Carl Verheyen interview - 2018 Winter NAMM

Interview with Carl Verheyen during the 2018 Winter NAMM. Carl has been a full member of Supertramp for a while now. Carl Verheyen interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

NAMM 2018 - Relive the show as if you were onsite

The NAMM is above all for The Guitar Channel a unique opportunity in the year to approach world-famous guitarists in one place and to do interviews. Here is the list of NAMM 2018 musician interviews of artists to discover: Muriel Anderson Adam Levy Scott Henderson Sean Ashe Carl Verheyen Tom Quayle NAMM 2018 Musician interviews

Suhr Guitars took advantage of NAMM 2018 to launch his solid-body guitar model inspired by the Les Paul, the model Aura (the name of the John Suhr's wife). The Guitar Channel went to the Suhr booth to learn all about Suhr Aura! One of the highlight of the NAMM was to do a selfie with

Boutique Guitar Showcase report - NAMM 2018

For the second year, the NAMM offered a section dedicated to luthiers under the banner of the Boutique Guitar Showcase created and organized by Jamie Gale. There were 31 luthiers from all over the world who presented incredible guitars, whether acoustic or electric. The level was super high! Here's a selection of interviews done in

Sean Ashe interview - 2018 Winter NAMM

Video interview recorded with the musician and guitar player Sean Ashe on the Tom Anderson Guitars booth during the 2018 Winter NAMM. Sean Ashe interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Scott Henderson interview - 2018 Winter NAMM

Here's an interview recorded with Scott Henderson during the 2018 Winter NAMM on the Suhr Guitars booth. Scott Henderson interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Napoli brothers interview - @AnalogAlien - NAMM 2018

Jack and Joe Napoli are the two brothers behind the American boutique pedal builder Analog Alien. They were exhibiting as usual at the Winter NAMM, a perfect opportunity to catch up with them and get a few stories from them, straight from the show floor. www.analogalien.com Napoli brothers interview - Analog Alien Analog Alien is

Adam Levy interview - 2018 Winter NAMM

Video interview recorded during the 2018 Winter NAMM of the great musician and guitar player Adam Levy. Adam Levy interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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Andy Powers, master builder @TaylorGuitars: V-Class bracing

One of the great novelties of the NAMM 2018 was the great announcement of Taylor Guitars, the new V-Class bracing system developed by Andy Powers, the master builder of the Californian manufacturer. The Guitar Channel went to meet the luthier to know everything! Andy Powers interview Podcast Audio version of the interview available in the

Norman's Rare Guitars - Interviews and visit - Legendary Vintage guitar store in Los Angeles

The Norman's Rare Guitars store is a real institution in Los Angeles (among the guitarists at least!). This is where the stars come to provide themselves in Vintage instrument by choosing from the fabulous choice proposed, in both electric or acoustic instruments. This store was founded by Norman Harris who is still the boss and

Muriel Anderson interview - 2018 Winter NAMM

Here's a video interview recorded with Muriel Anderson during the 2018 Winter NAMM. Muriel Anderson interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Luthiers Beyond Limits: Alquier, Beauregard, Klein, Matsuda, Pagelli, Tao - NAMM 2018

In the wake of last year's Boutique Guitar Showcase, six luthiers have come together to present their instruments under the Luthiers Beyond Limits banner at NAMM 2018: Jean-Yves Alquier (see this article for the full report) Mario Beauregard Steve Klein Michihiro Matsuda Claudia and Claudio Pagelli Serge and John from Tao Guitars Since the NAMM

At the very end of Winter NAMM 2018 I had the pleasure to record a quick interview with Leonardo Buendia who is one of the very best high end acoustic guitar builder. Leo has been an apprentice for 3 years with the legendary guitar builder Ervin Somogyi, so needless to say, he knows how to

Alquier Guitars project - Launching at the NAMM 2018

The NAMM 2018 was the occasion of the launch of the largest guitar project in France for years, the Alquier Guitars project led by three partners Jean-Yves Alquier (luthier), Jean-François Azam and Nicolas Mercadal. Indeed, it was the official presentation of the prototype guitars that will be manufactured in the factory, an ultra-modern facility equipped

NAMM 2018 - Relive the show as if you were onsite

There is nothing better to really understand the NAMM than to live it from the inside, that's what The Guitar Channel offers you this year through these videos recorded with the ultra wide angle Snapchat Spectacles. Day 1 - Thursday 24/01/18 There, the NAMM has just opened its doors, it is still relatively calm: Day

