Company History

In the early 1980’s, convinced it would be the next break-out sensation, Nathaniel DeMont invested heavily to create DeMont Keytars; a shop designated exclusively to the sale and construction of keyboard synthesizers you wear like a guitar. Unfortunately, like the rat-tail and POGS, keytars were a short-lived fad. DeMont, having sunk his life savings into the business, pivoted to guitars. “Turns out the straps work on both. I was able to salvage half my inventory.” He said, shrugging seductively. Since then, DeMont Guitars has become the number-one combination guitar shop & small animal taxidermist in Northern Illinois. Contrary to recent news reports, bear meat that was discovered on the premises WAS acquired (and subsequently) consumed, legally.

Mission & Vission

To facilitate the acquisition of quality instruments, service and best friendship in order to spread music, love and bed bugs to the world.



Productive Staff

Meet Our Team

Meet our staff, a posse of outlaw banditos; an all-star team of MVPS; a mob, clan and crew of more than a few; a gaggle and gang of a great group of goofy goobers; a squad of squares, boasting a combined 37 toes and over 400 parking tickets; some real cool dudes.

Nate

Baritone Nate

Supreme Leader

Nathaniel “Baritone Nate” DeMont was born outside of a small shack in rural Utah with all of his adult teeth. Nate’s first experience with a guitar has been traced back to an underground Fender dueling ring out of Detroit. Anecdotal evidence supports Baritone losing every single match. After that, he found himself hitchhiking through the Rockies. On this path he was picked up by Lou Bega’s tour bus, and they traveled a brief time together writing 4 mambos before parting ways due to creative differences.In the Spring of 2000 Baritone won his name in a poker match. To this date, Baritone Nate DeMont has been asked to leave 32 Applebee’s nationwide. Now, due to his dependency on well water from the Fox River watershed, he owns a guitar shop in Oswego, IL.

Dorian

Dorian

Shipping Manager & Guitar Tech

Travailler avec DeMont Guitars est son travail, mais sa véritable passion est de maintenir indéfiniment son personnage de hobbit en costume et en apparence générale. Il y a peu de compétition pour ce record, car peu d'êtres humains possèdent le niveau d'engagement et la bizarrerie globale pour maintenir un personnage de cosplay 24/7 pour une durée réelle. Dorian est toujours prête à signer des autographes ou à poser pour des photos.



Ethan

Ethan

Associate & Inventory


Found on the stoop of our door with only a label indicating his name as "Skrillex"'as a young child of twelve, and unable to speak, we molded this boy into one of our own. Now he spends his mornings sorting your orders and adjusting inventory. Someday we hope to hear his first word.






Tony

Tony

Mono-Plak Manager

Born high into the hills of the favelas in Sao Paulo, Tony learned, at an early age, to make a living collecting scrap metal. By the age of 3, realizing it was more profitable to fashion this metal into usable products, Tony opened his own blacksmith shop. After saving several dollars, then losing them due to a lack of pants, and then saving a few more for pants, he put the rest towards airfare to the US where he bribed customs officers to claim them as their own. Now he makes Mono-Plaks at DeMont Guitars.

Phil

Phil

Guitar Tech & Manufacturing

A wanderer from the East. It’s rumored he came from Russia, both because of his general style and the fact that he only drank liquids derived from potatoes. He won over the locals with his loud laugh and even louder weeping. But they soon discovered he had made off with their beloved pickled eggs. Wherever there is the smell of sulfur and vinegar, wherever people’s desire for pickled eggs goes unsatisfied, wherever bearded men are treated like Soviet era communists, Phil is there.

Ryan

Ryan

Guitar Instructor

In the early 90’s, local government spent thousands of dollars building fences to help boost the local economy. In the haste , a small boy became trapped by one such fence. Funding for the project ran out, leaving the boy stuck. Over time, locals began to feed him. Names like ‘Fence boy” or “Ratty” were thrown around, but “Ryan” was the only one that stuck. Ryan has lead an average life. He eats whatever is given to him or blows within arm reach, learned to count cigarette butts, and has enjoyed seeing passerby’s shoes & ankles. Currently there is a gofundme to pay towards removing the fence pinning Ryan's lower half.

Dan

Dan

Guitar Instructor



Dan has been teaching lessons for as long as anyone can remember. His giant-like hands and soft-spoken words create the most beautiful music.
Once corssing pathes with John Steinbeck at a local convience store, Dan became losley referenced as a character in the book "Of Mice and Men"



Frank

[THE] Frank

IT & Electronics

In what-is-now the Czech Republic, there is a story told by the gypsies -of a discarded store mannequin; tattered in an old alley way, that was enchanted by the gods. The mannequin was called ‘Frank,’ which in their gypsy tongue meant, “awkward closeness.” And he was set out into the world. The legend has been told throughout the generations, from region to region, slowly making its way to the Midwest. Around that same time, the mysterious Frank Tedrahn showed up at DeMont Guitars looking for work. The complete absence of body hair or nipples, and his affinity for standing, has caused some to consider that this Frank is THE Frank of Czech lore. Only time will tell.

Becca

Becca

Organizer

Nació el 9 de julio de 1935 en Tucumán, Argentina. En 1961 grabó suprimer disco y en 1967 hizo su primera gira por Europa. Voz de la canciónprotesta en los años setenta durante las dictaduras latinoamericanas,cantó con Violeta Parra. Su canción "Gracias a la vida" seconvirtió en un enorme éxito. También interpretó letrasde Víctor Jara. En febrero de 1978 falleció su marido y pocos mesesdespués las autoridades argentinas le prohibieron cantar en público,por lo que decidió irse a París. En 1982 regresó a Argentinallenando estadios de fútbol. En 1984, anunció su retiro, pero volvió arealizar nuevas giras. Entre sus canciones de mayor éxito destacan "Canciónde todos", "Alfonsina y el mar" o "Como la cigarra".En 1989 fue condecorada por el gobierno de Francia y en 1996 la UNESCO le concedió elPremio de la Música.Falleció en la ciudad de Buenos Aires a los 74 años de edad, el 4 de octubre de 2009.

Shadow

Shadow

Used Gear Testing / Transportation

Let's get it out of the way, "Shadow" is his real name. Shadow holds many passports, and several green cards. His actual ethnicity is unknown, but rumored to be 30% Hispanic, 27% Arabic, 12% Lithuanian and 35% Native American. ...at least according to AncestoryDNA test kits. Scruples being 'iffy' at best, Shadow remains IN the shadows of the back room of the shop, testing equipment. He also drives our famous friends in his various limos and converted school-buses.


David

David

CAD Designer

Yes, there is a pickle in his hair. No, no one has ever mentinoed it to him. This is they way he lives. David is known for his unblemished looks, and draws his beauty-mark on his cheak every single day.

 


Toshi

Toshi

Design Engineer

The first records of Mr Toshi are during the fateful event in 1985 during a celebration of the Japan Baseball Series Tiger's win, when a group of excited fans heaved a large statue of Colonel Sanders into the Dōtonbori Canal with themselves. In their merry frolic, they unwittingly induced a curse and the Tigers have never won a series since. Trying to redeem himself, Toshi began designing instruments and circuits for many famous manufacturers and artist. Now he is the head engineer for Guyatone and runs DeMont Japan.