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We're the only dedicated guitar-centric business media outlet of its kind.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 44 - Guthrie Trapp on Working and Diversifying in Nashville

12/11/2018
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In our 44th episode, we welcome Nashville guitarist, Guthrie Trapp to the show. He's been working steadily for 17 years with many greats in the business while at the same time diversifying his efforts to make life a lot easier. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Interview Wrap-Up and useful commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:50:46

Episode 43 - Chris Martin with a Candid Look at the Business of C.F. Martin & Co.

12/4/2018
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In our 43rd episode, we are joined for nearly the full hour by Chris Martin, CEO of C.F. Martin & Co. Our candid and wide-ranging interview covers a lot of topics about the business that you may not have heard before. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Interview Wrap-Up and useful commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:58:32

Episode 42 - Rick Taylor on the Distribution Side at RBI Music

11/27/2018
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In our 42nd episode, we talk with Rick Taylor, Product Manager for the Fret-King and Vintage guitar lines at their USA distributor, RBI Music. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our usual Interview Wrap-Up and commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:56:50

Episode 41 - Jon Haber on Three Decades of Alto Music and Beyond

11/21/2018
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In our 41st episode, our special guest is Jon Haber, who's been running the Alto Music chain of retail stores in New York since the 80's along with several other successful related businesses. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our usual Interview Wrap-Up and commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:45:15

Episode 40 - Michael Ciravolo from Artist to CEO at Schecter Guitars

11/13/2018
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In our 40th episode, we are happy to be joined for the full hour by Michael Ciravolo, president and CEO of Schecter Guitars. For over two decades, he's been at the helm of one of the top selling guitar companies in the world. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our usual Interview Wrap-Up and commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:01:17:05

Episode 39 - David Koltai: Supro - Past, Present & Future

11/6/2018
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In our 39th episode, our special guest is the president of Supro and Pigtronix, David Koltai with an in-depth back story on how Pigtronix was developed and what led up to the acquisition and successful relaunch of the Supro brand and much more. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our usual Interview Wrap-Up and commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:01:06:22

Episode 38 - Phil Rich on Merchandising at Sweetwater

10/30/2018
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In our 38th episode, we talk for the full hour with Phil Rich, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer for Sweetwater. We go behind the scenes for an in-depth look at how Sweetwater approaches their guitar business from both a strategic and operational point of view. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our usual Interview Wrap-Up and commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:56:41

Episode 37 - Greatest Foundational Hits Volume 2: CEOs

10/23/2018
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In our 37th episode, we bring you our Greatest Foundational Hits Volume 2 featuring five CEOs we've interviewed previously and you'll hear the short version of how they got into the business and what kind of foundation they built that helped them get where they are today. We talked with Tom Bedell, (Breedlove and Bedell Guitars), Mike Robinson (Eastwood Guitars), Patricia Butler (ArtistWorks), David Kalt (Reverb.com) and Crystal Morris (Gator Cases). At the Back of the Show, you'll get our...

Duration:00:26:43

Episode 36 - Greatest Foundational Hits Volume 1: Players

10/16/2018
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In our 36th episode, we bring you our Greatest Foundational Hits, Volume One featuring five players we've interviewed previously and you'll hear the short version of how they got into the business and what kind of foundation they built that helped them advance their careers. We talked to Bruce Forman (E10), Chris Standring (E23), Carl Verheyen (E24), Nathan East (E28) and Peter White (E29). At the Back of the Show, you'll get our usual Interview Wrap-Up and commentary. Highlights of the...

