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Book Review – “Tone Wizards” by Curtis Fornadley

It's while listening to episode #14 of Tone Talk where John Suhr and Pete Thorn were guest that I first heard of the "Tone Wizards" book. John Suhr and Dave Friedman (one of the host of the show with Marc Huzansky) were talking highly about it so I had to check it out. www.guitartonewizards.com Book

Renaud Louis-Servais interview - Fifty Plugged Guitars play Michel Legrand

This is the final result of the 50 Plugged Guitars project, an incredible project initiated by Renaud Louis-Servais whose aim was to play Michel Legrand's composition entitled "What are you doing the rest of your life?" by fifty electric guitarists. Fifty Plugged Guitars project video Renaud Louis-Servais interview Until the next interview, keep on playing

I recently read "The Gospel According to Luke" the auto-biography Steve Lukather wrote with the help of Paul Rees. Let me tell you right away that it's a great book. There, now you know. Book Review We all know that Steve Lukather played on tons of record but I have to admit that I did

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2019 Winter NAMM: 5th California trip for The Guitar Channel

For the fifth year, The Guitar Channel will be present at the Winter NAMM which is held like every year in Los Angeles in Anaheim. The archives of previous years are in this list of articles. For reminder or info, the Winter NAMM is the trade show that brings together each year in January the

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YouTube Gem - Tone Talk Episode #14: John Suhr, Dave Friedman and Pete Thorn

Thanks to Thierry Labrouze from Kelt Amplification, I discovered the Tone Talk YouTube channel. When a tube amp guru like Thierry recommends you listen to something you listen, you do it! Tone Talk is hosted by Dave Friedman and Marc Huzansky. Warning Tone Talk is actually a video chat recorded with several people. There is no real

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Book Review - Electric Guitar and Bass Design by Leo Lospennato

Book review written by Cem Öcek   Title: Electric Guitar and Bass Design: The guitar or bass of your dreams, from the first draft to the complete plan Author: Lospennato, Leo Website: www.lospennatoguitars.com ISBN: 978-3000296420 Amazon link Review Many lutherie books explain how to build electric guitars and basses, focusing on woodworking, materials, tools, and other

Organizing a guitar show is a huge amount of work that The Guitar Channel has happily done for the second year as part of the Puteaux Guitar Festival. Organizing is good, analyzing to be able to enhance the next edition is even better! That's what was done last year, see the debrief of the 2017

Lowry Guitars - Demo concert Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018

The Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018 included in its program demo concerts that allowed to discover the instruments exhibited by luthiers throughout the festival in the magnificent Jean-Baptiste Lully Music Academy. Here are the Drew Lowry guitars presented on video. Lowry Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Drew Lowry (www.lowry-guitars.com) Musician: Shaï Sebbag Video and sound: Philippe

The Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018 included in its program demo concerts that allowed to discover the instruments exhibited by luthiers throughout the festival in the magnificent Jean-Baptiste Lully Music Academy. Here are the Pierre Bertrand guitars presented on video. Bertrand Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Pierre Bertand Musician: Shaï Sebbag Video and sound: Philippe Camus

Baudry Guitars - Demo concert Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018

The Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018 included in its program demo concerts that allowed to discover the instruments exhibited by luthiers throughout the festival in the magnificent Jean-Baptiste Lully Music Academy. Here are the Baudry guitars presented on video. Baudry Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Richard Baudry Musician: Shaï Sebbag Video and sound: Philippe Camus Until

2018 Festival Guitare Issoudun - 30th edition

The Festival Guitare Issoudun 2018 will be the 30th edition of this unique guitar event in France with a rich program of concerts, a guitar show, several masterclasses and an incomparable atmosphere. On the concert side, the immense Robben Ford is the international headliner followed closely by Christian Laborde, Joseph Lipomi, Jean-Felix Lalanne & Eric

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Backstager Guitar Story -

Here is a beautiful story of a guitar told by a member of the The Guitar Channel network. Want to tell your story? Join the network! The beginning of the story Lance Lopez is an American bluesman living in Dallas Texas. I discovered him in 2009 in Saarbrücken, Germany. It was while he was visiting

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Demo concert schedule – 2018 Puteaux Guitar Festival

The Puteaux Guitar Festival includes a luthier guitar show with 49 exhibitors as well as 28 demo concerts of instruments, amps and pedals by professional musicians on Saturday October 13rd and Sunday October 14th from 15:00 to 18:00. A wonderful opportunity to see and especially to hear all this beautiful gear played by talented pro

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The Guitar Channel Discord - Chat about guitar in realtime!

