The biggest day of NAMM with maximum attendance. Huge day also for me regarding the interviews since I made no less than 14 including those recorded during the X-JAMM concert. Here is an episode of video blogging to relive this day when the sun was radiant. Interviews of the day Julien Bitoun Paul Reed Smith
Another great day at NAMM with a great series of interviews, including one with Jared James Nichols who is bursting with an incredible level of energy. Here is a new episode of the video blogging from Sunny California! Interviews of the day Andy Powers from Taylor Guitars Kingsley Durant Jared James Nichols Jim De Luca
This time, this is for good! The Winter NAMM 2020 has officially started. Here is day 1 in a full video blogging episode. Interviews of the day Jude Gold, Jefferson Starship guitar okayer and No Guitar Is Safe host Kim Bjørn, co-autor of the excellent book Pedal Crush Hanitra and Jean-Marc Bontemps Andrea - Dophix,
For the first time since The Guitar Channel started to come to Los Angeles for NAMM, I would like to show you the installation of this gigantic show. It is quite fascinating to see the set up of all the booths. Some are already ready, others will be working very late this evening to finish
In the series of factory tour videos, The Guitar Channel invites you to discover the Fender factory in Corona in the suburbs of Los Angeles. A unique opportunity to discover the place where all American Fender guitars are made, whether for standard models, Custom Shop and Masterbuilt. Fender factory visit in Corona Until the next
JHS (jhspedals.com) is an American brand that offers top level guitar effect pedals. Here in this gear review, the Panther Cub delay pedal. JHS Panther Cub Until the next gear review or interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
David Solé is one of the luthiers I met during the 2019 edition of the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid. He builds superb acoustic guitars under the Leno Guitars brand (lenoguitars.com). Here he is in an interview! David Solé Arbues interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
Ferdinand Rikkers is one of the two luthiers with Jacco Stuitje behind the boutique instruments of Rikkers Guitars (rikkersgitaarbouw.nl). He was in Madrid for the Luthier Guitar Show 2019 edition, here he is in an interview to present a superb bass from his design. Ferdinand Rikkers luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing
The Klon Centaur is probably one of the most cloned pedal with the Tube Screamer. Today we are testing the Centura pedal from Ceriatone (ceriatone.com) which is one of the most highly regarded clone of the Klon. It is built in Malaysia and looks absolutely gorgeous. Test configuration Amp : BD Custom Amplification Guitars :
Following a discussion with the luthier Virgile Pilon from Blind Guitars (blindguitars.com) concerning the K&K Pure Mini sensor which equips the B-51 model which is in our showroom in Paris, I recorded the video below reserved for paying subscribers of the show. The idea is to compare the sound when you get when you directly
Jacco Stuitje is a luthier from the Netherlands who is associated with Ferdinand Rikkers to make guitars and basses under the name of Rikkers Guitars (rikkersgitaarbouw.nl). Jacco is also very involved in the EGB, the European association of luthiers which is very active and very effective. This is an interview in Madrid during the Luthier
During the Guitar Summit 2019 the Swiss luthier Egon Rauscher exhibited his SoulTool (soultool.com) instruments including a very intriguing guitar that he came to present in interview. With this new model, it is possible to change the mass of the guitar as well as its frequency response by using discs in a different metals or
Luciano Ponzio was one of the exhibitors at the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid last September. He is the man behind the Don Poniz (facebook.com/donponizfx) pedals made on the Costa Brava. Luciano Ponzio interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: Until the
The Belgian luthier Ralph Bonte was one of the exhibitors of the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid where he presented very beautiful instruments made in Bruges in Belgium under his brand Arrenbie Guitars (arrenbieguitars.be). Ralph Bonte luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
During the Luthier Guitar Show 2019 in Madrid, I had the pleasure of meeting the Swiss Sascha Greuter who makes pedals under the name Greuter Audio (greuteraudio.ch). Here is the interview with this craftsman who produces a beautiful range of pedals including some incredible Fuzz. Sascha Greuter interview Until the next interview, keep on playing
