Luca Cesaroni from Cloe Guitars, boutique guitare builder interview in Osaka

At the 2024 Sound Messe Osaka, Italian boutique guitar builder Luca Cesaroni of Cloe Guitars (cloeguitars.com) was present as an exhibitor and also as a participant in the Legacy Project initiated by Quebec artisan Mario Beauregard. Here was a meeting with a highly talented transalpine luthier. Luca is also involved in Secret EFX (secretefx.com), a

Tom Strahle, from Justin Bieber to video game music - Part 3

I discovered the American musician Tom Strahle (tomstrahle.com) via a Paul Davids video. As I was preparing my 2024 California campaign of reports and interviews, I thought it would be interesting to meet him at his home. I was wrong, it was fascinating! So here's an in-depth three part guitar-in-hand interview complemented by another video

Keisuke Nishi, Legacy Project interview at the Sound Messe Osaka

Here's an interview with Japanese luthier Keisuke Nishi of Keystone Stringed Instruments (keystone-si.com) at Sound Messe Osaka. Keisuke is one of Mario Beauregard's 5 apprentices and as such participated in the Legacy Project. Keisuke Nishi interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Luthier InterviewsSound Messe

Boutique Guitar Showcase, interview Jamie Gale in Osaka

Jamie Gale is the founder of the Boutique Guitar Showcase (boutiqueguitarshowcase.com), which offers boutique luthiers an interesting alternative for showcasing their instruments around the world. For the first time, Boutique Guitar Showcase was present in Japan at Sound Messe Osaka. Here's an interview with Jamie Gale, a connoisseur of high-end guitar lutherie, where he explains

Steve Klein, interview in Japan with the legendary builder for Klein Guitars

American luthier Steve Klein is a living legend of modern lutherie. He was exhibiting at Sound Messe Osaka with his Klein Guitars brand (kleinsbench.com), which offers guitars Made in Japan (like the one I'm offering you to listen to as a demo) as well as instruments he still makes himself in the USA. Steve Klein

The guitar builder Michihiro Matsuda presents an incredible guitar

Japanese-American luthier Michihiro Matsuda (matsudaguitars.com) was one of the exhibitors at Sound Messe Osaka 2024. He presented an incredible guitar. It's a Yamaha SG 800 model that he has completely rebuilt into an instrument completely apart. Bonus: an on site recorded demo of this luthier guitar. Michihiro Matsuda interview Until the next interview or gear

Two Rock Amplifiers boss Eli Lester interviewed at Sound Messe Osaka

Eli Lester, head of American high-end tube amp brand Two Rock Amplifiers (two-rock.com), was present at Sound Messe Osaka as an exhibitor in tandem with Vemuram. I couldn't find the opening to interview him at last year's NAMM, but I did in Japan! Here's a man with a singular career path, since he was a

Canadian luthier Michael Sankey (sankeyguitars.com) was part of the Boutique Guitar Showcase at Sound Messe Osaka with two exceptional instruments, which he presents in this interview. Michael Sankey interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Luthier InterviewsSound Messe Reports

Recorded demo of guitar built by luthier Egon Rauscher from Soultool Customized Guitars (soultool.com) at Guitar Show Padova 2024 with a Zoom UAC-232 audio interface and Axiom from Blue Cat Audio's Axiom (bluecataudio.com) for amp and effects simulation. Soultool Customized Guitars guitar demo Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar!

Soultool Customized Guitars, Egon Rauscher Swiss guitar builder interview in Padova

Swiss luthier Egon Rauscher is a craftsman I've been coming across at shows since 2015. He was exhibiting with three of his Soultool Customized Guitars instruments (soultool.com) at the Guitar Show Padova. As he was my neighbor during the show and as I dig his work , we recorded a new interview. As a bonus,

Sound Messe Osaka 2024, interview with the organizer Marr Takeda

This was the 3rd time La Chaîne Guitare had traveled to the Land of the Rising Sun to cover Sound Messe Osaka (sound-messe.com), arguably Japan's biggest guitar show. Here's an interview with show organizer Marr Takeda of Dolphin Guitars (dolphin-gt.co.jp). Marr Takeda interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar!

