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Meet our Co-op Members


Here's just a few of the great people that make up the Midwest Musician's Co-op

Jimi Lovitt -

Mark Wieger -

Mike Keagle -

Mayfiled Timmons -

Perry Germann -

Calvin Mullins -

Rex Ellsworth -

 
Co-op Members
Jimi is the owner/director/originator of the Midwest Musician's Co-op.

Jimi worked at Whitmer McNease Music back in the day which help fuel his love for selling musical instruments.

From there he became the rep for Kay guitars in Chicago. Jimi's knowledge on vintage instruments and guitars is second to none.
Mark is a recent addition to the Co-op coming to us from working at the Woodwind and Brasswind and Music Factory Direct.

Mark is a gigging musician with MGB a local band and was also a sales rep for Sabian, Hohner, Sonor, Bagend, JBL, Soundcraft, Audio Technica and drumKAT.

Marks expertise is varied from drums (his main instrument) to woodwinds and brass instruments to ethnic/world instruments, P.A. Gear, lighting and keyboards.
 
Mike is a drummer guitar player who helped us bring the Guild, Ovation and Applause lines into the Co-op,

He is an amazing collector of guitars, mics and drums. Mike has a wide knowledge of guitars and vintage instruments. He is involved in the local music scene hosting open mic nights in several locations around the area.

He started his musical endovers in Kalamazoo Michigan at an early age, and was also a club owner so he knows both sides of the music business.
 


Mayfield Timmons

Mayfield Timmons. A founding member of the CO-OP, Mayfield originally hails from Haywood City Missouri and now resides in Elkhart.Mayfeild is married with 2 Children and works as a code enforcement officer for the city of Elkhart.

Mayfield has been playing bass for many years and plays at his Church The Greater Prayer House of Elkhart. His specialty is customizing Basses and re-branding them as TIMMOMAY Basses. and recently he has been turning old Bass Necks into Cool Coat racks.

He hails from a very athletic family,his Brother Marcus is considered the "Micheal Jordan" of Australian Basketball, Nephew Otto Porter JR. is currently playing in the NBA, and Mayfield himself played on 2 State Championship Basketball teams for Scott County Central in Missouri.
 
Perry Germann is a local luthier extrodinare, his custom hand built and carved guitars are just amazing.

He's got people like Steven Stills of CSN playing his stuff.

He recently made two basses for Notre Dame's band. Gorgeous instruments featured in the local news. Perry is our repair man on all our guitars, if Perry can't do it no one can...
 
Calvin Mullins another founding Co-op member,

Calvin plays guitar and sings in Unfinished Business a local band that's been around for years. Calvin is a guitar collector, seller, trader from long ago.

His knowledge of Vox and many vintage instruments is amazing. He's rebuilt, recovered amps and guitars and so much more.
 
Rex is a new addition to the Co-op.

He is a multi-talented guy, guitar player, luthier extrordinary, bass player, vocalist, brass and woodwind player and repair man, scultpor, jewelry designer, web designer and all around nice guy!

Rex is usually here on the weekends and his time and booked so call ahead, you'll be glad you did.

Want to know more about Rex? check out his website http://rex-ellsworth.com/
   

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1200 - 1206 West Bristol Street, Elkhart, In, 46514

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