Dan Shinn

About Dan Dan Shinn, the co-owner of Lay’s Guitar Shop, started working for Virgil Lay in 1979. He bought the shop from Mr. Lay in the late ’80s after learning everything that Virgil could teach him about repairing and restoring guitars. Mr. Shinn upholds the reputation for high quality repairs and restorations that have been…

Joel Shinn

About Joel Joel Shinn, Dan’s brother, started at Lay’s Guitar Shop in 1991 and has been with the company for 27 years. Joel and Dan became partners in 2016. Joel worked in commercial advertising prior to starting at Lay’s. His creative background is revealed in the designing and painting of custom guitars, many of which…

Asia Shinn

Hi, I’m Asia (Dan Shinn’s daughter)…also known as the continent. [insert laughter here] I’ve been around this business all my life. It’s second nature to me. I manage all set-ups at the moment plus answering the phone and taking care of customers. A little about myself…I’m 23 years old, I used to play, hopefully getting…

Steve Givens

Steve Givens has been in construction his whole life but his passion has been guitars, particularly high end acoustic guitars. As one of the owners of The Loft he has fulfilled a dream and is responsible for ordering all of the custom, hand-built guitars that we are offering for sale. It’s guaranteed that when he shows you a guitar, the first song that he will play is ‘Angie’. He knows more, but that’s the first chord he grabs. Steve’s knowledge is immense and if the guitar you want is not on our wall, he can make sure the guitar of your dreams gets into your hands.