Criman Guitars - Presentation and demo by Hugo Martin in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two instruments by Criman Guitars (criman.ro) by musician Hugo Martin (coursdeguitaremoderne.fr) in the presence of luthier Christian Sandu. Configuration: Criman Guitars demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo

Tausch Guitars - Presentation an demo by Marwan Boulaïd in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two guitars by Tausch Guitars (tausch-guitars.de) by musician Marwan Boulaïd (marwanboulaidmusic.com) in the presence of luthier Rainer Tausch. Tausch Guitars demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo concerts

Tausch Guitars Montreux model: awesome tone monster
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Tausch Guitars Montreux model: awesome tone monster

German luthier Rainer Tausch of Tausch Guitars (tausch-guitars.de) builds around twenty guitars a year to the highest quality standards. In this gear review, I present the Montreux model equipped with three Haüssel Staple-type pickups. Get ready, it sounds amazing! Review of a Tausch Guitars model Montreux Until the next interview or gear review, keep on

Micoud Guitares - Presentation an demo by Marwan Boulaïd in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two guitars by Micoud Guitares (micoud-guitares.com) by musician Marwan Boulaïd (marwanboulaidmusic.com) in the presence of luthier Baptiste Micoud. Micoud Guitares demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo concerts

TM Lutherie - Presentation an demo by Marwan Boulaïd in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two guitars by TM Lutherie (tmlutherie.fr) by musician Marwan Boulaïd (marwanboulaidmusic.com) in the presence of luthier Thomas Meuret. TM Lutherie demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo concerts

Kopo Guitar - Presentation and demo by Hugo Martin in Puteaux

Presentation and demonstration of two instruments by Kopo Guitar (kopo.fr) by musician Hugo Martin (coursdeguitaremoderne.fr) in the presence of luthier Fred Pons. Configuration: Kopo Guitar demo concert Sound, video and edit: Philippe Camus The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast on iTunes, Spotify and below: About the demo

Tausch Guitars 665 Raw review of a great sounding German boutique guitar

German luthier Rainer Tausch (tausch-guitars.de) builds incredible guitars that are a successful blend of tradition and modernity. Indeed, the lines of his guitars are inspired by well-known American models, such as the Telecaster in the case of this 665 Raw. But Rainer doesn't just copy a well-known recipe - far from it! The 665 Raw

Bizen Guitars, interview and demo at the Sound Messe in Osaka

Interview and guitar demo of Bizen Guitars at the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) in Osaka, Japan. Bizen Guitars demo and interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Sound Messe ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Demo BRe03 Light BR Guitares by luthier Adrien Bernard-Reymond

It was at MIGS 2023 that I recorded this demo of the BRe03 Light from BR Guitares (brguitares.fr). I love the unconventional lines of luthier Adrien Bernard-Reymond design. He doesn't hesitate to depart from the usual canons of electric guitar. In short, I loved this guitar! BRe03 Light BR Guitares demo Recording setup: Until the

MIGS 2023: the finest electric guitars on demo
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MIGS 2023: the finest electric guitars demoed

At the second edition of the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch) there were some phenomenal electric guitars on display from luthiers from all over Europe. Below is a very personal selection of the 18 instruments that caught my eye… and my ear! Guitars demoed The recording setup was the same for all the guitars: my

Emil from Djerjinski Guitars, interview and guitar demo

Having already crossed paths in Spain at the Madrid show in 2019 and subsequently at other shows, it was in Japan at the Sound Messe in Osaka that I finally interviewed Emil from Djerjinski Guitars (djerjinski.com). This Bulgarian luthier makes excellent electric guitars. As a demo, I'd like to introduce you to the Sooty, a

Jean-Philippe, one of the premium subscribers of the show ordered this B-30 from the French luthier Virgile Pilon of Blind Guitars (blindguitars.com) a gorgeous OM-style instrument with Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides. He was so kind that he had the guitar delivered to me when it was finished instead of straight to him.

Légende guitar by Jeanmichel Capt from Switzerland, a unique approach of the wood

Here is a short demo of a Légende model of a guitar built by the Swiss luthier Jeanmichel Capt (autraversdesmains.ch/guitares-legende). Met for the first time at the Montreux International Guitar Show, Jeanmichel was an exhibitor at the Puteaux guitar show organized by yours truly. After the show, I took this beautiful instrument with me as

Girault Guitars model California Master, no talking review

It is difficult to remain insensitive to the shape of the California made by Tony Girault (giraultguitars.com), luthier in Evreux, in the beautiful region of Normandy in France. This is the new version of this model with slightly redesigned curves. In case you are wondering the name of the luthier is pronounced G-raw. Loaded with

Totem X.2 X7 Spalt Instruments, a superb guitar built for great sounds!

