So what's it like to work on guitars for some of the biggest
names in the music industry. Ask Epiphone specialist, Steve Miller! In the
past 6 years he has done set-ups and mod's for a virtual who's-who list of
players including Joe Perry, Ace Frehley, David Bowie, Steve Earle, Wayne
Static and Nick Valensi just to name a few.
Steve came to us in August of 1996 after a short stint
as a recording engineer in a major Nashville studio. Starting out as a guitar
inspector, Steve's talent
was soon recognized and he quickly moved to the position he is currently
in. A fun gig to say the least but also one which can be somewhat stressful.
Steve explains, "I remember the first artist project I was handed. It was
a Wednesday, my first day in this position and an order came through for
the Foo Fighters....and they needed the guitar for a performance Saturday
night on NBC's Saturday Night Live! Needless to say I was pretty intimidated
but it worked out great and was quite a trip to see the guitar being played
on live, National TV just three days later."
Steve also has a hand in development of Artist Signature
models and does much of the "tweaking" and "re-fining" of these instruments
before the public sees them. Working closely with Epiphone's R&D department
and the artists themselves is a perk of the job. Steve continues, "I love
my job and enjoy the personal rewards of seeing guitars I've worked on in
the hands of great players."
Talented and dedicated people like Steve are what make
Epiphone the great guitar company it is.