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October Staff Picks

For the month of October 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.

 

EF9251, c.2001 Fender Custom Telecaster Japan
"I love sunburst Telecasters, especially the bound ones. This Crafted in Japan model is a lot of guitar for just a little money. Great tone, very comfortable neck. Really cool guitar!" - Gary (Sales)
NM, bound body, three tone sunburst, HC ... $1,000.00
AG6682, 1934 Gibson L-00
"I'm such a sucker for 1930s Gibsons. This one has an extremely clear tone and the expected awesome neck profile from the period. There is a part of me that wants to keep every L-00 that we put up for sale - definitely including this one." - Eric (GM)
VG+++, neck reset by Gruhn Guitars, replacement tuners, repaired hairline top and side crack, OSC ... $5,000.00
EZ5701, 1995 Paul Reed Smith Custom 22
"Paul Reed Smith - a brand that has proved many times over that it deserves a place among the best. It's my belief that everyone should own at least one PRS. Have you not had the opportunity to come by one, grab this Custom 22 model. Beautifully figured maple top with transparent purple finish, Dragon 1 pickups, bird fingerboard inlays. Good instrument, good price, good choice!" - Peter (Repair)
EXF, beautifully figured maple top with Transparent purple finish, Dragon 1 pickups, bird fingerboard inlays, OHC ... $2,500.00
AR4660, 1934 Gibson L-7
"This L-7 is exceptional. I have not played a better sounding example of an L-7 in the 16 inch configuration. If you are thinking about it, just buy it. You wont be sorry." - Wes (Sales)
VG+++, 16" body width, refretted by Gruhn Guitars, exceptionally fine sound - an excellent example, OHC ... SOLD
AA10799, new Martin HD-28 Grand Ole Opry
"Now here is a guitar that commemorates one of the most recognized organizations in Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry guitar not only looks beautiful but has that Martin sound that every player is drawn to. Deep rich tone with shimmering high end sparkle. These are some of the best HD-28's coming from Martin that I have heard in quite some time. Simply gorgeous aesthetics with a magnificent sound." - Rob (Sales Manager)
new upgraded HD-28 model specifications with WSM 650 microphone intricately inlaid with pearl and abalone on peghead face, "Grand Ole Opry since 1925" pearl inlay on pickguard, molded HC ... $3,500.00
AM8403, 1988 Collings Gruhn F-2
"What a wonderful warm sounding instrument! It is well suited for strumming or fingerpicking. This is a great guitar and an important historical piece as well. It was commissioned By Mr. Gruhn in 1988. This is #13 of an order of 24 that was built when Collings Guitars consisted of Bill Collings and a helper. 2 thumbs up!" - Glen (Sales)
VG+++ (moderate normal lacquer checking on top), 16" small jumo size, Gruhn design, one of a group of 24 custom guitars built to Gruhn specifications by Bill Collings when the Collings company consisted of Bill and one part-time helper, beautifully figured maple back and sides, new bridge by Gruhn Guitars ... $6,000.00
AG6682, 1934 Gibson L-00
"This instrument is all the fuss. At least three guitar manufacturing companies have copied this classic design to make their very own in just the last few years. This is the original - fully restored and at the top of it's game." - Greg (Repair Shop Manager)
VG+++, neck reset by Gruhn Guitars, replacement tuners, repaired hairline top and side crack, OSC ... $5,000.00
EB6940, 1953 Gibson Les Paul
"With just enough wear to grab a few looks - once it gets picked up and plugged in the love affair is about to begin. The neck is round and fills the hand easily. The P-90's have the right amount of cut and clarity.... C'mon.... A WRAPAROUND TAILPIECE...!!!!!! It doesn't get much easier to fall in love with this one!!" - Corey (Sales)
VG++, truss rod repair and refret by Gruhn Guitars, 8lbs., OHC ... SOLD
AG6676, 1933 Gibson L-00
"Everyone should have a L-00. They may have the perfect acoustic body shape. This one is exceptional sounding and a fine example of such an iconic guitar." - David (Repair)
EXC, modern Gibson HC ... $4,500.00
JA6753, 1930 Gibson TB Granada 5-string coversion
"One of the best sounding archtop-to-flathead conversions I can remember. Genuine mid-30's Gibson flathead tone ring, spectacular curly maple five-string neck by Frank Neat." - Joe (Appraisal Department)
EXC (gold plating deterioration), original archtop converted to flat head with genuine mid-1930s Gibson tone ring (verified by Joe Spann and Steve Huber), Frank Neat 5-string replica neck with Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, original Grover tuners with solid mother of pearl buttons, period-correct Geib & Schaefer HC. Comes with letter of authenticity from Steve Huber. YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRVMKK6z0gg&feature=youtu.be ... $50,000.00
EF9245, 1956 Fender Esquire
"This Esquire has a great sound and the neck feels great. If you are looking for a really cool guitar then look no further - this is the one!" - Keith (Sales)
VG++, refretted by Gruhn Guitars, tweed OHC ... $17,500.00
AA11007, new Martin DSS-17 Whiskey Sunset
"Although it is a relatively inexpensive guitar with a MAP price of only $1,559, it features fine materials with tree farm grown mahogany neck, back and sides ,Sitka spruce top, very lightweight construction and extremely thin matte finish which contribute greatly to the sound quality, volume, dynamic range, and and tonal clarity of the instrument. Bang for the buck, these guitars are an extraordinary value." - George (CEO)
slope shoulder Dreadnought with Sitka spruce top and scalloped bracing, mahogany back and sides, satin sunburst finish, Martin padded gig bag. *Instrument pictured is a representation of make and model only and may vary slightly to the actual instrument listed. ... MAP $1,559.00
AC2015, 1981 Jose Ramirez 1a Classical
"Authentic Spanish sound - so clear and so smooth!" - Julio (Repair)
VG+++, cedar top, Cocobolo back and sides, Fishman Matrix Infinity electronics, gig bag ... $4,250.00
AT6332, new Taylor 812CE 12-fret DLX V-Class
"A wonderful smooth playing guitar with balance, sustain with nice note separation!" - Billy (Sales)
Sitka spruce top with V-Class bracing, Adirondack spruce bracing, Indian rosewood back, sides, armrest veneer, pickguard, and headstock overlay, Venetian cutaway, slotted headstock, Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, HC ... MAP $4,149.00
PA2726, c. 1958 Fender tweed prototype
"This is essentially an early build of what would become the dual channel forward facing amplifier that is standard today. The non-lacquered tweed and painted rather than plated chassis further designate this as the prototype that it is." - Lin (Repair)
VG+, 50 Watts, tweed Bassman style power section with preamp that appears to be a prototype similar to what was introduced in 1961, four input dual channel, three 10" Fender speakers, original Bakelite knobs, original non-plated chassis with no original writing present, professionally serviced and in excellent working order, tweed covering, a historically significant amplifier with a unique and impressive presence ... $12,000.00