Best Luthiers Podcasts (2020)
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We cover the lives of violin makers, their best parts and worst parts, yesterday and today. Historical stories, interviews with experts and makers in the field. Omobono Stradivari was the least liked son of his father, Antonio, he was remembered in Antonio's will as a screw up. He is our north star. We are all part of this. We all belong exactly here.
 
On All About Guitar we talk tone. We talk technique. We talk gear. We talk to artists, educators, manufacturers and more! Where we take a good look at everything guitar, and some things not exactly guitar but just as important to become more successful musicians in today's music scene! Hosted by Jeff "The FLO" Floro, join us as we explore...All About Guitar! Listen Live Mondays at 8:00PM (PST), on LA Talk Radio (latalkradio.com)
 
Stories of Our City is a worldwide project to cultivate community and understanding by sharing real stories from real people around the globe. We produce these stories to reveal that our everyday experiences with family, love, religion, and culture are often similar to those of others living in cities and villages across the globe. We believe that when we share and celebrate a common humanity we can begin to erase the boundaries and labels that divide us. When we take the time to listen, we ...
 
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Nicolai Schorr makes instantly recognizable and remarkable electric guitars mostly with hand tools out of his home shop in Berlin, Germany. For episode 46 of the podcast, Nicolai takes us through the inspiration for and the development of his thoroughly original models. He also discusses his neck construction, artistic background, and his philosoph…
 
Más de seis meses pasaron Y no ha mejorado la cosa Aqui les dejo el podcast Si no es que ya lo olvidaron. A mi, sí que me espantaron Con la pandemia COVID Por eso es que me escondí en casa y espero que tú Por Youtube o Facebook me hayas podido seguir. Nunca perdimos el hilo acá con Chuy Sandoval Recuerden que fue semanal Un show con cambio de estil…
 
Guitar great Adam Miller joins us once again (he originally appeared on Fretboard Journal Podcast #240) to talk about the making of his fantastic new electric album, Unify. Miller has had quite an interesting year: He and his wife were all set to relocate to Los Angeles full-time when COVID hit and sent him back home to Australia. He recounts how U…
 
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With Beginners (ANTI- Records), Christian Lee Hutson released one of our favorite records of 2020, so it only felt fitting to invite this Los Angeles-based musician back on the Fretboard Journal Podcast. During our chat, Hutson talks about the making of his album (including his previous failed attempts to record these songs); overcoming self-doubt;…
 
From growing up in a small town where entering the world of fashion wasn’t even on her radar screen to becoming a fashion designer in one of the largest cities in the world, Canadian-born Megan Mummery is living proof that dreams can come true—even dreams you didn’t even know you had! With her OhSevenDays women’s wear brand based in Istanbul, Megan…
 
On this week's Fretboard Journal Podcast, Jason checks in with luthier and fellow podcaster, Michael Bashkin. It's an unfiltered and fun chat about the boutique guitar industry at large, the annual output of an independent solo maker, Michael's Luthier on Luthier Podcast and a lot more. Jason also asks Michael about guitar shows, Moon spruce and th…
 
In a spirit of RIPQ, this month we ask: who the hell do Mike & Jon think they are? Do they really expect us to believe they've just been swimming in cottage cheese doing guppy impressions for weeks? What about the rumours of equine stampedes, otter wave-machines, and biological lava lamps? What about the nauseatingly real sense-memories of proto-su…
 
Beginning in March of 2020, while most of the world was in lockdown mode due to COVID, Daniel Romano did something truly remarkable: He began releasing an album nearly every week on his Bandcamp page. On this week's Fretboard Journal Podcast, we talk to the Canadian musician about his prolific output this year: from a track-by-track re-creation of …
 
Michael Greenfield makes spectacular acoustic guitars out of his state-of-the-art shop in Montreal. For episode 45 of the podcast, he takes us through his thought process on designing multi-scale instruments for drop tunings, and the evolution of his models. Michael also discuses his journey into the profession, building for the high end custom mar…
 
Chase Bliss Audio makes some of the most interesting pedals created today. On this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast, we talk to founder Joel Korte about his company's rapid rise in popularity, his workflow, some of their latest creations and their ongoing collaborations with both pedal makers and musicians. We also talk about the human element foun…
 
Dr Zane Banks and Jy-Perry Banks are two of the most electrifying young guitarists in Australia. The siblings tell of a musically rich upbringing and subsequent careers in the industry. The brothers are equally adept in country, jazz, blues, rock and art music. Zane attained his PhD through the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, researching the use of…
 
For forty years, Bruce Harvie (Orcas Island Tonewoods) has carved out a nice existence for himself in the instrument making world as a tonewood supplier. His one-man operation is based in one of the most beautiful spots in North America (Washington State's San Juan Islands), where he sells spruce, redwood and other raw materials to mandolin and bow…
 
