About

They call me "The Sheriff."

Greetings, I'm Sarah. I'm a central PA based guitarist, marketing professional, fitness junkie, and dog mom. 

Guitarist

I've been playing close to 30 years and am completely obsessed with all things guitar; playing, buying, selling, trading, and most importantly LEARNING.

I am a student of the Marty Stuart way of living. Throughout the week, you can find me launching off of a drum riser and playing at volumes your iPhone will warn you against. On Sunday mornings, I humble myself at church with massive reverb trails and a grateful heart.

I am so honored to be endorsed by PRSBreedlove Guitars, DR Strings, and Carondelet Pickups. I am also partnered with several other amazing brands as I chase tone and refine my sound.

Marketing professional

By day, I'm the director of online marketing at a private liberal arts institution. A blend of left and right brain, I can create a clean, well balanced designs as well as the analytics reports to prove tangible ROI.

I'm endlessly curious and I'm rarely still. 

Shows

Here are a few of the places you can find me:

Date Event Location
Gillian Smith: TBC Brewing Company (Acoustic) TBC Brewing Company, Chambersburg, PA 17201 TBC Brewing Company, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Gillian Smith: Stone Grille & Taphouse (Acoustic) Stone Grille & Taphouse, York, PA 17402 Stone Grille & Taphouse, York, PA 17402
Gillian Smith opening for Sam Grow: Tellus360 (Acoustic) Tellus360, Lancaster, PA 17602 Tellus360, Lancaster, PA 17602
Gillian Smith: The DogHouse (Acoustic) The DogHouse, Harrisburg, Pa 17112 The DogHouse, Harrisburg, Pa 17112
Gillian Smith (full band): Creekside Grille Creekside Grille, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Creekside Grille, Shippensburg, PA 17257
Gillian Smith: Warwick Farm Brewing (Acoustic) Warwick Farm Brewing, Jamison, PA 18929 Warwick Farm Brewing, Jamison, PA 18929
Gillian Smith opening for Sam Grow: Rams Head Onstage (Acoustic) Ram's Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD 21401 Ram's Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD 21401
Gillian Smith: Blue Sky Tavern (Acoustic) The Blue Sky Tavern, Goldsboro, PA 17319 The Blue Sky Tavern, Goldsboro, PA 17319
Gillian Smith: Copper Pub and Grille (Acoustic) Copper Pub and Grille, Harrisburg, PA 17112 Copper Pub and Grille, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Gillian Smith: Stone Grille & Taphouse (Acoustic) Stone Grille & Taphouse, York, PA 17402 Stone Grille & Taphouse, York, PA 17402
Gillian Smith: Warwick Farm Brewing (Acoustic) Warwick Farm Brewing, Jamison, PA 18929 Warwick Farm Brewing, Jamison, PA 18929
Gillian Smith: The DogHouse (Acoustic) The DogHouse, Harrisburg, Pa 17112 The DogHouse, Harrisburg, Pa 17112
Gillian Smith: Sign of the Horse Brewery (Acoustic) Sign of the Horse Brewery, Hanover, PA 17331 Sign of the Horse Brewery, Hanover, PA 17331
Gillian Smith: Ocean Pines Yacht Club (Acoustic) Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Ocean Pines, MD 21811 Ocean Pines Yacht Club, Ocean Pines, MD 21811

Gear

Electric Rig


A few of my "go to" guitars:

  • Mario Martin T-Style
  • PRS 594 (and 594 semi-hollow)
  • PRS DGT
  • PRS Paul's Guitar
  • PRS Core Starla
  • PRS Silver Sky
  • PRS Hollowbody II w/ piezo
  • PRS Cu22 (and Semi-Hollow)
  • PRS Special 22 Lt Ed.
  • PRS Mira
  • PRS Custom 22 Triple Soapbar
  • PRS S2 Gold Crackle
  • Knaggs Kenai
  • Whitfill T-Style
  • Fender Custom Shop Tele
  • Fender Custom Shop '56 RI Strat
  • Gibson Standard and R8 LP
  • Gibson 335
  • Gretsch White Panther
  • 1957 Gibson LP Junior

 Pedalboards 

  • West Coast Pedalboards
  • 3 Monkeys cables

Acoustic Rig 

Acoustic guitars:

  • Breedlove C25 Tone Test Acoustic 
  • Pro Series Limited Koa C25/KK 
  • Gibson J-165EC
  • Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton
  • PRS Angelus A10
  • PRS Hollowbody II w/ piezo

Acoustic Pedals

  • LR Baggs VoicePrint
  • LR Baggs Venue
  • TC Polytune
  •  Xotic
  • LR Baggs Align Reverb

Electric Gear

  • Kemper Powered Toaster
  • Kemper Stage
  • Lehle Volume
  • Mission Engineering Expression Pedal
  • Shure P3RA-G20
  • Shure P3T-G20
  • Shure SLXD14 

 

Amps   

  • Kemper    
  • Mojotone Cabs

Kemper Profiles

Accessories  

  • DR Strings   
  • Souldier Straps  
  • Ceci Ruiz Straps   
  • Lava Cables 
  • Ultimate Ears UE11 Pro IEMs 
  • STOMP Bluetooth page turner
  • Clayton Custom guitar picks
  • Carondelet Pickups

DR Strings

     

Photos

Press

MojoZine Cover

Photo by Jason Delorenzo

Hang Time with Sarah Sheriff

MojoZine

"Here at Mojotone, as many of you know, we aim to celebrate hard-working techs, DIYers, and musicians as best we can. Today we're spending some time with Sarah Sheriff, a very hard-working guitarist who has been supporting Mojotone on social media and at gigs by rocking some serious speaker-cabinetry." - Logan Tabor

I recently chatted with the folks at Mojotone about all things music; from what inspired me to pick up a guitar, my journey through central Pennsylvania and beyond, what it's like to be a woman in this business and even my upcoming goals. 

It was an honor to hang with a company that not only makes killer gear but has top shelf staff and customer service. I HIGHLY recommend checking these guys out for anything from custom cabs, amps, speakers, pickups, guitar/pedal parts, and some awesome accessories.

Link: https://www.mojotone.com/blog/hang-time-with-sarah-sheriff

Coda Music Technologies

Featured Artist: Sarah Sheriff

June 27, 2022

I've been using the STOMP Bluetooth App Controller for almost a year. It's been a life saver!

Check out why and read a little more about me in an interview I re-posted from their Featured Artist email on June 27, 2022.

Check out the full interview over here!

 

 

Breedlove Guitars

Artist Page:

breedlovemusic.com/acoustic-guitar-artist/sarah-sheriff

It is my distinct honor to announce that I am officially endorsed by Breedlove Guitars!  

My Breedlove acoustics have been a crucial part of my journey through life in ways that transcend music, so I am humbled (and extremely grateful!) to be included in this talented family!

 

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