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Michael Watts Podcast

Michael Watts - 6 Strings and The Truth

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Not just an award-winning soloist, Michael Watts is an acknowledged subject matter expert and speaker on the international guitar scene. In this series of podcast interviews, lessons and commentaries he talks with some of the greatest luthiers and players in the world about their shared love of the guitar and its music.Michael Watts plays guitars by Jason Kostal with Elixir Strings on them.Unless specified otherwise this podcast is recorded using a matched pair of Gefell M300 small capsule condenser microphone.

Latest Episodes

The Beauty of The Guitar - With Michael Johnson of Johnson Banks London

In this episode I meet with Michael Johnson of [Johnson Banks](www.johnsonbanks.co.uk), one of the world's leading designers, authors and thinkers to discuss the beauty of the guitar. We discuss everything from helpful design tips for luthiers and the joy of pre-war Martins to the acoustic equivalent of a Fender Stratocaster and why Les Paul's tend to make anyone over the age of 23 look fat.

19 MIN2018 JUL 31
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The Beauty of The Guitar - With Michael Johnson of Johnson Banks London

Visiting Rory Dowling of Taran Guitars (Scotland)

In this episode I visit one of the leading lights of British luthiery - Rory Dowling of Taran Guitars, at his workshop in Fife, Scotland. We talk about shared inspiration in the forms of John Martyn, Isaac Guillory and Martin Simpson, building a guitar to suit an individual player's needs, the story of Taran Guitars (now over 10 years old) and how British luthiers are embracing transatlantic influences. You can learn more about Rory's work at [www.taranguitars.co.uk](www.taranguitars.co.uk)

20 MIN2018 JUL 11
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Visiting Rory Dowling of Taran Guitars (Scotland)

Hanging out with Amrit Sond - What's it like to win a Grammy?

In this episode I sit down for a catch up with my dear friend, sometime gigging partner and massive inspiration, Grammy Award winning Avant Garde visionary Amrit Sond. We talk about Amrit's incoming new album, his love of Lowden guitars, spending time with Michael Hedges, composition and performance and the above gravity fret! Enjoy! MDW

37 MIN2018 MAY 22
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Hanging out with Amrit Sond - What's it like to win a Grammy?

Hanging out with Derek Gripper in Paris

I played a concert in Paris over the weekend with the hugely talented South African guitarist Derek Gripper. We sat down for this discussion about arranging African music for the nylon string guitar, commissioning 8 string fan frets with interchangeable fretboards and whether CD's make good frisbees...

43 MIN2018 MAY 14
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Hanging out with Derek Gripper in Paris

The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2018

Michael Watts takes an in-depth look at this year's superb Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin.

23 MIN2018 MAY 9
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The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2018
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Latest Episodes

The Beauty of The Guitar - With Michael Johnson of Johnson Banks London

In this episode I meet with Michael Johnson of [Johnson Banks](www.johnsonbanks.co.uk), one of the world's leading designers, authors and thinkers to discuss the beauty of the guitar. We discuss everything from helpful design tips for luthiers and the joy of pre-war Martins to the acoustic equivalent of a Fender Stratocaster and why Les Paul's tend to make anyone over the age of 23 look fat.

19 MIN2018 JUL 31
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The Beauty of The Guitar - With Michael Johnson of Johnson Banks London

Visiting Rory Dowling of Taran Guitars (Scotland)

In this episode I visit one of the leading lights of British luthiery - Rory Dowling of Taran Guitars, at his workshop in Fife, Scotland. We talk about shared inspiration in the forms of John Martyn, Isaac Guillory and Martin Simpson, building a guitar to suit an individual player's needs, the story of Taran Guitars (now over 10 years old) and how British luthiers are embracing transatlantic influences. You can learn more about Rory's work at [www.taranguitars.co.uk](www.taranguitars.co.uk)

20 MIN2018 JUL 11
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Visiting Rory Dowling of Taran Guitars (Scotland)

Hanging out with Amrit Sond - What's it like to win a Grammy?

In this episode I sit down for a catch up with my dear friend, sometime gigging partner and massive inspiration, Grammy Award winning Avant Garde visionary Amrit Sond. We talk about Amrit's incoming new album, his love of Lowden guitars, spending time with Michael Hedges, composition and performance and the above gravity fret! Enjoy! MDW

37 MIN2018 MAY 22
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Hanging out with Amrit Sond - What's it like to win a Grammy?

Hanging out with Derek Gripper in Paris

I played a concert in Paris over the weekend with the hugely talented South African guitarist Derek Gripper. We sat down for this discussion about arranging African music for the nylon string guitar, commissioning 8 string fan frets with interchangeable fretboards and whether CD's make good frisbees...

43 MIN2018 MAY 14
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Hanging out with Derek Gripper in Paris

The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2018

Michael Watts takes an in-depth look at this year's superb Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin.

23 MIN2018 MAY 9
Comments
The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2018
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