Adriano Sergio (Ergon Guitars) interview - NAMM 2018

Adriano Sergio is one of the luthiers who was part of the NAMM 2018 Boutique Guitar Showcase. Jamie Gale's Boutique Guitar Showcase was an entire section of the show floor where you could find high end luthiers from around the world. Previously interviewed in 2015 at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, here is

Jamie Gale is the curator of the Boutique Guitar Showcase section of the 2018 Winter NAMM, here is an interview with him. Jamie Gale interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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

For the fourth time, The Guitar Channel will be present at the Winter NAMM which is held every year in Los Angeles in Anaheim. The archives of the two preceding years are in this list. This edition promises to be particularly exciting because of the state of the market: the big brands are in danger, Gibson

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Bill Asher interview - Ben Harper's luthier

Bill Asher is one of those luthiers who make instruments for stars like Ben Harper and many others. Through the luthier Isaac Jang I was able to meet Bill in his studio in Los Angeles to conduct this interview. Bill Asher interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

During the NAMM, The Guitar Channel had the opportunity to chat with Justin Fogleman, product specialist at Elixir Strings.

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

Each time The Guitar Channel is covering an event like a fair or a festival, we record a live report which is then available later for replay. This allows all the guitar aficionados to live the event from the inside. Here are all those videos in one playlist. Here's the list of the events covered:

NAMM
Musikmesse
Holy Grail Guitar Show
Festival Guitare Issoudun
Guitares au Beffroi
Gear Evenings organized by The Guitar Channel
Factory Tour

Video reports playlist

During those events, interviews are recorded and available
through the Backstage Pass subscription.

Mark Lettieri interview during during 2017 NAMM X-Jamm concert

During the Winter NAMM 2017 the traditional X-Jamm concert organized by BMP Promotion took place. Mark Lettieri from Snarky Puppy was there to play with his trio some great tracks. Mark Lettieri interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Taylor Guitars is one of the biggest guitar manufacturers in the world, as such this company has an important responsibility in terms of environment. For a long time the San Diego firm has a responsible policy to ensure its supply of wood for its production of instruments. Taylor Guitars has even hired Scott Paul as

Colt Westbrook interview from Walrus Audio during NAMM 2017

During the 2017 NAMM, The Guitar Channel had the opportunity to meet Colt Westbrook, CEO of Walrus Audio, American maker of boutique pedals.

Paul Reed Smith (@prsguitars) interview guitar in hand - 2017 Winter NAMM

The Guitar Channel is a fan of the PRS brand, period. I know it's a brand that's less fashionable than it used to be. It is true that the trend of ultra-flamed tables is not so strong. Nevertheless I think it is a brand that tries to renew itself without stopping. I hope they will find the second wind they deserve. It should not be forgotten that when PRS started, the American electric guitar industry had reached a truly calamitous level of quality and that Paul reversed the trend almost by himself.

Brian Wampler (@wamplerpedals) interview - 2017 Winter NAMM

It's becoming a well-established tradition to do an interview at the NAMM with Brian Wampler, boss of the pedals of the same name. Indeed, this is the third time that this happens. Not only are the Wampler pedals of excellent quality but in addition Brian is a businessman who does not hesitate to talk about his trade in a very open way.

2017 X-Jamm: interviews with Kumpel, Allen, Gales, Lettieri and concert images
2017 X-Jamm: interviews with Kumpel, Allen, Gales, Lettieri and concert images

During the NAMM 2017, Blue Mouth Promotions (www.bluemouthpromotions.com) hosted on Saturday January 21st 2017 a concert called the X-Jamm with a wonderful program:

Mark Lettieri (guitarist of Snarky Puppy who played with his trio)
Travis Larson
Cameron Allen
Teddy Kumpel
Andy Timmons
Mike Keneally
Tony Macalpine
Andy West

What a bunch of six string greats! A great opportunity for The Guitar Channel to do interviews right out of the stage.

Mike Keneally is a unique musician who plays with Joe Satriani and who accompanied Steve Vai and Frank Zappa. He was visiting Winter NAMM 2017, here he is in an interview. Interview Mike Keneally Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Tomo Fujita interview

Tomo Fujita interview – NAMM 2017

Tomo Fujita was really one of the musician The Guitar Channel was anxious to meet during the 2017 Winter NAMM.

An interview to know all you need to know about Reverb.com

What better than to ask all the questions we have to one of the guy in charge at Reverb.com in order to understand better how this marketplace works?