Want to chat in real time with other guitar enthusiasts? It is now possible on The Guitar Channel Discord via the web app and mobile or disktop applications. The Guitar Channel Discord invitation Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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Internationales de la Guitare de Toulouse 2018 - Guitar show

Like last year The Guitar Channel will be present at the Internationales de la Guitare in Toulouse 2018 with a booth. This will ensure coverage of the event via a special on-site correspondent throughout the weekend. The guitar show will be held in Toulouse on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. Last year video To

Guitar Summit 2018 - Video blogging - Day 3
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As if you were onsite, here is a new episode of The Guitar Channel Video Blogging in reportage in Germany for the 2nd edition of Guitar Summit. This guitar event is held in the Rosengarten of Mannheim just 3 hours by train from Paris. This is day 3 of the show. Video blogging - Sunday

Guitar Summit 2018 - Video blogging - Day 1
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As if you were onsite, here is a new episode of The Guitar Channel Video Blogging in reportage in Germany for the 2nd edition of Guitar Summit. This guitar event is held in the Rosengarten of Mannheim just 3 hours by train from Paris. This is day 1. Video blogging - Friday September 7th Interviews

The Guitar Summit (www.guitarsummit.de) will hold its 2nd edition from September 7th to 9th 2018 in Mannheim, Germany. Like last year, The Guitar Channel will be present with a booth to cover the many elements of this event. The full program is available online on this page. The big names present at the 2018 edition

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Festival de Guitare de Puteaux 2018 - Luthier show application

For the second year in a row, The Guitar Channel is organizing with the Puteaux Music Academy the guitar show of the Festival de Guitare de Puteaux right next to Paris, France. Here's the list of exhibitors for the second edition, this festival will happen from October 12th to 14th (see info below). The luthier show

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A busy Fall season for The Guitar Channel!

Fall is traditionally a very busy period on the side of guitar events because there are a lot of shows and festivals that are held at that time. Below are the events on which The Guitar Channel will be present whether to cover the event, to exhibit or ... as an organizer! September 7th to

2018 Montreal Jazz Festival (@MtlJazzFestival): here we go again!
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2018 Montreal Jazz Festival: here we go again!

After several Musikmesse, NAMM shows, Holy Grail Guitar Shows, and various others guitar shows in France, The Guitar Channel will cover again this year this great event in Quebec which is the Montreal Jazz Festival (www.montrealjazzfest.com). On my program for the 2018 Montreal Jazz Festival Interviews with musicians programmed on the festival Meetings with local luthiers, and God knows there are

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Demo concert videos - Festival de Guitare de Puteaux 2017

The 2017 Festival de Guitare de Puteaux featured a luthier guitar show with 49 exhibitors. In order to discover the wonderful instruments exhibited by the luthiers as well as the amps of craftsmen for electric guitars, demonstration concerts were held throughout the weekend. Here are some video recordings below. Demo concert videos Musicians Gotti Olivier

Festival de Guitare de Puteaux 2018 - Luthier show application

The Festival de Guitare de Puteaux will hold its 2nd edition in the conservatory Jean-Baptiste Lully from Friday October 12th until Sunday 14th 2018. Puteaux is a nice suburb right next to Paris, France. Last year edition was visited by 2,800 visitors during the three days. 73% of the exhibitors were satisfied or very satisfied by the

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2018 Holy Grail Guitar Show - Video visit and debrief

To relive the 2018 edition of the Holy Grail Guitar Show, I invite you to watch this replay of the live broadcast made from Berlin on The Guitar Channel Facebook page. You will have a visit in the heart of this show that brings together the cream of the cream of the world luthiers in

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2018 EGB symposium – Berlin – Full debrief

The EGB (European Guitar Builders association) organizes every year a symposium for its members, luthiers or guitar aficionados members of the association, with conferences dealing with many guitar subjects. This year it happened in Berlin right before the Holy Grail Guitar Show. www.europeanguitarbuilders.com EGB Symposium - Thursday May 3rd 2018 - Day 1 Here's the

2018 Holy Grail Guitar Show, 4th edition!
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2018 Holy Grail Guitar Show, 4th edition!

As for all the previous editions, The Guitar Channel will be on site in Berlin, Germany for the the Holy Grail Guitar Show. ​ www.holygrailguitarshow.com Get ready for a lot of photos and videos of this wonderful events featuring the best guitar luthiers in the world. Become a member of the club to benefit from the

2018 G3 concert report - Uli Jon Roth / John Petrucci / Joe Satriani

The 2018 G3, this three-guitar concert formula launched by Joe Satriani, was at the Seine Musical on Monday, April 16, 2018, a brand new concert hall in Paris, France. The Guitar Channel was invited by the talented and multi-instrumentalist Mike Keneally, it was a beautiful evening very intense guitar night. In addition to Satch, the two

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Private Session with Romain Pilon

Romain Pilon is part of the younger generation of Jazz guitarists who push the envelope and go further than the pure orthodoxy of this style of music. His superb album titled Copper is tinged with Rock while keeping a sprit resolutely Jazz. It was a great pleasure to welcome him to the showroom for a

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Guitar amp mic shootout - Shure SM57, SM58 and Loadbox Koch LB-120 II

Preamble I am regularly dismayed by the poor quality of videos of guitarists who make a demo and are posted, for example, at the end of the guitar shows where luthiers and amp manufacturers post videos made with a smartphone with a mediocre sound which is not showcasing properly the product presented (guitar, amp or

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Antoine Boyer is a young and very talented guitar player. He is equally at ease playing Jazz, Classical or Gipsy / Manouche music. "Cameleon Waltz" is his solo album which will be released on March 30th 2018. Antoine came at The Guitar Channel showroom to record an interview in French and two solo pieces. Antoine