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


2008 Gibson Custom Figured Top ES335 in "Cherry" condition.  With original hard shell case and Certificate of Authenticity a bit of a deal @ $2199.




Alvarez AG60CE Cutaway, Acoustic/Electric with a solid spruce top, bone nut & saddle and heavy-duty gig bag.....all for $379.



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.


It's a Stella/Harmony Tenor Guitar so it is old!  I took it most of the way apart, re-glued everything and she lives!!  Tuned in 5ths (C-G-D-A) it sounds half way between a guitar & a mandolin.  Despite about $400 of work I will be happy selling it for $199 because it was a fun job.





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.



Mid '60s, made in San Antonio, Texas, Alamo Fiesta.  I originally got this about 15 years ago in non-functioning condition.  It is so cool I had to make it work so I got Scott Miller to rewind the pick-up, added Grover tuners & chrome dome knobs and went thru everything else to get it playing & sounding good.  It sold and now it is back for sale at $229.....your turn?




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.






Very light (22lbs) 100 watt Bass Amp?  This Fender Rumble 100 is the one.  In "like new" condition for $229.







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





All the drive your amp can possibly make at any volume?  Easy with this THD Hot Plate.....$199.


Very clean Kala U-Bass-SSMHG-FS....the smallest good sounding bass ever!  Stand out in a crowd for only $249.












Yes indeed, that is a 1970 Fender Vibratone cab!!  Using the Leslie method of achieving a Doppler effect, the Vibratone was made for guitar not organ.  It has a 10" speaker and the connections needed to connect to your guitar amp.  The dual footswitch lets you send your guitar sound to your amps speaker alone or together with the Vibratone speaker...and it changes the Vibratone speed from slow to fast.  We did a good overhaul and all is good.  The price is $700 if you are so inclined.



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.










Circa 1970 Takamine F-360.  Made in Japan when they were just plain-old copying American guitars.  This is quite a bit like a Martin D-28.  Overall great condition and has a modern under-saddle pickup built in.  For $599 you also get the original hard shell case! 




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.





The Ventura 3/4 acoustics are back!  Available in natural or sunburst, they are the best smaller guitars for the money.










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. 





Strymon TimeLine Delay with Modulation, Looper and more...kinda does it all!  The price of $349 includes the Strymon Multi Switch as well.










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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