Tom Male has been a great part of our team since 2011, and was a long-time customer prior to working here. Tom does a tremendous job of keeping us organized in the building and provides a big dose of humor in the process. A lot of the folks that come in really enjoy hanging out with Tom and we think you should get to know him too.
Originally from the Bay area (California), Tom moved here about 18 years ago and has been married for 17 years to his wife, Tami. Tom loves this area because of the easy access to outdoor activities either up the river, at the coast, in the mountains, etc.
Tom has been playing guitar for 20+ years professionally and has drawn a lot from his guitar influences, including: Joe Satriani, David Gilmore, Carlos Santana and Jeff Beck. His current setup is a Schecter 7-string plugged into an Ibanez Tone Blaster run through 4 (yes, 4) Marshall 4x12 cabinets with Celeston speakers.
As one of our guitar instructors, Tom has been teaching beginning guitar to a number of aspiring guitarists and finds a lot of joy in seeing beginners light up when they make progress. "I enjoying showing just how easy it can be to start creating music".
If you don't know Tom already, stop by and introduce yourself. You'll be glad you did!