Davy Knowles guitar in hand interview at the PRS booth - NAMM 2020

Davy Knowles is a great guitar player who has been endorsed by PRS Guitars for many years now. It was a lot of fun to record this guitar in hand interview during the 2020 Winter NAMM show. Davy Knowles interview The Guitar Channel podcast with Davy Knowles The audio version of the video is available

Steve Swallow is a legendary bassist who plays with pianist Carla Bley and guitarist John Scofield. This interview was conducted in the context of the release of the excellent album titled Swallow Tales featuring compositions by Steve Swallow. Steve Swallow interview The Guitar Channel podcast with Steve Swallow The audio version of the video is available

Sonny Landreth interview in Paris after the Jimmy Buffet shows

Sonny Landreth is a fabulous guitarist that I've seen many times on the stage at the Montreal Jazz Festival when I lived in Canada. He was in Paris as a side man for the American singer Jimmy Buffet for 3 concerts at La Cigale. Here he is being interviewed in a big Parisian hotel just

At the Winter NAMM 2020, the Mexican reissues of the Fender Lead models caught my eye. A few weeks later, here is now the complete test of the two Mexican Fender Lead series, the Lead II and the Lead III. To make it simple, the II is equipped with two single-coil pickups and the III

Vitaly Makukin is an ukrainian guitar player who has an excellent tapping technique on acoustic and electric guitar. Here is in a guitar in hand interview in our Paris showroom. Vitaly Makukin interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Neal Black interview about his album

Neal Black (nealblack.net) is an American bluesman well known in France and elsewhere in Europe where he has been touring for years. He has also collaborated in terms of songwriting with French artists such as Gaëlle Buswel and Fred Chapellier. In this FaceTime interview, he talks about his brand new album A Little Boom Boom

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The sacred Jazz guitar monster that is John Scofield (johnscofield.com) was my guest for an interview via FaceTime to talk about the excellent album recorded titled Swallow Tales with compositions by his lifelong friend, bassist Steve Swallow. Bill Stewart is playing drums. Don't miss the 2016 interview recorded guitar in hand with John Scofield John

Fender Duo-Sonic, an excellent Fender Made in Mexico, in Desert Sand!

With its scale of 610 mm instead of 648 mm on a normal Strat, this Fender Duo-Sonic is terribly sexy! Especially in that Desert Sand finish with its anodized plate which is a must have for this model. Here is the complete test of this beautiful Made in Mexico reissue of a flagship model from

Joseph Yun, guitar in hand interview at the Musicians Institute Hollywood

Thanks to my luthier friend Isaac Jang, I was able to meet Joseph Yun (josephyunmusic.com), a young talented guitar players. As he is a former student of the Musicians Institute Hollywood, we recorded this guitar in hand interview in the school. Joseph Yun interview guitar in hand The Guitar Channel podcast with Joseph Yun The

Gus G interview to talk about the Firewind album

The Greek guitarist Gus G who accompanied Ozzy Osbourne releases a new album with his band Firewind (firewind.gr). After meeting him in February 2020 at the United Guitars festival where he was invited to play in Paris, France after playing on the album Volume 1, here is an interview to talk about all this and

Selecting woods for electric guitars by luthier Avi Shabat

In this new luthier chronicle, the Los Angeles based guitar builder Avi Shabat explains which woods he uses and how he selects them to obtain the results he wants. Guitar building is like cooking, if you want to get good results, you have to use high quality ingredients. Luthier Avi Shabat interview about woods The

Bruce Forman interview - Stay-at-Home Coronavirus series - 16/04/20

As part of the Stay-at-Home period linked to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Guest: Bruce Forman Bruce Forman is a great American Jazz guitar player I had the pleasure to me during the 2020 Winter NAMM. In this Stay-at-Home

The Eccos Keeley (robertkeeley.com) echo pedal promises nothing less than simulating the effect obtained with two tape recorders that are linked to generate a repetition of sound. Make no mistake, this pedal is fully digital but achieves the performance of sounding beautifully like in the good old days of analog recording. Eccos Keeley review Until

As part of the Stay-at-Home period linked to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Guest: Oz Noy The Israel born and US based guitar player Oz Noy was my guest for this Stay-at-Home interview. He talks about his current projects and

Luthier Avi Shabat talks about how he build guitars

In this new luthier chronicle, the Los Angeles based guitar builder Avi Shabat (shabatguitars.com) explains how he started to build guitars and talks about his building methods to achieve the high quality of his electric guitars. Avi Shabat talks about his guitar building methods The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available

As part of the lockdown period due to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Guest: Mike Moreno Live FaceTime interview with the great Jazz guitar player Mike Moreno (mikemoreno.com) recorded on Sunday April 5th 2020 in his Brooklyn apartment. mikemoreno.com

