The Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018 included in its program demo concerts that allowed to discover the instruments exhibited by luthiers throughout the festival in the magnificent Jean-Baptiste Lully Music Academy. Here are the Pierre Bertrand guitars presented on video. Bertrand Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Pierre Bertand Musician: Shaï Sebbag Video and sound: Philippe Camus

Eric Bibb interview -

The bluesman Eric Bibb was in Paris to present his latest album, a double CD entitled Global Griot. These 24 songs present a great mix between Blues and African music with as always Eric Bibb's great compositions. The Guitar Channel is very happy to present you this new Guitar-in-Hand interview with the American musician. Summary

Baudry Guitars - Demo concert Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018

The Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018 included in its program demo concerts that allowed to discover the instruments exhibited by luthiers throughout the festival in the magnificent Jean-Baptiste Lully Music Academy. Here are the Baudry guitars presented on video. Baudry Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Richard Baudry Musician: Shaï Sebbag Video and sound: Philippe Camus Until

Al Bonhomme interview - Guitar in Hand video about Country Music and more

It is through Ludovic Egraz, colleague and friend who works in the Guitare Xtreme newspaper, that I came into contact with Al Bonhomme who was visiting Paris, France for holidays. A meeting was setup quickly to record this interview Guitar in Hand in our Paris showroom to talk about Country music and more. Summary of the

Saku Vuori guitar builder interview during the 2018 edition of the Guitar Summit in Mannheim, Germany. Saku Vuori master luthier interview - Vuorensaku Guitars Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

2018 Festival Guitare Issoudun - 30th edition

The Festival Guitare Issoudun 2018 will be the 30th edition of this unique guitar event in France with a rich program of concerts, a guitar show, several masterclasses and an incomparable atmosphere. On the concert side, the immense Robben Ford is the international headliner followed closely by Christian Laborde, Joseph Lipomi, Jean-Felix Lalanne & Eric

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Backstager Guitar Story -

Here is a beautiful story of a guitar told by a member of the The Guitar Channel network. Want to tell your story? Join the network! The beginning of the story Lance Lopez is an American bluesman living in Dallas Texas. I discovered him in 2009 in Saarbrücken, Germany. It was while he was visiting

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Pedal Review - Overdrive and clean boost King of Tone from Analog.Man

Analog Man's overdrive and clean boost pedal King of Tone has an excellent reputation among pedal fanatics. You will be able to see and especially hear what this gives in this recorded video thanks to Steven, a member of The Guitar Channel who owns this pedal. King of Tone from Analog.Man Until the next gear

Guitar Review - Bluesmaster Custom 59 - Johan Gustavsson luthier

With the Bluesmaster Custom 59 built by luthier Johan Gustavsson (www.jgguitars.com) we are clearly in the category of exceptional guitars! This guitar made in Sweden in 2005 is the top of the crop. The marriage of Les Paul and Telecaster shapes will probably not please everyone but we at The Guitar Channel are loving it. Test

Petteri Sariola interview, guitar in hand at the Guitar Summit 2018

During the 2018 edition of the Guitar Summit in Mannheim, Germany, it was possible to do record an interview with the great acoustic guitar player Petteri Sariola. Petteri Sariola interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

The Puteaux Guitar Festival includes a luthier guitar show with 49 exhibitors as well as 28 demo concerts of instruments, amps and pedals by professional musicians on Saturday October 13rd and Sunday October 14th from 15:00 to 18:00. A wonderful opportunity to see and especially to hear all this beautiful gear played by talented pro

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While browsing my social networks I came across a guitar podcast named Everyone Loves Guitar (www.everyonelovesguitar.com). I listened to a few episodes and much appreciated the quality of the interviews conducted by its creator Craig Garber. This podcast was added to the directory of guitar podcasts that I maintain and I sent an email to Craig

Guitar Review - 2007 Gibson Les Paul Faded

In search of a Les Paul to equip the showroom to have this reference sound in the arsenal available to visitors and for testing gear, The Guitar Channel had the opportunity to test this 2007 Gibson Les Paul Faded at length kindly lent by a member of the network (thank you Sebastien!). This guitar has

Guitar Summit 2018 - Video blogging - Day 2

This year again for this second edition, the German Guitar Summit in Mannheim was a great opportunity to produce a nice series of video interviews which are listed below. We highly recommend this event which proposes an excellent array of guitar exhibitors with a full program of concerts, masterclasses and conferences. 2018 Guitar Summit interviews

Guitar Review - Raccoon model from luthier Camille Jacob

It's a pleasure to discover the artisanal production of a young French luthier. The Raccoon is designed and manufactured entirely by Camille Jacob who also makes the excellent AMI Effects pedals. This instrument literally impressed me by the quality of the lutherie, this is top quality stuff. www.cjguitars.com Specifications Finish:  shiny nitro-cellulo Body: one piece

Jim Carthage interview - Guitar in Hand

Guitarist and singer Jim Carthage (www.jimcarthage.com) came to The Guitar Channel showroom to answer a Guitar in Hand interview. The opportunity of this meeting is the release of his excellent EP Ebb & Flow I highly recommend listening. Jim Carthage interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

The Guitar Channel Discord - Chat about guitar in realtime!

