539 E. Main, Bozeman MT 59715    (406) 587-4761          Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 12pm-5pm

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Music Villa - Bozeman, Montana


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539 E. Main, Bozeman MT 59715
info@musicvilla.com
(406) 587-4761

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Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm

 

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Music Villa is located in beautiful Bozeman, Montana and is only 3.3 miles from the Gibson Acoustic Factory. In Bozeman since the 70's, and residing on East Main since 2000, this legendary shop is a full line independent dealer selling quality musical products for everyone from beginner to expert and from hobbyist to collector.

Upon stepping foot into Music Villa you’ll find a remarkable selection of truly amazing guitars as the shop specializes in one-of-a-kind, limited run, and custom acoustics from Martin, Taylor, Gibson, Collings, and PRS, as well as some amazing electrics from Fender, PRS, Gretsch, and more!

The store is a whirlwind of action and hosts a very active calendar filled with FREE events ranging from in-store songwriting sessions and instrument clinics, to full-on live performances from local, regional, and national musicians.

Music Villa is also a hub for musicians across Montana, and has successfully created a support network that helps fellow musicians promote their bands and connect with other musicians throughout the state. With an expert staff and fun atmosphere, Music Villa is truly one of the finest pro-gear music stores around. It’s well worth a visit!

 
 

Meet the Staff

 

Paul Decker

Hometown: Bozeman, MT
Position: Owner
Instruments: Drums, Guitar
Can be see playing with: Slim Drifters
Live Rig: Kick, snare, and a couple of cymbals
Influences: Junior Brown, Beatles, John Mayer, Djanjo Reinhardt, Police, Van Halen
Musician you'd like to meet: Junior Brown, again
Who would play you in a movie: John Cussak
Favorite food/drink: Anything Asian & Spicy
Other than music: mastering the wok and the wine

Joe Knapp

Hometown: Juneau, AK
Position: Electric Guitar Specialist
Instruments: Guitar (electric & acoustic), bass, ukulele
Can be see playing with: SlomoJoe, Salamanders, Dead Yellers, Freakout (the musical), Kelly Nicholson Band, Western Electric, Joe & Chelsea
Live Rig: Fender, Gretsch, PRS, and Gibson guitars. Fender amps, Two-Rock Studio Pro 35. Pedals
Influences: Stones, Jimi, Zeppelin, Nels Cline, Clash, Funkadelic, Zappa, Hank, Neil Young, Mississippi John Hurt
Musician you'd like to meet: David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Keith Richards, Nigel Tufnel, Tina Turner, Marc Bolan, Ringo Starr
Who would play you in a movie: Kurt Russell
Favorite food/drink: Various Shellfish, Cured or Smoked Meats, Coffee, Manhattan, Sour Beer, Craft fizzy juice
Other than music: Hiking, travel, writing, food, wildlife, Blaise's bodyguard

Geno Kreis

Hometown: Helena, MT
Position: Secret Agent Man
Instruments: Bass & Drums
Live Rig: EBS 350 & 410, DiMarzio cable
Influences: Aquarium Rescue Unit, Chick Corea, Fred Hammond, Tower of Power, George Duke, Oteil Burbridge, The Police, Antonio Rey
Musician you'd like to meet: Prince, Neil Peart
Who would play you in a movie: Jonathan Schaech (That Thing You Do)
Favorite food/drink: Chocolate, anything spicy
Other than music: Hiking, x-country skiing

Blaise

Hometown: New York
Position: Goof Ball
Instruments: info coming soon...

blue

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Position: Mr. Accept It
Instruments: Guitar, bass
Can be see playing with: Dark Navy
Live Rig: Fender Jazz Bass, Traynor YBA-IA mark II
Influences: Black Sabbath, Beach Boys, Thee Oh Sees
Musician you'd like to meet: Hotblack Desiato
Who would play you in a movie: Simon Pegg
Favorite food/drink: Kimchi Jjigae / Dean’s Zesty Booch
Other than music: SETI

Ron Schimpf

Hometown: Helena, MT
Position: Shipping / Receiving
Instruments: Bass, Saxophone
Can be see playing with: Open Range, Kate and The Alley Kats
Live Rig: EBS 650 Head, EBS 4×10 & 2×12 cabs
Influences: Beatles, Pink Floyd, Tommy Emmanuel
Musician you'd like to meet: Paul McCartney
Who would play you in a movie: Jason Alexander
Favorite food/drink: Mexican
Other than music: Amateur radio KD7FVR

