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
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.
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.
Through the introduction by Andrea Ballarin from Manne Guitars (manne.com) I met the bass player Daniele Camarda (danielecamarda.info). Here is in interview at the 2022 Guitar Show in Padova, Italy. Daniele Camarda interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
During a tourist visit in Paris, France of Kari Nieminem, I had the pleasure to welcome the Finnish luthier at the showroom to do an interview about his extraordinary instruments. Versoul Guitars (versoul.com) offers beautifully crafted instruments with unique designs. Kari Nieminen interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available
During my wanderings on the Internet I discovered a series of videos produced by Allen Hinds (allenhinds.com) on his YouTube channel entitled: What Makes This Guitar Great and Affordable. It is definitely a must-watch as Allen tells some cool stories about his guitars. When Allen Hinds talks about his guitars Here is the first video
As part of a collaboration with Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com), editor of CAM software for the studio and for the guitar, here is a new CAM (Computer Assisted Music) column. or CAG (Computer Assisted Guitar), as Guillaume Jeulin, the founder of Blue Cat Audio, likes to say. This time it is the connection and configuration
As part of a collaboration with Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com), a software editor for studio and guitar, we recorded a series of videos dedicated to Computer Assisted Music (CAM). Guillaume Jeulin, founder and developer of Blue Cat Audio, even talks about CAG (Computer Assisted Guitar). In this first part, we start with the basics: connecting
In the series of Totem X.2 resin top guitars from the Austrian luthier Michael Spalt, here is an instrument with the sweet name of X7 Spalt Instruments (spaltinstruments.com). It may not be very poetic, but this guitar is beautiful and it sounds great! Totem series X.2 X7 Spalt review Until the next gear review or
Peter Finger (peter-finger.com), the German acoustic guitar player and guitar luthier, was a guest at the Festival Guitare Issoudun 2021 as a musician. It was a great pleasure to record this interview with this major player in the guitar community. Peter Finger interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
As part of the SHG Music Show, there was an awesome exhibition of 50 guitars from Mostra Wandré. Here is the video visit of this exhibition with an interview with Marco Ballestri (anniversarybooks.it) who wrote a great book about Wandré guitars. Wandré guitars exhibition in Milano Until the next video blogging report or interview, keep
For the first time The Guitar Channel went to Milano, Italy to cover the SHG Music Show (shgmusicshow.it). I was very pleased because it was a super awesome guitar show. There were a lot of very interesting exhibitors with boutique manufacturers of guitars and pedals and dealers of used and vintage instruments. The schedule of
The MOOV Travel Guitar (moovguitars.com) is a foldable instrument, conceived and built in Greece. Here is an interview with Yorgos Bechlivanoglou who designed the guitar and builds them. It was recorded at the Festival Guitare Issoudun during the guitar show. Yorgos Bechlivanoglou interview The MOOV guitar in separated parts: Until the next interview, keep on
In 2018, during the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Germany, I had the pleasure to interview the legendary guitar builder Andy Manson (andymanson.com) who worked with John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin. Here is an interview recorded in Toulouse, France where he was one of the exhibitor during the guitar show around the Internationales
The festival Internationales de la Guitare in Toulouse (les-ig.com) includes a guitar show where The Guitar Channel once again took its cameras and microphone to let you experience the event from the inside. This year's great novelty was a new location with a beautiful exhibition space that was up to the ambitions of the show.
Guillaume Jeulin, developer and founder of the software company Blue Cat Audio (bluecataudio.com) was, as yours truly, one of the speakers of the guitar workshop organized by Pat O'May in Brittany, the Guit-Ar-Camp. On my way back from the 3 days workshop, I stopped at his place to record this interview. Guillaume Jeulin interview The
During the Guitar Show in Padova I had the opportunity to meet the Italian bassist Federico Malaman federicomalaman.com) who is a musician who is having a lot of impact in the bass world lately. He was at the show to demonstrate a bass made by the Italian luthier Andrea Ballarin from Manne Guitars (manne.com). Interviews