|In preparation for our upcoming move to our larger new location at 2120 8th Ave S we have begun pulling inventory which has been bottle-necked in our repair department. These are instruments which we have not repaired or set up and will be sold “as is” at reasonable prices. While they need work to meet our standards of playability and cosmetics, they are instruments of genuine merit or we would not have bought them in the first place. We will be adding more instruments to our moving sale periodically over the next few months.|
| Before Gruhn Guitars puts out any
of our fine instruments for sale, they go through our repair shop to get
them ready to play. Some older instruments require extensive repairs and
restoration, while others just need new strings and basic setup, but every
guitar, mandolin and banjo has to meet the high standards of the repair
crew before it's released for sale.
In this video, Greg Voros (Gruhn Guitars Repair Shop Manager) walks you through the inspection process. You'll also be introduced to Scott Kinsey and Aaron Pearson of the Gruhn Guitars repair staff.
Green's 1940 Stromberg Master 400
This wonderful Stromberg Master 400 was owned and used by Freddie Green of the Count Basie Orchestra
(and is still strung with Freddie's strings).
Gibson Top Tension Style 12 Mastertone
This instrument features an original carved walnut resonator and high-profile heavyweight tone ring with uncut Mastertone sticker. It has a well-made 5-string replica neck.
Progress - Duff F-5 Mandolin
We're expecting a new F5 model from Duff Mandolins in May. In the meantime, we have great photos of the work in progress from the builder.
Inspired by Martin's CS21-11 special, we have custom ordered 0000s and 12-fret dreadnoughts with the same specs including Madagascar back and sides, Adirondack top, hide glue and T-bar.
|Kirk Sand Electric Classical
A fine example of Kirk Sand's innovative nylon string electric guitar designs.
This classical by noted maker Manuel Velazquez comes with double-celebrity status from its previous owners, Chet Atkins and Jorge Morel.
Just as the stock market crashed in 1929, Gibson was hitting its stride and making some of the most beautiful banjos of the era. They also introduced the flat-head tone ring which is considered by most of today's banjo players to be produce the ultimate banjo sound.
Gibson H-5 Mandola
This superb sounding instrument is in very good++ condition and was signed by Lloyd Loar on Mar. 31, 1924. This is 1 of only 19 Loar-signed H-5s located and listed in the Mandolin Archive.
Custom "art instrument"#01
Gibson's Custom division is famous today for one-off "art guitars" and it all started in late 1987 with this custom Gibson F-5 by Jim Triggs and Greg Rich, serial number 01, made famous through the 1990s and early 2000s by bluegrass mandolinist Butch Baldassari.
model - Designed by George Gruhn
"Especially potent..." That's what Billy Gibbons says about his new Gruhn model, with unique carved spruce top and routed walnut back. Check out the guitars and satisfied customers, including Billy Gibbons' full testimonial.
"George Gruhn knows more about guitars than anyone on earth," says Tom Wheeler, former editor of Guitar Player magazine. That knowledge has made Gruhn Guitars the world's most famous vintage instrument store and has brought George Gruhn worldwide recognition as an author of definitive books on vintage guitars, an innovative instrument and string designer, and a primary source for insight into the guitar market -- past, present and future. (Photo by Vincent Ricardel)
On January 2, 1970, Gruhn Guitars started life as GTR, Inc at 111 Fourth Avenue North. The original name was an abbreviation for "guitar" as well as the first-name initials of George Gruhn, Tut Taylor and Randy Wood. Tut and I were partners for the first nine months, after which he left to pursue business on his own and Randy was our repairman who stayed with me for almost three years. When we opened... (more of the Gruhn Guitars Story)