Guitar Business Radio

Guitar Business Radio

Guitar Business Radio is a podcast from a different direction created, produced and hosted by Jeffrey D Brown (Guitar Business Media). GBR brings the Business of Guitar from all angles to a broad audience demographic that includes guitar builders and CEOs to entrepreneurs and players. It’s all business and that’s our business. The show features thoughtful interviews and commentary on a variety of relevant topics.... Show More

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May 15, 2020 12 min

In our 78th Episode, host Jeffrey D Brown sets the stage for a new season of GBR after a 9-month hiatus. We've been hit pretty hard with a pandemic, lockdowns, millions unemployed practically overnight, our economy in shambles, politicians crazed with power, rebellion in the streets... not to mention the really difficult stuff like sickness and death. Where do we go from here as we travel The Road Back to the Business of Guitar...

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In our 77th Episode, we share some relevant thoughts with you about the here and now, what’s possible in the future and why — not necessarily in that order, although it might be. But it’s all good. And short. So listen to the whole show to get the full meaning. Or you won't.

Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 02:55 The Thoughts
  • Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

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    In our 76th Episode, we welcome our special guest, Jol Dantzig, as we discuss his four-decade career going back to his days as a founder of Hamer Guitars, a lot in between, and his return to guitar building at Dantzig Guitars today. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Interview Wrap-Up and Useful Commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 02:10 Jol Dantzig Interview
  • 1:25:25 Back of the Show...
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    In our 75th Episode, we celebrate the milestone with our special guest, Peter Henriksen, president of Henriksen Amplifiers. He's built a unique and successful business in a niche market, but not without overcoming a few challenges along the way. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Interview Wrap-Up and Useful Commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 05:10 Peter Henriksen Interview
  • 1:0...
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    In our 74th Episode, we break wind with tradition and weigh in on Gibson's recent and controversial "outreach" to the guitar business community as well as to players. Opinions expressed on this show are merely opinions. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 02:55 The Unthinkable
  • 11:30 Back of the Show / Wrap-Up and Usef...
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    In our 73rd Episode, our special guest for the full hour is Jack Higginbotham, Chief Operating Officer at PRS Guitars. He's been at PRS since the beginning and gives us a detailed look at how the company has become one of the best known brands in the guitar world. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Interview Wrap-Up and Useful Commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 03:30 Jack Higg...
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    In our 72nd Episode, we bring you a topic that has been mired in controversy since the beginning. We ask the proverbial question: Are you standing up, standing down, or standing out? At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 02:40 Standing Out
  • 07:00 Back of the Show / Wrap-Up and Useful Commentary
  • Thanks for listening and we look forwa...

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    In our 71st Episode, we bring you a short, but extremely powerful episode about something many people struggle with. Of course, we're talking about Choices. Too many. Not enough. Or, none at all. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 02:40 The Choices
  • 07:00 Back of the Show / Wrap-Up and Useful Commentary
  • Thanks for listening a...

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    In our 70th Episode, we talk in great detail with Noel Hogan, guitarist and founding member of the hugely successful Irish band, The Cranberries. It's a moving, yet inspirational interview you won't want to miss. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Interview Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 02:45 Noel Hogan Interview
  • 1:29:50 Back of the Show / Interview ...
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    In our 69th Episode, we present The Finale in our series of Fabulous Amazing Intros as we travel the long and winding avenue through episodes 32 through 43. We hope once again that you'll find it intriguing, mystifying, flattering, overdone and crisp, or something completely different. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 04:...
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    In our 68th Episode, we deliver yet another in our series of Fabulous Amazing Intros, where we do a left turn into the right side of episodes 21 through 31. We hope once again that you'll find it enjoyable, refreshing, satisfying, caloric and consequential, or something completely different. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the St...
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    In our 67th Episode, our very special guest is Tal Wilkenfeld. As a bassist who has worked with many of the greats in the business, Tal talks about moving to the logical next level as a singer/songwriter with a new album. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 04:00 Tal Wilkenfeld Interview
  • 40:05 Back of the Show / Wrap-Up and Usefu...
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    In our 66th Episode, we are happy to be joined by Reverend Guitars CEO, Ken Haas. We get a very personal look back at what drove him to Reverend and where that road has taken him. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 02:30 Ken Haas Interview
  • 1:25:35 Back of the Show / Wrap-Up and Useful Commentary
  • Thanks for listening and we look ...

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    In our 65th Episode, we bring you another in our series of Fabulous Amazing Intros, where we do a shallow dive into episodes 11 through 20. We hope once again that you'll find it modern, industrial, contemporary, sublime or something completely different. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 03:55 Fabulous Amazing Intros
  • 18:30...
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    In our 64th Episode, we bring you another original show that is different from anything you've heard previously on GBR. We hope you'll find it inspirational, motivating, refreshing, enlightening or something completely different. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 03:20 Fabulous Amazing Intros
  • 20:30 Back of the Show / Wr...
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    In our 63rd Episode, our special guest for 93 minutes is guitarist, Albert Lee. He needs little or no introduction with his extraordinary career spanning over five decades working with so many of the greats in the business, as well as being a highly respected solo performer. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Interview Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 03:20 Al...
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    In our 62nd Episode, we welcome Cris Mirabella to the show for the full hour (and then some). He’s spent nearly his whole life in the business and earned the reputation of being one of the top builders of New York style archtop guitars that clearly reflect his own unique style. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Interview Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 02:10...
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    In our 61st Episode, our special guest for the hour is Chelsea Clark. She talks about her 16 years as a guitar repair and restoration expert and running her successful LA-based business called Guitars and Caffeine. But it’s not entirely what you may think. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Interview Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 02:25 Chelsea Clark Intervi...
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    April 3, 2019 12 min

    In our 60th Episode, we bring you, once again, a show that is completely different. Host Jeffrey D Brown answers a few foundational questions normally reserved for guests on the show. It's a GBR first. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 02:45 Guitars and Gratitude
  • 09:25 Back of the Show / Wrap-Up and Useful Commentary
  • Thanks...

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    In our 59th Episode, our special guest is Roger Sadowsky for the full hour. For over 40 years, he’s been a building extraordinary Sadowsky basses and guitars in New York working with top-name players from around the world. At the Back of the Show, you'll get our regular Interview Wrap-Up and useful commentary (with something special for Seinfeld fans).

    Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 02:00 Roger Sadows...
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