Your humble servants.
Mel Bay was his first teacher. He started playing for pay in the 60's and has been dealing guitars since 1970. Killer Vintage has been in business since 1994. He is one of the editors of the Vintage Guitar Price Guide, as well as contributing editor and adviser of the Blue Book of Guitars. He is on the advisory board of the Modern Guitar Museum (Los Angeles) and is an Expert/Appraiser for Heritage Auctions Dallas, TX. He is heard frequently on Overnight America as the Guitar Guy (CBS radio syndicated), and as the Guitar Guy on St Louis 97.1 FM KFTK (Dave Glover Show). Killer Vintage and his reputation is perfect worldwide and our T-shirts are legendary, although very politically incorrect!
Mark has been playing guitar since 1979 and has been performing professionally for 35 years...
Presently Mark plays with Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys Band
Sings in Led Zeppelin tribute Celebration Day
and is an original member of the widely acclaimed Pink Floyd tribute band El Monstero.
Mark has been in the Musical Instrument retail business since 1999 and joined the Killer Vintage staff in 2005.
Loves Guit-archaeology and all things Vacuum Tube amplifiers.
Leader of The Bottle Rockets https://www.facebook.com/bottlerockets/ , fantastic guitarist, singer and songwriter!
Also, leader of the company we have just found out! He has business cards!
Knows Rickenbacker's and Peavey's extensively and is currently rocking a 1976 Gibson Marauder Custom.
Dave Ryan was a former builder for Ampeg/Crate and is currently a builder at Magnatone USA. He is also in-house now at Killer Vintage doing repairs for your Tube amplifying pleasure!
Dave will work on Solid State gear as well and is very thorough in all repairs. See our Policy / Repair page.
A Master Luthier, John has been playing the guitar and various other stringed instruments (pedal steel, mandolin, dobro) for fifty-plus years…and he has been building, repairing, and restoring guitars for forty years. During that time, he has had over twelve thousand instruments pass over his bench, including some of the finest guitars, mandolins, and banjos ever built.
John does most of the heavy lifting repair work here at KV. He is amazing in all areas of Lutherie, especially vintage Martin & Gibson Neck resets and re-fretting.