland, Japan and Italy. The Guitar Channel will once again be out and about at these three events: The Guitar Channel, the guitar mediaoffering the best coverageof guitar

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Work session:

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird is a monument to Southern Rock. Its Slide guitar intro is as beautiful as it is memorable. As the tempo is not very fast, it's an excellent exercise in sound quality and accuracy. Free Bird Slide guitar intro Recording of a work session from April 15th 2024: Setup To record the

Schecter Custom Shop Los Angeles - Guided tour and Michael Ciravolo interview

Just after NAMM, I took the opportunity to visit the Schecter Guitars Custom Shop in Los Angeles. By contacting Nick Johnston, I was able to get the contact to organize this visit, with the added bonus of an interview with Michael Ciravolo, Schecter's president. Let me take you on a tour of this Custom Shop,

NAMM 2024 as if you were there: 5 reports, 35 interviews, 4 debriefs!

Once again, The Guitar Channel brought you the best coverage of NAMM, with no fewer than 5 daily reports and 35 interviews, including 4 debriefs! With over 60,000 visitors, 1,600 exhibitors and more than 3,500 brands, there was plenty to do over the 4 days of the show. In short, NAMM is far from being

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NAMM 2024, Report & Interviews: Day 4

Great Sunday to end the 2024 edition of the NAMM Show! Usually the last day is very quiet but there was in fact many people going around. Highlight of the day a great jam between Matteo Mancuso and his father and an interview with Lee Anderton. Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2

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NAMM 2024, Report & Interviews: Day 3

Beautiful Californian sunshine for a great Saturday at NAMM 2024. Here's over an hour of coverage and 6 interviews to find out, see and hear all about it! You will here those musicians play: Dweezil Zappa, Glenn Arzel, Julien Bitoun and more. Interviews of the day Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2

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NAMM 2024, Report & Interviews: Day 2

Friday was another busy day at NAMM, with 6 interviews and a few kilometers covered in the aisles of the Anaheim Convention Center. Interviews of the day Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 NAMM 2024, Day 2 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on

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NAMM 2024, Day 1: Report & Interviews

Day one at NAMM, with no fewer than 8 interviews conducted in the show aisles! Suffice to say, it was a very intense and exciting day. Here's the full report. Interviews of the day Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 NAMM 2024, Day 1 Until the

NAMM 2024, report and visit before the opening!
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NAMM 2024, report and visit before the opening!

Having arrived in Anaheim in the afternoon, I was able to get a sneak preview of NAMM while some exhibitors were still setting up. Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 NAMM 2024, Day 0 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar!

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NAMM 2024: a ninth trip to California for The Guitar Channel!

In 2024, the NAMM Show returns to its usual late-January slot and 4-day duration. It will take place from January 25 to 28, 2024, and The Guitar Channel will be on site for the ninth time. Why go to NAMM in 2024 NAMM is THE major event for the entire musical instrument industry. Even if

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ToneX IK Multimedia or how to get great guitar sound instantly

The ToneX IK Multimedia pedal (ikmultimedia.com) recently returned from a triumphant Backstage Gear Tour among The Guitar Channel premium subscribers. I couldn't resist the pleasure of plugging this little machine back in for 5 minutes. What a blast! Great guitar sound right away, in a matter of seconds. Here's an improvised demo recorded in a

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2023 Puteaux guitar show satisfaction survey: very positive global progression

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 fifth 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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Fantastic final day at Guitar Summit 2023 (www.guitarsummit.de) with another rich harvest of interviews and the conclusion of the salon visit. Sunday once again drew a crowd of visitors, confirming that the passion for the guitar is as fervent as ever Interviews of the day Reports: Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 Guitar

Sensational Day 2 at Guitar Summit 2023: 8 interviews and show floor visit

Saturday at Guitar Summit 2023 (www.guitarsummit.de) was a memorable day at the exhibition, marked by a massive turnout, the presence of numerous guitar stars, and an exceptional musical atmosphere. The world of the guitar shone brightly in Mannheim! It's a great experience to be part of such a dynamic event entirely dedicated to the guitar

Diving into the heart of Guitar Summit 2023: show visit and showcases

The Guitar Summit (www.guitarsummit.de) 2023, the premier European event for guitar enthusiasts, resonated through the strings from September 22nd to 24th in Mannheim, Germany! Explore the thrilling details of the first day with our comprehensive coverage and delve into the captivating guitar show visit that marked the kickoff of this exceptional event. Congratulations to the

List of exhibitors at the 2023 Puteaux Guitar Show organized by La Chaîne Guitare

This is the list of exhibitors at the 5th edition of the luthiers' show organized by La Chaîne Guitare for the Festival Guitare de Puteaux from October 13 to 15, 2023. Some thirty craftsmen from France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Romania and the United States will be there to present their instruments, pickups and guitar gear!

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