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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

Monday July 23 open 12 to 6 only

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1962 Gretsch #6159 Bass, Guitar & Accordion Amplifier!  Has 2 nice old Jensen C120 12" speakers, 2 6L6 power tubes, 4 12AX7 preamp tubes and a 5U4 rectifier tube....that's pretty much the secret sauce!!  BTW, killer tremolo too.



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








A rare and pretty wonderful guitar amp!  The 2010 Louis Electric Tremblelux all tube, handmade in New Jersey, point to point, Celestion G12H, Tremolo, 25 watt tone machine.  It has been discontinued so they are few & far between.









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)





A left-handed Ibanez AS73L with Stonewall Pick-ups.









2017 Godin Acousticaster DLX in perfect condition.  You could look it up.



Getting hard to find Danelectro Innuendo 12 string electric.  This one has the Dan-O-Blaster circuit which is built-in OD/fuzz, Chorus, Tremolo & Slap Back echo effects.....looks pretty sharp too!






Low mileage Seagull Maritime SWS (all solid mahogany & spruce) Folk HG.  Has a Fishman Matrix Infinity Pick-up system and a featherweight case too. 



 Vox Pacemaker V1022 from 1967.  Sure, it is solid state but it does have its original Vox Bulldog speaker and it sounds pretty darn good.




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



"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!!







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.


Brand new Seagull Coastline Folk Cedar...you cannot go wrong.



Another rare piece....a 1992 (only year made) made in Japan Ibanez SB1500 Bass.  Featuring a Bubinga body, ebony fingerboard, EMG P/J Pick-ups and multi lma wenge neck.  This one is in great shape with very good action and no issues....and it's original HSC.




Real deal Marshall JCM2000 Triple Super Lead 60.  Great "Marshall" tone with a few options!






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!




1948 Martin 0-18 with nice patina.  Structurally solid and looks to be nearly original.  The action is on the high side by todays standards but still playable.


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




Our old friend Peter Meyer got his hands on this 1960s Harmony Sovereign a couple of years ago.  We all know the potential of this guitar when it is put together correctly which is just what he did.....he reset the neck, refretted it, radiused the fingerboard a bit and made a nice compensated saddle, about $1,000 of work but hey, he loves his job and it is a worthy guitar.








Tranzamp A30 acoustic guitar amp with microphone channel...PA-in-a-box!




Get started with the electric bass on this Peavey Milestone BXP & Johnson Reptone 30B bass amp.  Buy both and get a free strap and cable.



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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