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Meet The Team

rbcrop.pngRoland Belloir - Owner

My Story (a part of it...)

My background may not be the one expected for a guitar store owner, least to say in L.A. . I was born and raised in France, never worked in a guitar store before and spent 10 years in the limbos of a big French Corporation. I've been asked many time if I was a musicican. In a way I feel I am, even if I've never been part of a serious band or if I have never recorded or composed anything valuable. I still believe that one day I'll do, just need to make up the lost time!

Music has always been part of my life, from my childhood where my sweetest memories where when I visited my Aunt Anne-Marie and her incredible music room (Banjo, Fiddle, Piano, Autoharp, Guitar, recorders... name it, she had them all!), to my Corporate years where I always tried to keep a guitar at close range. Little by little, by house started to look like a music store with guitars, drums, bass...

When I was asked in my twenties what I wanted to do, I answered "having my guitar store", and these suit-tie-briefcase guys laughed at me. Maybe they still do, a Guitar Store is certainly not their idea of corporate achievement, but I have so much more fun!

My (main) Gear

Blueridge BR-283A Brazilian/Adirondack - Strung with Thomastic Plectrum 12s
Cordoba 45Fce - EA Flamenco guitar - Strung with La Bella 500P
Prudenzio Saez PS-33 Cedar/Cocobolo Classical - Strung with La Bella 500P
Riptide EUC-2N - Strung with Kala Reds
Burns Gold Dream Electric - Strung with GHS Burnsihed Nickel Rockers 11s 
Fender Tele American Deluxe - Strung With D'Addario EXL110+
Teisco Del Ray Archtop Electric - Strung With La Bella Flatwounds 11s

Colin Warling, in-house luthier since 2010colin.jpg

My Story (a part of it...)

I'm a  Los Angeles native, and have been with the Fretted Frog since opening in 2010.

I began doing work on my own guitars at age 13. By age 24, I had made 4 guitars, before attending Roberto-Venn School of Lutherie in the Spring of 2008. Prior to being the Luthier at the Fretted Frog, I worked at Westwood Music for a year, and then for luthier, Jim Ellsberry, building high-end custom Archtop guitars. I've also built close to 20 stringed instruments of my own, some of them are available at the store.

I'm  passionate about guitars and music in general, and handle all of the repair work here at the Fretted Frog. I'm generally here everyday that we're open, and ready to help improve your guitars!

My (main) Gear

Custom Blueridge BG-160A Rosewood/Adirondack Slope Shoulder - Strung with D'Addario EJ16

 

 

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The Fretted Frog Acoustic Guitar Store

1414 W.Colorado Blvd - Pasadena - CA 91105 - U.S.A.

Phone: (1) (626) 844 5006

Open Monday to Friday - 11am to 7pm - Closed on Week-ends and Holidays

By appointement outside store hours (contact info@thefrettedfrog.com)

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