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.
Member of the Incurables, Petty Cash Junction, El Monstero and Celebration Day. Great guitar player and very cool guy! Jimmy has been in Musical Instrument retail business since 1995 and specializes in pedals, boards, and all things rig. His happy place is in the middle of 3 Marshall 4x12 cabs being driven by hot boxes full of glass. He can also be found galavanting round town with a pair of Magnatone Varsity's.
Resident youngblood of the Killer crew, Lil Steve, as he is known around the store, plays with 80's dance band Scarecrow Joe as well as The Love Bombers. Working on and off for Killer Vintage since highschool, he now helps out around the shop and manages all the Killer Vintage social media. A proud geek, he is the go-to for all questions computer related and considers his Iron Man suit the defining piece of his apartment.
Dave Ryan was a former builder for Ampeg and Crate is now in house repair 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.
Leader of the Bottle Rockets and fantastic guitarist and songwriter! Also Leader of the company we have just found out! He has business cards! And is a huge fan of Super Reverb Amps!!
John does most of the heavy lifting repair work here at KV. He is amazing in all areas of Lutherie especially Martin & Gibson Neck resets and re-fretting. Great guitar player and awesome pedal steel player as well.
John is best known as the drummer in bands like The Urge, El Monstero, Celebration Day, and Joe Dirt and The Dirty Boys.
However, he's been a guitar and bass player and enthusiast for over 30 years. His love of tinkering and general instrument
nerderey make him the perfect newest addition to the Killer Crew.