can appraise your item for sale, pawn, consignment or trade. In addition
to sales, we provide instrument repair and lessons.
Mike Fink Pawnbroker / Notary Public
In March 1997, Pawn Broker / Notary
Public Mike Fink opened "Copy Rite", a pawn shop located
in downtown Biddeford, Maine. In 2004 he moved his business to Portland
Maine's government district where Copy Rite changed to "Guitar
Grave". In September 2019, Guitar Grave moved to 650 Main Street
in South Portland. Since then, Mike has helped the local music community,
music venues and thousands of low income Mainers with his well-balanced
and fair approach to sales and pawnbroking, changing the attitude
of many who look at pawn shops in a negative light. In 2014, Mike
recieved the prestigious "Citizen Award" for assisting the
Portland Police Department with the recovery of stolen items and for
helping the DA with prosecutions that would not have been possible
without store video footage. Check out the link below for more information.
Aside from being the resident Video
Documentarian and salesman extrordinaire of GUITAR GRAVE, Mark is
the singer and guitar player for Pigboat. A fixture of the Portland
Maine metal scene for twenty plus years, Mark's madcap antics have
also spread into various "Clash of the Titans" performances
where he not only battled as Dio against Ozzy for example, but sustained
numerous injuries as a testament to his dedication.
Administrating the website and ads
in addition to eBay sales and consignments is Pete Giordano. Outside
of his day job, you can find him singing and playing guitar with music
veterans "Twisted Roots", or rockers "Heart Shaped
Rock" and his most recent exploits with "Forest City and
Friends". In addition to over 25 years of writing, producing
and playing, Pete has recorded music on just about every medium from
4-track cassette machines to PC multi-track systems. Check out his
videos and links below.
Sean Libby is the man you want to
talk to about guitar and amplifier repairs at the GUITAR GRAVE. Outside
work however, Sean transforms into a multi-musician, a front man for
"Johnny Cremains", slinging a bad ass Jackson Iommi in "Sylvia",
singing the song of the universe with his Theramin or jumping into
super group projects like "Whitcomb" and Jefferson Slaveship".
Sean is another scene veteran whose diverse musical talents can be
seen in the included videos and links below.
Angus McFarland Guitar Lessons / Heavy Metal Historian (Metalist)
Parlez-vous Francais? Angus does.
Want to learn how to play guitar? Angus is the man you want to see!
Angus can teach you the art of guitar in many styles, as well as maintenance
of your instrument. As a Metalist, Angus is also our resident Metal
historian. If you are looking to learn how to play those tasty licks
you grew up with or are just discovering them, look no further. Outside
work, Angus transforms into a musical force with bands 'Hessian' and
'Eastern Spell'. Check out his videos and links below. (Angus is no
longer on site at Guitar Grave, but he can still be reached for lessons