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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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2016 Gibson J45 Vintage made in Montana.  A faithful reproduction of the famous pre-war guitar that has been all the rage for many years now.  This one is in minty condition, has a K&K Pick-up, the original hard shell case and case-candy.




Perhaps you had a chance to see these Stonewall Pickups Tonecasters at Scott Millers open house in September or at the Northeast Guitar Expo a couple of weeks ago.  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


Just got a couple of the Seagull Entourage Folk Q1T guitars.  Smaller body size and a nice pick-up system, with built-in tuner!   Made in Canada with a solid cedar top and the usual Godin quality.



1995 PRS Custom 24 in Vintage Yellow.  This one has a story....briefly, it was a Guitar Player Giveaway, back in the day, it has some case candy and a few notes of interest under the pick-ups.  It set up perfectly, looks "nearly new" and resonates loudly.


Godin A12 electric semi-hollow 12 String ....Godin's entry in the very small group of electric 12 string guitars.  A chambered maple body and solid cedar top provide the rich tone thru the custom under saddle pick-up with volume & 3 tone controls.  Tres bon all around!



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.



This circa 1950 Webster-Chicago RMA 375 Model 166-1 all tube amp is a monster.  Slightly modded with a 2nd guitar-loving input.





Back in black, a Godin A6 Ultra.  Featuring a chambered maple body with solid cedar top, chrome covered humbucker & custom undersaddle pick-up....with master volume, blend and separate tone controls....kinda does it all!





Ukes?  We got 'em.  Mahogany, Zebrawood and Spalted Maple.  Soprano, Concert and Tenor sizes.








A Carvin DC 747 7-String Guitar from 2007 or so.  Neck thru body & strings thru body too!  Sperzel tuners, 2-way coil cutting for both humbuckers and a very nice HSC.




1996 Fender American Standard Telecaster in Crimson Burst and a tweed G&G HSC.





Hand-made replica of a 1959 Fender Bassman 5F6-A amp in a single 12" cab.  TOP quality thru-out!  This was made late last century by Norm Pelletier of Maine for a friend of his.  Take a peek...

.....beautiful point-to-point wiring, all tube and a Webber12F speaker.  The cab was made by Larry Rogers and is solid pine with tooled leather covering and a cane grille.  Yes, it sounds as good as all that!!



Norm also made a matching reverb.................................

Replica of a Fender 6G15 Tube Reverb.  Made by Norm Pelletier of Maine.  Features tooled leather covering & cane grille, 1-6V6 & 2-12AX7 tubes & Dwell, Mix & Tone controls.


oh, and here's a peek inside....

1969, all tube, killer tremolo, 18 watt, easily crunched, Ampeg Jet J-12.


A little rough around the edges Peavey Generation EXP Nashville-style Tele.







I'm thinking functional art....a handmade York Forge & Welding Guitar Stand.  Locally made, it holds most any guitar or bass and is VERY heavy duty!



Looking for the perfect small speaker cab for your perfect little tube amp?  Could be this Mesa Boogie 1X12 Thiele with an EVM 12L speaker, nice white tolex and leather corners.





Yes, it's true, the infamous Bass Banjo is back.  Handmade by Mike Endicott about 15 years ago it is one of the only known examples in existence.


And now for something a bit different from Godin Guitars. A Seagull S6 Mahogany Deluxe A/E.  With a solid mahogany top is is warmer then your average spruce or cedar top acoustic.  It comes equipped with Fishman electronics and a Deluxe Gag Bag.





A nice Takamine EG-335SC cutaway acou/elec 12 String.





Oh, and a fresh bunch of used pedals....see "Other Stuff" page for details.









2015 "nearly new" Taylor 114ce with TKL Hard Shell Case.  That means it has the Expression System II electronics.







1997 Fender Strat Plus Deluxe in Inca Silver.  Very clean, very good playing & sounding Strat.  Pick-ups are Fender Custom Shop, 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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