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September Staff Picks

For the month of September 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.

 

BF3183, 1963 Fender Precision
"The neck on this bass fits the hand like on old glove. It's tone is characteristically punchy and present- balanced and even. This bass is a fantastic example of a highly desirable color - Fiesta Red." - Corey (Sales)
VG+++, L-series serial number, factory original non clear coat Fiesta red finish over sunburst, original bridge and pickup covers in case pocket, original strap and cable included, brown Tolex covered OHC ... $22,500.00
AG6676, 1933 Gibson L-00
"This 1933 Gibson L-00 is a very clean spectacular example. It is an exceedingly rare mahogany top guitar with a smooth lovely open sound. Don't miss out. This guitar is sure to put a smile on you face the second you start playing it." - Glen (Sales)
EXC, modern Gibson HC ... $4,500.00
AA10951, new Martin D-28 Authentic 1937 VTS Aged
"The aged version of the authentic 28 1937 includes all the goodness that comes with Martin's Authentic series instruments. This is the Holy Grail of new guitars. If you are looking for a big sound, this is the guitar you have been looking for. Come see us, we have a few in the store right now. - Rob (Sales Manager)
new design with torrefied Adirondack spruce top, VTS (Vintage Tone System) forward shifted bracing, Madagascar rosewood back and sides, herringbone trim, diamonds and squares inlays, "aged" finish and appointments, deluxe HC ... SOLD
EZ5697, 1970s Univox Les Paul Custom copy
"It's a perfect choice for someone looking for a Les Paul type guitar at a really good price. Top materials, Japanese quality, great sound. Just a fret job and a setup, and it is ready for the stage. Don't miss out on that one!" - Peter (Repair)
cosmetically EXC, needs fret and setup work, OHC, AS IS ... $500.00
EH6936, early 1961 Gibson ES-335
This 1961 Gibson ES-335 is beautiful. On a scale from 1 - 10 this is a 9.5. Plays and sounds great!! - Keith (Sales)
EXF, R prefix FON indicating that guitar was made in 1960 - early four digit on peghead and label indicates an early 1961 ship date, original PAF humbucking pickups (sticker missing from neck pickup), period correct Epiphone case with blue plush lining ... SOLD
EF9181, 1966 Fender Stratocaster
"Here is a real classic from the collection of Rick Derringer. The signature large peg-head shape from '66 is instantly recognizable and represents a period in time when the great Jimi Hendrix once lived. My personal favorite from any period Strat." - Greg (Repair Shop Manager)
EXF, owned and used by Rick Derringer (comes with signed Certificate of Authenticity and photograph of Rick with this guitar), SKB i-series heavy duty HC ... $20,000.00
AB10697, new Martin Custom Shop 18 Style 0000 size 12-fret 12-string / Sinker Mahogany / sunburst
"This is a new Martin Sinker Mahogany 0000 size, 12-String that is a delight to look at, a delight to hold, and a delight to play! There is so much to love about these guitars. The size is quite comfortable to hold, and the tone is just inviting and enticing. Beautiful, warm shimmer that opens up new sonic possibilities. Come down and try it for yourself." - Michael (Counter Sales)
Adirondack spruce top (non-VTS) with forward shifted scalloped bracing, Sinker Mahogany neck, neck block, back, sides and end block (old growth mahogany cut between 1880 and early 1920's in Belize, a quality no longer available on trees cut today), 1-13/16" nut width, Performing Artist neck contour, adjustable truss rod, bone nut and saddle, Geib style HC ... SOLD
AA10927, new Martin DSS-17 Black Smoke
"A smooth playing guitar, awesome tonal balance with easy playability! Plus cool retro looks as well. - Billy (Sales)
slope shoulder Dreadnought with Sitka spruce top and scalloped bracing, mahogany back and sides, black satin finish, Martin padded gig bag. *Instrument pictured is a representation of make and model only and may vary slightly to the actual instrument listed. ... SOLD
EF9225, 1969 Fender Stratocaster
"This is a fine example of a late 60's Strat that has been played and loved. It has had a pro refret and needs nothing other than the next steward to inspire." - Eric (GM)
EXC, professionally refretted, original bridge cover in case pocket, OHC ... $9,500.00
EB6931, 2019 Gibson Les Paul R7 (1957 Reissue)
"Classic and iconic Les Paul Goldtop. Large neck profile, excellent tone and perfectly set up." - Brandon (Repair)
as new with original Certificate of Authenticity, brown OHC. 8.4lbs ... SOLD
EG3469, 2005 Gretsch (made in Japan) 1962 Country Classic
"This Country Gent is a great playing and sounding guitar. I am a fan of Gretsch in general and I find this guitar to be pleasure to play." - Wes (Sales)
NM with papers, walnut stain finish, gold plated hardware, OHC ... SOLD
AA10929, new Martin DSS-17 Black Smoke
"Cool matte black finish on a dreadnought, the ivoroid guard makes a good contrast. Nice warm and clear tone, great soft V neck." - Lin (Repair)
slope shoulder Dreadnought with Sitka spruce top and scalloped bracing, mahogany back and sides, black satin finish, Martin padded gig bag. *Instrument pictured is a representation of make and model only and may vary slightly to the actual instrument listed. ... SOLD
AB10665, new Martin Custom Shop 28/45 12-fret 0000 size / Sinker Mahogany
"This guitar will surprise you. There is some beautiful tone that comes from this sinker mahogany guitar. The herringbone trim on the body I think is part the charm of this instrument as well as the style 45 inlays on the neck. Very full and even sounding guitar." - Andy (Repair)
style 28 herringbone body ornamentation, style 45 slotted peghead, snowflake fingerboard inlays, Adirondack spruce top (non-VTS) with forward shifted scalloped bracing, Sinker Mahogany neck, neck block, back, sides and end block (old growth mahogany cut between 1880 and early 1920's in Belize, a quality no longer available on trees cut today), 1-13/16" nut width, Performing Artist neck contour, adjustable truss rod, Waverly tuners, bone nut and saddle, Geib style HC ... SOLD