Met in Padova during the Padova Guitar Show, Paolo Lardera is the luthier of BlackBeard Guitars (chitarrebarbanera.it). I fell in love with his rather rootsy guitars made from reclaimed wood. The instruments I picked up are excellent and very resonant. Paolo Lardera interview Photo album Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre

Alberto Arcangeli is an Italian boutique builder who makes excellent handmade pickups under his brand Dreamsongs Pickups (dreamsongspickups.com). He was one of the exhibitors of the 2022 edition of Padova Guitar Show. Here he is in interview to present his latest products. Alberto Arcangeli interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre

Allen Hinds (allenhinds.com) is an amazing musician, already met at NAMM 2019, here he is this time in an interview at his home right after NAMM 2022. The shooting of this guitar in hand interview took place in his Laurel Canyon house in Los Angeles. His brand new album The Good Fight will normally be

Mike Stern in top form: report, interviews, sound check and concert excerpts

Mike Stern (mikestern.org) was in France for two concerts, one at the superb Théâtre des 2 Rives in Charenton, near Paris, and one at the Guitaralde festival in Hendaye (guitaralde.fr), organized by Jean-Marie Ecay. Already met in Canada during the 2018 Montreal Jazz Festival, I was delighted to meet Mike Stern again. Here is the

Here are all the interviews done on SUnday, May 21, 2022, the second and last day of the Italian Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it), which is held near Venice. The interviews for the previous day are in this article. Interviews of the day Interviewees of the day Riccardo Gioggi Marco Omar Viola - MOV Guitars Luca

Here are all the interviews done on Saturday, May 20, 2022, the first day of the Italian Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it), which is held near Venice, Italy. The interviews for the next day are in this article. Interviews of the day Interviewees of the day Alberto Arcangeli - Dreamsongs Pickups Andrea Ballarin - Manne Guitars

Bryan Galloup boutique guitar builder interview at the NAMM 2022

Bryan Galloup is not only a high-end boutique guitar builder, he is also the founder of the Galloup School of Lutherie (galloupguitars.com). Here is in an interview during the NAMM 2022 in the middle of the Boutique Guitar Showcase area where he was exhibiting. Bryan Galloup interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the

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Boutique Guitar Showcase NAMM 2022 interview with Jamie Gale

Jamie Gale, creator and curator of the Boutique Guitar Showcase, was of course present at NAMM 2022. Again the selection of guitar builders was awesome. Here is an interview to have some kind of state of the union of boutique guitar making. Jamie Gale interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre

NAMM 2022, the 13 interviews done on Saturday, from Jay Leonard J to Nathaniel Murphy

Here are all 13 interviews from Saturday, June 4, 2022 at NAMM in one article. You will find some of the best luthiers in the world, as well as two phenomenal musicians. Enjoy! This day was a great illustration of the fact that it is the meetings that make the most of the interest of

NAMM 2022, Fryday interviews, Mark Lettieri, Avi Shabat, Pete Thorn, Rhett Shull and 17 others!

Friday, June 3, 2022 was the first day of this 3-day NAMM 2022. It seemed as if everyone had been waiting for the opening of this event for 29 months since the last Winter NAMM was in January 2020, just before the whole world came to an abrupt stop. In short, this Friday was intense

Luthier Isaac jang interview in his new workshop in Aslhambra, Los Angeles

Isaac Jang (isaacjangguitars.com) is a luthier that I already had the opportunity to introduce to you. He builds very high end acoustic guitars. Here he is in his new workshop in the Alhambra district of Los Angeles. Don't miss Isaac's workshop visit in this article. Isaac jang interview Until the next interview, keep on playing

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Isaac Jang workshop visit in downtown Alhambra, Los Angeles

Luthier Isaac Jang (isaacjangguitars.com) recently moved his workshop. He moved from his tiny studio in an alley off Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles to a larger space in Alhambra, another neighborhood in Los Angeles. Here's a tour of the beautiful place where Isaac builds his incredible acoustic guitars. The visit of the previous workshop is

NAMM 2022 - Full video and photo report of the Sunday

As the NAMM 2022 was only 3 days long, Sunday was the third and last day of the show. Here is the full report in photo and video of this day at the Anaheim Convention Center. The interviewees of the day are Jamie Gale, curator of the Boutique Guitar Showcase and Bryan Galloup. Sunday at

It's been in the works for a while, it's now official, Andy Powers, the master builder and guitar designer is now, in addition, the president of Taylor Guitars (taylorguitars.com). Previous president Bob Taylor and CFO Kurt Listug remain involved with the company. Here is an interview with Andy Powers done during NAMM 2022 where he

