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Welcome to Gary's Guitars 

800 Islington St.

Portsmouth, NH   03801

(603) 427-6133


Monday to Thursday 10 to 6, Friday and Saturday 10 to 5:30

Open every day until Christmas....above hours plus Sundays 11 to 4

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How about a perfectly good, made in Japan circa 1970s, Penco A-22M 12 String?


2007, discontinued, Godin Detour in Graphite Black.  Actually very nice and in great condition.




A near mint 2013 Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor...jazz, rock-a-billy or most anything else it does real fine!




2011 Taylor 814CE in "nearly new" condition.  Sunburst, solid rosewood & mahogany, Expression Electronic System and original hard shell case.


How about this 2011 Taylor 314CE in "nearly new" condition?  Solid sitka spruce top, Expression System & OHSC.


2006 10 TOP Paul Reed Smith Johnny Hiland in Amber.  Close-to-mint!  Look it up!














2010 Taylor T5X Ovangkol body, ebony fingerboard, magnetic and piezo pick-ups with 5-way switch...kinda does it all!!










Bass Banjo Raffle

About 20 years ago Mike Endicott decided he had to have one!  A vintage Ludwig-Leady Marching Drum and time to make the neck was all he needed.  Mike enjoyed the Bass Banjo for many years before moving away and leaving it with me to sell for him.  Attempts at a traditional sale have been interesting but to no avail.  So, it's time to let some lucky person take it home for $10!!  The winners ticket will be drawn on December 21, 2018 at high noon.

Bass Banjo Tickets are $10 each (buy as many as you like) and only available at Gary's Guitars.  Just ask us for one, fill out the back of the ticket and put it in the fishbowl.









Super clean, good playing & sounding 2014 Martin D-18.  It does need to be played to really come alive.  Would you like to take that responsibility?







1966 Magnatone 401 Starlite.  With a 6" Jensen speaker, tremolo, (1) 36 AM3A Rectifier tube, (1) 2DEZ7 preamp tube & (1) UL84 power tube which all equals a great, low power, sound!






The small, great sounding Egnater Tweaker 112X extension speaker cab...with a Celestion G12H-30 watt.




Like new 2010 Gibson Melody Maker.  Equipped with Duncan Little '59 & JB Jr pick-ups.



2001, made in Korea, Ibanez AS80 Semi-Hollow in Sunburst...w/ OHSC.




How about a very clean Epiphone Jack Cassidy Bass w/OHSC?



Minty 2013 Fender Eric Clapton Strat in Torino Red...the candy' in the case.




That is a 2017 Fender Standard Strat Special Edition which looks like is has not been played.





The aptly named 2014 Gibson Les Paul Supreme 120th Anniversary Model.  Dare I say MINT condition?  There may not be a "perfect" guitar but this one should be considered!




Circa 1965 Silvertone Model 1448 Electric Guitar with the famous Amp-in-Case.  I wanted one for Christmas many years ago!!!



1995, made in USA, Ampeg Jet J-12T...yup, the one with tubes, reverb and tremolo.  Also, beefed up with a heavier-duty Ampeg 50 watt 12" speaker!





New Austin Electrics are here....all set-up, ready to rock and....

all under



Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Godin clip-on Chromatic Tuners...$10.








Our friend Peter Meyer came across this circa 1950 arch top, with no identifying features, in two pieces!  He reset and thinned the neck and re-fretted the fingerboard  It came out very playable and sounding just fine.  Oh, he also installed an old Lawrence humbucker.



2016 Fender Mustang P/J Bass.  A more versatile short scale bass!






For those of you not familiar with what we do here at Gary's Guitars, "service" is the word to remember.  Next day guitar repairs, amp and electronic repairs by the end of the week.  A selection of guitars, amps and accessories that we have found to be tried and true, always a friendly ear and words of advice as well as some of the coolest, hard-to find-gear anywhere.  We strive to cover ALL the guitar basses 'cause we are the Seacoasts Guitar Specialists


That's the Gordon Carlisle mural.  I asked Gordon for something bright and, ya know, with a guitar in it.  


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