Lee Anderton from the British store Anderton's Music at NAMM

On distributor Lyon & Healy's booth at NAMM, I ran into Lee Anderton, the boss of Anderton's Music store (andertons.co.uk), whose YouTube videos are a must for all gear fans. I also really enjoy Lee's interviews, as I find him to be an outstanding interviewer. Check out the interview with Lee's accomplice, Peter Honoré alia

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Allen Hinds, guitar in hand interview in his home in Laurel Canyon

Allen Hinds (allenhinds.com)  is one of L.A.'s finest guitar player. I have the pleasure of spending time with him whenever I'm in Los Angeles for NAMM. Sometimes we do an interview, sometimes we just have a good time together in a restaurant in his Laurel Canyon neighborhood. This time it's guitar in hand as he

Adam Miller, interview with the Australian musician at NAMM

I'm a big fan of Australian musician Adam Miller (adammiller.com.au) ! He's very talented, both on electric and acoustic guitar. His latest album, Beyond Reason, was a big hit with me, and I can't recommend it highly enough. Here's Adam Miller in interview at NAMM. As a bonus we recorded an acoustic session onsite. Adam

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Thomas Blug, interview with the German entrepreneur of Bluguitar at NAMM

German musician and entrepreneur Thomas Blug was one of the NAMM exhibitors, showcasing his Bluguitar (bluguitar.com) brand of amplifiers. The Amp X model due out in 2024 is very promising, so keep an eye on it! Thomas Blug interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version

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Sully Guitars, interview with the American guitar builder at NAMM

It was within the Boutique Guitar Showcase area that I discovered the works from Jon Sullivan from Sully Guitars (sullyguitars.com) during the NAMM 2024. Here is the American boutique guitar builder in an interview and a visit of his guitars. Jon Sullivan interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar!

At last year's Soundmesse guitar show in Osaka, I met Paul Heumiller, founder of the Dream Guitars website (dreamguitars.com), where you can find a selection of the world's finest luthier's guitars. Paul Heumiller interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel

Tomo Fujita, interview at NAMM with one of John Mayer's teachers

Tomo Fujita (tomojustfunky.com) was one of the many professional musicians present at NAMM 2024. He was giving demonstrations on the One Control booth (one-control.com). Here he is in sunny California for an in-depth interview about his opinion of the show, his projects, his pedagogy, his influence on John Mayer and much more. Tomo Fujita interview

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I regularly listen to all the podcasts featuring Zach Broyles from Mythos Pedals (mythospedals.com): Dipped in Tone with Rhett Shull and Pedal Pushers, his brand podcast. So I had planned to meet him at his booth at NAMM. It was a blast to do this interview with this dynamic entrepreneur! Zach Broyles interview Until the

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At NAMM, Italian guitarist Matteo Mancuso (matteomancuso.net) was definitely one of the big attractions of this 2024 edition. Here's an interview with him just after one of those dazzling demos he gave with his father Vincenzo Mancuso and also with Cory Wong. Matteo Mancuso interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing

Bee Tronics: interview with Filipe Pampuri at NAMM
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Bee Tronics: interview with Filipe Pampuri at NAMM

Interview with Filipe Pampuri, creator of Brazilian pedal manufacturer Bee Tronics (beetronicsfx.com), at NAMM. Filipe Pampuri interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:NAMM Reports & InterviewsPedal Reviews

Interview with Christos Ntaifotis, creator of Greek pedal manufacturer Crazy Tube Circuits (crazytubecircuits.com), at NAMM. Christos Ntaifotis interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:NAMM Reports & InterviewsPedal Reviews

guitarplayback.com: David Wallimann reboots entirely his guitar teaching plateform

David Wallimann is a French musician and long-time youtuber based in the USA. He is well known to all guitarists, as his YouTube channel of pedagogical chronicles has over 250,000 subscribers. In addition to his YouTube activity, he has a paid educational platform, guitarplayback.com, which he completely rebooted at the start of 2024. Here's David's

Danish Pete aka Peter Honoré from Andertons Music NAMM interview

NAMM 2024 hadn't yet opened to the public when I came face to face with Danish Pete aka Peter Honoré, the musician who co-hosts the videos for Andertons Music (youtube.com/@andertons). Here's an improvised interview with this colorful guitarist. Peter Honoré interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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Scott Henderson, interview at Musician Institute in Hollywood for the Karnevel! album release

American musician Scott Henderson (scotthenderson.net) releases a new album entitled Karnevel! to kick off 2024, just before a major tour of Europe, China and India. Don't miss the one and only date in France at Le Triton (letriton.com) on March 2, 2024. For the past 7 years, Scott has been accompanied by a top-flight 100%

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Taylor Guitars, interview of the Andy Powers at NAMM 2024

