Sometimes, it's good to be us.
While we always think it's cool when our musician friends stop by our headquarters in North Hollywood, CA, we also get visitors who are well known for endeavors outside music. Why? Because we're ESP, and people like checking out where the guitars of their favorite players come from. Plus, you wouldn't believe how many athletes, actors, and other people are musicians as well as doing what they're famous for.
Yesterday, our visitor of the day was none other than Mike Vallely, more commonly know as Mike V. While Mike is a musician, he's infinitely more well known as one of the world's premiere professional skateboarders. Since his start in the late '80s, Mike has become renowned via his mind-blowing skating style which literally transformed the entire sport of skateboarding. If you've played the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video games, chances are you've unlocked Mike V as a playable character. In fact, the storyline of the fifth game in the series, Tony Hawk's Underground, is based on Mike V's skateboard career.
Check out the video below to see Mike in action!