 
 
 

Nathan Laudenbach

Hometown: Tuscon, AZ
Position: Luthier
Instruments: Guitar, banjo, lap steel
Can be see playing with: Polyhigh
Live Rig: '53 Fender Double Eight
Influences: Leo Kottke, Jerry Byrd, Don Tiki, Jeff Beck, David Lindley
Musician you'd like to meet: Huey Lewis
Who would play you in a movie: Jim Carey
Favorite food/drink: Anchor Burger from Bacchus and a Monk Sour
Other than music: Yo-yo's

Alan Tucker

Hometown: Belgrade, MT
Position: Electric Guitar Repair & Sales
Instruments: Electric guitar
Can be see playing with: Dashboard Carl
Live Rig: LTD EV-401/EVH 5150 III 50 watt/Mesa Boogie 4x12/Dunlop Cantrell wah
Influences: My Dad, KISS, ZZ Top, Flotsam & Jetsam
Musician you'd like to meet: Ace Frehley, Billy Gibbons, Ed Carlson
Who would play you in a movie: Brad Pitt
Favorite food/drink: Chicken Fried Steak, Bud Light Lime, though rarely together
Other than music: accumulating random trivia knowledge

Dustin Tucker

Hometown: Bozeman, MT
Position: Web Content Management / Social Media / Art Direction
Instruments: Guitar and vocals
Can be see playing with: Pinky and the Floyd, Golden Grenade, New Band (coming soon!)
Live Rig: 82 Fender Concert and Fender Vibrolux amps, Various Fender Guitars, Various Pedals
Influences: Zeppelin, Rival Sons, Zero 7, Queens of Stone Age, Chili Peppers... anything with a groove
Musician you'd like to meet: David Gilmour, Bono
Who would play you in a movie: Owen Wilson
Favorite food/drink: Tacos & IPA
Other than music: Family, friends, running, hiking, biking, outdoors

Tyler James

Hometown: Kailua, HI
Position: Sales Associate
Instruments: guitar, bass, drums, some keys, vocals
Can be see playing with: Tyler James Brigade, Beautifully Broken, and The Feelin' Young
Live Rig: Vintage Vox & Fender Amps, Lots of pedals, Gibson & Guild guitars
Influences: Crazy Horse, Jerry Garcia Band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, Bob Dylan, The Band, Wilco, Mother Hips
Musician you'd like to meet: Neil Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Mike Campbell, Jeff Tweedy, Paul Simon
Who would play you in a movie: Ron Jeremy
Favorite food/drink: Thai, Indian, Spicy Asian, good mexican food
Other than music: travel, texas hold em, hot springs, and dear friends

Kenny Gale

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Position: Floor Host
Instruments: Acoustic & Electric guitar, banjo
Can be see playing with: None! Just playing for kicks with family and friends
Live Rig: Mexi Strat with Texas Specials and Lindy Fralin Blues Special. Old Fender solid state. Cordoba GK Studio
Influences: Blind Blake, Tommy Emmanuel, Jimi, Bob Marley, SRV, Coldplay, Theivery Corporation
Musician you'd like to meet: Chris Martin, Bob Marley
Who would play you in a movie: Freaking Wesley in the Princess Bride
Favorite food/drink: Pizza & LaCroix, or amazing steak and glass of wine
Other than music: Riding/Driving Horses, sitting & thinking by a mountain stream, and picnics with the family

Scott Bone

Hometown: Tupulo via Toledo
Position: Operations Magician
Instruments: Guitar, Uke, Mandolin
Can be see playing with: various artists
Live Rig: Gibson ES-345, B-Bender Tele, Music Man St Vincent, various amps, Tons of pedals
Influences: Adam Ant, Big Daddy Kane, Rammstein, Slomojoe
Musician you'd like to meet: John Mayer's father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
Who would play you in a movie: Mix of Benny Hill, Spongebob, and Flipper
Favorite food/drink: Tea (iced) - 1 sweetened, 1 unsweetened, mix.
Other than music: Bee Keeping, Amateur Dentistry, Interpretive Puppetry.