Born in Fort Frances, Ontario, Joe developed an early love for music and quickly picked up the guitar at age 12. As his interest and ability grew, he formed and played in many bands and toured North America in his twenties.

Joe attended a guitar building school out west, where he later taught stringed instrument building and repair, and then branched out on his own to create his own luthier business, Egan Custom Guitars.

His time spent teaching the art of lutherie to students from all over the world helped him fine tune is skills as a builder and define his own style of instruments. Joe is comfortable creating unique instruments that suit the players personality and style, and enjoys collaborating with players to create a one-of-a-kind instrument.

Egan Custom Guitars is based off of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where Joe resides with his lovely family.