For the past few guitar shows, I've been traveling with the necessary gear to record electric guitar demos with excellent sound quality. The configuration is composed of a Zoom AMS-44 audio interface and a computer running Axiom from Blue Cat Audio. Here are the demos of all the guitars tested at the Guitar Show Padova

The Italian pedal manufacturer Salvatore di Pietro from Volta Custom presented at Guitar Show Padova 2023 its new version of its Marshall-in-a-Box pedal, the 1987 Pro. Guided tour on his booth! Interview Salvatore di Pietro Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Maple Handmade: discovery of an Italian luthier at the Padova show and guitar demos

One of the reasons why I love going to the Padova show is that you can discover Italians guitar builder that you don't see elsewhere. This is the case of Enzo Pascariello, Italian luthier of Maple Handmade ( Here he is in interview to present his work. The interview is completed by two guitar demos,

Guitar Show Padova 2023, 9 interviews and 9 of the most beautiful electric guitars in demo

Sunday May 21, 2023 was the second and last day of the Guitar Show Padova 2023 ( Big crowd with again a lot of visitors as the day before. It's a nice harvest of interviews that I propose you to discover in this report and nine of the most beautiful electric guitars in demo. Interviews

Guitar Show Padova 2023, Day 1 report at the biggest Italian guitar show

The last stop of the 2023 world tour of guitar shows was in Italy with the Guitar Show Padova ( The previous stops of the tour were: the NAMM in Los Angeles, the MIGS in Montreux, the Sound Messe in Osaka. It was the 3rd time I made the trip to what is the most

Michael Bashkin luthier interview at the Sound Messe in Osaka, Japan

Michael Baskin ( was one of the exhibitor in the boutique section of the Sound Messe ( in Osaka, Japan. He is a world class acoustic guitar builder and he also hosts the great podcast Luthier on Luthier. Michael Bashkin interview Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers Until the next

Sound Messe 2023 Day 3: 7 interviews, 7 guitars in video, 1h30 report

Third and last day for this 10th edition of Sound Messe ( Big crowd, especially in the afternoon. I can already say that it was a superb edition! Always the same organization regulated to the millimeter. A real pleasure to cover such an event. Reports: Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 Interviews of

Sound Messe 2023 Day 1: Setup & Buyer's Day at the Osaka guitar show in Japan

The Sound Messe ( is a guitar show held in Osaka, Japan every year, apart from the worries due to the pandemic. 2023 is the 10th anniversary of this show which is the only show of this size dedicated to guitar in Japan. After a first trip to the Land of the Rising Sun in