Staff

Bill Warmoth

Co-Founder, Working Crew Member & Team Leader

Crew Member Responsibilities: As the founder of Artisan Guitars, I am the guardian of our culture - Where each visitor is treated with respect & their needs well attended, while continually sharing our ever-growing knowledge of the builders we are privileged to represent. Of course a high degree of attention, given to each individual client requires a team of dedicated staff members to provide this level of customer service.

Ellie Warmoth

Co-Founder, Working Crew Member, & Admin Leader

Crew Member Responsibilities: Everything... From assisting visitors in our showroom, to the eclectic responsibilities of business accounting!  Since the inception of Artisan Guitars she has brought her more than 25 years of business management & customer service experience together, working every post within the shop with vigor and talent.

W. T. Warmoth

Creative Director

Crew Member Role: W.T. joined our crew at age 11, starting work after school each day. Since graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, he returned to continue his contribution as a skilled designer, and currently directs the art and graphics of many of our campaigns. His work has evolved from building customer relationships to shaping our culture and we value his input on our growth towards the future.

Steve Burdick

Crew Member & Technician

Crew Member Role: Steve serves as our resident guitar tech, and is always interested in learning more about how instruments are built.  He installs pickups in guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles throughout each week. As our shipping / receiving manager Steve is the first and last person to see and inspect each instrument before going to the show room or customer. How good is his setup work? Ask Tommy Emmanuel.

Rick Sanchez

Crew Member, Team Leader, & Vintage Specialist

Crew Member Role: Rick wears several hats and makes a valuable contribution to our team. He has extensive experience in vintage electric guitars & basses, and knows his history. Rick is the lead for managing orders on our website, as well as our 3rd party platform stores (eBay and Reverb). Rick is one of several key players who might greet you during a shop visit, continually assisting clients, whether in the shop, on the phone, or by email.

Jesse Tucker

Crew Member, Team Leader, & Artist in Residence

Crew Member Role: Jesse was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and moved to Nashville in 2012. He has traveled all over North America (including all 50 states & Canadian provinces), as well as Europe, the UK, Bermuda, Mexico, and Japan! After all of his worldly travels his interests are just as diverse, yet he still retains a hint of that Canadian accent.

Jason Witt

Webmaster, Marketing Leader, and Crew Member

Crew Member Role: Jason Witt was born in the Evergreen State North of Seattle. Jason got his start in the Industry in the Los Angeles Music Scene at the age of 17. He quickly worked his way up writing, engineering and producing over 500 songs, working with more than 200 artists. Jason's credentials are broad in range throughout the United States, with artists from NBC's The Voice, X Factor and American Idol.