Meet The Pros at Guitar Czar
Mason Morris - President
Mason has been playing for 23 years and is primarily a bass player. He has been in various bands in Utah, New York City, and Los Angeles. He graduated from the Institute of Audio Research in New York City and is a recording and mastering engineer. He is also a guitar and bass instructor and has been teaching for 19 years.
Guitars: Warwick Streamer Stage II NT 5 string. Warwick Thumb NT 4 string
Rig: Clean channel: Ampeg SVT-4 Pro powering an Ampeg SVT-410HE 4x10 and a custom built 1x15 cabinet. Effects Channel: Ampeg BA500 powering the 2x10 speakers built into the combo amp and a 1x15 Eden D-115.
Influences: Dirk Lance (Alex Katunich), Victor Wooten, Divinty Roxx, Victor Damiani, Robert DeLeo, Flea, P-Nut, Justin Chancellor, Stefan Lessard.
Jimmy "ROCKSTAR" Lauscher- General Manager
Jimmy has been performing in Utah and touring regionally for the last 27 years. He has a degree in music (emphasis in jazz guitar performance) from the University of Utah where he graduated in 2006. Jimmy has also been teaching guitar since he graduated.
His tastes are eclectic and diverse and so is the music he has played over the last 20 years. Currently you can find Jimmy working hard at the Czar during the day or with one of his bands performing anywhere from 2-5 nights a week. Jimmy is the lead guitar player for the Elders, Balls Capone, Swan Workman & the Holy Mediocrity, & WHOEVER WILL PAY HIM. Seriously.
Jimmy swears by his Hamer 25th anniversary USA guitar and his (purchased at The Czar) 2014 Les Paul Studio, and Reverend Reeves Gabrels Spacehawk! Also in his collection: Queen Jean, Fender American Ultra Strat, the "Natty Strat", Takamine EAN10C, and GS330S, Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass, & Squier Bass VI. He plays mainly through a Fender Hotrod Deluxe, but you can also see him on a Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectoverb Combo, or for smaller venues his Fender Blues Jr. In front of these amps Jimmy uses a Crybaby 535q, Boss tu-3 tuner, MXR Phase 95, TC Electronics Spark Mini Booster, MXR Carbon Copy Delay, DOD Icebox Chorus, and a Boss tr-2 tremolo.
Influences: Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Reeves Gabrels, The Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank, Duke Ellington, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Joe Pass, Gary Tada, Anthrax, Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, KRCL 90.9
Kameron Anton - ASSistant ManagerKameron has been working in music stores since the age of 16 in the Salt Lake valley. He was introduced to live performance, and music by playing the darbuka at the age of 6 with his family in their traditional Lebanese group called "The Anton Family Band," playing weddings, gatherings and folk festivals. He started playing guitar at the age of 10 and has since switched to banjo at the age of 20. Currently, he plays with a band called FOLK HOGAN which is a staple of the Salt Lake bar scene rocking a folk/punk vibe that is slowly causing the destruction of livers around the world.
Gear: Recording King R80, Boss TU-3, any DI Box
Influences: Devin Townsend, Bela Fleck, Earl Scruggs, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile, Tom Liston, Animals as Leaders, Moses Mckinley, Nick Kiahtipes, Tupelo Moan, Tommy Emmanuel, Deseret String Band, Edgar Meyer, Joe Pass, John Williams, Harper Goff