Meet The Crew

Joseph – Marelene – Lightning Joe – Savanna – Joey – Ashley – Bry



compassionate husband and father  – solo acoustic guitarist – accomplished electric guitarist and bassist – special order specialist – keeper of details, numbers and lists – bilingual – organizer extraordinaire – inspired by Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, and all virtuoso guitarists – namesake and future CEO – heir to the throne – loyal crew member since 1999 


“Mrs. Lightning” – beauty and the brains – lesson department queen – P.R. director – groupie – roadie – bouncer – keeper of the peace – ever lasting mother – extremely dedicated crew member since 1983

Lightning Joe

veteran guitarist since 1965 – performed on television and radio – thousands of live performances – studio session player – multi-instrumentalist – music columnist – musician first and foremost – active CEO – master of space consolidation – artist – head of repair department – parts expert – living library of guitar information – shocks a store full of customers with a single lick – handy man – dedicated father – the “one” – originator and keeper of all things Lightning Joe – crew originator and passionate member since 1983


mother – wife – artist – seeking nursing degree – daughter of the “one” – lover of Frank Sinatra, Tom Petty, & Zeppelin – sold her first guitar when she was four – bookkeeping and accounting – loves her son, rottweilers and family – crew member since 2012

Joey – aka Joseph – aka Joseph with the beard

brother-in-law of Joseph – Ashley’s “little big bro” – Uncle to Bry, Oliver, baby Joseph, and Cora – eager learner and hard worker – got his first guitar at age 10, right here at Lightning Joe’s – music, RPG and anime snob – is known for his beard – incoming shipment coordinator – guitar photographer – complete comedic relief – politics and news junkie – crew member since 2018 ( but if anyone asks, he’s “busy that day”)


loving mother of four – enchanting wife of Joseph – birth worker – loves Animals as Leaders (but really, mostly, Tosin Abasi) – guru of general life knowledge – provider of accurate details – keeper of administration – learning ukulele – multi-tasker extraordinaire – avid supporter of musical virtuosity (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan) – could restring guitars and ukuleles all day –  Erotic Cakes album fanatic – crew member since 2015


daughter of Ashley and bonus daughter of Joseph – mother to the most beautiful baby girl – amazing sister – ukulele player – restring boss – on track to become a teacher – Elvis fan – loves llamas – great customer service – NAMM Show enthusiast – fan girl’d over Jamie Valentine at The NAMM Show – loves Taylor and Luna guitars – crew member since 2013

And the shop would not be complete without the little lightnings:

Oliver, Joseph, Will and Cora