In the series of factory tour videos, The Guitar Channel invites you to discover the Fender factory in Corona in the suburbs of Los Angeles. A unique opportunity to discover the place where all American Fender guitars are made, whether for standard models, Custom Shop and Masterbuilt. Fender factory visit in Corona Until the next

Winter NAMM 2019 - The Guitar Channel debrief

For the sixth year, The Guitar Channel will be present at the Winter NAMM (namm.org) which is held like in Los Angeles in Anaheim. The archives of previous years are in this list of articles. The Winter NAMM is the trade show that brings together each year in January the entire world of the musical

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Juha Ruokangas interview - Valvebucker presentation - NAMM 2019

In the field of high-end lutherie, one of the big novelties presented at the NAMM was the Valvebucker, this tube pickup developed by the Finnish luthier Juha Ruokangas. In 2014, at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Juha had presented a prototype of this microphone in the Nemo guitar, finally the version released 5

Ola Strandberg interview - Winter NAMM 2019

Met for the first time in 2013 for an interview at Musikmesse, the 2019 edition of Winter NAMM was an opportunity to redo a video with Ola Standberg, the designer of Strandberg Guitars designed in Sweden. The big news for Strandberg was the bass launch, we talk about that and many other things in this

Andy Powers interview - Taylor Grand Pacific model launch

2019 is the year for Taylor Guitars to launch at NAMM a new model under the name Grand Pacific. This is Taylor Guitars reinterpretation of the Dreadnaught form with the brand new V-Class dam system introduced last year. Master builder Andy Powers tells us all about this new guitar. Andy Powers interview Until the next

Troy MacCubbin interview - Guitar Wank podcast co-host - 2019 Winter NAMM

I am a long-time fan of the Guitar Wank podcast which is hosted by Scott Henderson, Bruce Forman and Troy MacCubbin. That's why I was happy to meet Troy at this NAMM 2019. Troy MacCubbin interview namm Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Fred Greene interview - Chief Product Officer at Martin Guitars

The 2019 edition of Winter NAMM was a unique opportunity to meet the Chief Product Officer of legendary guitar brand Martin Guitars, Fred Greene. By and large all new model developments go through this gentleman including when John Mayer has an idea of a new signature model. As much to tell you that this interview

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Paul Reed Smith interview - 2019 Winter NAMM

As always the big boss of PRS Guitars, founder Paul Reed Smith was on the booth of his brand in the upper floors of the Anaheim Convention Center for the 2019 edition of the Winter NAMM. Paul Reed Smith interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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NAMM 2019 debrief - Luthier Isaac Jang interview

It's always interesting to have feedback from a NAMM exhibitor, especially from a craftsman like the Korean-born luthier Isaac Jang, who produces about 10 guitars a year. This video was recorded in Isaac's studio, which is 30m from the famous Hollywood Boulevard and its famous Walk of Fame. Please note that a workshop visit was

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Rhonda Smith interview - Prince and Jeff Beck bass player - 2019 Winter NAMM

Unfortunately, it is not often that we have the opportunity to meet women musicians and even rarer when they play bass! The 2019 Winter NAMM was an opportunity to meet Rhonda Smith at the PRS booth who played for Prince and Jeff Beck. Rhonda Smith interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!

Brian Wampler interview - Wampler Pedals - 2019 Winter NAMM

The 2019 edition of Winter NAMM was an opportunity to interview again Brian Wampler, the founder and creator of the Wampler pedals. There were a lot of new products in its range including the Terraform and Pantheon pedals. Brian Wampler interview The brand new Terraform pedal launched at NAMM: Until the next interview, keep on

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Dave Friedman interview - Friedman Amps - 2019 Winter NAMM

Dave Friedman of Friedman Amps is a great gentleman in the world of amps and more recently that of pedals and guitars. The Guitar Channel offers you an interview with him in his booth full of amps during the 2019 Winter NAMM. Dave Friedman interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre

Hendrik Müller interview - The Musikmesse at the NAMM 2019

The marketing director of the Musikmesse, Hendrik Müller, was present at NAMM 2019 as an exhibitor. He explains in the interview below why he is there and what can be expected for the 2019 edition of the Frankfurt music show. musikmesse.com Hendrik Müller interview Please note that the Musikmesse is a pro partner on The

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Tim Pierce interview - Session guitar player and youtuber - 2019 Winter NAMM

The Guitar Channel is very happy to present you an interview with Tim Pierce, well known studio guitarist and successful youtuber. Last year during NAMM I just had a selfie with him, this time we made a video! Tim Pierce interview   Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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Oz Noy interview - 2019 Winter NAMM

The 2019 edition of Winter NAMM is an opportunity to meet in real life the huge musician Oz Noy interviewed for the first time in audio in 2015 via Skype. This time it was in the basement of the Anaheim Hilton that we recorded this video. Oz Noy interview Until the next interview, keep on

