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 the hallmark of Lay’s Guitar Shop since it opened in 1962. Under his management, Lay’s Guitar Shop has sustained the high standards set by Mr. Lay, and has expanded the business to serve an international market.