About Me

bio photo4 Masters by Johnson is Stephen Johnson. I grew   up in Denver, Colorado but have been part of the   Philadelphia  music scene since 1970.


 My career began in the record business (when   there was a record business), both wholesale   and retail, mono and stereo! 

 Phase II was radio broadcasting. Four stations in   six years. My last radio gig was Music   Director/DJ on WYSP-FM in the late 70s.

 Masters by Johnson began in 1980 as a   recording studio (hence the name), specializing   in broadcast production and nationally-   syndicated radio programs. Throughout the 80s     and 90s I produced music-related and     information/talk shows for NBC, ABC, and       independent networks.

Following a two-year informal apprenticeship with a luthier friend in Conshohocken, I was the in-house Guitar Tech at Sam Ash Music in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Since 2009 I've operated independently out of Danny's Guitar Shop in Narberth.

I am a member of ASIA (Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans)... and if you want to talk music, records, musicians and gear, I'll be the last man standing!