Make no mistake the Octopus G2002 from Spalt Instruments might look like a piece of art (guess what, it is one!) but it is first and foremost a badass guitar! It was a real pleasure to review this guitar which spent a couple of weeks at our showroom in Paris before heading to Japan. This
The Gate Guitar #047 from the Totem resin top series built by Austrian luthier Michael Spalt is one of the three guitars recently received at our Paris, France showroom. This is part of the service proposed to boutique builders described here in this post. Yes! It is definitely a piece of art but, boy, is
Pierre Danel and Quentin Godet are the two fine gun slingers of Kadinja (kadinja.bandcamp.com). First met during the Winter NAMM 2019 where they made their debut with the Vola Guitar brand, they came to a gear event organized in September 2019 by us around Vola Guitar and BD Custom amps. It's only one year later
The boutique guitar builder Michael Spalt (spaltinstruments.com) was the guest of this live interview from Vienna, Austria where he has his workshop. As there are three of his instruments at the moment in the showroom of The Guitar Channel in Paris, France we made a detailed visit of those guitars and talked about the current
Ruokangas (ruokangas.com) is a difficult name to pronounce for us but it's a well known name on The Guitar Channel since there have already been several interviews with luthier Juha Ruokangas as well as several luthier chronicles. In the category of high-end luthier guitars, here is the Unicorn Classic, the reinterpretation of the Les Paul
The video below was recorded in one take during a live broadcast on my Twitch channel (twitch.tv/lachaineguitare) during a demo of the awesome Gate Guitar #047 from Austrian boutique guitar builder Michael Spalt (Spalt Instruments). Only the playing sequences were kept for the edit of this 5min video review. 5min demo of the Spalt Gate
Third and last part of Hadrien Feraud bass in hand interview. Hadrien came to the showroom of The Guitar Channel one fine day in July 2020 to talk about his next projects, his next album and to take a guided tour of his 5-string bass Ken Smith. Hadrien Feraud interview Activate the subtitles in English
The French musician Hadrien Feraud is a world famous bassist who toured with greats like John McLaughlin or Chick Corea. The Covid lockdown interrupted a tour with Frank Gambale. That places you if it was necessary the caliber of Hadrien! Hadrien Feraud interview Activate the subtitles in English in the YouTube player Until the next
The French startup Reveho (reveho.com) launches a Kickstarter campaign to finance the production and sale of the Slite, their model of collapsible travel guitar. The young team came to our showroom in April 2019 to present me with a prototype that was already promising. As of the recording date of this interview with CEO Alexandre
Vitaly Makukin is an ukrainian guitar player who has an excellent tapping technique on acoustic and electric guitar. Here is in a guitar in hand interview in our Paris showroom. Vitaly Makukin interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
In this video we put back to back two loadbox simulators, the Captor X Two Notes Audio Engineering and the OX Box Universal Audio. Both devices are connected to the same Marshall 6101 100W tube amp. May the best win! Shootout: Captor X Two Notes versus OX Box Universal Audio Advantages Ox Box The fineness
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
Following a discussion with the luthier Virgile Pilon from Blind Guitars (blindguitars.com) concerning the K&K Pure Mini sensor which equips the B-51 model which is in our showroom in Paris, I recorded the video below reserved for paying subscribers of the show. The idea is to compare the sound when you get when you directly
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
Invited by the French importer GNG / Eurodiscom and Furch Guitars (furchguitars.com), The Guitar Channel had the pleasure of accompanying a group of French dealers during a trip to the Czech Republic to visit the acoustic guitar factory. Here is part 1 of 2 of a new Factory Tour. Summary of the full article Full
Will McNicol is an acoustic guitarist of Scottish origin who was introduced to me by Shaï Sebbag who invited Will for the 6th edition of his International Guitar Rendez-Vous concert in Paris, France. Here he is in our showroom for a Guitar in Hand with his signature instrument from luthier Tom Sands. Will McNicol interview
