2019 Guitares au Beffroi festival (Montrouge, France) - Jean Michel Proust interview

The Guitares au Beffroi festival will hold its 7th edition from March 22nd to 24th in the city of Montrouge, right next to Paris, France. Here is an interview with Jean-Michel Proust, head of the festival, to learn all about the 2019 edition of this great guitar event. www.guitaresaubeffroi.com Jean Michel Proust interview Photos from the

It's while listening to episode #14 of Tone Talk where John Suhr and Pete Thorn were guest that I first heard of the "Tone Wizards" book. John Suhr and Dave Friedman (one of the host of the show with Marc Huzansky) were talking highly about it so I had to check it out. www.guitartonewizards.com Book

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

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

2018 Festival Guitare Issoudun - 30th edition

The Festival Guitare Issoudun 2018 will be the 30th edition of this unique guitar event in France with a rich program of concerts, a guitar show, several masterclasses and an incomparable atmosphere. On the concert side, the immense Robben Ford is the international headliner followed closely by Christian Laborde, Joseph Lipomi, Jean-Felix Lalanne & Eric

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The Puteaux Guitar Festival includes a luthier guitar show with 49 exhibitors as well as 28 demo concerts of instruments, amps and pedals by professional musicians on Saturday October 13rd and Sunday October 14th from 15:00 to 18:00. A wonderful opportunity to see and especially to hear all this beautiful gear played by talented pro

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While browsing my social networks I came across a guitar podcast named Everyone Loves Guitar (www.everyonelovesguitar.com). I listened to a few episodes and much appreciated the quality of the interviews conducted by its creator Craig Garber. This podcast was added to the directory of guitar podcasts that I maintain and I sent an email to Craig

Guitar Review - 2007 Gibson Les Paul Faded

In search of a Les Paul to equip the showroom to have this reference sound in the arsenal available to visitors and for testing gear, The Guitar Channel had the opportunity to test this 2007 Gibson Les Paul Faded at length kindly lent by a member of the network (thank you Sebastien!). This guitar has

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

Internationales de la Guitare de Toulouse 2018 - Guitar show

Like last year The Guitar Channel will be present at the Internationales de la Guitare in Toulouse 2018 with a booth. This will ensure coverage of the event via a special on-site correspondent throughout the weekend. The guitar show will be held in Toulouse on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. Last year video To

When Pascal Vigné and Saturax play Joe Satriani

On June 23rd 2018, The Guitar Channel / La Chaîne Guitare organized in Paris a masterclass about Joe Satriani music and guitar playing with on of the great Satch specialist in France, the one and only Pascal Vigné (www.pascalv.com) who was accompanied by Saturax (www.saturax.fr) another young musician into Joe's playing. Several songs were played, here are

Amp Review - Brut(e) Deluxe Dewitte Wired - 100% tube powered

The Toulouse brand of high end boutique guitar gear Dewitte Wired has in its range a tube amp which sounds awesome: the Brut(e) Deluxe. Nicolas Dewitte, the boss of the brand, was visiting the showroom with his amp under his arm for a tour of Paris, it was an opportunity to do a quick test

Ben Harper press conference - 2018 Montreal Jazz Festival

In general the exercise of the press conference is not very interesting because the format is very rigid and the answers just as framed. And yet, not being able to interview Ben Harper directly during the 2018 edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival, I went without great expectations to this event and it was an

Amp Review - Heptode Jim 81: awesome sounding 100W solid-state amp

Jean-Luc Chtioui is a French engineer specialized in repairing guitar amps, with or without tubes. For his own line of amps under his brand Heptode, he chose to focus on making the greatest sounding solid-state amp possible. The Jim 81 100W amp - Heptode Recording setup Guitar #1: Strat / Vintage type pickups Guitar #2:

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Festival de Guitare de Puteaux 2018 - Luthier show application

The Festival de Guitare de Puteaux will hold its 2nd edition in the conservatory Jean-Baptiste Lully from Friday October 12th until Sunday 14th 2018. Puteaux is a nice suburb right next to Paris, France. Last year edition was visited by 2,800 visitors during the three days. 73% of the exhibitors were satisfied or very satisfied by the

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Charles Janssen luthier interview - Schwung Guitars

Charles Janssen is the luthier for Schwung Guitars (www.schwung-guitars.com), he is based in The Hague, Netherlands. We first met via Facebook and then in Berlin at the Holy Grail Guitar Show where he was present as a visitor. Charles came to the showroom in Paris with nothing less than six of his instruments to present

Instagram gem - Horace Bray jazzy groove transcribed by Kevin Davis

Instagram is a social network full of exceptional musicians. Horace Bray (@horacebray.music) is one of those. This Instagram gem particularly attracted my ear when I watched it because Horace uses an unusual chord progression (at least for me!): Em7 / EbM7 / Dm7 / DbM7. This chromatic descent is fascinating, especially when you see what

2018 Holy Grail Guitar Show - Video visit and debrief

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

2018 EGB symposium - Berlin

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

2018 Holy Grail Guitar Show, 4th edition!

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

2018 Guitar Summit - Preview of the 2nd edition in an interview

Last year in September was the debut edition of the Guitar Summit, a great show dedicated to all things related the six string world. From big brands to small builders, from electric guitar to acoustic, from amps to pedals and accessories, with demo concerts and masterclasses, it was all there and superbly organized. The 2018

2018 G3 concert report - Uli Jon Roth / John Petrucci / Joe Satriani

The 2018 G3, this three-guitar concert formula launched by Joe Satriani, was at the Seine Musical on Monday, April 16, 2018, a brand new concert hall in Paris, France. The Guitar Channel was invited by the talented and multi-instrumentalist Mike Keneally, it was a beautiful evening very intense guitar night. In addition to Satch, the two

2018 Musikmesse debrief: less show, more business

Still on the ICE train that brings me back from Frankfurt to Paris, I'm starting this article to debrief this 2018 edition of the Musikmesse. For those who do not know yet, the Musikmesse is a huge show gathering professionals of musical instruments and sound industry. This is not quite an event as major as

@SpringerGuitars Spartan model demo by Simon Ghnassia

Simon Ghnassia is a musician who is often featured on The Guitar Channel, here he is at the showroom just before an online masterclass trying a guitar built by luthier Mikaël Springer, a Spartan model (the guitar whose construction is documented in video in the Project Spartan). The cameras were rolling, here's the result. www.springerguitars.com

iRig Pre HD review: how to have a good electric guitar sound in a smartphone video

To follow up on the article entitled "Stop posting guitar demos filmed with a smartphone and how to do better!" here is a comparative review to show the results obtained on a smartphone video, an iPhone 6 in this case, using the iRig Pre HD from IK Multimedia. Three sound sources are compared: the internal

David Wallimann is a long time online friend who is an important Youtube guitar teacher with more than 110k subscribers on his YouTube channel. We almost met during the last NAMM but he couldn't make it at the last minute so we decided to do this Skype interview to talk about our respective projects built