Mitch Nelson


Mitch Nelson is an Illinois native, bless his heart. A graduate of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, he knows his way around just about anything with strings on it. Prior to starting at Third Coast in 2013, Mitch did tech work for the Old Town School of Folk Music here in Chicago. Now he splits his time between our Northfield satellite location and the Racine shop, performing all manner of repairs and customizations on both urban and sub-urban guitars. If Mitch isn’t stretching your strings, he’s jamming out to Punch Brothers or Weezer, picking just like Reverend Gary Davis on a Martin 000-28, or supervising his kid’s work in the garden. Mitch warns that if you ever drop your keys in a river of molten lava, let ‘em go, because man, they’re gone.