Hello folks. I am proud to announce my new business partnership with my good friend Eric Zaveta. We will now be known as J & E Guitars. Eric has paid his dues and earned his stripes in this business over the last 12 years, so I decided to bring him in to help me take the business to the next level. Our updated website will be going live very shortly.
My name is Jesse Gago. I've been working in high end and vintage retail guitar sales for over 25 years. I started working as a floor salesman for a popular family owned chain on New York's famous Music Row on west 48th Street in the early 90's. I quickly moved into vintage guitar sales. I spent the next few years soaking up all the information on vintage guitars I could find.
Rudy Pensa of Rudy's Music on 48th street in New York City, offered me a position as a salesman in 1997, which I gladly accepted. Shortly after my start at Rudy's, I was given the added task of buyer. I represented the company at all the vintage, and trade shows. In my tenure at Rudy's Music, aside from a wide array of rare and collectible vintage guitars, I also brought in many new lines of high end instruments. Including, but not limited to Gibson Custom Shop, PRS Guitars, Mesa Boogie, Orange, Bogner, Carr Amplifiers, Fender Custom Shop, Fulltone, and many others. I would visit the PRS factory periodically to pick out the wood for all of our Private Stock guitars. I also handled most of our artist related sales. Some of the regular customers included, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, Mana', Kirk Hammett, Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, JJ French, George Benson, Jimmy Page, Keith Urban, Mark Tremonti, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Vivino, and Lenny Kravitz to name a few. I also handled a long list of devoted guitar collectors that regularly put in requests for that hard to find vintage, or limited piece.
I have since relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada, and I will now put the knowledge and experience I've acquired over the years to good use in our high end showroom. My goal is to provide my customers with quality high end new, pre-owned and vintage gear at a fair price, while providing knowledgeable, and professional service in a friendly atmosphere.