During the 42 Gear Street event, I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Salvatore di Pietro, the builder behind the Italian boutique pedal brand Volta Custom Electronics (voltacustom.com). The products they offer sound great, they are in the Amp-in-a-Box category. You can find several types of sound like your usual Marshall, Fender and also
One of the really great encounters at this 2022 edition of NAMM was with Nathaniel Murphy. If you're on Instagram, you're bound to have stopped by his solo guitar instrumental covers on his @ZeppelinBarnatra account. Nathaniel actually explains in this interview the origin of his strange Instagram name. Nathaniel Murphy interview Until the next interview,
Henning Pauly is the well-known German youtuber (YouTube channel). He is also the organizer of the 42 Gear Street convention which gathers in his village of Weilburg about twenty guitar youtubers from all over the world and about twenty brands. One of my objectives in participating in this event was to do an in-depth interview
This is the report and interviews from Saturday, August 20, 2022, the third day of Henning Pauly's 42 Gear Street event in his village of Weilburg, 60 km from Frankfurt. As it is the last day where The Guitar Channel is present on site, I make a debriefing of this German stay. Spoiler : it
As intense and tiring as the first day was, Friday, August 19, 2022 was a blast. Everyone is starting to find their marks, all 3 studios are shooting videos at full speed for this 42 Gear Street event! Summary of the full article reserved for premium subscribers : Full video report of the day Interview
Thursday, August 18, 2022 was the first official day of the 42 Gear Street event. Henning Pauly called this day the "brand day". This means that the brands book the studios with the people they want to present the products. So I found myself in two videos, one organized by Andy Ferris aka The Guitar
Met in Padova during the Padova Guitar Show, Paolo Lardera is the luthier of BlackBeard Guitars (chitarrebarbanera.it). I fell in love with his rather rootsy guitars made from reclaimed wood. The instruments I picked up are excellent and very resonant. Paolo Lardera interview Photo album Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre
Alberto Arcangeli is an Italian boutique builder who makes excellent handmade pickups under his brand Dreamsongs Pickups (dreamsongspickups.com). He was one of the exhibitors of the 2022 edition of Padova Guitar Show. Here he is in interview to present his latest products. Alberto Arcangeli interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre
Peter Arends is the CEO of Bad Cat Amps (badcatamps.com). It was a pleasure to meet him and do this quick interview during the NAMM 2022 edition. Following this moment we agreed on doing a visit in their workshop in Costa Mesa, you can find it in this article. Peter Arends interview Until the next
Allen Hinds (allenhinds.com) is an amazing musician, already met at NAMM 2019, here he is this time in an interview at his home right after NAMM 2022. The shooting of this guitar in hand interview took place in his Laurel Canyon house in Los Angeles. His brand new album The Good Fight will normally be
Mike Stern (mikestern.org) was in France for two concerts, one at the superb Théâtre des 2 Rives in Charenton, near Paris, and one at the Guitaralde festival in Hendaye (guitaralde.fr), organized by Jean-Marie Ecay. Already met in Canada during the 2018 Montreal Jazz Festival, I was delighted to meet Mike Stern again. Here is the
Mark Lettieri (marklettieri.com) was a visitor at the NAMM 2022. I caught him while he was in the middle of the Boutique Guitar Showcase at the Bacci Guitars (bacciguitars.com) booth. Here is in an express interview. Mark Lettieri interview NAMM Interviews & Reports Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
Here are all the interviews done on SUnday, May 21, 2022, the second and last day of the Italian Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it), which is held near Venice. The interviews for the previous day are in this article. Interviews of the day Interviewees of the day Riccardo Gioggi Marco Omar Viola - MOV Guitars Luca
Here are all the interviews done on Saturday, May 20, 2022, the first day of the Italian Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it), which is held near Venice, Italy. The interviews for the next day are in this article. Interviews of the day Interviewees of the day Alberto Arcangeli - Dreamsongs Pickups Andrea Ballarin - Manne Guitars
The American luthier Avishai Shabat (shabatguitars.com) that I had the opportunity to visit in his workshop in Los Angeles was among the exhibitors of NAMM 2022. Here he is in interview to give the latest news of his activity which is flourishing. Avishai Shabat interview More content reserved for subscribers Until the next interview, keep
Bryan Galloup is not only a high-end boutique guitar builder, he is also the founder of the Galloup School of Lutherie (galloupguitars.com). Here is in an interview during the NAMM 2022 in the middle of the Boutique Guitar Showcase area where he was exhibiting. Bryan Galloup interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the
Jamie Gale, creator and curator of the Boutique Guitar Showcase, was of course present at NAMM 2022. Again the selection of guitar builders was awesome. Here is an interview to have some kind of state of the union of boutique guitar making. Jamie Gale interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre
Friday, June 3, 2022 was the first day of this 3-day NAMM 2022. It seemed as if everyone had been waiting for the opening of this event for 29 months since the last Winter NAMM was in January 2020, just before the whole world came to an abrupt stop. In short, this Friday was intense
Isaac Jang (isaacjangguitars.com) is a luthier that I already had the opportunity to introduce to you. He builds very high end acoustic guitars. Here he is in his new workshop in the Alhambra district of Los Angeles. Don't miss Isaac's workshop visit in this article. Isaac jang interview Until the next interview, keep on playing
This year the high-end acoustic guitar builder Isaac Jang (isaacjangguitars.com) was not exhibiting at the NAMM, he was there as a simple visitor enjoying seeing colleagues and friends from the guitar world. Here is his update from the show floor. Isaac Jang NAMM 2022 update To know more about Isaac's work,watch this series of interviews
Luthier Isaac Jang (isaacjangguitars.com) recently moved his workshop. He moved from his tiny studio in an alley off Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles to a larger space in Alhambra, another neighborhood in Los Angeles. Here's a tour of the beautiful place where Isaac builds his incredible acoustic guitars. The visit of the previous workshop is
As the NAMM 2022 was only 3 days long, Sunday was the third and last day of the show. Here is the full report in photo and video of this day at the Anaheim Convention Center. The interviewees of the day are Jamie Gale, curator of the Boutique Guitar Showcase and Bryan Galloup. Sunday at
It's been in the works for a while, it's now official, Andy Powers, the master builder and guitar designer is now, in addition, the president of Taylor Guitars (taylorguitars.com). Previous president Bob Taylor and CFO Kurt Listug remain involved with the company. Here is an interview with Andy Powers done during NAMM 2022 where he
Against all expectations (at least for some people, but except me!) this first day of the NAMM 2022 post-pandemic version was great! A lot of people from 10:00 in the morning until closing time. On the content side, no less than 11 interviews to be found in the report below. NAMM 2022 - Day 1
First video report of the series dedicated to the NAMM 2022 which takes place this year from June 3 to 5 in Anaheim. The trip from Paris, France to Los Angeles is so very long with its 11 plus hour of flight and the Los Angeles traffic to go through to reach Anaheim from LAX
Yuval Amihai (yuvalamihai.com), the Israeli guitarist who lived in France for a long time, is now living in New York City. It is from this city, temple of Jazz, that Yuval answered my questions about his latest album: My 90's Summer. Yuval Amihai interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
These are the interviews conducted at the MIGS (migs.ch) on the second day of the show. Claudia and Claudio Pagelli (pagelli.com), the boutique guitar power couple were in Switzerland that week-end. Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
This is an interview conducted at the MIGS (migs.ch) on the second day of the show. The amazing Canadian musician Nick Johnston (nickjohnstonmusic.com) was one of the guest star of the show. Nick Johnston Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.