|Birth name||Justin Beck|
|Born||December 17, 1979|
|Origin||Merrick, Long Island, New York, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist|
|Instruments||Guitar, Bass, drums|
|Associated acts||Glassjaw, Sons of Abraham|
Justin Beck is an American musician and businessman. He is the guitarist and musical writer for Long Island, New York band Glassjaw. Beck, with a high school and college buddy, Lee Tepper, also co-founded a band merchandise company called MerchDirect, which started in 1999 after Beck refused to give up the rights to his merchandising to a major label. In the 90s, he was a member of the Jewish straight edge hardcore band Sons of Abraham, together with Todd Weinstock.
Beck plays Les Paul Standard and Studio guitars equipped with EMG 81/85 active pick-ups (the wine-red Studio has an 85/85 setup) through a Hughes & Kettner Triamp Mk.I head and a vintage 4x12" Vox cabinet. He also uses a multitude of effects pedals to create his unorthodox sound, including a Line 6 MM-4 Modulation Modeler, Line 6 FM-4 Filter Modeler, and a Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler.
He and wife, Melissa Howard an alumna of The Real World: New Orleans, are the parents of Shalom Mazie, who was born March 20, 2009, Maja Ilani, who was born on January 1, 2013, and Shira, born November 13, 2015.
- Glassjaw roars back
- Rubinton, Noel (December 31, 2007). "Think it's easy to start a t-shirt company? Think again". Long Island Newsday.
- "Sons of Abraham". AllMusic. Archived from the original on June 23, 2012. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
- "Melissa Howard Beck Welcomes Daughter Shalom Mazie". People. March 26, 2009.
- D’Auria, Jon. "The return of Glassjaw". www.thegrixer.com. San Diego, California. Archived from the original on January 4, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2017.