Adam Miller returns to talk through the adventure of relocating to California from Newcastle, Australia, writing and record his brilliant new album Unify, being part of the Two-Rock amp family, finding new gigs, inspired jams with Mason Stoops & Adam Levy, guitar talk and much more. Adam has his new Collings guitar in hand for a great guitar hang. …
 
Musician and singer-songwriter Mac McAnally has led quite a life: As a teenager, he was a studio musician in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, able to jump from between sessions and studios as an in-demand acoustic guitarist. He soon started writing songs, got a record deal of his own and penned hit songs for Jimmy Buffett, Alabama, and other top country act…
 
It's a flora and fauna special this month, so boil your mix-referencing kettle as PSTB's octogenarian park rangers play guitar to budgies at elevated sample rates, expose non-flamingos to Caravaggio, and politely ask small shrubs to switch off their blackberries. Mike, freshly unmasked as Martin Green of Venezuela, has been pwning Tiktok's algorith…
 
As a kid, guitarmaker Sherwood "Woody" Phifer would tinker with everything, from model airplanes to his high school track shoes. "I would look at something and I'd be redesigning it as I was looking at it," he says. Eventually, he was taking guitars apart, which led to him building his own instrument and stumbling upon Charles LoBue's Guitar Lab in…
 
Michael Staertow joins us to talk about spending seven years on the road with Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm, essential sideman tips, Les Pauls, paying it forward and even gives us a sneak peak of his much anticipated solo EP. michaelstaertow.com Simon Refalo Guitarist YouTube Guitar Speak Podcast Links PayPal Tip Jar Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.c…
 
Earlier this month, Gibson announced a $59,000 reward for the safe return of their 1959-1960 shipping ledger, a book that, if it exists, has been missing for decades. If found, the ledger could shed light on the details of Gibson's production of guitars during a legendary period of time, including the variations found on all those famed, uber-colle…
 
Mike Baranik has been making extraordinary world-class acoustic guitars for decades. On episode 44 of the podcast, Mike recounts the music influences that got him interested in guitars and tells us about his studies at the Roberto-Venn school in the early '90s. Mike also talks to us about his first guitar shows, finding his identity a a luthier, me…
 
Michael Millard of Froggy Bottom Guitars reflects upon 50 years of guitarmaking with one of our most insightful podcast interviews to date. Millard is a legendary figure in the world of musical instruments, using the lessons he learned working alongside Michael Gurian in the early 1970s to create one of the most collectible acoustic guitar brands o…
 
For years, ragtime guitarist Craig Ventresco was one of the music world's best-kept secrets: The only way to see him was to catch him in his hometown of San Francisco, playing a solo show at a small cafe or with his gypsy jazz band, Gaucho. He seldom left the city and recordings weren't a big part of his career. Like many others, when COVID-19 and …
 
Today we look at Tonepedia's 'interactive experiencing platform' - an ingenious online site that allows users to check out and tweak a huge collection of pedals, guitars and amps in real time. Tonepedia's CEO Elad Yaacov and marketing director Lee Alexander talk us through the philosophy of the company, the outworkings of the site and the relations…
 
Joseph Tabua’s sound world embodies large slabs of colours that juxtapose indie rock influences with aleotoric and minimalist finesse. Joseph’s Fijian and Australian heritage are intertwined profoundly thus creating an electrifying and distinct compositional voice. We discuss Joseph's guitar approach from rock jams with an embryonic Silverchair to …
 
Despite the cosy domestic scene here at PSTB headquarters, baking scones and sharing long involved stories about the British monarchy, there have been rumours of sedition in the ranks of #TeamNik on account of the artist formerly known as Einaudi. Nothing can keep Jon from the ongoing influencer battle, however, putting up his own musical carpet un…
 
There is not much that Adam Buchwald doesn't do in the world of guitars. He owns Allied Lutherie (which he recently relocated from California to Vermont to better service East Coast builders), he builds Circle Strings guitars and is also the co-owner of the Iris Guitar and Mandolin company. For episode 43 of the podcast, Adam tells us how a once-as…
 
If you've read any guitar magazines over the last several years, you've probably seen the bylines of today's guests: Teja Gerken and Doug Young. The two Bay Area fingerstyle guitarists have written extensively about gear and technique for a variety of publications and today Teja is a partner at online music instruction portal Peghead Nation. On thi…
 
Today we revisit our fantastic 2017 guitar hang with the one and only Jude Gold. Jude is a multitasking guitar phenom and good friend of our show: solo artist / high profile sideman - Greg Howe, Billy Sheehan, Jefferson Starship journalist - Guitar Player Magazine podcaster - No Guitar is Safe educator - former Director of Guitar at the Musicians I…
 
Jontavious Willis is only 24, but he's already earned numerous accolades - and a Grammy nomination - for his mastery of the blues. On this week's Fretboard Journal Podcast, we talk to Willis from his home in Georgia about being a largely self-taught guitarist, the one standard tuning guitar lesson he took (just five years ago!), the gear he uses to…
 
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