The tube amp guru Dave Friedman behind the brand Friedman Amplification which builds amps, guitars and pedals was in Paris, France with the amazing Sammy Boller as a demonstrator. It was a great opportunity to record a video blogging as well as interviews with Dave and Sammy. Thank you to the amp store L'Ampli à
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal was in Paris between two masterclasses in Europe, here he is in guitar in hand. A unique opportunity to see Ron shred on T-Bone Walker 1949 ES-5N Gibson! Summary of the complete article The complete video of the interview What Ron did since the last interview His first guitar riff His first
The Festival de Guitare de Puteaux will hold its 3rd edition in the conservatory Jean-Baptiste Lully from Friday October 11th until Sunday 13th 2019. Puteaux is a nice suburb right next to Paris, France. For the previous two editions, the festival was visited by more than 2,000 visitors during the three days. 73% of the
During the visit of the manufacture Furch Guitars it was possible for The Guitar Channel, in addition to the video shoot of the factory tour itself, to make two interviews. The first one was done with the boss Petr Furch, son of the founder and the second with Jiri Machacek, the quality manager to have
The American musician Kirk Fletcher was in Paris in June. A great opportunity to do a Guitar in Hand interview with this guitarist who regularly plays with Joe Bonamassa in addition to his personal projects. Kirk Fletcher interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
During a trip to the Czech Republic at Furch Guitars, The Guitar Channel had the unique opportunity to conduct an interview right in the middle of the guitar manufacture with the brand's president Petr Furch. He is the son of the founder Frantisek Furch who created in 1981 this brand became worldwide in the field
You must have seen the video where hundreds of Gibson Firebird X guitars are destroyed. It's the Gibson bad buzz of the day on the Internet. A quick search will quickly get you the video in question. Gibson's official response Below is a screenshot of the official response received this morning at 1:27 am on
During the 2019 Montreal Jazz Festival, The Guitar Channel was able to record a Mike Moreno interview right after he did the sound check with Kendrick Scott Oracle at the Upstairs Jazz club. Summary of the full article Full interview with Mike Moreno Extracts from the sound check of the Kendrick Scott Oracle band Photo
In this new episode of The Guitar Channel's Video Blogging we continue the Factory Tour started in the first part at Furch Guitars (furchguitars.com) in the Czech Republic. Summary of the full article Video tour of the brand nw showroom Full photo album There will be also videos interviews with Petr Furch (CEO) and Jiri
Invited by the French importer GNG / Eurodiscom and Furch Guitars (furchguitars.com), The Guitar Channel had the pleasure of accompanying a group of French dealers during a trip to the Czech Republic to visit the acoustic guitar factory. Here is part 1 of 2 of a new Factory Tour. Summary of the full article Full
The great Canadian city has been a must stop for The Guitar Channel for a couple of years now for the Montreal Jazz Festival. The program is always great and full of great musicians. In the video blogging episode below you will have extracts from concerts, live shots from the outside concerts, micro-interviews and more.
