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.

Soultool Guitars - Interview Egon Rauscher - Musikmesse 2017

Here is an interview with the Swiss luthier Egon Rauscher who was one of the exhibitors of Musikmesse 2015 with his very beautiful electric guitars under the brand Soultool. Interview Egon Rauscher 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!

A musician and his luthier interview - Will McNicol and Tom Sands

It's a rare moment that The Guitar Channel offers you in this video with an interview of a musician and his luthier. So here's guitarist Fingerstyle Will McNicol and his instrument maker Tom Sands, both at the showroom in front of our cameras and Guitar in Hand! Will McNicol and Tom Sands interview Until the

Kenji Sugita luthier interview - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

Kenji Sugita (sugitakenji.com) is a Japanese luthier who had a great influence in the lutherie world of this country as he had many apprentices who then settled on their own as Keisuke Nishi from Keystone Stringed Instruments for example. Kenji Sugita interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Akio Masuda luthier interview - Water Road Guitars - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

The luthier Akio Masuda was one of the Japanese luthiers who exhibited at the Sound Messe show in Osaka. It manufactures under its brand Water Road Guitars (www.waterroad-guitar.com) acoustic guitars very worked. Akio Masuda luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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

Ted Astrand interview luthier – 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

At the Sound Messe 2019 in Osaka, Japan there were also a lot of non-Japanese luthiers. Sweden's Ted Astrand (astrandguitars.com) was one of those with one of his great acoustic guitars. Interviewed back in 2015 during the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Germany, it was time to interview again this talented guitar builder. Ted

Isaac Jang luthier interview - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

The Korean-American luthier Isaac Jang (isaacjangguitars.com) was one of the exhibitors of Sound Messe Osaka 2019 in the high-end acoustic lutherie category. It is partly thanks to him that The Guitar Channel came to Japan because he was of a very precious help to prepare this trip. Already interviewed in Berlin during the Holy Grail

Bizen Guitars luthier interview - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

During the Sound Messe Osaka, I had the eye attracted by the work of the luthiers of Bizen Guitars (bizen-works.com) who propose their version of the Les Paul with an extremely neat lutherie work. Here's a video interview with one of the luthiers building the guitars. Bizen Guitars interview Until the next interview, keep on

Ho Zen luthier interview - Maestro Guitars - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

Already meet at a Musikmesse, this time it is in Japan for the Sound Messe Osaka and not in Germany that The Guitar Channel had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing the luthier Ho Zen of Maestro Guitars (maestroguitars.com). Formed in part by Erwin Somogy, the Singapore luthier offers acoustic guitars and high-end ukuleles. Ho

Michihiro Matsuda luthier interview - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

The luthier Michihiro Matsuda was one of the stars of the violin making world present during the fair of Sound Messe Osaka 2019. Interviewed for the first time in 2014 during the first edition of the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, here is a new interview with this artisan who influences so many luthiers.

Vlog - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka - Day 3 - Final day of the show

Big intense day for the closing of the Sound Messe Osaka with a lot of visitors (more than 7000 about the whole of the 3 days). So here is the third and final part of the Video Blogging so you can see what happened today during the show. Interviews of the day Christophe Ravi -

Vlog - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka - Day 2 - The real start of the show

Saturday, May 11, 2019 was the real beginning of the Sound Messe Osaka show with the opening to the public. All exhibitors are present this time, including the independent luthiers. Here is the seconde episode of the Video Blogging series for this day. Interviews of the day Ho Zen - Maestro Guitars Yukihiro Sakamoto -

When The Guitar Channel was in California for the 2019 Winter NAMM, the schedule also included a luthier workshop visit at Isaac Jang place in the heart of Hollywood, just a few steps from the famous Walk of Fame. Summary of the full article Full video visit of the workshop Isaac commenting on his tools

Juha Ruokangas interview - Valvebucker presentation - NAMM 2019

In the field of high-end lutherie, one of the big novelties presented at the NAMM was the Valvebucker, this tube pickup developed by the Finnish luthier Juha Ruokangas. In 2014, at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin, Juha had presented a prototype of this microphone in the Nemo guitar, finally the version released 5

NAMM 2019 debrief - Luthier Isaac Jang interview

It's always interesting to have feedback from a NAMM exhibitor, especially from a craftsman like the Korean-born luthier Isaac Jang, who produces about 10 guitars a year. This video was recorded in Isaac's studio, which is 30m from the famous Hollywood Boulevard and its famous Walk of Fame. Please note that a workshop visit was

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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

Showroom session - Archtop and solidbody shootouts - Miguel Castro

The Guitar Channel showroom is a kind of Ali-Baba cave filled with awesome guitar gear that allows pros partners to send potential customers to test their products in Paris, France. There are also guitars, amps, pedals and also Häussel pickups. It is for these that the Jazz guitarist Miguel Castro (www.miguelcastro.fr) has made an appointment

Book Review - Electric Guitar and Bass Design by Leo Lospennato

Book review written by Cem Öcek   Title: Electric Guitar and Bass Design: The guitar or bass of your dreams, from the first draft to the complete plan Author: Lospennato, Leo Website: www.lospennatoguitars.com ISBN: 978-3000296420 Amazon link Review Many lutherie books explain how to build electric guitars and basses, focusing on woodworking, materials, tools, and other

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

Lowry 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 Drew Lowry guitars presented on video. Lowry Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Drew Lowry (www.lowry-guitars.com) Musician: Shaï Sebbag Video and sound: Philippe

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 Pierre Bertrand guitars presented on video. Bertrand Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Pierre Bertand Musician: Shaï Sebbag Video and sound: Philippe Camus

Baudry 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 Baudry guitars presented on video. Baudry Guitars - Demo concert Luthier: Richard Baudry Musician: Shaï Sebbag Video and sound: Philippe Camus Until

Saku Vuori guitar builder interview during the 2018 edition of the Guitar Summit in Mannheim, Germany. Saku Vuori master luthier interview - Vuorensaku Guitars Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Guitar Review - Raccoon model from luthier Camille Jacob
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Guitar Review – Raccoon model from luthier Camille Jacob

It's a pleasure to discover the artisanal production of a young French luthier. The Raccoon is designed and manufactured entirely by Camille Jacob who also makes the excellent AMI Effects pedals. This instrument literally impressed me by the quality of the lutherie, this is top quality stuff. www.cjguitars.com Specifications Finish:  shiny nitro-cellulo Body: one piece

Festival de Guitare de Puteaux 2018 - Luthier show application

For the second year in a row, The Guitar Channel is organizing with the Puteaux Music Academy the guitar show of the Festival de Guitare de Puteaux right next to Paris, France. Here's the list of exhibitors for the second edition, this festival will happen from October 12th to 14th (see info below). The luthier show

The Sonore Festival will have its 2nd edition in Montreal, Canada on September 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2018. The luthier Théo Kazourian is one of the co-organizers of the event which will gather acoustic and electric luthiers, manufacturers of amps and pedals in the Quebec metropolis. A beautiful guitar event that echoes the now disappeared Montreal