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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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I've been waiting about 10 years for Brian to decide to sell his 2000 "Eastpointe" USA Reverend Rocco....the time is here!  He put a pair of DiMarzio Super Distortions in it many years ago but no further mods.  It has low mileage for it's age as it has spent most of the last decade in his lesson room.



Perhaps you had a chance to see these Stonewall Pickups Tonecasters at Scott Millers open house in September or at the Northeast Guitar Expo. They are now available to buy right here.  We have the Tonecaster T, S & J models, all custom built with alder & swamp ash, Stonewall Pick-ups and high quality hardware.  The first customer to try them said, "there's nothing coming out of Fender as good as these"!

T is $1600        S is $1700        J is $1800



2012 Fender USA Strat in Olympic White.  Low mileage, OHSC and plenty of "candy"!




Scott, at Stonewall Pick-ups, has started pre loading & wiring some of his most popular pick-up sets onto WD pickguards.  We have the Signature Strat set ($450) & the Founders Strat set ($425).  Both loaded pickguards are put together using 250k CTS pots, an Oak Grigsby 5 way switch, and .022u orange drop capacitors. The wire is cloth covered 22g pre tinned wire. The tone circuit is modified to work on the bridge pickup as well.


And, just got the Electric Lady Strat set...fully loaded and ready to go for $425 and Scotts latest, the Lipstick Strat Set which is $450.  (specs as above for both)



The "Papa Bear" Bassman....a late 1970s Fender Bassman 135!  All tubes and plenty of punch for most any gig.


and, the perfect mate for the above Bassman....a Lab L2 Speaker system Model 315A 100 watt, 8 ohm single 15" bass cab.






A beautiful, 4 month old, 2016 Fender American Professional Jazz Bass in Sonic Grey.  Includes the original hard shell case just full of case candy!


Traveler Ultra Light, umm, travel guitar.  This one has a piezo undersaddle pick-up as well as the lap bracket, instructions and gig bag...looks like new too!





Solid top, cutaway acou/elec Yamaha CG150CCE...what more does one need?




And by the way, the price on the infamous Bass Banjo is still $600.  But we are now accepting offers of a reasonable amount.


1999 Godin A4 Bass.  Big, fat bass tones with it's undersaddle pick-up....very loud too!



The speakers that have provided the sound of Gary's Guitars for over 20 years...1978 Allison Model Ones!  Many people have commented favorably and a few have expressed an interest in owning a pair.  Now is your chance as I have decided to sell them!!



Of course these 1978 Hafler Model DH-200 Power Amp and DH-101 Pre-amp are a critical part of the tone.  Again, over 20 years of care-free performance and still going strong!  It's time to downsize so the Haflers are up for grabs for $300 or get with the above Allison Ones for




2013 Fender American Standard Strat.  Next to no wear and set-up perfectly.


The quintessential guitar amp?  May well be this blackface 1965 Fender Twin Reverb!  This one is in good working order and sounds "like you read about".  Two issues to tell you about....the speakers are appropriate but not original.  One is a 1965 "Bandmaster" Utah and the other is a 1967 Jensen Brown Label.  Also, a 1/2 power switch was added back in the 1980s...not really a bad thing.




Clean, original low mileage Fender "65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue with Footswitch.  All tube and sounding great!






Breedlove Crossover OF Mandolin....great "step-up" model from Asia.




1971 Martin 00-18 rebuilt by Pat DiBurro in 2011, neck reset, new bridge, nut & saddle and crack repairs....now she is ready for another47 years!



The new, 2018, version of our all time best selling guitar....the Seagull S6 Original.  Now with stained sides for a more traditional look.



1969, all tube, Ampeg J-12 Jet w/ non-original Brown Fender speaker.  Compact, warm tone & great Tremolo.






Vox V847-A Wah-Wah.....need I say more?







The 130 watt Fishman Performer.  All you need for most small rooms and loaded with features!






1997 Fender Strat Plus Deluxe in Inca Silver.  Very clean, very good playing & sounding Strat.  Pick-ups are Fender Custom Shop & the pickguard has been changed otherwise original.



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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