Want to chat in real time with other guitar enthusiasts? It is now possible on The Guitar Channel Discord via the web app and mobile or disktop applications. The Guitar Channel Discord invitation Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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Pedal Review - Vanflet Distortion1: huge sounds from your pedalboard!

Vanflet is a new French manufacturer of boutique tube amp, they are now launching a range of pedals. Here is the Distortion1, a pedal that inaugurates the series with the Driver1. Vanflet Distortion1 video review Specs Settings: Volume, Gain, Tone Soft switch 9V Price: 149 € What I enjoyed the most A huge reserve of gain

Internationales de la Guitare de Toulouse 2018 - Guitar show

Like last year The Guitar Channel will be present at the Internationales de la Guitare in Toulouse 2018 with a booth. This will ensure coverage of the event via a special on-site correspondent throughout the weekend. The guitar show will be held in Toulouse on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. Last year video To

Guitar Summit 2018 - Video blogging - Day 3

Vlog Guitar Summit 2018 – Day 3

As if you were onsite, here is a new episode of The Guitar Channel Video Blogging in reportage in Germany for the 2nd edition of Guitar Summit. This guitar event is held in the Rosengarten of Mannheim just 3 hours by train from Paris. This is day 3 of the show. Video blogging - Sunday

Guitar Summit 2018 - Video blogging - Day 2

Vlog Guitar Summit 2018 – Day 2

As if you were onsite, here is a new episode of The Guitar Channel Video Blogging in reportage in Germany for the 2nd edition of Guitar Summit. This guitar event is held in the Rosengarten of Mannheim just 3 hours by train from Paris. This is day 2 of the show. Video blogging - Saturday

Guitar Summit 2018 - Video blogging - Day 1

Vlog Guitar Summit 2018 – Day 1

As if you were onsite, here is a new episode of The Guitar Channel Video Blogging in reportage in Germany for the 2nd edition of Guitar Summit. This guitar event is held in the Rosengarten of Mannheim just 3 hours by train from Paris. This is day 1. Video blogging - Friday September 7th Interviews

The Krautster II model from Nik Huber is a clearly inspired from the Les Paul. Made in Germany in the workshop of luthier Nik Huber (often interviewed on The Guitar Channel), the guitar reviewed below was lent to me by Gilles, a member of The Guitar Channel network (1000 thanks!). Setup configuration Amp: Kelt V-Twin

The Guitar Summit (www.guitarsummit.de) will hold its 2nd edition from September 7th to 9th 2018 in Mannheim, Germany. Like last year, The Guitar Channel will be present with a booth to cover the many elements of this event. The full program is available online on this page. The big names present at the 2018 edition

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Festival de Guitare de Puteaux 2018 - Luthier show application

For the second year in a row, The Guitar Channel is organizing with the Puteaux Music Academy the guitar show of the Festival de Guitare de Puteaux right next to Paris, France. Here's the list of exhibitors for the second edition, this festival will happen from October 12th to 14th (see info below). The luthier show

Fall is traditionally a very busy period on the side of guitar events because there are a lot of shows and festivals that are held at that time. Below are the events on which The Guitar Channel will be present whether to cover the event, to exhibit or ... as an organizer! September 7th to

The Sonore Festival will have its 2nd edition in Montreal, Canada on September 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2018. The luthier Théo Kazourian is one of the co-organizers of the event which will gather acoustic and electric luthiers, manufacturers of amps and pedals in the Quebec metropolis. A beautiful guitar event that echoes the now disappeared Montreal

Tribute to a great luthier - Chris Larkin interview at the 2016 Holy Grail Guitar Show

On August 3rd, 2018, the Irish luthier Chris Larkin passed away. I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing him at the 2016 edition of the Holy Grail Guitar Show. To pay homage to him, The Guitar Channel invites you to discover this interview where he spoke with passion about his work and his extraordinary

Mike Keneally interview - Guitare en Scène 2018

Mike Keneally has been on stage and on record  with Joe Satriani for a while. He was part of the band behind Satch for this concert given during the 2018 festival Guitare en Scène in the French Alps. It is after the soundcheck of the band that The Guitar Channel was able to record this interview

Joe Satriani is a regular at the festival Guitare en Scène because it is the 3rd time he plays it. It was for The Guitar Channel the opportunity to do a video interview just after the soundcheck of the evening concert. Note that the American guitarist played with his usual band consisting of Mike Keneally