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March Staff Picks

For the month of February each member of the staff of Gruhn Guitars has selected an instrument that they feel is outstanding.  Since everyone has differing taste there is a broad array of instrument types and each was chosen by personal preference and functionality.


BM3094, 2011 Sadowsky Standard Fretless Model
"This is a “like new” bass that has never been taken to a gig. The best of the best. Sounds/plays amazing and in NOS condition. Look at the pictures and that is all you need to know." - Tony (repair)
M with papers, swamp ash body with quilted maple top and '59 burst finish, lined ebony fingerboard, 1-1/2" nut width, Sadowsky preamp with Vintage Tone control, 7.90 lbs., OHC ... $4,400.00
EF9139, 2009 Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Closet Classic
"I love Fiesta Red. This Fender Custom Shop '56 Strat is about as cool as can be. I credit Master Builder John Cruz for the attention to detail - the neck profile fits the hand so perfectly. A larger soft V profile and just beautiful flame! It's truly a classic- 3 way switch- single ply pickguard- staggered pole pickups.... AND....7 lbs!! I'm smitten.... - Corey (sales)
as new with accessories and original Certificate of Authenticity signed by John Cruz, Fiesta red finish with light relic, figured maple neck and fingerboard, tweed OHC ... SOLD
AB9563, new Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931
"I personally appreciate the craftsmanship and detail put into this instrument. It has a 25.4 inch scale length, hide glue dovetail neck joint, Madagascar back and sides and a tone that is so rich and full, it makes you want to play it. A great pick and personal favorite of mine. - Rob (Sales Manager)
new design with torrefied Adirondack spruce top, VTS (Vintage Tone System) bracing and finish, Madagascar rosewood back and sides, 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut width, deluxe HC ... MAP $6,899.00
EF9136, 1989 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
"Here is a great example of a late 80's Strat that's been professionally re-fretted and setup. To find an American Stratocaster for $800.00 that's fully serviced and ready to go is a deal to say the least. It comes in a metallic silver finish and a hard-shell case at no extra cost. - Greg (Repair Shop Manager)
NM, metallic silver finish, professionally refretted, OHC ... SOLD
EZ5707, 2001 James Trussart Holy Roller
"I am not the biggest Les Paul fanatic, but this guitar caught me by surprise. It is a treat from the moment you hold it in your hand – not exactly light weight but its weight distribution more than makes up for it. Very comfortable mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard. Equipped with two humbuckers, traditional Les Paul wiring and Tune-o-matic bridge (produced by Gotho). Strong and middle-high range – a really good choice." - Peter (repair)
as new with Certificate of Authenticity, brushed perforated steel body, humbucking pickups, replaced volume pot, lightweight OHC ... $2,500.00
AM8272, new Waterloo by Collings WL-S Deluxe
"A wonderful old school stella vibe small body size with a nice airy tonal balance and fun to play!!" - Billy (sales)
inspired by Stella guitars of the 1930s, 12-fret, slotted headstock, ladder-braced solid spruce top, cherry back and sides, hand-rubbed varnish finish, 1-3/4 inch nut, HC. Serial Number WL2440. ... $2,700.00
AM8281, 2004 Bourgeois Country Boy Deluxe
"This Bourgeois Country Boy Deluxe is a powerful guitar. Strong clear trebles with a kicking bass. You wont get lost in the mix with this one. Two thumbs up!" - Glen (sales)
EXF, Adirondack spruce top, highly figured mahogany back and sides, LR Baggs Anthem electronics, HC ... $3,000.00
AA10601, 2005 Martin D-18 Golden Era 1934
"This is a powerful D-18. It commands attention. The vibe is very vintage for a modern Martin." - David (repair)
NM, sunburst finish, HC ... $2,850.00
AA10170, 1967 Martin D-28
"This fine guitar is 52 years old, as I will be this year. But that's not the only reason I like it. This guitar sounds and plays like a vintage D-28 should; plenty loud, warm, balanced, defined. And, the back and sides on this guitar are simply stunning!" - Gary (sales)
EXC, beautifully figured Brazilian rosewood back and sides, neck professionally reset, replacement pickguard, finish overspray on body, modern Martin molded HC ... $6,000.00
EF9141, 2018 Fender Custom Shop Carvetop Telecaster
"Yeah, another hollow Telecaster has won me over. This one is extra special with a carved top and metallic gold finish. It is much more resonant than a normal Thinline and seems to almost play itself once in your hands. A unique and strong offering from the Fender Custom Shop." - Eric (GM)
M with original Certificate of Authenticity and accessories, metallic gold finish, neck and bridge humbucking pickups, 5.8 pounds, brown Tolex covered OHC ... SOLD
EF9138, 2006 Fender Custom Shop '64 Relic Stratocaster
"If you are looking for a great playing, feeling and sounding Strat, look no further. The beautiful gold sparkle finish is awesome!" - Keith (sales)
as new with original Certificate of Authenticity, accessories and booklet including DVD interview with Greg Fessler - Fender Master Builder credited with the creation of this guitar, coarse gold sparkle finish with moderate relic, black Tolex covered OHC ... $4,700.00
EC2211, 2004 Gibson Custom Shop Gary Rossington SG
"Great playing and looking SG. Comfortable neck profile and body contours. What makes this one shine is the bridge pickup - excellent break-up!!" - Brandon (repair)
as new with original Certificate of Authenticity, light relic by Tom Murphy, OHC, comes with Gibson display case ... $4,500.00
EB6856, 2008 Gibson Custom Shop Limited Edition Jimmy Page Les Paul
"This guitar has an absolutely classic look, and the myriad switching options means it is tonally versatile." - Joel (repair)
M with original Certificate of Authenticy, limited run #105 of 500, gold plated hardware, Bigsby, 10.5 pounds, OHC ... $8,500.00