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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

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Blackstar Artisan 30...handwired, all tube, channel 1 w/EF86 & channel 2 w/ECC83, 4 EL84, 10 watt/30 watt switch, 2X12 Celestion Vintage 30, Class A, original burgundy tolex, cover and casters.  Indeed, Blackstar makes a GREAT amp...well used to anyways as they do seem to be discontinued!!




A blue Teisco EB-120 Short Scale Bass circa 1968.  A wider neck was added for comfort and a Badass bridge....came out just fine.



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




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.


















1965 Gibson ES 125 CD (the thick-body version).  Looks to be 100% original, very clean and playing great....oh, and the tone with those dual P-90's is also worth noting.







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!




Super clean, 1993 Gibson Gospel Dreadnaught.  No issues and comes with that cool tweed hard shell case!



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




Fender '52 Tele Hot Rod Reissue in VG+++ condition...I must admit the Duncan Mini Humbucker is a great idea!


"Nearly New" Godin Multiac Steel Duet Ambiance.  The GOOD one with a pick-up & microphone, solid spruce top, mahogany body....a rare guitar that comes very close to doing it all!!






250 watt, 2X10" Fender Bassman 250 PR 597.  Mid-size and casters so it's easy to get around plus it has every feature the average bass player could want!



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



A nice pair of Fender Strats....up top is a 2006 American Standard with 2 Fender Custom Shop Single Coils and a DiMarzio Tone Zone Humbucker w/coil cutting.


Below 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!




Lightly used Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II....the dual P-90 one!



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

all under









Parting with a couple of boxes of vinyl.  Good variety....come check them out. 


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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