Heike Matthiesen has been a regular guest on the show. Each time I come to the Musikmesse I interview her. Each time it's a lot of fun to talk to such a passionate musician.
Ulrich Teuffel has some very innovative design ideas that he has implemented in his instruments over the years (see photos below).
Nik Huber has a well deserved reputation amongst guitar builders. I had a blast talking to him and getting to know his work better.
It's the 3rd time I have the huge pleasure to meet Paul Reed Smith. The first time was in 2004, I was living in Montréal, Canada at the time and Paul was in town for a clinic. It was 5 years before I started The Guitar Channel so no need to say I did not do any interview.
The second time was 7 years later in 2011, it was my very first Musikmesse. I went straight to the PRS booth when I arrived in Frankfurt.
One of the new guitar technology I really want to check out at the MusikMesse 2013 is the True Temperament fret system invented by Anders Thidell and played by guitar greats like Alan Holdsworth, Steve Vai, Mattias Eklundh and many more.
I had the great pleasure to chat with Anders for 15 minutes, here's the interview :
Mattias IA Eklundh Caparison Apple Horn with the True Temperament frerboard :
When I stumbled onto Mika Tyyskä (aka Mr Fastfinger) in Hall 4.0 of the MusiMesse, I immediately asked him to do a video interview and he accepted at once.
Here's an interview I did at the MusikMesse 2013 with Mattias IA Eklundh. I met him for the first time in 2009 for an audio interview you can find in episode #38.
Here's a mini-interview with Paul Reed Smith done at the 2011 MusikMesse 2011 on Friday April 8th. Paul is the mastermind behind PRS guitars, it was a blast to be able to talk to him.