Alexandr Misko interview - Interview Confinement 02/04/20

As part of the lockdown due to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Alexandr Misko interview Alexandr Misko (alexandrmisko.com) is a great your Russian Fingerstyle guitar player player who just got back from a tour in the US. Here is

Scott Paul Taylor Guitars Natural Ressources Director interview

Interviewed for the first time at NAMM 2017, Scott Paul is the Natural Resources Director at Taylor Guitars (taylorguitars.com). Clearly he is the person responsible for the nature of the wood supply for the American guitar manufacturer. Three years later, the CITES regulations have evolved, the Urban Ash project has been launched, it was time

Avi Shabat luthier interview about exhibiting at NAMM as a boutique builder

Avi Shabat (shabatguitars.com) is an Israël born luthier who now lives and builds high-end electric guitars in the Los Angeles area. In this interview recorded in his workshop, he does a full debrief of the 2020 Winter NAMM where he exhibited. Avi Shabat luthier interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video

Friedman amp factory tour by Dave Friedman in Huntington Park, Los Angeles

Right after NAMM 2020 we had the opportunity to not only have a private factory tour guided by Dave Friedman himself of the Friedman Amps (friedmanamplification.com) factory in Huntington Park, Los Angeles but also to record an interview with Dave afterward. Dave Friedman interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is

Dave Philips interview and demo at L.A. Sound Design in Burbank, Los Angeles

Thanks to the nice people at the L.A. Vintage Gear store, I was able to meet Dave Phillips from L.A. Sound Design (lasounddesign.net) who has his workshop right next door. Dave is a great pedalboard and rack builder who has worked for many guitar super stars from Mike Landau to Scott Henderson. Dave Phillips interview

L.A. Vintage Gear guitar store visit in Burbank, Los Angeles

There are some very nice guitar stores in Los Angeles, here is a splendid one dedicated to Vintage gear and high end boutique brands, L.A. Vintage Gear (lavintagegear.com) in Burbank. This is the kind of store where Michael Landau comes to buy his guitar stuff. Content of the full article Video tour of the store

Luthier Stephen Marchione and Jazz guitar player Mike Moreno interview

During the Winter NAMM 2020, I had the pleasure to record a double interview in the series "A Musician and His Luthier" with guitar master builder Stephen Marchione (marchione.com) and Jazz guitar player extraordinaire Mike Moreno (mikemoreno.com). Stephen introduced a new super model called the 69 at the show. Stephen Marchione and Mike Moreno interview

Orianthi interview at the PRS Guitars booth during Winter NAMM 2020

It was an interesting event to get to meet Orianthi and interview her at the PRS Guitars booth during NAMM. She talks about her connection with Paul Reed Smith, her current projects and more. Orianthi interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below:

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Jared Scharff interview, Saturday Night Live house band guitar player

Jared Scharff has been the guitarist for 12 years for the house band of the legendary show Saturday Night Live on NBC (nbc.com/saturday-night-live). Suffice to say that he plays every week in front of tens of millions of people every week. In this context he played with Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga

Here is a new interview with Paul Reed Smith recorded during the 2020 Winter NAMM in the PRS booth. We talked about his recent stay in France and many other subjects. Paul Reed Smith interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: Until

Marcus King Band soundcheck in Paris, March 1st 2020 at L'Alhambra

On March 1st 2020, the Marcus King Band played in Paris, France in the Alhambra concert hall. The Guitar Channel was onsite to record an interview with Marcus and to capture the band during the soundcheck with Marcus blessing. Marcus King Band soundcheck Marcus King amps Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!

Marcus King (marcuskingband.com) is not even 25 years old and already asserts himself as an incredible talented singer guitarist. In collaboration with Radio Perfecto Rock (radioperfecto.fr), here is a guitar in hand interview carried out in his dressing room at the L'Alhambra concert hall just before his Parisian concert on March 1, 2020. As a

Jens Larsen interview, awesome Jazz YouTuber - NAMM 2020

Interview recorded at NAMM 2020 with the Dutch guitar player Jens Larsen who runs a great Jazz YouTube channel full of great videos about learning how to play Jazz. He shares his stories about what was his first NAMM show. Jens Larsen interview The Guitar Channel podcast with Jens Larsen The audio version of the

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Guitar Review - California model from luthier Tony Girault

Here is a video of a great electric guitar built by a French luthier Tony Girault (giraultguitars.com) who is based in Normandy in a town called Evreux. This California model is a great Rock machine with its twin P90 pickups built by Tony himself. Config review For this video the guitar was plugged straight into