Michael Doyle


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
VP of Guitars, Amps, and Effects
Company Name
Guitar Center

Michael Doyle was traveling with a band when he had an opportunity to tour the Marshall factory. It was an eye opening and fortuitous experience. Several years later he was offered a job with Korg USA, and was able to rep the Marshall line for over nine years. After working for Fender (he got to meet Leo Fender at a NAMM Show), Michael joined the Guitar Center team. At the time, the chain only had nine stores and Michael takes pride in the company’s growth. Overseeing several guitar projects at Guitar Center, Michael established the Eric Clapton signature series as well as the private label line of products.