MIGS 2022 - Installation of the first edition of the guitar show in Montreux, Switzerland

Here it is! After a few postponements due to the pandemic, this time it's the good one, the Montreux International Guitar Show, the MIGS for short (migs.ch) will hold its first edition from April 29th to May 1st 2022. Here is the report of the trip to Switzerland and the installation of the guitar show

Mostra Wandré guitars exhibition, SHG Music Show 2021 in Milano, Italy

As part of the SHG Music Show, there was an awesome exhibition of 50 guitars from Mostra Wandré. Here is the video visit of this exhibition with an interview with Marco Ballestri (anniversarybooks.it) who wrote a great book about Wandré guitars. Wandré guitars exhibition in Milano Until the next video blogging report or interview, keep

SHG Music Show, full photo and video report of this awesome guitar show in Milano, Italy

For the first time The Guitar Channel went to Milano, Italy to cover the SHG Music Show (shgmusicshow.it). I was very pleased because it was a super awesome guitar show. There were a lot of very interesting exhibitors with boutique manufacturers of guitars and pedals and dealers of used and vintage instruments. The schedule of

Video coverage of the Toulouse guitar show as part of the festival

The festival Internationales de la Guitare in Toulouse (les-ig.com) includes a guitar show where The Guitar Channel once again took its cameras and microphone to let you experience the event from the inside. This year's great novelty was a new location with a beautiful exhibition space that was up to the ambitions of the show.

Guitar Show Italy, full report of the 2nd day
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Guitar Show Italy, full report of the 2nd day

End of the Italian weekend in Padua for the 2021 edition of the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it)! Still an very hot summer day, but fortunately the exhibition space was well air-conditioned. On the program of this report, images of the show floor, sequences of the demo concerts and four interviews. The guest of the day were:

Guitar Show Italy in Padova, day 1 on a gorgeous sunny Saturday

The Guitar Show (guitarshow.it) of Padova opened its doors to the public on Saturday, July 11, 2021 during a beautiful sunny day. With a hundred of exhibitors there was plenty to do! In this video blogging I take you to visit the booths and make some surprise interviews. The guests of the day are: Henning

Guitar Show Italy in Padova, 1h from Venice, installation day

Finally a guitar show worthy of the name to go cover! It's been 18 months since I took a plane to go to an event like the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it) which takes place in Padova, Italy, on July 10th and 11th, 2021, 1 hour from Venice. Once again, The Guitar Channel is on site to

Yeore Kim and Antoine Boyer play Tangram - Live showroom concert replay

On Thursday, June 10, 2021 the talented duo composed of Korean Yeore Kim on harmonica and Antoine Boyer (antoineboyermusic.com) on guitar came to give a live concert from the showroom of The Guitar Channel in Paris. Here is the full replay below. Yeore Kim and Antoine Boyer concert The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version

The guitarist François Thouvenot had made a first appearance on La Chaîne Guitare during an interview conducted in 2019 at the Festival Guitare Issoudun where he had played with the duo Kaïnos. As he is a big fan of the work of luthier Thomas Fejoz (thomasfejoz.com), when the latter came to the showroom to drop

Tiphanie Doucet, replay of a live concert from the showroom in Paris, France

The musician Tiphanie Doucet (tiphaniedoucet.com), whom I met on Clubhouse, came to the The Guitar Channel showroom in Paris, France to play five songs. A beautiful voice, a vintage Gibson B-25 and a lot of talent: here is the result! To support Tiphanie, head over to her Patreon page: patreon.com/tiphaniedoucet Set list played by Tiphanie

Showroom session: Sylvain Luc plays

After recording an in-depth guitar in hand interview in the showroom, Sylvain Luc agreed to play a song in front of the cameras. It is his composition called Boléro Langoureux, taken from the excellent album by Renaud Letang. A pure moment of music to enjoy without moderation! Sylvain Luc plays Boléro Langoureux Gear used Sylvain

The musician Pierrejean Gaucher (pierrejeangaucher.com) plays in this session some selected pieces from his album Zappe Satie where he mixes the music of Frank Zappa and Erik Satie. Pierrejean Gaucher plays Zappe Satie Gear used Guitar: Tausch Guitars model 665 Raw Deluxe (tausch-guitars.de) Amp: Kelt V-Twin Sound: Universal Audio Ox Box Pedals: Jan Ray Vemuram,

Allison Mareek is a singer guitar player with a great voice. She is half of a great Folk-Rock duo with Stephen Giry. Here is a guitar voice session recorded in our Paris showroom right after we did an interview in French you can find on La Chaîne Guitare. Allison Mareek - "The Weight" Until the

Soho Riot - Sessions at Studio Luna Rossa
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Soho Riot – Sessions at Studio Luna Rossa

On February 13th, 2020 The Guitar Channel joined the band Soho Riot (facebook.com/SOHORIOTRock/) at Studio Luna Rossa in Paris, France where they were rehearsing, doing an interviewing yours truly and recording sessions. The songs below are compositions by the band which is releasing their EP in March. Soho Rio is composed of Edouard Dornier on

L.A. Vintage Gear guitar store visit in Burbank, Los Angeles

There are some very nice guitar stores in Los Angeles, here is a splendid one dedicated to Vintage gear and high end boutique brands, L.A. Vintage Gear (lavintagegear.com) in Burbank. This is the kind of store where Michael Landau comes to buy his guitar stuff. Content of the full article Video tour of the store

Marcus King Band soundcheck in Paris, March 1st 2020 at L'Alhambra

On March 1st 2020, the Marcus King Band played in Paris, France in the Alhambra concert hall. The Guitar Channel was onsite to record an interview with Marcus and to capture the band during the soundcheck with Marcus blessing. Marcus King Band soundcheck Marcus King amps Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!

Right after Winter NAMM 2020, I had the opportunity to have a tour of the Huntington Park facility where the Friedman amps (friedmanamplification.com) are built. Furthermore, my private guide was Dave Friedman himself. Pretty cool. The full version of the article includes the full length video as well as a complete photo album. This Boutique

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Winter NAMM 2020 – Day 4 – Vlog January 19th

All good things come to an end ! Sunday is the last day of NAMM, paradoxically it is also probably one of the most pleasant because there are a lot less people, the exhibitors are more relaxed because the professional meetings are over, hence a more relaxed atmosphere . This is the last episode of

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Winter NAMM 2020 – Day 3 – Vlog January 18th

The biggest day of NAMM with maximum attendance. Huge day also for me regarding the interviews since I made no less than 14 including those recorded during the X-JAMM concert. Here is an episode of video blogging to relive this day when the sun was radiant. Interviews of the day Julien Bitoun Paul Reed Smith

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Winter NAMM 2020 - Day 2 - Vlog January 17th
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Winter NAMM 2020 – Day 2 – Vlog January 17th

Another great day at NAMM with a great series of interviews, including one with Jared James Nichols who is bursting with an incredible level of energy. Here is a new episode of the video blogging from Sunny California! Interviews of the day Andy Powers from Taylor Guitars Kingsley Durant Jared James Nichols Jim De Luca

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Winter NAMM 2020 – Day 1 – Vlog January 16th

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

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

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.