Luca Cesaroni from Cloe Guitars, boutique guitare builder interview in Osaka

At the 2024 Sound Messe Osaka, Italian boutique guitar builder Luca Cesaroni of Cloe Guitars (cloeguitars.com) was present as an exhibitor and also as a participant in the Legacy Project initiated by Quebec artisan Mario Beauregard. Here was a meeting with a highly talented transalpine luthier. Luca is also involved in Secret EFX (secretefx.com), a

Keisuke Nishi, Legacy Project interview at the Sound Messe Osaka

Here's an interview with Japanese luthier Keisuke Nishi of Keystone Stringed Instruments (keystone-si.com) at Sound Messe Osaka. Keisuke is one of Mario Beauregard's 5 apprentices and as such participated in the Legacy Project. Keisuke Nishi interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Luthier InterviewsSound Messe

Steve Klein, interview in Japan with the legendary builder for Klein Guitars

American luthier Steve Klein is a living legend of modern lutherie. He was exhibiting at Sound Messe Osaka with his Klein Guitars brand (kleinsbench.com), which offers guitars Made in Japan (like the one I'm offering you to listen to as a demo) as well as instruments he still makes himself in the USA. Steve Klein

The guitar builder Michihiro Matsuda presents an incredible guitar

Japanese-American luthier Michihiro Matsuda (matsudaguitars.com) was one of the exhibitors at Sound Messe Osaka 2024. He presented an incredible guitar. It's a Yamaha SG 800 model that he has completely rebuilt into an instrument completely apart. Bonus: an on site recorded demo of this luthier guitar. Michihiro Matsuda interview Until the next interview or gear

Canadian luthier Michael Sankey (sankeyguitars.com) was part of the Boutique Guitar Showcase at Sound Messe Osaka with two exceptional instruments, which he presents in this interview. Michael Sankey interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Luthier InterviewsSound Messe Reports

Soultool Customized Guitars, Egon Rauscher Swiss guitar builder interview in Padova

Swiss luthier Egon Rauscher is a craftsman I've been coming across at shows since 2015. He was exhibiting with three of his Soultool Customized Guitars instruments (soultool.com) at the Guitar Show Padova. As he was my neighbor during the show and as I dig his work , we recorded a new interview. As a bonus,

German luthier Frank Deimel of Deimel Guitarworks (deimelguitarworks.com) is a craftsman I regularly come across at guitar shows. He was exhibiting at Guitar Show Padova 2024 with two superb guitars, a Doublestar and a Firestar. As a bonus after Frank's interview, I introduce you to these two instruments in video. The Firestar particularly impressed me

Mada Guitars, interview with German luthier Adam Wehsely-Swiczinsky

Interview with Austrian luthier Adam Wehsely-Swiczinsky of Mada Guitars (madaguitars.com) at Guitar Show Padova 2024. Meeting this craftsman was one of the nice surprises of this guitar show. Adam Wehsely-Swiczinsky interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium

Andy Manson, luthier interview and archtop guitar demo in Padova

Portugal-based British luthier Andy Manson (andymanson.com) was an exhibitor at Guitar Show Padova with a superb archtop guitar, which you can listen to after the interview. Andy is a sort of Yoda of lutherie, having worked for Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones among other artists. That's how important this craftsman is. Andy Manson interview Until

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Schorr Guitars Interview & Demo - Guitar Show Padova

Interview with German luthier Nicolai Schorr (schorrguitars.de) at Guitar Show Padova 2024. As a bonus, you'll get a demo of two guitars recorded with a Zoom UAC-232 and audio interface Axiom from Blue Cat Audio's Axiom (bluecataudio.com) for amp and effects emulation. Nicolai Schorr interview and demo Until the next interview or gear review, keep

Rikkers Guitars, Jacco Stuitje interview at the Guitar Show Padova

Jacco Stuitje is one of three luthiers at Rikkers Guitars (rikkersgitaarbouw.nl). He was exhibiting at Guitar Show Padova with a superb guitar that you can see and hear in this article. Here's an interview with this talented craftsman. Jacco Stuitje interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Reani Guitars, Roberto Reani Italian boutique guitar builder interview in Padova

Italian luthier Roberto Reani of Reani Guitars (reaniguitars.com) was one of the exhibitors at Guitar Show Padova. As I wandered through the aisles of the show, he approached me to show me his instruments. As I found them beautiful and well-made, we did this interview. Roberto Reani luthier interview Until the next interview or gear

Freedom Custom Guitar Research, a boutique guitar builder from Tokyo - Workshop visit

After visiting his showroom, I'd like to take you on a tour of the large Freedom Custom Guitar Research (fcgrtokyo.com) workshop, also located in Tokyo. Our guide is Makoto Fukano, the brand's founder and master luthier. Finally, it's reassuring to see that guitars are made in much the same way all over the world. That's

