Justin S Davis

“I love my McElroy guitar.  It looks, sounds, and plays just like I always hoped a guitar could.  It is exactly what I wanted.  Brent is a genius.”

Justin Davis is the proud owner and player of my first lattice braced guitar, a classical guitar I built for Justin in 2003.  That guitar was featured on Justin’s debut CD Possibilidades, a collection of 20th century solo guitar works from South America.


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http://mcelro.ehost.com/photogallery/JustinDavisback.jpgJustin is best known as the lead guitarist for Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs.  Because of his work with that group he has had the good fortune to share stages with several rock and roll heavyweights, including Guns N Roses’ Duff McKagan, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and Stone Gossard, Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron, Nirvana’s Chad Channing, Brad’s Shawn Smith, Alan White of Yes, and local heroes Kim Warnick of the Fastbacks, and singer/songwriter and former drummer for the Screaming Trees, Mark Pickerel.  In 2011, Star Anna & the Laughing Dogs were tapped to play both days of the PJ20 festival at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in Wisconsin where they were part of a bill that included Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, The Strokes, and many other great bands.

Beyond his professional performing career, Justin is a busy guitar teacher in the Seattle area.  Justin’s formal music training includes earning a BA in Music from CWU for classical guitar performance, studying jazz guitar at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and flamenco guitar with Miguel Serrano in Salamanca, Spain.


 Justin Davis' Guitar:
Classical Model: Italian Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, Koa rosette and binding, Ebony fingerboard, Brazilian Rosewood Bridge, Irving Sloan tuners with Ebony buttons