OUR STORY

HOW IT ALL STARTED

Jin Kim (owner & founder), a professional guitarist, wanted to sell 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 found that guitars made internationally were more reasonably priced and had greater potential to become amazing guitars. 

 

With the goal of helping musicians on a budget experience a higher level of playing and satisfaction, we built a professional team of guitarists, bassists, and luthiers to provide the best solutions for our customers.

AIOG first opened in 2014 and we've been servicing our customers with the best buying experience, premium setup, and quality guitars ever since.

OUR PROMISE OF QUALITY

HIGH STANDARDS

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 as 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. Feel the difference in your hands by trying our guitars!

MEET THE CREW

The founder and owner of AIO is Jin Kim, an active guitarist and Musician’s Institute graduate with 40 years of playing experience- a luthier, music professor, sessionist, collector, and worship music director.

Every other staff member is a skilled bassist or guitarist with 20-30 years of experience.

 
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JIN KIM

Founder/Owner
Setup Manager

JAESOO LEE

Luthier

KEY KIM

Sales Manager

GALVIN LEE

Quality Control