German luthier Frank Deimel of Deimel Guitarworks (deimelguitarworks.com) is a craftsman I regularly come across at guitar shows. He was exhibiting at Guitar Show Padova 2024 with two superb guitars, a Doublestar and a Firestar. As a bonus after Frank's interview, I introduce you to these two instruments in video. The Firestar particularly impressed me

Freak Guitar Lab, Mattias IA Eklundh interview in Japan for the launch

Swedish musician Mattias IA Eklundh from Freak Kitchen was in Japan for Sound Messe Osaka to present his guitar brand Freak Guitar Lab (freakguitarlab.com). I was delighted to be able to interview him again, as it's always a great time spent with this ultra-talented musician. Mattias IA Eklundh interview Until the next interview or gear

I discovered the American musician Tom Strahle (tomstrahle.com) via a Paul Davids video. As I was preparing my 2024 California campaign of reports and interviews, I thought it would be interesting to meet him at his home. I was wrong, it was fascinating! So here's an in-depth three part guitar-in-hand interview complemented by another video

Mada Guitars, interview with German luthier Adam Wehsely-Swiczinsky

Interview with Austrian luthier Adam Wehsely-Swiczinsky of Mada Guitars (madaguitars.com) at Guitar Show Padova 2024. Meeting this craftsman was one of the nice surprises of this guitar show. Adam Wehsely-Swiczinsky interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium

Andy Manson, luthier interview and archtop guitar demo in Padova

Portugal-based British luthier Andy Manson (andymanson.com) was an exhibitor at Guitar Show Padova with a superb archtop guitar, which you can listen to after the interview. Andy is a sort of Yoda of lutherie, having worked for Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones among other artists. That's how important this craftsman is. Andy Manson interview Until

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Schorr Guitars Interview & Demo - Guitar Show Padova

Interview with German luthier Nicolai Schorr (schorrguitars.de) at Guitar Show Padova 2024. As a bonus, you'll get a demo of two guitars recorded with a Zoom UAC-232 and audio interface Axiom from Blue Cat Audio's Axiom (bluecataudio.com) for amp and effects emulation. Nicolai Schorr interview and demo Until the next interview or gear review, keep

Rikkers Guitars, Jacco Stuitje interview at the Guitar Show Padova

Jacco Stuitje is one of three luthiers at Rikkers Guitars (rikkersgitaarbouw.nl). He was exhibiting at Guitar Show Padova with a superb guitar that you can see and hear in this article. Here's an interview with this talented craftsman. Jacco Stuitje interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Celentano Pickups, Paulo Celentano interview of the Italian pickup builder

Paulo Celentano is an Italian craftsman who makes pickups under his Celentano Pickups brand (celentanopickups.com). We chatted in the aisles of Guitar Show Padova and did this interview! Paulo Celentano interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium

Reani Guitars, Roberto Reani Italian boutique guitar builder interview in Padova

Italian luthier Roberto Reani of Reani Guitars (reaniguitars.com) was one of the exhibitors at Guitar Show Padova. As I wandered through the aisles of the show, he approached me to show me his instruments. As I found them beautiful and well-made, we did this interview. Roberto Reani luthier interview Until the next interview or gear

Mazzucco Custom Guitars, interview with the luthier Diego Mazzucco in Padova

Here's an interview with Italian luthier Diego Mazzucco (Instagram account) who was one of the exhibitors at Guitar Show Padova 2024. This craftsman was introduced to me by Paulo Celentano, maker of Celentano Pickups. Diego has the particularity of making his own bridges, whether for Strat or Tele. Diego Mazzucco interview Until the next interview

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

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).

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