We have assembled a great team of passionate builders to create masterpieces for our customers. Whether it be from wood or carbon, our team is dedicated to create the best instruments possible.
Mike Grady was born and raised in Royal Oak, Michigan. He studied Lutherie with Bryan Galloup in Big Rapids, Michigan and has been working at McPherson guitars since the beginning of 2004. He currently resides in the countryside of West Salem, Wisconsin, where he enjoys making furniture and cabinetry for people in his home shop. He also enjoys hiking, biking, and live music.
Eric Pelton was born and raised in Bemidji, Minnesota. He attended Minnesota State College South East Technical school and received a degree in stringed instrument repair and construction. He stated working at McPherson guitars in 2007 as a box builder and currently builds the entire guitar before handing it over to Mike Grady for finishing and final setup. He currently lives in LaCrosse, Wisconsin with his wife.
Tony Gasner has been playing guitars for 21 years and building them for 12. Tony received his degree in stringed instrument repair and construction from Minnesota State College Southeast Technical school. He started working at McPherson guitars in 2005.