Photo by Neil Zlozower

Bill Lonero – Inventor/Founder
With more than 20 years touring and recording experience, guitarist and Straptight® inventor Bill Lonero is very familiar with guitarist’s requirements when playing live. He has 3 albums with his band LoNero (“Relentless“, “J.F.L.” and “The Defiant Machine“) as well as one solo album (“Slather“). He has recorded and/or performed with Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Mike Mangini (Dream Theater/Steve Vai/Extreme), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani/Steve Vai), Gigi Gonaway (Mariah Carey) and more. He was also a member of the band SteelHeart for a brief period and guitar instructor/counselor for The Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in Hollywood, CA. Bill has a background in graphic/web design as well as apprenticing as luthier under the tutelage of master luthier Steve Klein. He also practices Krav Maga and Combat Hapkido on an almost daily basis.

 – www.Facebook.com/BillLonero – www.Facebook.com/LoNeroMusic – www.Twitter.com/LoNero – www.YouTube.com/LoNeroMusic





Rob and Thomas Nordegg

Rob (left) with guitar tech extraordinaire and Straptight fan Thomas Nordegg

Rob Stephani – Co-Founder/Co-Inventor

Rob has been running Hot Picks for 15 years. His background in music retail and management puts him in a perfect position to maintain and establish relationships with dealers and retailers. Rob ran his own music store before pursuing Hot Picks full-time. He is also a guitar player.