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Meet the Team

DOUGLAS ARMSTRONG

Douglas has always had a passion for music since childhood. Growing up, he wanted to be a recording engineer so as a teenager he loved mixing records. Douglas grew up in a construction family and earned a degree from East Carolina’s Construction Management Program. This led to him working for and owning part of a Charlotte, NC based construction company from 1987-2016. In the interest of bringing his dream to life, Midwood Guitar Studio was created as an outlet to share Douglas' passion for boutique guitars with others in the Charlotte area and across the USA.

 

 

MATT ANTHONY

Matt brings years of guitar retail experience to the table and has been very successful as a young professional. We feel that Matt is a key part of our success today and the future of the business. Matt plays with various artists in the Americana/Alt-Country scene and can be seen using Novo Guitars and a Collings OM2H acoustic.

 

 

 

SAGE GREER

Sage is an established singer/songwriter and a member of the alt-country band, The WIlt. He is also a guitarist at Elevation Church. Sage is our resident music history buff and quotes movies far too often. When he is in charge of our shop radio, you will likely hear Tom Petty, Jason Isbell, or Ryan Adams. When it comes to gear, you’ll mostly see him playing his ‘71 Strat through a 3rd Power British Dream MKII or his Collings OM2HG.

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ALEX THORNTON

Alex is a graduate of Catawba College, where he majored in Music. He has been working at the shop since the summer of 2017, and specializes in guitars, pedals, and mandolins. He can be seen playing around Charlotte at Forest Hill Church and in the The Herringbones, a party/event band. Alex also runs a pedalboard setup company called TH Audio, and the ToneHeaven page on Instagram and Youtube. You'll probably find Alex playing his Revelator Tele and too many effects pedals.

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SHAE WOOTEN

Shae hails from the foothills of Georgia. He ran for county sheriff at the tender age of 18. He lost. He picked himself up. Moved to Charlotte. Had a chance run in with 16x Heavyweight Champion of the World, The Nature Boy Ric Flair. It was serendipitous and terrifying. From there he meticulously crafted the perfect hot chicken recipe from ingredients he scoured local super markets and gas stations to procure. Through all of these bulls-eyes and gutterballs he managed to find time to establish a successful music career as a session and touring bassist, writer, and producer. He's the bass guy. He's the sheriff.

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ZACH LUPER

Zach is a guitarist who has lived in Charlotte for close to four years. He plays for Elevation Church as well as local acts Solis and Flagship. If Zach isn’t at the shop he is usually on craigslist and reverb trying to find more gear to hoard. You will most likely find Zach playing his ‘89 Gretsch Firejet through a Matchless HC-30.

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LEONARDO SOLIS

Leonardo Solis is a producer, mixer and muiti-instrumentalist based out of Charlotte NC. Born and raised in Southern CA, he developed a love for making records as a teenager and eventually graduated from the recording program at Musicians Institute in 2005. He's the owner of Spaceland Studios, co-founder of local Charlotte indie-label Four Finger Records and performs in his bands S O L I S, 5251977, Smoke Bats and San Domingo.

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DAVID BEAM

David is a guitar player who has been in the Charlotte music scene for 4 years. He currently plays with Alt-Country band, The Wilt. When it comes to gear, he is a huge believer in finding what works for YOU to create YOUR sound and not basing those decisions on what's trending or being played by others. His favorite band is U2... We're just glad he didn't say Coldplay. 

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