US Pro Shop Techs2018-09-07T21:39:53-05:00

Meet Our US Pro Shop Techs

Guitar Builder
Kevin Easton

Kevin Easton began his Professional career at the Charvel/Jackson guitar company. During those years, he was directly involved in designing and constructing instruments for artists like Phil Collen, Dave Mustaine, Scott Ian, Paul Crook, Wynonna Judd, Ricky Skaggs, Bryan Sutton, Chris Caffery, Carlos Cavazo, Terry Syrek, Marty Friedman, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and many more.

As the owner of Easton’s Guitar Shack-O-Rama, Kevin takes great pride in being an authorized VINTAGE US Pro Shop builder, creating affordable ‘customized’ instruments that not only look amazing, but have incredible, effortless playability. “We don’t make wall art, we make art playable. We can customize a guitar to fit you, to fit your style and your budget. Simply give us a call and we can build the Vintage guitar or bass of your dreams.”

Easton’s Guitar Shack-O-Rama has built customized VINTAGE guitars that are currently on tour all over the world with The Gene Simmons Band, The Monkees, The Dixie Chicks, Accept, Rodney Atkins, and many more.

Guitar Tech
Willie Smith

Willie Smith has played guitar professionally for more than 30 years, racking up thousands of gigs touring all over the US. His lifelong love of guitars began when he was 13 years old, working in his Father’s TV repair shop. This sparked his keen interest in electronics and internal workings of guitars. Willie’s ingenuity, creativity and skill, offered him the opportunity to work for Tradition Guitars and Trem-King, co-designing pickups and electronics with owner Rusty Bickford as well as doing repairs, setups and testing prototypes.

At his shop, Willie Joe Bob Guitars, he has built, customized and repaired guitars for some of the finest guitarists in the world. George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt), Gary Nicholson, Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Colin Linden, Chris Isaak, Casey James, Tommy Allsup, Austin Allsup, Will Ray, April Wine, Kerry Marx, Randall Bramlett, Doyle Bramhall II, and many more.

Willie is putting all this experience together as an authorized VINTAGE US Pro Shop builder. At Willie Joe Bob Guitars, he can customize our guitars from a massive number of available options, built, setup and personalized for the player.