Like every year, I'm delighted to do an interview with Andy Powers, President of Taylor Guitars (taylorguitars.com). In this video, he shares his views on NAMM, what's new for the brand he runs, and much more. Andy Powers interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version

For this year's NAMM Show, I had once again brought with me all I needed to do a quality recording session on a tube amp. As last year, I did these tests on the joint stand of German guitars Tausch (tausch-guitars.de) and American amplifiers Eddie Wang (eddiewanginstruments.com). Guitars played: Configuration: NAMM 2024 Guitar Sessions Until

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NAMM 2024, Report & Interviews: Day 4

Great Sunday to end the 2024 edition of the NAMM Show! Usually the last day is very quiet but there was in fact many people going around. Highlight of the day a great jam between Matteo Mancuso and his father and an interview with Lee Anderton. Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2

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NAMM 2024, Report & Interviews: Day 3

Beautiful Californian sunshine for a great Saturday at NAMM 2024. Here's over an hour of coverage and 6 interviews to find out, see and hear all about it! You will here those musicians play: Dweezil Zappa, Glenn Arzel, Julien Bitoun and more. Interviews of the day Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2

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NAMM 2024, Report & Interviews: Day 2

Friday was another busy day at NAMM, with 6 interviews and a few kilometers covered in the aisles of the Anaheim Convention Center. Interviews of the day Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 NAMM 2024, Day 2 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on

Former Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg interviewed at NAMM

Adrian Vandenberg played in Whitesnake in the 90s with Steve Vai. He was at NAMM at the Peavey booth, and here's the full interview with this shredder from the Hair Metal era. Adrian Vandenberg interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar

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Fred Greene, interview with Martin Guitars VP at NAMM
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Fred Greene, Martin Guitars VP interview at NAMM

For the second time at NAMM, I had the chance to interview Fred Greene, Vice President Product Management at Martin Guitars (martinguitar.com). Interview Fred Greene Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers For more info:NAMM ArchivesFactory Tours

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I was delighted to meet Thomas Ripsam, the recently appointed head of Martin Guitars (martinguitar.com), at NAMM 2024. Thomas Ripsam interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers For more info:NAMM ArchivesFactory Tours

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NAMM 2024, Day 1: Report & Interviews

Day one at NAMM, with no fewer than 8 interviews conducted in the show aisles! Suffice to say, it was a very intense and exciting day. Here's the full report. Interviews of the day Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 NAMM 2024, Day 1 Until the

NAMM 2024, report and visit before the opening!
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NAMM 2024, report and visit before the opening!

Having arrived in Anaheim in the afternoon, I was able to get a sneak preview of NAMM while some exhibitors were still setting up. Reports: Day 0 / Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 NAMM 2024, Day 0 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar!

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Juha Ruokangas,

Finnish luthier Juha Ruokangas (ruokangas.com) is a long-time premium subscriber to The Guitar Channel. I always enjoy interviewing him, as he is very generous and articulate in his answers. Here's an interview recorded via Zoom where he goes into great depth on the following subjects: Here's the third and last part of this interview. Thank

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Juha Ruokangas,

Finnish luthier Juha Ruokangas (ruokangas.com) is a long-time premium subscriber to The Guitar Channel. I always enjoy interviewing him, as he is very generous and articulate in his answers. Here's an interview recorded via Zoom where he goes into great depth on the following subjects: Here's the second part of this interview. Thank you to

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Juha Ruokangas,

Finnish luthier Juha Ruokangas (ruokangas.com) is a long-time premium subscriber to The Guitar Channel. I always enjoy interviewing him, as he is very generous and articulate in his answers. Here's an interview recorded via Zoom where he goes into great depth on the following subjects: Here's the first part of this interview. Thank you to

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Nicolas Meier and Pete Oxley, guitar in hand double interview

This is a double guitar-in-hand interview with two exceptional musicians: Nicolas Meier and Pete Oxley (meiergroup.com/oxley-meier). Special thanks to bassist José Fallot for bringing these two guitarists to the showroom. What a great encounter! As a bonus the is a triple session to listen to their music. Nicolas Meier and Pete Oxley interview Until the

Firehawk Springer Guitars review
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Firehawk Springer Guitars review

In the Springer Guitars (springerguitars.com) family, I present the Firehawk. This time, the luthier Mikaël Springer revisits Gibson's Firebird model, injecting it with his own DNA. Firehawk Springer review Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

United Guitars #4, report on the sound check and concert at New Morning in Paris

The concert for volume 4 of the United Guitars (united-guitars.fr) project took place on Monday December 4th at the New Morning in Paris, with no fewer than 24 guitarists taking to the stage in succession! Ludovic Egraz and Olivia Rivasseau brilliantly rose to the challenge. A huge bravo to them and to all the musicians