Right after NAMM 2020 we had the opportunity to not only have a private factory tour guided by Dave Friedman himself of the Friedman Amps (friedmanamplification.com) factory in Huntington Park, Los Angeles but also to record an interview with Dave afterward. Dave Friedman interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is
Thanks to the nice people at the L.A. Vintage Gear store, I was able to meet Dave Phillips from L.A. Sound Design (lasounddesign.net) who has his workshop right next door. Dave is a great pedalboard and rack builder who has worked for many guitar super stars from Mike Landau to Scott Henderson. Dave Phillips interview
During the Winter NAMM 2020, I had the pleasure to record a double interview in the series "A Musician and His Luthier" with guitar master builder Stephen Marchione (marchione.com) and Jazz guitar player extraordinaire Mike Moreno (mikemoreno.com). Stephen introduced a new super model called the 69 at the show. Stephen Marchione and Mike Moreno interview
It was an interesting event to get to meet Orianthi and interview her at the PRS Guitars booth during NAMM. She talks about her connection with Paul Reed Smith, her current projects and more. Orianthi interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below:
Jared Scharff has been the guitarist for 12 years for the house band of the legendary show Saturday Night Live on NBC (nbc.com/saturday-night-live). Suffice to say that he plays every week in front of tens of millions of people every week. In this context he played with Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga
Marcus King (marcuskingband.com) is not even 25 years old and already asserts himself as an incredible talented singer guitarist. In collaboration with Radio Perfecto Rock (radioperfecto.fr), here is a guitar in hand interview carried out in his dressing room at the L'Alhambra concert hall just before his Parisian concert on March 1, 2020. As a
Interview recorded at NAMM 2020 with the Dutch guitar player Jens Larsen who runs a great Jazz YouTube channel full of great videos about learning how to play Jazz. He shares his stories about what was his first NAMM show. Jens Larsen interview The Guitar Channel podcast with Jens Larsen The audio version of the
Jim de Cola is master luthier and product development manager at Gibson USA. Here is an interview recorded at NAMM 2020 where he gives some inside information about how Gibson guitars are developed. Jim de Cola interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and
Here is an interview recorded with the one and only Jared James Nichols (Bands In Town link) during the Winter NAMM 2020 right outside the gigantic Gibson booth on the 3rd floor of the Anaheim Convention Center. Jared James Nichols interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the
2020 edition canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak The Guitares au Beffroi (guitaresaubeffroi.com) festival will hold its 8th edition in Montrouge, right next to Paris, France, from March 20th to 22nd. The director of the festival Jean-Michel Proust came to our showroom to present this great guitar event. This year again, the program of concerts
Kingsley Durant is a long time premium subscriber of The Guitar Channel as well as a great guitar player, here is an interview recorded during NAMM with him to talk about his record titled Point of Reference. Kingsley Durant interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast
Dave Weiner has been playing live for Steve Vai for the past 20 year so we can safely say he is one of the very best guitar player in the business. It was a pleasure to record this guitar in hand interview with him at the PRS Guitars booth during the Winter NAMM. Dave Weiner
The high-end guitar luthier show of the Holy Grail Guitar Show (holygrailguitarshow.com) will hold its very last edition on May 2nd and 3rd, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Tania Spalt who works in the EGB (European Guitar Builders association) explains to us why the show stops in this interview recorded during the NAMM 2020. Tania Spalt
It has become an yearly event: the interview with Andy Powers, master builder at Taylor Guitars during the Winter NAMM. The Californian brand has a huge booth divided in two, one side for the public with all the guitars, and another part for all meetings with clients and the media. In this second space there
Kim Bjørn is the co-author with Scott Harper of the awesome book called Pedal Crush which gives a great overview of the pedal world. Kim Bjørn interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!
Jude Gold is not only an excellent pro guitar player gigging with Jefferson Starship but also a great journalist as well as a podcaster with his show called No Guitar Is Safe (Soundcloud link). It was a blast to finally be able to meet him during NAMM 2020 to record this in-depth interview. Jude Gold
During the 2020 Winter NAMM I had the pleasure to meet face to face for the first time Andreas from the Dophix pedals team. We took the opportunity to record this video interview in the middle of the noisy craziness of the show. Dophix (dophix.it) builds excellent quality boutique pedals in Firenze, Italy. Andreas interview
Already met in 2019 during the Friedman amp and guitar promotion tour in Paris, Sammy Boller (sammyboller.com) was one of the booth demonstrators at NAMM 2020. It was an opportunity to talk a little more about the music he just released in an album called Kingdom of the Sun. Sammy Boller interview The Guitar Channel
Andrès is a member of the Spanish team which produces a great vibrato called the Vega Trem (vegatrem.com). We recorded this interview on the 2020 Winter NAMM show floor to talk about this piece of hardware which created quite a lot of buzz during the show. Vega Trem interview with Andrès Until the next interview,
I discovered Bruce Forman by listening to Guitar Wank (guitarwank.com), the podcast he co-hosts with Scott Henderson and Troy McCubbin. It was a lot of fun to actually meet him and record this interview during NAMM 2020. Bruce Forman interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast
David Solé is one of the luthiers I met during the 2019 edition of the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid. He builds superb acoustic guitars under the Leno Guitars brand (lenoguitars.com). Here he is in an interview! David Solé Arbues interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
Ferdinand Rikkers is one of the two luthiers with Jacco Stuitje behind the boutique instruments of Rikkers Guitars (rikkersgitaarbouw.nl). He was in Madrid for the Luthier Guitar Show 2019 edition, here he is in an interview to present a superb bass from his design. Ferdinand Rikkers luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing
Jacco Stuitje is a luthier from the Netherlands who is associated with Ferdinand Rikkers to make guitars and basses under the name of Rikkers Guitars (rikkersgitaarbouw.nl). Jacco is also very involved in the EGB, the European association of luthiers which is very active and very effective. This is an interview in Madrid during the Luthier
During the Guitar Summit 2019 the Swiss luthier Egon Rauscher exhibited his SoulTool (soultool.com) instruments including a very intriguing guitar that he came to present in interview. With this new model, it is possible to change the mass of the guitar as well as its frequency response by using discs in a different metals or
Luciano Ponzio was one of the exhibitors at the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid last September. He is the man behind the Don Poniz (facebook.com/donponizfx) pedals made on the Costa Brava. Luciano Ponzio interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: Until the
The Belgian luthier Ralph Bonte was one of the exhibitors of the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid where he presented very beautiful instruments made in Bruges in Belgium under his brand Arrenbie Guitars (arrenbieguitars.be). Ralph Bonte luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
During the Luthier Guitar Show 2019 in Madrid, I had the pleasure of meeting the Swiss Sascha Greuter who makes pedals under the name Greuter Audio (greuteraudio.ch). Here is the interview with this craftsman who produces a beautiful range of pedals including some incredible Fuzz. Sascha Greuter interview Until the next interview, keep on playing
Luis Guerrero (luisguerreroguitars.com) was one of the Spanish luthiers who exhibited at the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid. Luis makes beautiful acoustic guitars with very elegant lines. Luis Guerrero interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
It was a blast to record this guitar in hand interview with the young Russian Alexandr Misko (alexandrmisko.com) who was in Paris in our showroom. Check out his album Roundtrip (to be released on Nov. 26th 2019)! If you want to get a taste of modern acoustic percussive guitar playing, here's a monster musician for
Albert Morillo from AMS Guitars (amsguitars.es) was one of the Spanish guitar builders who exhibited at the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid, here he is in interview. Albert Morillo luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.