Our dealer network is important to us here at PRS Guitars! After all, they’re the folks taking care of our guitars after we make them and before they get into our customers hands! We started “Meet the Dealer” so you can get an inside peek at some of the shops that sell PRS Guitars. Check out our interview with Guitars USA below!
Q&A with Employees of Guitars USA
8300 Aurora Ave N. Seattle, WA 98103
Christopher James Gregg - Owner
Evan Bloom - Sales, Stringed Instrument Technician, Instructor
Lucas Fowler - Sales, Stringed Instrument/Electronics Technician
Keaton Webb - Sales
How many years have you been in business? How did you get started?
We have been in business for 8 years. The store has been here since 1999 and it was purchased by Chris in Feb. 2008. We immediately set out to change things for the better, and are still on that road.
Outside of just selling guitars, what else should people know about you? Do you offer lessons, repairs, etc..?
We are a full line music store offering tech services, lessons, live sound installation. Everyone working here at the store plays professionally (it’s a pre-requisite for employment)! We are a bunch of guys that love to cut up and have a good time. People come to us for advice and it is our pleasure to share our experience and help them solve their problems. Our business is founded on honesty and treating other people the way we would like to be treated if we were on the other side of the counter. Oh! ..and we love South Park!
What’s your favorite piece of PRS gear at your store?
Chris - Core Custom 22 10 Top Stoptail in Black/Gold
Evan - HXDA 50
Lucas - Paul’s Guitar 10 Top 1 Piece Top in Royal Blue
Keaton - DGT 10 Top with Birds in Honey
If you could make a PRS Private Stock Built-to-Order guitar - what would the specs be?
Custom 24 Northern Lights with matching fingerboard - Flame Maple over Indian Rosewood Neck. Blue Abalone Bird inlays bound with MOP. Signature headstock inlay in Blue Abalone. Phase III Tuning Machines. 85/15 Pick Ups. Natural body binding.
Most heard song when a customer is demoing a guitar?
It’s a tie between: “Lenny” by Stevie Ray Vaughn and “Master Of Puppets” by Metallica.
Favorite customer interaction?
Chris - Ensuring that our customer is getting the right guitar for them, the 1st time.
Evan - “Brack Fliday”!!!
Lucas - Illustrating to customers the amount to which a persons playing affects the gear, and how much gear can affect the persons playing.
Keaton - Putting nice guitars in people’s hands and watching them come to understand what a fine instrument is.
Why buy a PRS from Guitars USA Music Store?
Our knowledge of PRS is extensive and our Passion for PRS is unsurpassed. All of us own many PRS guitars and gig on them exclusively. The service we provide here at our shop is really what sets us apart. We go beyond expectations to deliver.
Anything else folks should know?
We are a fun group of guys that know a bit, but also know that there is plenty left to learn. We love what we do and it shows when we work with our customers and suppliers.
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