2020 edition canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak The Guitares au Beffroi (guitaresaubeffroi.com) festival will hold its 8th edition in Montrouge, right next to Paris, France, from March 20th to 22nd. The director of the festival Jean-Michel Proust came to our showroom to present this great guitar event. This year again, the program of concerts
The Guitares au Beffroi festival will hold its 7th edition from March 22nd to 24th in the city of Montrouge, right next to Paris, France. Here is an interview with Jean-Michel Proust, head of the festival, to learn all about the 2019 edition of this great guitar event. www.guitaresaubeffroi.com Jean Michel Proust interview Photos from the
From March 23rd to the 25th 2018, in Montrouge (right next to Paris), took place the sixth edition of the Guitares au Beffroi festival with a beautiful concert program and a splendid guitar show with 75 exhibitors (luthiers, artisans, brands, etc.). www.guitaresaubeffroi.com Photo Album There were many visitors in the guitar show throughout the week-end:
Eastman Guitars was again one of the exhibitors during the 2017 Guitares au Beffroi festival, here is a two-part interview with Pepijn't Hart, European head of the brand of guitars made in China. Pepijn't Hart interview - Eastman Guitars Eastman guitars Here are the Eastman instruments exposed during the show: Until the next interview, keep
The American luthier Jason Kostal was one of the exhibitors of the Salon de la Belle Guitare of the Guitares au Beffroi 2017 festival. He was present in Montrouge with Michael Watts, a British professional guitarist who made the demos of Jason's guitars.
Gijs de Wit (www.dewitguitars.com) was one of the foreign luthiers exhibiting at the 2017 edition of the Guitares au Beffroi guitar show in Montrouge (right next to Paris). Gijs De Wit luthier interview Gijs de Wit luthier photo album Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre.
Each time The Guitar Channel is covering an event like a fair or a festival, we record a live report which is then available later for replay. This allows all the guitar aficionados to live the event from the inside. Here are all those videos in one playlist. Here's the list of the events covered:
Holy Grail Guitar Show
Festival Guitare Issoudun
Guitares au Beffroi
Gear Evenings organized by The Guitar Channel
Video reports playlist
During those events, interviews are recorded and available
through the Backstage Pass subscription.
The festival Guitars au Beffroi (www.guitaresaubeffroi.com) 2017 and its luthier guitar show closed their doors last week on the 5th edition. This major event of the guitar in France has proposed two and a half days of high quality festivities around our favorite instrument.
The 2017 Guitares au Beffroi (www.guitaresaubeffroi.com) festival and its guitar show the Salon de la Belle Guitare will have its 5th edition from Friday March 24th until Sunday March 26th in Montrouge, right next to Paris. There will be luthiers coming from more than 10 countries, check-out the full list on the festival website. Interview with Armel Amiot
Here's Toni Götz interview done during the Guitares au Beffroi festival in 2016, a perfect opportunity to hear the whole Maybach Guitars story. This brand is proposing a full range of high quality Vintage inspired instruments with an excellent price/quality ratio.
Here's an interview with Pepijn 't Hart, european responsible for Eastman Guitars which was an exhibitor at the Guitares au Beffroi festival in Montrouge near Paris.
Interview with Pepijn 't Hart about Eastman Guitars
Photos of the Eastman Guitars booth
Here are a couple of pictures taken on the Eastman booth during the guitar fair :
The range of instruments proposed by Eastman is very wide, from acoustic to mandoline including hollow-bodies and archtop guitars:
The wonderful back of the mandolin presented in the interview:
Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!
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Marco Viola (MOV Guitars) is a luthier based in Italy. He was one of the exhibitors of the guitar show during the 2016 edition of the Guitares au Beffroi festival.
The Guitares au Beffroi 2016 festival just ended in Montrouge, just outside of Paris. It is time to make a summary of it. The Guitar Channel was an exhibitor at the guitar fair so this will be the main focus of the post.
Kudos to Armel Amiot, the guitar fair organizer (watch his interview here), who was able to organize an event in a difficult context.
Guitares au Beffroi website: www.guitaresaubeffroi.com
Snapchat stories of Guitares au Beffroi 2016
During the show I took a lot of short video clips with Snapchat. Those were compiled in Snapchat Story every day.
The festival Guitares au Beffroi 2016 includes as previous years a guitar show called Le Salon de la Belle Guitare which means The Show of the Beautiful Guitar. Here's below a video interview with Armel Amiot, the guitar show organizer.
Guitares au Beffroi website: www.guitaresaubeffroi.com
Guitares au Beffroi 2016 - Interview with the guitar show organizer
As the guitar show organizer, Armel Amiot is the point of contact in case you are interested in being an exhibitors.
The fourth edition of the guitar fair during the Guitares au Beffroi 2016 festival is going to be even more international this time with luthiers from Europe and further. It will take place from 25 to 27 March 2016 in Montrouge, right next to Paris. Below are four examples of European craftsmen that you can meet at the show.
Here's an Alejandro Ramirez interview. José is a luthier for O3 Guitars I met during the Salon de la Belle Guitare in Montrouge near Paris in March 2015 during the Guitars au Beffroi festival.
Here's a José Ramos interview. José is a luthier I met during the Salon de la Belle Guitare in Montrouge near Paris in March 2015 during the Guitars au Beffroi festival.
Here's a Dan Macpherson interview. Dan is a luthier I met during the Salon de la Belle Guitare in Montrouge near Paris in March 2015 during the Guitars au Beffroi festival.
The European Guitar Builders is a professional association for european luthier.
Here's a double Michael Spalt interview I did during the Salon de la Belle Guitare of the festival Guitares au Beffroi (www.guitaresaubeffroi.com) which took place in Montrouge near Paris in March 2015. Austrian luthier Michael Spalt was there as an exhibitor and as the president of the European Guitar Builders (EGB). One of the main activity of the EGB is the organization of the Holy Grail Guitar Show where I went for the first edition in Berlin last year.
So we did two interviews instead of one! The one above is the one about his life as a luthier.
I had the pleasure to meet Frank Deimel during the 2nd edition of Guitares au Beffroi. I saw his booth at the Musikmesse but did not have the opportunity to interview him so I was super happy to have in on video at Montrouge and ask him some guitar questions. To tell you the truth