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User profile: Rich Excellente


I was a founding member of Twisted Sister during the 70's. Originally from New Jersey, I was a guitarist and songwriter for the original Satellites, and Mirthrandir, a world acclaimed prog rock band.

I played in Jersey clubs and concerts with members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, and with Tico Torres and Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi.

I was founder of American Showster Guitars, and I designed and built the '57 Chevy Tail-fin guitars. I was also a guitar designer for Kramer Guitars in Neptune New Jersey, and many of the guitars I designed and built are still played by famous Rock guitarists today.

I am also a published ASCAP songwriter, with a number of self produced CD's to my credit.

Rich Excellente