It's a rare moment that The Guitar Channel offers you in this video with an interview of a musician and his luthier. So here's guitarist Fingerstyle Will McNicol and his instrument maker Tom Sands, both at the showroom in front of our cameras and Guitar in Hand! Will McNicol and Tom Sands interview Until the
The Sideman FX tube amp from Kelt Amplification, entirely Made in France and even 100% in Brittany is a beautiful sound machine with an integrated effects loop. Kelt Sideman FX review Until the next gear review or interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
On Sunday June 16, 2019 at 15:30 will be held the 6th edition of the International Guitar Rendez-Vous concert organized by and with Shaï Sebbag. His guest for 2019 is guitarist Fingerstyle of Scottish origin Will McNicol. They both came to the showroom to talk about this beautiful moment of guitar and music. Sunday June
Attention, here is an article for the audio geeks! Problem I do live broadcast on Facebook every week and I wanted to broadcast in stereo. Problem: the console Presonus Studiolive 16.0.2 USB is seen on my MacBook only with as the first two inputs of the console, I am unable to get the stereo mix
Thierry Labrouze manufactures in France in Brittany 100% tube amps that are found more and more in the hands of musicians who love beautiful tones. Some time ago a subscriber of La Chaîne Guitare ordered a Sideman Kelt but could not take delivery when Thierry brought him at the Puteaux show. So until further notice,
Laurent David (facebook.com/oldavidlo) is a brilliant musician who splits his time between France and the US, specifically in New York City. He recently came to our Paris, France showroom to do an interview in French and to record this solo session. He's playing an instrument he initially developed with the late luthier Xavier Petit, the Bibass.
In a previous article La Chaîne Guitare presented you an interview in French with Bruno Durand of the brand BD Custom Amplification. Here in this article you will find a review of his BF/Brownie model amp head that offers two completely separate channels. The first clean channel offers a Blackface type Fender sound, the second
It is through Ludovic Egraz, colleague and friend who works in the Guitare Xtreme newspaper, that I came into contact with Al Bonhomme who was visiting Paris, France for holidays. A meeting was setup quickly to record this interview Guitar in Hand in our Paris showroom to talk about Country music and more. Summary of the
In search of a Les Paul to equip the showroom to have this reference sound in the arsenal available to visitors and for testing gear, The Guitar Channel had the opportunity to test this 2007 Gibson Les Paul Faded at length kindly lent by a member of the network (thank you Sebastien!). This guitar has
Guitarist and singer Jim Carthage (www.jimcarthage.com) came to The Guitar Channel showroom to answer a Guitar in Hand interview. The opportunity of this meeting is the release of his excellent EP Ebb & Flow I highly recommend listening. Jim Carthage interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
The Toulouse brand of high end boutique guitar gear Dewitte Wired has in its range a tube amp which sounds awesome: the Brut(e) Deluxe. Nicolas Dewitte, the boss of the brand, was visiting the showroom with his amp under his arm for a tour of Paris, it was an opportunity to do a quick test
Charles Janssen is the luthier for Schwung Guitars (www.schwung-guitars.com), he is based in The Hague, Netherlands. We first met via Facebook and then in Berlin at the Holy Grail Guitar Show where he was present as a visitor. Charles came to the showroom in Paris with nothing less than six of his instruments to present
Yuval Amihai is a young Jazz guitarist who continues to have an increasingly promising career. He came to the showroom to record a Guitar-in-Hand interview to talk about his latest album, I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues, which is a treat. As an added bonus, the club members will be able to watch a
The EGB (European Guitar Builders association) organizes every year a symposium for its members, luthiers or guitar aficionados members of the association, with conferences dealing with many guitar subjects. This year it happened in Berlin right before the Holy Grail Guitar Show. www.europeanguitarbuilders.com EGB Symposium - Thursday May 3rd 2018 - Day 1 Here's the