• Effets
  • You really love your analog effects, but they need “a little something more” to be perfect? Maybe the customization is what you need. In this sector, Guillaume Martinod opened a company named MSM Workshop in 2010 to add more options to your effects, or to correct their problems. This craftsman offers a lot of services: […]

  • Amps
  • The Fender Custom Shop announced a new limited edition of the Blues Junior. Built with oak barrels used for Whisky, this “80 Proof” cannot go unnoticed by the aficionados. While Blues Junior III are equipped with a “Lightneng Bolt” Eminence speaker, Fender chose here Jensen for the choice of its 12″. The Blues Junior Lacquered […]

  • Electric guitars
  • Lutheries
  • The Maja Guitars workshop, located in Pléneuf-Val-André (France), is equipped to repair and adjust every kind of guitars. But the stringed-instrument maker Maxime Jan also makes his own creations there, such as the Calander, a wonderful guitar inspired by sports cars. The used essences are however very different of the ones used by cars: we […]

  • Picks
  • A remote collaboration between two craftsmen specialized in the creation of plectrums can give a really great results. One day, Daniel Patin from Médiators Le Niglo asked to Eric Varets from Mediators Arts what he could bring to his models. Eric, having received a bronze NiTanou and a Natural black rosewood pick, let his imagination […]

  • Electric guitars
  • Lutheries
  • Translate original post with Google Translate L’histoire de Jeremie Dubal est très touchante. Luthier à Dom-le-Mesnil dans les Ardennes, il fabrique de jolies guitares sous le nom de Kaël Guitares. Il y a quelques mois, il décide de mettre de sa poche pour fabriquer une guitare électrique et ainsi la vendre au profit des enfants […]

  • Amps
  • Behind a name reminding America and its trucks on the famous “Route 66” is in fact a French brand. In the city of Nancy, Sébastien Machin builds amps for more than 20 years now. If it was first just a hobby, his passion and experience drove him to create the brand ToneTruck Amplifiers, where he […]

  • Electric guitars
  • The S2 series of PRS Guitars has a brand new model: the PRS S2 Vela. Next to the Mira and the Starla, this one follows the vintage spirit of them thanks to its design, but also thanks to the sound: it includes a (splittable) PRS-Designed Starla humbucker in the bridge, and a PRS-Designed Type-D singlecoil […]

  • Ukulélés
  • Mabuhay Ukulele is a Filipino brand that I just discovered thanks to the release of the Soprano model MS-12. Declined in an electro-acoustic version with the MS-12E, it is like every Mabuhay model: handmade with centenarian mango. The mango tree has fruits during one hundred year, but live about 300 years. When the fruits are […]

  • Electric guitars
  • Lutheries
  • Translate original post with Google Translate Récemment, j’ai eu l’honneur de rencontrer l’un des deux créateurs de la marque Monkey Guitars. Ce touche à tout franco-suisse a fait le chemin jusqu’à Dijon et n’est pas venu les mains vides, mais accompagné de trois jolies guitares créées spécialement pour leur showroom : les Jazzcasters.