Meet the Carter Vintage Team

Christie & Walter Carter: Founders

Christie and Walter Carter founded Carter Vintage Guitars in November 2012 with the vision of providing a comfortable place for fine fretted instruments and the people who appreciate them.

Christie spent 25 years in the vintage guitar business selling high-end guitars. During that time she built a reputation for honesty, full disclosure and all-around good advice.

Walter Carter has 25 years of experience in the vintage guitar world, including 10 years as Gibson’s in-house historian and 12 years at a vintage dealer. He has written a dozen books on vintage guitars and guitar companies, ranging from Gibson: 100 Years of an American Icon to Gruhn’s Guide to Vintage Guitars to the 40-pound coffee-table book The Guitar Collection.


    Ben Montague

    Co-Founder & CEO The North American Guitar (TNAG)

    Kim Sherman

    Managing Partner / Director of Sales

    Scott Frans

    Head of Marketing & Data


    Justin Nash

    Head of Sales

    Noah Pelty

    Sales Manager

    Nick Planer

    Guitar Sales Specialist

    McKinley Rikel

    Guitar Sales Specialist

    Henry Conlon

    Guitar Sales Specialist


    Guitar Sales Specialist / Inspection

Front of House

    Taylor McGuire

    Front Desk / Ordering

    Frances Bennigan

    Front Desk

Office & Operations

    Angela White

    Senior Accountant

    Keith Cypert

    Head of Media & Content

    Jason Peterson

    Inventory & Operations Manager

    Tommy Strange

    Shipping Specialist

Authentication & Repair

    Greg Ellis

    Head of Repair & Authentication

    Gary Bohanan

    Senior Authenticator / Acquisitions


    Acquisition Team / Vintage Specialist

    Zack Allen

    Repair Shop Manager & Amp Authentication

    Kevin O'Connor

    Authentication / Repair

    Jake Lamb


    Richie Kirkpatrick


    Jake Byrne

    Authentication & Specs/Descriptions