Hiroshi Ogino (oginoguitars.com) is one of the Japanese luthiers who exhibited at the Sound Messe Osaka show in 2019. Here is an interview with this talented craftsman. Hiroshi Ogino luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
At the Sound Messe 2019 show in Osaka, Japan, there was a hall dedicated to electrical, one to acoustics and a third for resellers. Blue-G (www.blue-g.com) is one of the very important guitar dealers in the Nippon archipelago. Takeshi Hayakawa is the director of this big store in Tokyo, which is on the corner of
ARTE TV often offers great documentary that talk about music. So when it is on about the legendary Texan trio ZZ Top that is the subject, we enjoy every seconds of it! Great fan before the eternal guitarist Billy F. Gibbons who was (and still is one of my favorite guitarists), it was a blast
The guitar builder Ryosuke Kobayashi (kobayashiguitars.com) was one of the talented luthier exhibiting at the 2019 Sound Messe Osaka in Japan. It was a pleasure to record an interview with him to showcase his beautiful acoustic instruments. Ryosuke Kobayashi luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
Tyler Bryant is the singer guitarist of the band The Shakedown who rocks the stages with a very effective and powerful Rock Blues. They have recently been opening for AC/DC and Guns'N Roses. Tyler was visiting Paris to promote their new album Truth and Lies. It was an opportunity to do an interview guitar in
At the Sound Messe Osaka guitar show in Japan, there were of course a lot of Japanese luthiers. Keisuke Fujii (fujiiguitars.com) is one of those I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing. Keisuke was an apprentice with master builder Kenji Sugita and now builds amazing acoustic guitars under his own name. Keisuke Fujii luthier
Luca Canteri (lcguitars.com) was one of the international luthier exhibiting at the 2019 Sound Messe in Osaka, Japan. This Italian craftsman is building some top of the line acoustic guitars in Spain. Luca Canteri interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
During the 2019 Sound Messe guitar show in Osaka, Japan The Guitar Channel had the pleasure to meet Mr Makoto from Sugi Guitars (www.sugiguitars.com) and to record the following video interview. Makoto interview - Sugi Guitars Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
Here is an interview with the Swiss luthier Egon Rauscher who was one of the exhibitors of Musikmesse 2015 with his very beautiful electric guitars under the brand Soultool. Interview Egon Rauscher Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
During the 2019 Sound Messe Osaka, The Guitar Channel had the pleasure to meet Makoto Fukano and record a video interview with him. We talked about Freedom Custom Guitar Research (freedomcgr.com) and he demonstrated a cool technology they developed for neck bass guitar. Makoto Fukano interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!
The Spanish guitar brand Alhambra was one of the major brands present in Japan at the Sound Messe guitar show 2019 edition. A great opportunity to make a point with his representative Christophe Ravie for the first presence of Alhambra in this show. Christophe Ravie interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!
Will McNicol is an acoustic guitarist of Scottish origin who was introduced to me by Shaï Sebbag who invited Will for the 6th edition of his International Guitar Rendez-Vous concert in Paris, France. Here he is in our showroom for a Guitar in Hand with his signature instrument from luthier Tom Sands. Will McNicol interview
It's a rare moment that The Guitar Channel offers you in this video with an interview of a musician and his luthier. So here's guitarist Fingerstyle Will McNicol and his instrument maker Tom Sands, both at the showroom in front of our cameras and Guitar in Hand! Will McNicol and Tom Sands interview Until the
Kenji Sugita (sugitakenji.com) is a Japanese luthier who had a great influence in the lutherie world of this country as he had many apprentices who then settled on their own as Keisuke Nishi from Keystone Stringed Instruments for example. Kenji Sugita interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
The luthier Akio Masuda was one of the Japanese luthiers who exhibited at the Sound Messe show in Osaka. It manufactures under its brand Water Road Guitars (www.waterroad-guitar.com) acoustic guitars very worked. Akio Masuda luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
Keysuke Nishi was one of the Japanese luthier exhibiting at the 2019 Sound Messe guitar show in Osaka. His work is truly remarkable and it was a lot of fun to met him and record this interview. Keisuke build some pretty incredible instruments under his brand Keystone Stringed Instruments (keystone-si.com). Keisuke Nishi luthier interview Until
The luthier Lars Rasmussen (rasmussenguitars.com) was one of two Swedish craftsmen present at Sound Messe 2019 in Osaka, Japan. Already met and interviewed at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in 2016, it was a pleasure to make this interview with him 3 years later. Lars Rasmussen interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the
Unfortunately there is not that many women building guitars, it's still the exception in this man's world. That's why I am very happy to present you with this interview with the Italian guitar luthier Noemi Schembri (noemiguitars.com) who was one of the exhibitor at the 2019 Sound Messe in Osaka. Noemi Schembri interview Until the
At the Sound Messe 2019 in Osaka, Japan there were also a lot of non-Japanese luthiers. Sweden's Ted Astrand (astrandguitars.com) was one of those with one of his great acoustic guitars. Interviewed back in 2015 during the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Germany, it was time to interview again this talented guitar builder. Ted