HOW IT ALL STARTED
Jin Kim (owner & founder), a professional guitarist/sessionist/MI graduate/professor/producer, wanted to build guitars that people could afford without having to sacrifice playability and sound. Throughout his 30+ year tenure, he had owned various guitars that were priced from fifty dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. He concluded that guitars made internationally were way more reasonably priced for the same quality build, making them the best option as value guitars with incredible potential.
With the goal of helping musicians on a tight budget experience higher level of playing and all other guitarists experience something NEW and truly satisfying at this price range, Jin assembled a professional team of guitarists, bassists, luthiers, and guitar enthusiasts.
AIOG first opened in 2014 and the guitar shop has been the solution to many customers seeking answers to a better guitar buying experience, premium setup out of the box, and quality guitars at affordable prices!
PREMIUM QUALITY & HIGH STANDARDS - OUR PROMISE
"With every instrument we sell, we do a hardware and playability check, electronics testing, tuning, polishing, and construction examination. However, we consider this meticulous inspection process just the basics.
We also provide FREE, top-quality setup on all our guitars. We want to tailor each guitar to the player’s specific preference. Every guitar in our store is retouched by our luthiers to bring out the best in every brand. We also have professional players who review the setup and optimize the adjustments according to our customer's requests.
Any guitarist can buy an expensive guitar... But we really believe it's the right setup that makes all the difference. The guitars that go through us will have quality of sound and playability that's on a whole new level. I'm talking about BUTTERY. Feel the difference in your hands by trying our guitars!"
-Jin Kim (Owner & Founder)
MEET THE CREW
All members have 20+ year experiences- guitar lovers, guitarist/bassist, sessionists, luthiers, music professors, collectors, worship team directors/members...