Jason Lollar is the American behind the famous Lollar Pickups (lollarguitars.com) brand he founded. Here he is in an interview at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin in 2018. In it, he tells the story of the brand and his approach to making his excellent, world-renowned products. Jason Lollar interview Until the next interview,
Thierry André (andreinstruments.com) is a boutique guitar builder based in the province of Québec in Canada. He was one of the exhibitor of the 2016 Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Germany, Here is in interview presenting one of his super original instrument. Thierry André luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the
Sam Evans from Cardinal Instruments (facebook page) was one of the American boutique guitar builder exhibiting at the 2016 Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin Germany. Here is an interview recorded with him during the show. Sam Evans luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
On the occasion of the Holy Grail Guitar Show in 2018, the European Guitar Builders (europeanguitarbuilders.com) association launched a project to build instruments for several female musicians. Here is the interview with bassist Julia Hofer and luthier Ferdinand Rikkers (rikkersgitaarbouw.nl) to talk about the bass designed and built in the framework of this EGB Community
At the occasion of the 2018 Holy Grail Guitar Show the European Guitar Builders (europeanguitarbuilders.com) association launched a project to build a guitar for several female guitar players. Here is the interview with musician Jacky Bastek with luthier Jacky Walraet about the guitar built during the EGB Community Build project. Jacky Bastek and Jacky Walraet
Rory Dowling was one of the top acoustic guitar builder at the Holy Grail Guitar Show edition of 2018. Here is a video interview with the British luthier for Taran Guitars (taranguitars.co.uk). Rory Dowling luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
There are not many women luthiers. The Austrian Christina Kobler (koblerguitars.com) is one of them and was one of the exhibitors at the Holy Grail Guitar Show 2016. She builds high end acoustic guitar. Christina Kobler interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
During the 2016 Holy Grail Guitar Show I had the pleasure to do an interview with Thomas Jones from TV Jones (tvjones.com). Yes, Thomas is a worldwide pickup builder but also an awesome guitar maker, hence his presence at this prestigious guitar show in Berlin, Germany. Thomas Jones interview Until the next interview, keep on
Claudia and Claudio Pagelli (pagelli.com) should have been in Berlin, Germany for the grand finale of the Holy Grail Guitar Show (holygrailguitarshow.com) but the Coronavirus pandemic decided otherwise. So it was via FaceTime that we made this visit to their luthier workshop in Switzerland. They did a presentation of the guitars they were to bring
Leo Buendia (buendiaguitars.com) was one of the guitar builder who should have been in Berlin this week-end to exhibit during the Holy Grail Guitar Show (holygrailguitarshow.com) which was cancelled because of the Covid19 pandemic. The physical show was replaced by the Holy Couch Guitar Show with plenty of online activities across the world. This FaceTime
Last January, we recorded an interview with Tania Spalt at the Winter NAMM 2020 to talk about what was to be the last edition of the Holy Grail Guitar Show, the grand finale. It was not counting the Coronavirus that decided otherwise. This great world meeting of lutherie which was to be held in Berlin
Here is an article written to help the guitar builders after the Holy Grail Guitar Show (holygrailguitarshow.com) edition 2020 was cancelled because of the Coronavirus quarantine. The idea was to explain this subject as simply as possible so they can have a good online impact during the virtual edition. We are going to focus on 3
The high-end guitar luthier show of the Holy Grail Guitar Show (holygrailguitarshow.com) will hold its very last edition on May 2nd and 3rd, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Tania Spalt who works in the EGB (European Guitar Builders association) explains to us why the show stops in this interview recorded during the NAMM 2020. Tania Spalt
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
Florian Schneider is a French luthier based in Montreal where he makes guitars and basses under the Millimetric Instruments brand. (www.millimetric.ca). He was making his first Holy Grail Guitar Show at this year's edition of the luthiers fair, which brings together the world's best luthiers selected by the association of the European Guitar Builders. Florian
Interviews done on Sunday May 6th 2018 at what has become the great guitar show for high end lutherie instrument that is the Holy Grail Guitar Show with luthiers and pickup builders: Juha Ruokangas - Ruokangas Guitars Jort Heijen - Red Layer Guitars Lindy Fralin - Fralin Pickups Jason Lollar - Lollar Pickups Ivan Mulia - iVee
At the 2018 Holy Grail Guitar Show, I had the opportunity to do an interview with Andy Manson, a legendary luthier who worked for Led Zeppelin's bassist John Paul Jones. In this in-depth interview I revisit with him his career. I have to say it was an honor and a true pleasure to interview this
Interviews done on Saturday May 5th 2018 at the Holy Grail Guitar Show with luthiers and musicians: Andy Manson (luthier for John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin!) - Andy Manson Guitars Paul Hamer (yes, the one who founded Hamer Guitars in 1973!) - H Guitars Rory Dowling - Taran Guitars Jacky Bastek / Jacky Walraet - EGB Community Build
This interview with Paul Hammer from the legendary brand Hamer Guitars was recorded during the 2018 Holy Grail Guitar Shows in Berlin, Germany. Paul Hamer interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
One of the novelties of the 2018 edition of the Holy Grail Guitar Show was the presentation by the Finnish luthier Juha Ruokangas of a new guitar model, the Emma Maria archtop, named after his wife. Here is an interview to know everything about what led this luthier to develop this new instrument in a category
To relive the 2018 edition of the Holy Grail Guitar Show, I invite you to watch this replay of the live broadcast made from Berlin on The Guitar Channel Facebook page. You will have a visit in the heart of this show that brings together the cream of the cream of the world luthiers in
The EGB (European Guitar Builders association) organizes every year a symposium for its members, luthiers or guitar aficionados members of the association, with conferences dealing with many guitar subjects. This year it happened in Berlin right before the Holy Grail Guitar Show. www.europeanguitarbuilders.com EGB Symposium - Thursday May 3rd 2018 - Day 1 Here's the
As for all the previous editions, The Guitar Channel will be on site in Berlin, Germany for the the Holy Grail Guitar Show. www.holygrailguitarshow.com Get ready for a lot of photos and videos of this wonderful events featuring the best guitar luthiers in the world. Become a member of the club to benefit from the
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
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Here's Isaac Jang interview, luthier of wonderful acoustic guitars during the 2016 Holy Grail Guitar Show.
Isaac Jang interview
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Here's an interview with Peter Malinoski an American luthier who has quite an imagination when it comes to guitar.
Jamie Gale is an important figure in the small world of high-end lutherie. He has been and still is the agent of some luthiers like Uli Teuffel, Nik Huber and others. The interview below was made during the 2016 edition of the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin. Jamie Gale interview Until the next interview,
Here's an interview with Hans Thorsten a luthier who has been building top quality guitars for several years under his brand Hans Guitars.
Here's a double interview with Nik Huber (luthier) and Adam Miller (musician).
Here's an interview with Hans Geerdink a Dutch luthier who builds great electric and acoustic guitars under his brands JHG Guitars.