Luis Guerrero (luisguerreroguitars.com) was one of the Spanish luthiers who exhibited at the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid. Luis makes beautiful acoustic guitars with very elegant lines. Luis Guerrero interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
It was a blast to record this guitar in hand interview with the young Russian Alexandr Misko (alexandrmisko.com) who was in Paris in our showroom. Check out his album Roundtrip (to be released on Nov. 26th 2019)! If you want to get a taste of modern acoustic percussive guitar playing, here's a monster musician for
Albert Morillo from AMS Guitars (amsguitars.es) was one of the Spanish guitar builders who exhibited at the Luthier Guitar Show in Madrid, here he is in interview. Albert Morillo luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
Here is an interview with the luthier Fran Rodriguez who builds electric guitars under his brand FranFret and who is also one of the organizer of the Luthier Guitar Show (luthierguitarshow.com) in Spain, Madrid. Fran Rodriguez interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
Interview with the Swiss luthier Claudio Pagelli who builds gorgeous and very original guitars with his wife Claudia. Here's the video recorded during the 2019 edition of the Guitar Summit in Mannheim, Germany. Claudio Pagelli luthier interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and
During Guitar Summit 2019, I had the opportunity to do an interview with the musician Joe Berger that I meet very often on the guitar shows like the Musikmesse, the NAMM or the Holy Grail Guitar Show. Here he is in interview on the booth of The Guitar Channel in Mannheim, Germany. Joe Berger interview
At the 2019 Guitar Summit there were many boutique guitar builders luthiers among the major brands of guitars. The Finnish luthier Saku Vuori (vuorensaku.fi) was one of them. This is his interview on the The Guitar Channel booth to talk about one of his brand new offset instruments. Saku Vuori luthier interview Until the next
Derk Jan Lievers was of one the exhibitor at the 2019 Guitar Summit in Mannheim, Germany. He has a unique business with DejaWu Guitars (dejawuguitars.com) where he builds very cool high quality guitars in collaboration with a Chinese team. This is not your typical Chinese business producing entry level instrument. We are talking here about
Sammy Boller (sammyboller.com) is a young American guitarist met at the Friedman clinic in a Paris amp store (see the full report in this article). Although I only discovered him a couple of days before, the opportunity was too good not to do an interview with him. Sammy Boller interview Until the next interview, keep
Sunday is usually a quieter day than Saturday for the guitar shows but it seems that this rule of thumb does not apply in Spain. In fact the second day of the Luthier Guitar Show (luthierguitarshow.com) was very busy almost right from the start until the end. Interviews of the day Luciano Ponzio - Don
Here is the report in Video Blogging mode of the first day of the Luthier Guitar Show (luthierguitarshow.com) in Madrid. Second edition of this event gathering acoustic and electric luthiers from all over Spain but also from all over Europe. Interviews of the day Fran Rodriguez Sascha Greuter AMS Guitars Luis Guerrero Ralph Bonte Jacco
Dave Friedman is the great guru of the tube amp line that bear his name, he launched two years ago a line of electric guitars built and conceived with Grover Jackson. Dave talks about it in this interview done during the clinic in the L'Ampli à Lampes store in Paris, France (see the report in
Second part of the in-depth guitar in hand interview of the great Jazz guitarist Mike Moreno (mikemoreno.com) recorded at The Guitar Channel showroom in Paris, France during the American musician's visit to Europe. The first part of the interview is available in this article. Mike Moreno guitar in hand interview The Guitar Channel podcast The
Interview with Matthieu Humbert who is the French luthier behind Melophonic's (melophonics.fr) guitars and lap-steels at the 2019 Guitar Summit in Mannheim, Germany. Matthieu Humbert interview - Melophonic's The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: Until the next interview, keep on playing the
Mike Moreno is a great Jazz guitarist that The Guitar Channel could meet several times thanks to an introduction from Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (Jazz musician and regular columnist on our website). Mike being in Paris for a few days of vacation after a long summer tour in Canada, China, Japan and Italy, stopped at the showroom