Joe Modifica has owned and operated Joe's Guitars since 1998. He became a guitarist at the age of 9, quickly mastering the instrument, and turning into a successful, self-taught musician with several albums produced. With 21 years as a business owner and luthier, a lifetime of experience, and an absolute understanding of the music industry, Joe is considered a guitar guru in the shop. His knowledge of all things music, and attention to detail, brings people from far and wide to have their instruments worked on, ask questions, and seek out his advice. As someone who wrote, recorded, produced, and performed 4 albums, ran his own radio show at Central Connecticut State University, and owns a guitar shop, Joe is more than familiar with the ins and outs of music. He is a library of knowledge of an entire industry. Along with being a skilled guitarist, Joe plays drums, bass, mandolin, and is a vocalist. With all of this talent, he has a reputation of leading others in the right direction and there is no shortage of those in search of his guidance, which has led many to great success. Joe is known for his honest "no-pressure" attitude that he keeps in the shop, as well as his personal life. At home, he enjoys being with his family, friends, and dog, and is regularly in the studio rocking out and recording. Joe lives and breathes music, and Joe's Guitars has become a community built on his commitment to help others do the same.
Mike Modifica - Store Manager
Mike Modifica has managed Joe's Guitars since 2008, alongside his father and store owner Joe Modifica. Mike was introduced to guitars and music through his parents at an extremely young age, and was given his first mini stratocaster at the age of 3. As a small boy, Joe took Mike to the studio with him, where he was able to experience the recording process for the first time. Throughout childhood, Mike's father included him in the "behind the scenes" aspects of an industry that most may never encounter, even in adulthood. These experiences stayed with him, and are valuable to his career at Joe's Guitars. Throughout the years, Mike has also collected a tremendous and diverse music catalog that fosters his unique ear for tone and sound quality. His ability to find the exact sound you're looking for has become a sought-after asset to musicians looking to achieve that "perfect sound". His positive attitude, thirst for knowledge, desire for sharing what he knows, unique ear for music, and genuine interest in the needs of others are what attract many people to Joe's Guitars. Sharing his father's passion, Mike makes sure everyone who comes to Joe's Guitars leaves with an exceptional, unrivaled experience, and a trustworthy environment to bring their instruments and questions back to.