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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

Closed Saturday June 24 for mini vacation

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2008, 125th Anniversary, Gretsch G5120 with Gretsch "Black Top" Humbuckers so it's now a G5420!  Low mileage and working just fine for $499.





1963 Fender P-Bass in all it's glory.  Original except for pots and jack and a mediocre paint job.  Plays great and sounds even better!  Priced to move at $3500 with original hard shell case.

2013 Fender Standard Jazz Bass in natural ash.  Very little sign of wear and playing great.  With that hard shell case the price is $339.

I've had much interest whenever a used Godin Multiac becomes available....thought it must be time to get a new one.  This is the Nylon Encore model with under-the-saddle and dual element (inside the body) pick-ups.  A solid cedar top and maple body provide the tones.  Street price is $849 & so is ours.


Crate Acoustic 60 acoustic guitar amp/PA.  2 speakers, 1 horn, instrument channel, XLR vocal channel, 60 watts, reverb, chorus, XLR line out and more!  This with your guitar, a couple of cables & a microphone and you are ready to gig.  The price is a very reasonable $129.




A wonderful, unique guitar built by old friend Peter Meyer of Gloucester, MA.  The solid mahogany body with solid spruce top may make you think acoustic but the semi-hollow design, Tele shape, Hipshot bridge & Lollar Imperial Pick-ups are all electric!  The neck is a compound radius Warmoth with a bone nut and Schaller tuners.  You got to give it a try.....or just buy it for $1499.



The all time best selling Seagull is back.  The S6 Original.  Nothing fancy just a plain old great guitar for $399. 



Late 1970's Aria Pro II LPC 1000.  Made in Japan, it is one of the famous Gibson copies that caused quite a ruckus.  The original DiMarzio Super Distortions are still there and the overall condition is VG++++.  With an original Aria HSC the price is $699.





Rogue Classic Spider Resonator......$199.



All solid mahogany Gretsch New Yorker G9310 Mandolin in "nearly new" condition.  The price, $159, includes that gig bag & a leather strap!



Turn of the century Fernandes Dragonfly X in LavaBurst.  Pretty swell guitar for $189 w/HSC.





A pair of awesome, handmade in USA, all tube, 25 watt Headstrong Lil King "S" Reverb guitar amps!  Both are one-of-a-kind ("S" for special) with beefed up power transformers to power the pair of 6L6s.  Otherwise pretty stock.  The top one, with Grape tolex, has a Scumback J75-PVC 12" speaker.  The bottom one, with brown paisley tolex, has an Eminence Legend 12" speaker.  Both sound great, have nice tremolo, wicked reverb, tube rectifiers and covers.  Your choice at $1250 each.


Brand new Godin Acousticaster DLX....the one that started the whole thin-body tele shape acoustic guitar with humbucker thing.  Featuring a solid spruce top, chambered mahogany body, mini-humbucker & under-the-saddle piezo pick-ups with dual inputs it does kinda do it all!  All day long the price is $1150.













York woodworker/guitarist Eric Fernald had a good idea for a handmade, wooden amp stand.....here's the prototype.  If there is demand he will make various sizes & shades.  We decided $39 was the nice price.

Red Label, circa 1970, Yamaha FG-230 12 String.  Further proof that they just don't build 'em like they used to.  With a cool old "alligator" HSC the price is $299.







1967 Fender Bassman 2X12" Cab with Utah MH121C speakers.  May sound better then whatever you already have.  $299 and she's yours.



1993 made in Korea Fender P-Bass...fully functional and only $199.



Sure, a Fender Bassman is great for guitar but, what's a better tube amp for bass?  Why, this early 1970s Music Man HD130.  Enough power to gig and plenty-o-tone.  This one is clean and working just fine for $499.


Just in....a great selection of used pedals...something for everyone!  See "Other Stuff" page for details.







Barely used 2013 Seagull Coastline S6 Folk Cedar with hard shell case for $329...DEAL!







Very clean & pretty nice Squier Affinty Strat.....$99!







Brand new Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin P90.  Many customers have requested so I got.  $699 is the price. 

Just ask BB King, he loves his Lab L5!  This one looks to be late '70s and original.  Got the blues?  Try this for $399.











Peavey Black Widow 115 Enclosure.....$79!


And, a Peavey Mark III 115 BW Bass Combo to power it for $129.  Together they can fill most spaces.









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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