In the series of Totem X.2 resin top guitars from the Austrian luthier Michael Spalt, here is an instrument with the sweet name of X7 Spalt Instruments (spaltinstruments.com). It may not be very poetic, but this guitar is beautiful and it sounds great! Totem series X.2 X7 Spalt review Until the next gear review or

Showroom feature: Tausch Guitars model 665 Raw in Candy Apple Red

As part of the service proposed to boutique guitar builders to exhibit and try out instruments in our private showroom in Paris, France here is the model 665 Raw in a gorgeous Candy Apple Red relic finish from Tausch Guitars (tausch-guitars.de). This guitar built in Germany by the luthier Rainer Tausch is full of cool

The guitarist François Thouvenot had made a first appearance on La Chaîne Guitare during an interview conducted in 2019 at the Festival Guitare Issoudun where he had played with the duo Kaïnos. As he is a big fan of the work of luthier Thomas Fejoz (thomasfejoz.com), when the latter came to the showroom to drop

Showroom feature: Tausch Guitars model 665 Raw Deluxe

The German luthier Rainer Tausch (tausch-guitars.de) makes guitars that have a very classic appearance but are in fact completely revisited instruments. In the case of the 665 Raw Deluxe model, it is clearly Telecaster inspired. And yet this luthier guitar is a hollow-body with a glued neck, so it's far from the Esquire. Tausch 665

Franfret luthier's guitar model #1, a Strat with a Mahogany body

The Spanish luthier Francisco Rodriguez is the craftsman behind the Franfret brand (franfret.net). Already interviewed several times, he sent to the showroom of The Guitar Channel a Strat like no other. Indeed, not only is the inspiration clearly David Gilmour's vintage guitar #00001 but its body is made of Mahogany. On this kind of guitar

Showroom feature: Tausch Guitars model 665 Raw Deluxe
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Showroom feature: Tausch Guitars model 665 Raw Deluxe

As part of the service proposed to boutique guitar builders to exhibit and try out instruments in our private showroom in Paris, France here is the model 665 Raw Deluxe from Tausch Guitars (tausch-guitars.de). This guitar built in Germany by the luthier Rainer Tausch is full of cool features (see specs below) Tausch Guitars 665

Showroom feature: Franfret model #1

As part of the service proposed to boutique guitar builders to exhibit and try out instruments in our private showroom in Paris, here is a gorgeous guitar from Franfret (franfret.net) model #1. This one is inspired by the famous 1954 David Gilmour Strat but the luthier Francisco Rodriguez made it his own. Franfret model #1

Octopus G2002 Spalt review, awesome sounding guitar and a piece of art

Make no mistake the Octopus G2002 from Spalt Instruments might look like a piece of art (guess what, it is one!) but it is first and foremost a badass guitar! It was a real pleasure to review this guitar which spent a couple of weeks at our showroom in Paris before heading to Japan. This

Gate Guitar #047 from Spalt Instruments, a piece of art guitar you must play!

The Gate Guitar #047 from the Totem resin top series built by Austrian luthier Michael Spalt is one of the three guitars recently received at our Paris, France showroom. This is part of the service proposed to boutique builders described here in this post. Yes! It is definitely a piece of art but, boy, is

Unicorn Classic Ruokangas, a super high-end Les Paul type luthier's guitar

Ruokangas (ruokangas.com) is a difficult name to pronounce for us but it's a well known name on The Guitar Channel since there have already been several interviews with luthier Juha Ruokangas as well as several luthier chronicles. In the category of high-end luthier guitars, here is the Unicorn Classic, the reinterpretation of the Les Paul

Unicorn Classic Ruokangas, a super high-end Les Paul type luthier's guitar

As part of the service proposed to boutique guitar builders to exhibit and try out instruments in the private showroom of The Guitar Channel in Paris, here is the Unicorn Classic coming from Finland and built by Ruokangas Guitars (ruokangas.com) led by master builder Juha Ruokangas. Ruokangas Unicorn Classic Unicorn Classic Ruokangas Specs Amount of

Featured in the showroom: 3 Spalt Instruments guitars by luthier Michael Spalt

As part of the service proposed to boutique guitar builders to exhibit and try out instruments in the private showroom of The Guitar Channel in Paris, France I am very pleased to present a trio of Spalt Instruments guitars (spaltinstruments.com) by luthier Michael Spalt : Gate Guitar #047 G2002 Octopus Totem X.2 X7 Presentation of

Gate Guitar #047 from Spalt Instruments - Twitch review

The video below was recorded in one take during a live broadcast on my Twitch channel (twitch.tv/lachaineguitare) during a demo of the awesome Gate Guitar #047 from Austrian boutique guitar builder Michael Spalt (Spalt Instruments). Only the playing sequences were kept for the edit of this 5min video review. 5min demo of the Spalt Gate

1983 Vigier Arpège, a very uncommon French guitar built by Patrice Vigier

This 1983 Vigier Arpège guitar is a real monument of French guitar building because of the high level of the lutherie and because of its very modern shape that we have not seen again afterwards. 1983 Vigier Arpège Until the next gear review or interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. [cta_video]

Stoll Guitars - Demo concert Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018

The Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018 included in its program demo concerts that allowed to discover the instruments exhibited by luthiers throughout the festival in the magnificent Jean-Baptiste Lully Music Academy. Here are the Christian Stoll guitars presented on video. Stoll Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Christian Stoll - www.stollguitars.de Musician: Arnaud Leprêtre - www.arnaudlepretre.com Video and sound: Philippe

Gendre Guitars - Demo concert Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018

The Puteaux Guitar Festival 2018 included in its program demo concerts that allowed to discover the instruments exhibited by luthiers throughout the festival in the magnificent Jean-Baptiste Lully Music Academy. Here are the Julien Gendre guitars presented on video. Gendre Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Julien Gendre (www.juliengendre.com) Musician: Shaï Sebbag Video and sound: Philippe Camus