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

Kari Nieminen interview, Finnish guitar builders for Versoul Guitars

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

YouTube selection - Allen Hinds and his series

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

How to setup an audio interface to play guitar on your Mac computer - Blue Cat Audio chronicle

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

How to setup an audio interface to play guitar on your PC computer - Blue Cat Audio chronicle

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

Totem X.2 X7 Spalt Instruments, a superb guitar built for great sounds!

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, interview with the virtuoso guitar player and luthier at Issoudun 2021

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.

Mostra Wandré guitars exhibition, SHG Music Show 2021 in Milano, Italy

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

SHG Music Show, full photo and video report of this awesome guitar show in Milano, Italy

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

MOOV Travel Guitar, a foldable instrument, interview with Yorgos Bechlivanoglou

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

Andy Manson, a legendary guitar builder at the Toulouse guitar show in France

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

Video coverage of the Toulouse guitar show as part of the festival

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.

Blue Cat Audio, interview with Guillaume Jeulin in his development studio

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

Guitar Show Italy, full report of the 2nd day
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Guitar Show Italy, full report of the 2nd day

End of the Italian weekend in Padua for the 2021 edition of the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it)! Still an very hot summer day, but fortunately the exhibition space was well air-conditioned. On the program of this report, images of the show floor, sequences of the demo concerts and four interviews. The guest of the day were:

Guitar Show Italy in Padova, day 1 on a gorgeous sunny Saturday

The Guitar Show (guitarshow.it) of Padova opened its doors to the public on Saturday, July 11, 2021 during a beautiful sunny day. With a hundred of exhibitors there was plenty to do! In this video blogging I take you to visit the booths and make some surprise interviews. The guests of the day are: Henning

Guitar Show Italy in Padova, 1h from Venice, installation day

Finally a guitar show worthy of the name to go cover! It's been 18 months since I took a plane to go to an event like the Guitar Show (guitarshow.it) which takes place in Padova, Italy, on July 10th and 11th, 2021, 1 hour from Venice. Once again, The Guitar Channel is on site to

Victor Lee guitar in hand interview with the Korean born American musician

Met via Clubhouse, Victor Lee (victorleemusic.com) is a Korean born musician who came to the US at the age of 16. His instrumental music is awesome, he plays great and the production is very well done. In addition Victor plays on the great American guitars from Suhr and Tom Anderson so he has obviously very

Andy Wood, guitar in hand interview with the musician who came from the mandolin

Thanks to Mark Lettieri I was able to get in touch with Andy Wood, this American musician is incredibly good at the guitar and started at the mandolin. His Junktown album of instrumental music is a treat with a melodic sense worthy of his idols Eric Johnson or Eddie Van Halen. Andy Wood interview The

David Grissom guitar in hand interview to share his views on music and guitar

David Grissom is an American musician who has accompanied Joe Ely, John Cougar Mellencamp and many others, as well as led a solo career. Endorsed by PRS Guitars with his own signature model, here he is in a guitar in hand interview for a retrospective of his career filled with anecdotes and guitar licks. David

Janek Gwizdala bass in hand interview with a super creative musician

Janek Gwizdala (janekgwizdala.com) is a world class bass player who has played with many musicians from John Mayer to Mike Stern. It was Mark Lettieri who recommended him to me and put me in touch with Janek. I didn't know before this London-born musician who is now based in Los Angeles. The 40min interview with

Classic S Suhr, the best American Super Strat today

"Classic S Suhr, the best American Super Strat today?" Come on! Let's assume the bold statement that the Classic S from Suhr Guitars (suhr.com) represents the best of the modern Super Strat in the production guitar segment. Big fan of John Suhr (whom I hope to interview one of these days!!) and his work in

Through Jeff McErlain (whom I would like to thank in passing) I did the interview of Ben Eunson (beneunson.com) below guitar in hand with this young Australian guitarist based in New York City. It was a blast to to record this video with this amazing musician. Ben Eunson interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio

Cory Wong, guitar in hand interview with the musician from Vulfpeck and Fearless Flyers

Cory Wong (corywongmusic.com) is one of those guitarists who make you tap your foot immediately because of his incredible sense of groove. Whether it's through his solo albums or with Vulfpeck or Fearless Flyers, this guitar Funk master takes you in an irresistible whirlwind. Here he is in an interview with his guitar in hand

Greg Howe guitar in hand interview from Shrapnel to Michael Jackson and more

The American guitar player Greg Howe has played with huge pop stars from Michael Jackson to Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias and more. His career as a solo artist or within a band has also been very rich. Here is a guitar in hand interview from his home in Oklahoma. The two other interviews with Greg

The Texas based guitar player Mark Lettieri (marklettieri.com) who plays with Snarky Puppy among many projects is the guest of this guitar in hand interview recorded from his home studio. The occasion was the release of his new solo album The Baritone Sessions Vol.2. Mark goes through his composition process and walks through the conception

Jason Lollar is the American behind the famous Lollar Pickups (lollarguitars.com) brand he founded. Here he is in an interview at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin in 2018. In it, he tells the story of the brand and his approach to making his excellent, world-renowned products. Jason Lollar interview Until the next interview,