NAMM 2022 - Full video and photo report of the Saturday

Saturday at the NAMM 2022 was an amazing with a lot of visitors. It felt really good to see this joyous crowd throughly enjoying the guitar show! No less than thirteen interviews to bring you the information straight from the show floor. NAMM 2022 Saturday report Interviewees of the day Andy Powers from Taylor Guitars

Against all expectations (at least for some people, but except me!) this first day of the NAMM 2022 post-pandemic version was great! A lot of people from 10:00 in the morning until closing time. On the content side, no less than 11 interviews to be found in the report below. NAMM 2022 - Day 1

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Yuval Amihai (yuvalamihai.com), the Israeli guitarist who lived in France for a long time, is now living in New York City. It is from this city, temple of Jazz, that Yuval answered my questions about his latest album: My 90's Summer. Yuval Amihai interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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These are the interviews conducted at the MIGS (migs.ch) on the second day of the show. Claudia and Claudio Pagelli (pagelli.com), the boutique guitar power couple were in Switzerland that week-end. Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

This is an interview conducted at the MIGS (migs.ch) on the second day of the show. The amazing Canadian musician Nick Johnston (nickjohnstonmusic.com) was one of the guest star of the show. Nick Johnston Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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Guitar Show Padova 2022: photo and video report for Sunday

Another great day in Italy for the end of this weekend in Padova for the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it)! A nice set of interviews that will be published later in long version as well as views in the show's aisles and demo concerts. Forza Italia! Interviews of the day: Riccardo Gioggi (riccardogioggi.com) Marco Omar Viola from

Guitar Show Padova 2022: photo and video report for Saturday

The Guitar Show of Padua is held over two days, on the weekend. Here is the video report of more than half an hour to see and hear everything about this beautiful and very well organized Italian guitar event. The weather was great, almost too hot but we can't complain because the temperature in the

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Guitar Show Padova 2022 : setup day in Italy

For the second year in a row, The Guitar Channel is in Padova, near Venice, to cover the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it) with a camera. I had liked the 2021 vintage which was one of the very first guitar events to take the gamble of launching after the 2020/2021 pandemic. So I am very happy to

Tausch Guitars, Rainer Tausch presents La Grange model in this interview at the MIGS 2022

Rainer Tausch (tausch-guitars.de) is a German boutique guitar builder who was one of the exhibitor at the first edition of the Montreux International Guitar Show in Montreux, Switzerland. Rainer was at this guitar show with a brand new model, La Grange, which he presents in this interview. Rainer Tausch presents La Grange model Until the

Cem Ocek (ocekguitars.com) is a Turkish luthier based in Germany who offers very original guitar shapes. Here he is in Zoom interview to present his Synapse and Puduhepa models. He has a very original approach to guitar design. The results are some cool instrument shapes very far from the usual LP or S style shapes

Panucci Guitars interview Angelo van Merrienboer at the MIGS 2022

Angelo van Merrienboer is the builder behind the Panucci Guitars brand (guitarlounge.nl). He was one of the exhibitor at the Montreux International Guitar Show first edition. I was very happy to finally sit down with me and have him to tell his story during this guitar show in Switzerland. Angelo van Merrienboer interview - Panucci

MIGS 2022 - Last day at the Montreux guitar show !

Third and last day for the Montreux guitar show, the MIGS. Still a great attendance, maybe a little bit less than yesterday but just as much pleasure to discuss music and guitar with all the visitors, luthiers and musicians! Here is the video report. MIGS - Sundai May 1st 2022 Until the next video report

Saturday April 30th, 2022 was the beginning of the week-end at the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch). Yesterday saw a huge crowd and it was the same or even better today! Here is the full video report of a day of pure awesomeness! MIGS - Saturday April 30th 2022 Until the next video blogging or

MIGS 2022 - First day of the first edition of the Montreux Guitar Show

Friday April 29, 2022 is a historical date for the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch) since it was the very first day of the opening of this first edition of the event! And it was a great day with a lot of visitors as soon as it opened to the public. Here is more than

MIGS 2022 - Installation of the first edition of the guitar show in Montreux, Switzerland

Here it is! After a few postponements due to the pandemic, this time it's the good one, the Montreux International Guitar Show, the MIGS for short (migs.ch) will hold its first edition from April 29th to May 1st 2022. Here is the report of the trip to Switzerland and the installation of the guitar show

MIDI pedalboard configuration to drive your guitar software on a computer - Blue Cat Audio Review

In this CAM or CAG gear chronicle (as you prefer), we tackle with Guillaume Jeulin from Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) a subject that usually makes guitarists run away: MIDI! Don't worry, we're not going to talk about guitar synthesizers but about configuring and using a pedal board to drive via MIDI what's happening on your