Winter NAMM 2019 - The Guitar Channel debrief

For the sixth year, The Guitar Channel will be present at the Winter NAMM (namm.org) which is held like in Los Angeles in Anaheim. The archives of previous years are in this list of articles. The Winter NAMM is the trade show that brings together each year in January the entire world of the musical

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Rikkers Guitars Ferdinand Rikkers luthier interview - Madrid Luthier Guitar Show 2019

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

Don Poniz Pedals - Luciano Ponzio pedal builder interview at the Madrid Luthier Guitar Show

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

Ralph Bonte luthier interview - Arrenbie Guitars at the 2019 Madrid guitar show

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.

Greuter Audio pedals - Sascha Greuter interview - Madrid Luthier Guitar Show 2019

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 luthier interview, acoustic guitar builder - Madrid Luthier Guitar Show 2019

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.

Albert Morillo luthier interview - AMS Guitars

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.

Madrid Luthier Guitar Show - Video report for day 1

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.

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

Madrid Luthier Guitar Show - Video report for day 1

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

7 test studios: once again the big advantage of the Puteaux guitar show

This year again for the 3rd edition of the Puteaux Guitar Festival its guitar show organized by The Guitar Channel, the 7 test studios were the big advantage for the visitors. The Guitar Channel guitar show organizer Results of the guitar show Whenever a visitor wanted to test a guitar, acoustic or electric, an amp

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Matthieu Humbert interview - Melophonic's guitars and lap-steels at the 2019 Guitar Summit

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

2019 Puteaux Guitar Festival 4th edition in a 4min video

From October 11th to 13th 2019, the 3rd edition of the Puteaux Guitar Festival took place in the the music academy of the Puteaux city, right next to Paris, near the La Défense business district. Again The Guitar Channel had the responsibility to organize the guitar show part of the festival as well as the

2019 Puteaux Guitar Festival - Guitar show exhibitor list

For the third year, The Guitar Channel is organizing with the Puteaux music academy the guitar show of the Puteaux Guitar Festival . Puteaux is a very nice and cosy suburb right next to Paris, France. Here's the list of exhibitors for this edition, this festival will happen from October 11th to 13th (see info

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Guitar Summit 2019 - Day3: a great Sunday full of guitars

It's already the last day of the Guitar Summit! Times fly when you are having fun. A bit less crowded than Saturday but still a steady flow of visitors. Guitar Summit 2019 - Day3 vlog Until the next video blogging episode or interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Guitar Summit 2019 - Day 1: show visit, interviews and Paul Gilbert masterclass

This is day 1 of the 2019 Guitar Summit with a new video blogging episode to live from the heart of the event what is going on in the biggest guitar show in Europe. Guitar Summit 2019 - Day 1 Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Guitar Summit 2019 - Preview of the setup and installation the biggest guitar show in Europe

The Guitar Summit 2019 is not even started that The Guitar Channel already makes you visit the show. How cool is that!! Well, in fact it is mostly the implementation and installation that you will see in this episode of the video blogging but it already gives an idea of this great event that is

2019 Guitar Summit - The biggest guitar show in Europe

The Guitar Summit (www.guitarsummit.de) will hold its 3rd edition from September 27th to 29th 2019 in the Mannheim Rosengarten, Germany. Like for the previous editions, The Guitar Channel will be present with a booth to cover the event. The full program is available online on this page. Some of the big names present at the

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Festival de Guitare de Puteaux 2019 - Luthier show application

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

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Hiroshi Ogino luthier interview - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

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.

Takeshi Hayakawa interview - Blue-G Tokyo store - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

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

Ryosuke Kobayashi luthier interview - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

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.

Keisuke Fujii luthier interview - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

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.

Makoto interview - Sugi Guitars - Sound Messe 2019

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.

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!

Alhambra Guitars reconquering Japan again - Interview in Osaka

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!

Keisuke Nishi luthier interview - Keystone Stringed Instrument - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

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

Lars Rasmussen luthier interview – Rasmussen Guitars - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

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

Noemi Schembri luthier interview - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

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