This time, this is for good! The Winter NAMM 2020 has officially started. Here is day 1 in a full video blogging episode. Interviews of the day Jude Gold, Jefferson Starship guitar okayer and No Guitar Is Safe host Kim Bjørn, co-autor of the excellent book Pedal Crush Hanitra and Jean-Marc Bontemps Andrea - Dophix,

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Winter NAMM 2020 - Installation of the show - Vlog January 15th

For the first time since The Guitar Channel started to come to Los Angeles for NAMM, I would like to show you the installation of this gigantic show. It is quite fascinating to see the set up of all the booths. Some are already ready, others will be working very late this evening to finish

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In the series of factory tour videos, The Guitar Channel invites you to discover the Fender factory in Corona in the suburbs of Los Angeles. A unique opportunity to discover the place where all American Fender guitars are made, whether for standard models, Custom Shop and Masterbuilt. Fender factory visit in Corona Until the next

Winter NAMM 2019 - The Guitar Channel debrief

For the sixth year, The Guitar Channel will be present at the Winter NAMM (namm.org) which is held like in Los Angeles in Anaheim. The archives of previous years are in this list of articles. The Winter NAMM is the trade show that brings together each year in January the entire world of the musical

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Sunday is usually a quieter day than Saturday for the guitar shows but it seems that this rule of thumb does not apply in Spain. In fact the second day of the Luthier Guitar Show (luthierguitarshow.com) was very busy almost right from the start until the end. Interviews of the day Luciano Ponzio - Don

Madrid Luthier Guitar Show - Video report for day 1

Here is the report in Video Blogging mode of the first day of the Luthier Guitar Show (luthierguitarshow.com) in Madrid. Second edition of this event gathering acoustic and electric luthiers from all over Spain but also from all over Europe. Interviews of the day Fran Rodriguez Sascha Greuter AMS Guitars Luis Guerrero Ralph Bonte Jacco

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 4th edition in a 4min video

From October 11th to 13th 2019, the 3rd edition of the Puteaux Guitar Festival took place in the the music academy of the Puteaux city, right next to Paris, near the La Défense business district. Again The Guitar Channel had the responsibility to organize the guitar show part of the festival as well as the

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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Guitar Summit 2019 - Day3: a great Sunday full of guitars

It's already the last day of the Guitar Summit! Times fly when you are having fun. A bit less crowded than Saturday but still a steady flow of visitors. Guitar Summit 2019 - Day3 vlog Until the next video blogging episode or interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Guitar Summit 2019 - Day 2: guitars, guitars and more guitars!

The big day of Guitar Summit is definitely Saturday, there was already the queue in front of the Rosen Garten at 10:30am while the show opened at only at 11:00am. Program of the day: Mathieu Humbert - Melophonics Egon Rauscher - SoulTool Guitars Claudio Pagelli Saku Vuori Jol Burger Guitar Summit 2019 - Day 2

Guitar Summit 2019 - Day 1: show visit, interviews and Paul Gilbert masterclass

This is day 1 of the 2019 Guitar Summit with a new video blogging episode to live from the heart of the event what is going on in the biggest guitar show in Europe. Guitar Summit 2019 - Day 1 Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Guitar Summit 2019 - Preview of the setup and installation the biggest guitar show in Europe

The Guitar Summit 2019 is not even started that The Guitar Channel already makes you visit the show. How cool is that!! Well, in fact it is mostly the implementation and installation that you will see in this episode of the video blogging but it already gives an idea of this great event that is

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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Dave Friedman and Sammy Boller visit in Paris, France - Vlog

The tube amp guru Dave Friedman behind the brand Friedman Amplification which builds amps, guitars and pedals was in Paris, France with the amazing Sammy Boller as a demonstrator. It was a great opportunity to record a video blogging as well as interviews with Dave and Sammy. Thank you to the amp store L'Ampli à

Ron Bumblefoot Thal guitar in hand interview in Paris

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal was in Paris between two masterclasses in Europe, here he is in guitar in hand. A unique opportunity to see Ron shred on T-Bone Walker 1949 ES-5N Gibson! Summary of the complete article The complete video of the interview What Ron did since the last interview His first guitar riff His first

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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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

Furch Guitars factory tour - Czech Republic - Part 1/2

Invited by the French importer GNG / Eurodiscom and Furch Guitars (furchguitars.com), The Guitar Channel had the pleasure of accompanying a group of French dealers during a trip to the Czech Republic to visit the acoustic guitar factory. Here is part 1 of 2 of a new Factory Tour. Summary of the full article Full

Montreal Jazz Festival 2019 - Video Blogging

The great Canadian city has been a must stop for The Guitar Channel for a couple of years now for the Montreal Jazz Festival. The program is always great and full of great musicians. In the video blogging episode below you will have extracts from concerts, live shots from the outside concerts, micro-interviews and more.

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

Visit of the 2019 Musikmesse Pop-Up Market - First edition

Musikmesse great novelty for 2019, the holding of a Pop-Up Market on Saturday with a very low entry price of € 5. An excellent initiative that brought together many dealers of Vintage guitars including Mathias Jabs from Scorpions, dealers of used equipment, accessories and records. Video visit of the 2019 Musikmesse Pop-Up Market Photo Album of

Video Blogging - 2019 Musikmesse - Day 2

This is the episode of the video blogging for the second and last day that The Guitar Channel has spent in Frankfurt for this 2019 Musikmesse. Many interesting discussions with people from the guitar business and one interview with the one and only Thomas Blug, founder of Bluguitar. Vlog - 2019 Musikmesse - Friday 05/04/19