Meet the Team

James Villone


James has been with Casino Guitars since we opened in 2015.  He's an outstanding musician, you can check out his music at his website here.

He is also one of our teachers and can be contacted through the shop for lessons.


Baxter Clement

Baxter attended the North Carolina School for Performing Arts, now a division of the UNC school system, in Winston Salem for high school where he studies classical guitar.  He then went on to earn a full scholarship to Vanderbilt where he continued his path in music and met his future band mates.  Upon graduation he moved to New York, worked as a pit musician on Broadway and created a band which found a good bit of success, The Blondes, Inc.

He returned to North Carolina in 2007, opened a teaching studio (Sandhills School of Performing Arts) until finally pursuing his passion for guitars in a retail sense by opening Casino Guitars in 2015.

Baxter is father to two boys, two dogs and two stuffed animals (Maggie and Nessie, who are pictured throughout the back teaching and recording studio.)