Duration:00:30:02

Episode 35 - Tish Ciravolo on a Mission with Daisy Rock Guitars

10/7/2018
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In our 35th episode, our special guest is Tish Ciravolo, founder and CEO of Daisy Rock Guitars. She basically created the category of girl guitars 18 years ago and we talk about her business and career as a player, entrepreneur, speaker, author and more. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our Interview Wrap-Up and commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:01:01:57

Episode 34 - Juha Ruokangas: A Global View of Guitar Making

9/30/2018
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In our 34th episode, we traveled all the way to Finland (virtually of course) to speak at length with Juha Ruokangas of Ruokangas Guitars. For over 20 years, he's been a highly respected guitar maker and a very involved industry leader. He’s one of the founders of the European Guitar Builders organization as well as the Holy Grail Guitar Show. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our Interview Wrap-Up and commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening...

Duration:01:22:45

Episode 33 - Crystal Morris on the Rise of Gator Cases

9/23/2018
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In our 33rd episode, our special guest is Crystal Morris, the CEO of Gator Cases, one of the leading case designers and manufacturers in music, pro audio, video and other markets. Since founding the company with her Dad in 2000, the company has grown into a powerhouse in the case business through innovation and strategic acquisitions. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our Interview Wrap-Up and commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we...

Duration:00:54:30

Episode 32 - Michael Molenda on 21 Years at Guitar Player

9/16/2018
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In our 32nd episode, we have an exclusive, hour-long interview with Michael Molenda, former editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine for the last 21 years. He gives us an inside look at how his tenure at GP came to a screeching halt, but even more about how it all started and what was accomplished along the way. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our Interview Wrap-Up and commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing...

Duration:01:03:31

Episode 31 - Beth Marlis on Three Decades at Musicians Institute

9/9/2018
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In our 31st episode, we are joined by Beth Marlis, Vice-President of Industry and Community Relations at Musicians Institute in Hollywood. She talks in-depth about playing, teaching, leadership and giving back during her 31 years at MI. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our Interview Wrap-Up and commentary. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:59:57

Episode 30 - Sheldon Dingwall's Passion for Building Basses

9/2/2018
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In our 30th episode, we have an extended interview with the well-known bass builder, Sheldon Dingwall. He shares with us an inspiring story of passion and perseverance that propelled him from the pit of catastrophe to running an innovative and successful business since the mid-nineties. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our Interview Wrap-Up. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:01:11:42

Episode 29 - Peter White's Incremental Rise to Prominence

8/26/2018
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In our 29th episode, we talk for a full hour with guitarist, Peter White, about his long career as a highly successful recording and touring artist, both as a solo act and in collaboration with some of the best musicians on the planet. Plus, there's some things you probably didn't know about Peter White. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our Interview Wrap-Up. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:01:09:17

Episode 28 - Nathan East on Music and Relationships

8/19/2018
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In our 28th episode, we are joined by the great bass player, Nathan East, who has recorded and toured with some of best known artists in the business like Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Kenny Loggins and so many more. He’s a founding member of the jazz group, Fourplay and his record and performance appearances number in the thousands. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our Interview Wrap-Up. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to...

Duration:00:54:32

Episode 27 - Lance Lerman's Winding Road to LsL Instruments

8/12/2018
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In our 27th episode, we talk with Lance Lerman, the founder and president of LsL Instruments out here in LA as he gives us the very interesting backstory on the origins of his guitar business from Berkeley to China and back. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our Interview Wrap-Up. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:47:16

Episode 26 - Professor Richard Smith's Thunderbolt Moment

8/6/2018
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In our 26th episode, we are joined by busy recording artist Richard Smith who for nearly three decades has been a full professor (with 16 years as chair) in the USC/Thornton School of Music Studio/Jazz Guitar department. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our Interview Wrap-Up. Highlights of the podcast include: Interview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:45:33

Episode 25 - Steve Wark Tells All on Allparts

7/29/2018
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In our Silver 25th episode, we finally nail down an interview with Allparts founder and president, Steve Wark. He tells all on the 36-year history of the iconic guitar parts company. In a new feature, GBR Spotlight, we hear about the Vancouver International Guitar Festival. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our Interview Wrap-Up. Highlights of the podcast include: Vancouver International Guitar FestivalInterview Wrap-Up Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:43:11