Retail Manager - N
Joined in
2014
Expertise

Guitar, Bass, Amplifiers & Effects, Violins, Violas, Cellos, Pro Audio, Print Music

Musical Interests

Rock, Metal, Folk and acoustic, Classical, Jazz

Favorite Instruments

Electric and acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums

Favorite Bands

AC/DC, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, Rhino Bucket, Rose Tattoo, Fates Warning, • Queensryche, Flogging Molly, Opeth

Performance Experience

Dead Horse, Deadshot, Jazz Jams

Mark

Retail Manager - N

About Me

My name is Mark, and I started with Music and Arts in August of 2014 at the Hagerstown, MD location.  After about a year and a half in Hagerstown, I took the position down here as manager of the South Frederick location. 

I'm first and foremost a guitarist.  I started playing when I was about 10 years old, beginning on an simple Yamaha classical guitar before graduating to a Fender Strat and finally, at 16, a Gibson SG, which remains my favorite guitar.  My secondary instruments include bass guitar and mandolin, both of which I play as often as I can.  I am also working on picking up viola. 

Although I initially was a self taught musician, I have been taking guitar lessons for over two years now, and I cannot say enough how much the experience has helped me grow as a musician.

I played in a gigging band through college, with shows from the State Theater in Falls Chruch to the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, with many less notable establishments along the way.

Although I have an appreciation of many musical styles, rock is my passion.  I got into music because of the work of bands like AC/DC, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and their contemporaries.

My favorites instruments are Gibson and PRS guitars, both of which I prefer to play through a Marshall amp (or sometimes a Blackstar); however, I also own and play instruments by Eastman, Cordoba Gretsch, Fender, Yamaha, Alvarez, and Ibanez.

Thanks for taking the time, 

Mark

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