||One of our Guitar Works' greatest
assets is our staff of highly trained professionals. Every member of our team is
knowledgeable and eager to assist with any and all guitar related matters.
Our management team:
Terry Straker, Owner
After thirty years in the business, Terry continues to provide high quality service
and a kind of honesty that is hard to find.
For more about Terry, read our store history.
Siculan, Store Manager
If you email us, Steve will most likely be the guy that answers back. Coming from
the proverbial art school background, Steve spent nearly an entire decade as lead
salesman for Montgomery Ward Auto Express. We're not sure if there is a connection,
but Montgomery Ward went bankrupt and closed down soon after he left. We sincerely
hope he never leaves here any time soon.
Steve began his illustrious career at Guitar Works stuffing envelopes in 1996
and has toiled, sweated, clawed and scratched his way to his current position at
"the top of the heap". Steve has worked in some capacity at just about every job
here at Guitar Works, including everything from ordering merchandise, designing
sale signs, selling gear, organizing the rental and lesson programs, changing light
bulbs, creating merchandise displays and chasing criminals, to performing repairs and
some light plumbing work. Currently, Steve is in charge of the recently installed
computer POS system and eBay/internet sales, as well as the development of this
website. The majority of the photos used in this website were shot by Steve.
Steve once ate 6 Saltine crackers in less than one minute without the
assistance of any liquid. "I'll bury you all!" is Steve's motto and we know he is
faithful to that statement. In 1864, Steve shot a man just for snoring. That kind of
Wild West attitude shines through in his relentless pursuit of high quality customer
service. Uncompromising, wild, a man's man, Steve says there are three ways of doing
things: "The right way, the wrong way and my way!"
When not shouting out inappropriate slogans, Steve has been known to perform with
various musical groups from the Chicagoland area. On these occasions, he is not
allowed to be anywhere near a microphone.