Interview with Marco Oppedisano

Posted by - October 12, 2012

Marco was kind enough to recently sit down with me (via e-mail) and talk about his experiences, influences and development as a composer and a guitarist.

Joe Bonamassa

Interview With Joe Bonamassa

Posted by - May 11, 2012

Joe has created his own universe in which cookie cutter titles and knee jerk comparisons don’t apply. Love him or hate him, he does his own thing and he does it well. GM caught up with Joe Bonamassa to find out what makes him tick.

Interview With Miroslav Tadic – Part Two

Posted by - May 10, 2012

In part two of this interview with Miroslav, we talk about current projects and past influences but also talk about topics like pedagogy, repertoire and the thread of mastery that ties together everything he does.

Strandberg Guitars

Interview With Ola Strandberg of .strandberg* Guitarworks

Posted by - April 6, 2012

Since 1982, Ola Strandberg of .strandberg* Guitarworks has re-imagined the guitar as an ergonomic instrument that works with the player’s body (rather that be something that a player has to adjust to). In this interview Ola talks about the evolution of the guitars and the company, what makes his instruments unique and the role of transparency and collaboration in design evolution.

Miroslav Tadic

Interview with Miroslav Tadic

Posted by - March 20, 2012

Miroslav Tadic Miroslav Tadic is a guitarist’s guitarist.  As an acoustic player, he mixes elements of his classical guitar background with multiple influences (including Baroque, Blues, Brazilian, Eastern European and Flamenco music) into a divinely devastating delivery that is both passionate and cerebral. Check out this duo with harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy for some stunning

Magneto T-Wave

Interview With Christian Hatstatt From Magneto Guitars

Posted by - March 8, 2012

Magneto Guitars has been producing guitars both subtle and stunning utilizing a unique combination of innovation on classic guitar design and “old-world” craftsmanship. In this interview, founder and designer Christian Hatstatt talks about the development of the Magneto guitar line.

Rob Balducci

Interview With Rob Balducci Part Two

Posted by - November 17, 2011

Having talked about the filming and pre-production involved behind the scenes in Rob’s new Rockhouse DVD (Innovative Guitar: Rock Beyond The Boundaries), Rob talks about the lessons on the dvd, music business and what’s on the horizon for the future in the second half of our interview. Guitar-Muse: Let’s talk about the DVD content more specifically.

Interview With Rob Balducci Part One

Posted by - October 26, 2011

The person who originally quipped, “those who don’t know, teach” never met Rob Balducci. Here is part one in our interview with Rob covering some of his teaching philosophy and getting into a performance mindset.