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Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird is a monument to Southern Rock. Its Slide guitar intro is as beautiful as it is memorable. As the tempo is not very fast, it's an excellent exercise in sound quality and accuracy. Free Bird Slide guitar intro Recording of a work session from April 15th 2024: Setup To record the

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Rick Beato signature Gibson Les Paul Special DC review

The Les Paul Special Gibson signature Rick Beato is a guitar that made a lot of news because it's the first time the American brand made a signature model for a youtuber rather than a star musician. Here is the test of the dual P90 guitar with its superb TV Blue Mist color. Test of

Tiphanie Doucet, replay of a live concert from the showroom in Paris, France

The musician Tiphanie Doucet (, whom I met on Clubhouse, came to the The Guitar Channel showroom in Paris, France to play five songs. A beautiful voice, a vintage Gibson B-25 and a lot of talent: here is the result! To support Tiphanie, head over to her Patreon page: Set list played by Tiphanie

1965 Gibson SG Junior, a great Rock'n'Roll machine

It was a blast to record a gear review of this 1965 Gibson SG Junior. Here is a great Rock'n'Roll machine of a Vintage guitar! This example is in player condition, meaning it is not fully original (the original tremolo is gone, the tuners were replaced, etc.) and it was heavily played. 1965 Gibson SG

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Allison Mareek is a singer guitar player with a great voice. She is half of a great Folk-Rock duo with Stephen Giry. Here is a guitar voice session recorded in our Paris showroom right after we did an interview in French you can find on La Chaîne Guitare. Allison Mareek - "The Weight" Until the

Jim de Luca interview, master luthier and product development manager at Gibson

Jim de Cola is master luthier and product development manager at Gibson USA. Here is an interview recorded at NAMM 2020 where he gives some inside information about how Gibson guitars are developed. Jim de Cola interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and

Jared James Nichols interview about his collaboration with Gibson Guitars and more - NAMM 2020

Here is an interview recorded with the one and only Jared James Nichols (Bands In Town link) during the Winter NAMM 2020 right outside the gigantic Gibson booth on the 3rd floor of the Anaheim Convention Center. Jared James Nichols interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the

Winter NAMM 2020 - Day 2 - Vlog January 17th
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Winter NAMM 2020 – Day 2 – Vlog January 17th

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

Kirk Fletcher interview guitar in hand - Joe Bonamassa guitar player and more

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.

When Gibson destroys hundreds of Firebird X guitars: analysis of the latest Gibson bad buzz

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

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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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Guitar Review - 2007 Gibson Les Paul Faded

In search of a Les Paul for 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 the

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Presentation of the 2016 Gibson acoustic guitars in Paris

Yesterday I had the pleasure to spend the afternoon in the private showroom of Gibson France to discover the 2016 range of acoustic guitars from Gibson. For this event two people from the US Acoustic Division were present, Josh Taborski (General Manager) and Jeremy Morton (Product Specialist), see the interview below.
The 2016 guitars in a few photos
From left to right:

A J-45 Vintage (so with the thermally processed top)
A Hummingbird (same comment as above)
A J-200
A J-100

Some others models from the 2016 range:

The Bob Dylan J-200
The signature model is truly a magnificent instrument.

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The Beauty of The Burst, a must for guitar lovers

I recently had the opportunity to play a real 1960 Sunburst Les Paul thanks to Matthieu Lucas, a French collector. It gave me the idea to read again The Beauty of the Burst, a book I received a while ago. My first reading was more concentrated on the great pictures of the book, you can really spend hours gazing at all those beauties.

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