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August Staff Picks

For the month of August 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.

 

AM8315, new Beard DecoPhonic Sidecar Acoustic R-Model
"A truly fine fretted instrument from the people up in Hagerstown Maryland - this is the perfect writers guitar. Made in the USA and affordable. The tone of these guitars is very balanced like an old Gibson LG2. But, for a fraction of the price. This is one that will surely bring you years of enjoyment." - Rob (Sales Manager)
spruce top with satin sunburst finish, pre-war design and materials made with modern construction techniques, 1-3/4" nut width, 25" scale length, TKL HC ... MAP $1,800.00
EA1533, 2006 Gibson X-Plorer New Century Model
"This is the perfect guitar for the hair metal dude that needs to check his makeup onstage. Seriously - very cool stage guitar." - Joel (Repair)
EXF, mirror top, OHC ... $1,200.00
AA10816, new Martin D-18 Authentic 1939 VTS Aged
"I continue to be impressed with the sound and feel of the VTS Topped, Aged Authentic Martins. This has a great, loud, banjo-scaring volume, and has great tone to go with it. This guitar is a joy to play, period!" - Michael (Counter Sales)
Adirondack spruce top with Martin's Vintage Tone System featuring rear-shifted bracing, mahogany back and sides, "aged" finish and appointments, deluxe HC ... MAP $6,729.00
EZ5730, 1992 G&L Legacy Legacy
"Want a great Strat style guitar for under a grand? This one is it! Easy playing maple neck and very cool metallic green finish make this one highly desirable. I'm a big fan of G & L quality at an affordable price." - Tommy (Shipping)
M, metallic green finish, OHC ... SOLD
AM8393, new Timberline T30HGC Harp Guitar
""What great value. Harp guitars generally are expensive and not very playable. This guitar comes in at a great price point with nice modern features such as adjustable truss rod and edge bevel on top edge of lower bass bout. If you always wanted to try out a harp guitar now is your chance." - Andy (Repair)
modeled after Dyer design with design input from Greg Miner, bound mahogany top, back, and sides with gloss finish, integrated Macassar ebony arm contour, ebony bridge and fingerboard, 24.9" scale, 20 fret, forward-shifted scalloped bracing, ebony button Grover tuners, excellent tone and playability, heavily padded nylon case ... MAP $1,479.00
AM8334, 2014 Hiroshi Suda, Osaka, Japan, Clarence White Dreadnought replica
"This Clarence White dreadnought replica is an amazing instrument. The attention to detail on this build is truly remarkable. It has a powerful and warm open sound with great playability. A remarkable value." - Glen (Sales)
VG+++, Madagascar rosewood back and sides, Hiscox OHC ... $3,300.00
BF3182, 1965 Fender Jazz Bass
"As clean as a mid sixties custom color gets. Refretted by the best of the best- plays absolutely perfect. Everything you want in a vintage, custom color Jazz Bass- sound, playability and amazing condition." - Tony (Repair)
EXF, Lake Placid blue finish, refretted by Gruhn Guitars, original bridge and pickup covers in case pocket, ... $15,000.00
EC2223, 1961 Gibson Les Paul Standard SG body shape
"Excellent playing and sound guitar. Bridge pickup has great bite and the neck pickup is smooth. Lots of classic tonal possibilities." - Brandon (Repair)
VG+, refretted, replacement tuners, added Bigsby, vintage replica tone and volume knobs, replacement electronics with '57 Classic pickups, professionally repaired peghead crack (structurally strong and cosmetically EXC), professionally repaired heel crack with shim and stainless steel cover plate (structurally strong), excellent playability and sound, padded gig bag ... $4,000.00
AG6671, 1930 Gibson L-00
"These beauties are all the rage! Over the last few years, more and more manufacturing companies are re-creating their version of this classic. This incredible instrument turns 90 next year and looks great for its age." - Greg (Repair Shop Manager)
VG+++, repro bridge (original in case pocket), neck has been reset and refretted, HC ... $4,500.00
EF9230, 2000 Fender Custom Shop '63 Tele NOS
"This is one cool guitar! I'm an acoustic guy, but feel the need to pick up a Fender electric once in a while. Just because. This is one good feeling, great sounding Telecaster. Even unplugged, it got snap and sustain. Plugged in, it sings! The 4-way switch gives you some nice tonal options. Very comfortable C neck. Nice Weight. Great tone. And, the color pops! Come check it out!" - Gary (Sales)
NM accessories, Certificate of Authenticity and spec sheet, Lake Placid blue, rosewood fingerboard, brown Tolex OHC ... $3,250.00
EG3465, 1977 Gretsch Super Axe 7681
"It has an unusual body shape and unusual block inlays - it has an unusual layout of controls. How about an on board compressor and phaser that are fully adjustable and usable?? It has those. That is unusual. And I absolutely love it." - Corey (Sales)
EXF, charcoal finish, OHC ... $2,000.00
EZ5723, 2014 Collings City Limits
"Like a Les Paul but it might just be better. Everything is perfect on this guitar." - Peter (Repair)
NM, 24-7/8" scale, 1-11/16" nut width, Lollar Imperial humbuckers, TonePros bridge and tailpiece, 8.4lbs, OHC ... $4,500.00
EZ5720, new Relish Eucalypt Mary
"This is the guitar of the future. Pop in and out pickups, no tools needed to take this guitar apart, Eucalyptus wood top, bamboo fingerboard, touch pickup selector, added piezo. Super cool guitar for a player that likes to tinker. Sounds great and plays great." - David (Repair)
quilted eucalypt semi-hollow body constructed of composite top and removable back with aluminum center, 24-fret maple neck, dark strand bamboo fingerboard, 25-1/2" scale, two humbucking pickups, 3-way switch and mini toggle, Relish HC ... $4,799.00
PA2976, 1969 Fender Super Reverb
"I usually pick guitars as my staff pick but I really like the way this amplifier sounds. The four 10" speakers simply fill the room - really cool amp." - Keith (Sales)
EXF, professionally serviced, three prong cord, black Tolex covering ... $1,600.00
AT6259, new Taylor 812CE DLX V-Class
"A nice rounded balance in tone with smooth sustain and ultra smooth playability and comfort!" - Billy (Sales)
Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, V-Class bracing, contoured bass side lower bout, factory installed Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, wood pickguard, HC ... MAP $3,999.00
EH6929, 2002 Gibson Super 400 CES Florentine
"This is in amazing condition - has hardly been played. Gorgeous flame maple, very comfortable neck." - Julio (Repair)
NM, interior label signed by James W. Hutchins, genuine leather covered OHC ... $8,000.00