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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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Early 1968 Blackface Fender Pro Reverb....arguably one of the best Fender amps ever with its 2 12" Utah speakers, 2 6L6s running about 45 watts, a tube rectifier, classic reverb and tremolo, tilt-back legs and tone like they write home about!  This one has had a cap job and perhaps the transformer replaced quite a few years ago.....otherwise looks original to me (except for the Music Man footswitch).



Rescued from a dirty place.....


Perfectly good Fender Squier Strats from 2000 & 2001.  After an extensive cleaning, and the set-up they probably never had, we have 3 ready-to-rock guitars for $129 each!

Of course, there is always a "GOOD" one and that would be this "Squier Strat by Fender".  I believe it is an older 1990s model.  Nevertheless, it is very nice all around!






Godin Multiac Steel Duet Ambiance...



Ampeg Rocketbass B50R....perfectly good bass amp, with casters!












Circa 1950 Gretsch Electromatic Standard Model 6156 Lap Steel...in good working order.  Includes original hard shell case, screw-on cable and a steel, all for


Time for a change of scenery...plus, we need the space.  So Gary is selling his painted-top, toy and plastic guitar collection!  Featuring a "Singing Cowboys" original from the 1930s, a Maccaferri Plastic guitar from the 1950s and his favorite May Bell with "Bud and Sue" carved on the back.  All 11 (make that 10, I sold the Wyatt Earp) guitars (3 or 4 actually work) for...








Austin Electric Basses, our favorite MIC starters!  Beautiful Jazz Bass for $249 or great Precision Bass in Sunburst or black foe $199.


Clean, solid spruce top Acou/Elec Cutaway Takamine EG523SC-12....that would be a jumbo....includes nice TKL HSC.






Orange Jim Root Terror #4 tube, "Lunch-Box" 7 or 15 watt guitar amp...nearly new with tote-bag.



Fender Prosonic head.  All tube, class A, A/B & solid state options, dual gain and big-fat tones!




Back in stock...Ventura 3/4 acoustics....the best 3/4 in their range!!


Recording King Dirty 30's


Dreadnaught in black or sunburst





0-size Parlor




Schecter PT Elite with some mods...Duncan Jerry Donaghue Tele Bridge Pick-up, gold hardware and top-load bridge.  Includes HSC & a nice strap with Schaller strap locks!





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








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!




From St. John, New Brunswick Canada, a clean, good sounding all solid wood Garrison G4.





A couple of perfectly good little practice amps.  A Squier Champ 15 and Crate MX10...your choice,




Clean and well set-up Ibanez AS73.













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.




We did the research, we looked at the options, then we decided....Amahi Ukes are the way to go!  Many choices in soprano, concert & tenor sizes, great quality and a small, easy to talk to company.  All Amahi Ukes come with a gig bag, Aquila strings and a Uke strap if you want one.

$99 to $249







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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