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Curtis Fornadley interview - Musician and Tone Wizards book author - 2019 Winter NAMM

Curtis Fornadley is a guitarist who wrote a great book called Tone Wizards (reviewed in this article) and that The Guitar Channel had the pleasure to meet at the 2019 Winter NAMM. Curtis Fornadley interview Curtis has released in 2017 an excellent album called Resonance: Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Allen Hinds interview - NAMM 2019

Meeting and interviewing guitarist Allen Hinds during this 2019 NAMM was one of the priority objectives of this Californian trip. This objctive was reached through the French musician Kamil Rustam who has been working in Los Angeles for the past 23 years and who isand Allen's big friend (thank you Kamil!). Allen Hinds interview Until

Interview Kruno et Tom des pédales Drybell - NAMM 2019

The 2019 Winter NAMM was an opportunity to do an interview with Kruno and Tom who are part of the team from Drybell pedals that make the famous Vibe Machine and the Unit67 pedals. Interview with the Drybell team Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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NAMM 2019 interviews - Day 4

Sunday at the NAMM is clearly the end of the show, most journalists have already left (but not The Guitar Channel of course, always faithful to the post!). It was nevertheless the occasion of several business meetings and three interviews Interviews of the day Ola Strandberg Debrief Julien Bitoun Debrief Les Sondiers Until the next

The wildest day of the Winter NAMM is always Saturday. It did not stop The Guitar Channel to shoot 8 (yes eight !) interviews with many incredible guests, notably a 20min video with the one and only Allen Hinds! Interviews of the day Hendrik Müller - Musikmesse Tim Pierce Curtis Fornadley - Tone Wizards Allen

A very intense second day at NAMM 2019 with 5 interviews mainly in the field of gear because those interviews are about of Friedman amps, Wampler and Drybell pedals and Martin guitars. And to finish one of the three animators of the excellent Guitar Wank podcast. Interviews of the day Dave Friedman Kruno and Tom

Very good start for the first day of the NAMM show with 4 interviews recorded on Thursday. Interviews of the day Andy Powers - Taylor Guitars Juha Ruokangas Sylvestre Etienne Oz Noy Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Winter NAMM 2019 - The Guitar Channel debrief

This year again the Winter NAMM has proved to be a unique opportunity to make reports and interviews impossible to do elsewhere. Thus, it is more than 30 videos that The Guitar Channel has realized on site to make you live from inside this American show which is the major point of the entire musical

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NAMM 2019 - Day 4 - Last day of the show

Sunday is the last day of the Winter NAMM. Here's the full video report of the quieter day with only 3 interviews. 2 in French for La Chaîne Guitare and 1 in English with Ola Strandberg from Strandberg Guitars NAMM 2019 - Day 4 Photo album reserved for subscribers More than 100 photos were posted for

NAMM 2019 - Day 3 - Saturday, the big day of the show

Saturday is usually the busiest day of the Winter NAMM, this year it was no exception. Here's the full video report with more people, more noise, more stars, more of everything! Interviews of the day Tim Pierce - Youtuber and session musician Curtis Fornadley - Tone Wizards author Rhonda Smith Paul Reed Smith Hendrik Muller -

NAMM 2019 - Day 2 - Warm and sunny in Anaheim

Here's the video report for the second day of the 2019 Winter NAMM. Watch 20min of video to immerse yourself in the biggest guitar show on earth. Today you will have a full visit of the huge Gibson booth who is back after a 1 year break. Interviews of the day Dave Friedman Kruno and

Here's the video report for the official first day of the 2019 Winter NAMM. Watch 20min of video to immerse yourself in the biggest guitar show on earth. Interviews of the day Andy Powers from Taylor Guitars Juha Ruokangas Oz Noy NAMM 2019 - Day 1 Photo album reserved for subscribers More than 170 photos were posted

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NAMM 2019 - Day 0 - Fender Custom Shop event

Here's the beginning of the video blogging of the 2019 Winter NAMM. It will officially start on Thursday January 24th but usually the show kicks off with the Fender Custom Shop event. The Guitar Channel was invited to show you the beautiful guitars exhibited. Guitar Porn Alert! NAMM 2019 - Day 0 Photo album reserved

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2019 Winter NAMM: 5th California trip for The Guitar Channel

For the fifth year, The Guitar Channel will be present at the Winter NAMM which is held like every year in Los Angeles in Anaheim. The archives of previous years are in this list of articles. For reminder or info, the Winter NAMM is the trade show that brings together each year in January the

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Tom Quayle interview - 2018 Winter NAMM

Interview of the musician Tom Quayle on the Ibanez booth during the 2018 Winter NAMM. Tom Quayle interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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