Mazzucco Custom Guitars, interview with the luthier Diego Mazzucco in Padova

Here's an interview with Italian luthier Diego Mazzucco (Instagram account) who was one of the exhibitors at Guitar Show Padova 2024. This craftsman was introduced to me by Paulo Celentano, maker of Celentano Pickups. Diego has the particularity of making his own bridges, whether for Strat or Tele. Diego Mazzucco interview Until the next interview

Guitar Show Padova 2024 - Sunday Report, Interviews & Guitar Demos

Here's the report for the last day of Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it), with videos of guitars recorded on the spot to really get a better idea of the sound of these beautiful transalpine electrics. Interviews of the day: Guitar demos recorded onsite: Sunday report in Padova Until the next interview or gear review, keep on

Guitar Show Padova 2024 - Saturday report

A busy Saturday for Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it) 2024. This report features no less than 5 interviews and 6 guitars tested on site in video. This show is really amazing with a vast array of boutique builders coming from all over Europe, big guitar brands as well as some incredible Vintage guitar collections. Interviews of

Sound Messe Osaka 2024 - Saturday Report & Interviews

Here is the full report for Day 2 of the Sound Messe Osaka 2024 on this beautiful Saturday at the biggest guitar show in Japan. Interviews of the day: Guitars reviewed in the video: Sound Messe Osaka 2024 - Day 2 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Freedom Custom Guitar Research, a boutique guitar builder from Tokyo - Showroom & Demo

It was during my first trip to Japan for the Sound Messe Osaka in 2019 that I discovered luthier Makoto Fukano and his work via his brand Freedom Custom Guitar Research (fcgrtokyo.com). This Japanese craftsman is based in Tokyo, both for the showroom shown here and for his workshop (see the visit in another episode).

2024 Montreux International Guitar Show Day 2 report

Here is the full report for day 2 at the 2024 Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch) in Switzerland. Part 1 / Part 2 Interviews of the day: MIGS 2024 Day 2 report - Part 2 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:MIGS ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier

2024 Montreux International Guitar Show Day 2 report

Here is the full report for day 2 at the 2024 Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch) in Switzerland. Part 1 / Part 2 Interviews of the day: MIGS 2024 Day 2 report - Part 1 Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:MIGS ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier

Rufini Guitars, luthier interview Matteo Rufini at the Guitar Show Padova and demo

Interview with Italian boutique guitar builder Matteo Rufini from Rufini Guitars (rufinifineinstruments.com) at the Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it) in Italy. As a bonus, you will have a demo recorded during the show. Matteo Rufini interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Padova ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Bona Guitars, Cristian Bona interview at the Guitar Show Padova and guitar demo

Interview with Cristian Bona from Bona Guitars (Instagram) at the Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it) in Italy. As a bonus, you can hear a demo recorded on site of Cristian's instrument. Cristian Bona interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Padova ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Marconi Lab Guitars interview with Guido at the Guitar Show Padova, Italy

Interview with Guido from Marconi Lab Guitars (marconilab.com / egoguitar.com) at the Guitar Show Padova (guitarshow.it) in Italy. Marconi Lab Guitars interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Padova ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Interview with guitar designer Kazuma "Kaz" Tanabe from Oopegg Guitars (oopegg.com) at the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) in Osaka, Japan. As a bonus, following the interview, you'll get a demo of the Trailbreaker presented by the craftsman. Kazuma Tanabe interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more

Interview with Yoshi from KZ Guitar Works (kzguitarworks.com) at the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) in Osaka, Japan. As a bonus, two awesome instruments by KZ Guitar Works are demoed. Yoshi interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Sound Messe ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Interview with German guitar builder Tobias Traub from Oroborus Guitars (oroboruscustoms.com) at the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch). Tobias Traub interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:MIGS ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Interview with guitar builder Christoph Noe from ON Guitars (on-guitars.com) at the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch). As a bonus you will be able to watch a demo of the P90 equipped Elster model. Christoph Noe interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:MIGS ArchivesGuitar

Interview Michael Spalt at the Montreux International Guitar Show

Interview with luthier Michael Spalt from Spalt Instruments (spaltinstruments.com) at the Montreux International Guitar Show (migs.ch). Michael Spalt interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Michael Spalt ArchivesMIGS ArchivesLuthier Interviews

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Here's an interview with luthier Malcom Rose-Zadow (Instagram: @malcolmrosezadow) conducted during the 2024 edition of the Paris Guitar Festival guitar show in Montrouge (parisguitarfestival.com). I really enjoyed Malcolm's work on archtop guitars. This young luthier from Toronto, Canada, who now lives in Belgium, has a bright future ahead of him. Once again this year, I

Sully Guitars, interview with the American guitar builder at NAMM

It was within the Boutique Guitar Showcase area that I discovered the works from Jon Sullivan from Sully Guitars (sullyguitars.com) during the NAMM 2024. Here is the American boutique guitar builder in an interview and a visit of his guitars. Jon Sullivan interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar!