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

Aryawoods International, Biju Nair interview at the Sound Messe in Osaka, Japan

Interview with Biju Nair from Aryawoods International (aryawoods.com) at the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) in Osaka, Japan. Biju Nair interview Until the next interview or gear review, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel. For more info:Sound Messe ArchivesGuitar Show ReportsLuthier Interviews

Daiya Tezuka and Shingo Hirano from Vemuram in interview at the Sound Messe Osaka

It was at the Sound Messe show in Osaka, Japan, that I had the incredible opportunity to meet and interview Daiya Tezuka and Shingo Hiran from Vemuram (vemuram.com). Such encounters are clearly one of the advantages of making the investment necessary to cover such far-flung shows. The Guitar Channel, the media that travelsthe most for

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

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Arima Guitars, Iker Rodriguez interview at the Sound Messe Osaka

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

Michihiro Matsuda interview at the Sound Messe
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Michihiro Matsuda interview at the Sound Messe

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

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

Demos of the most beautiful electric guitars at Sound Messe 2023 in Osaka, Japan

At the Sound Messe show in Osaka, Japan, there were some incredible electric guitars. I've selected 13 of them for you to listen to, 10 of them Japanese, 2 American and 1 French. The recording setup was the same for all the guitars: a simple audio interface, the Zoom AMS-44 and Axiom V2 from Blue

Michael Bashkin luthier interview at the Sound Messe in Osaka, Japan

Michael Baskin (bashkinguitars.com) was one of the exhibitor in the boutique section of the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) in Osaka, Japan. He is a world class acoustic guitar builder and he also hosts the great podcast Luthier on Luthier. Michael Bashkin interview Audio version available on The Guitar Channel Radio for premium subscribers Until the next

Sound Messe 2023 Day 3: 7 interviews, 7 guitars in video, 1h30 report

Third and last day for this 10th edition of Sound Messe (sound-messe.com). Big crowd, especially in the afternoon. I can already say that it was a superb edition! Always the same organization regulated to the millimeter. A real pleasure to cover such an event. Reports: Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 Interviews of

Sound Messe 2023: 11 interviews, 7 guitars tested in video, 2h report

Saturday May 13th, was the opening day for the public for the Sound Messe (sound-messe.com). There was a very large number of visitors from the opening until 18:00. Big ambiance, loud guitars in the 3 halls, it was a very intense day! The result is 11 interviews, 7 guitars tested in video, 2h report! Reports:

Sound Messe 2023 Day 1: Setup & Buyer's Day at the Osaka guitar show in Japan

The Sound Messe (sound-messe.com) is a guitar show held in Osaka, Japan every year, apart from the worries due to the pandemic. 2023 is the 10th anniversary of this show which is the only show of this size dedicated to guitar in Japan. After a first trip to the Land of the Rising Sun in

Switzerland, Japan, Italy: a world tour of guitar shows in May!

Just back from NAMM with 5 hours of videos, 40 interviews and reports in emblematic guitar places, The Guitar Channel is back on the road with a mini world tour of guitar shows in May. Montreux International Guitar Show in Switzerland The MIGS will hold its 2nd edition from May 5th to 7th on the

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Hiroshi Ogino luthier interview - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

Hiroshi Ogino (oginoguitars.com) is one of the Japanese luthiers who exhibited at the Sound Messe Osaka show in 2019. Here is an interview with this talented craftsman. Hiroshi Ogino luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Takeshi Hayakawa interview - Blue-G Tokyo store - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

At the Sound Messe 2019 show in Osaka, Japan, there was a hall dedicated to electrical, one to acoustics and a third for resellers. Blue-G (www.blue-g.com) is one of the very important guitar dealers in the Nippon archipelago. Takeshi Hayakawa is the director of this big store in Tokyo, which is on the corner of

Ryosuke Kobayashi luthier interview - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

The guitar builder Ryosuke Kobayashi (kobayashiguitars.com) was one of the talented luthier exhibiting at the 2019 Sound Messe Osaka in Japan. It was a pleasure to record an interview with him to showcase his beautiful acoustic instruments. Ryosuke Kobayashi luthier interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Keisuke Fujii luthier interview - 2019 Sound Messe Osaka

At the Sound Messe Osaka guitar show in Japan, there were of course a lot of Japanese luthiers. Keisuke Fujii (fujiiguitars.com) is one of those I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing. Keisuke was an apprentice with master builder Kenji Sugita and now builds amazing acoustic guitars under his own name. Keisuke Fujii luthier

Luca Canteri (lcguitars.com) was one of the international luthier exhibiting at the 2019 Sound Messe in Osaka, Japan. This Italian craftsman is building some top of the line acoustic guitars in Spain. Luca Canteri interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

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.

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!

Alhambra Guitars reconquering Japan again - Interview in Osaka

The Spanish guitar brand Alhambra was one of the major brands present in Japan at the Sound Messe guitar show 2019 edition. A great opportunity to make a point with his representative Christophe Ravie for the first presence of Alhambra in this show. Christophe Ravie interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!

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

While in Japan for the Sound Messe Osaka 2019, The Guitar Channel took the opportunity to do an interview with the organizers of this great guitar event. 2019 is the ninth edition of the show. 150 exhibitors are present to showcase electric and acoustic guitars and ukuleles as well as amps, pedals and accessories. Marr

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