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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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A very nice Harmony H1118, La Habanara, Parlor from the 1930s




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

A Jet City 20 with BFG Modifications...you should look it up.



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.




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!



Got a taste for Teisco, made in Japan, 1960s, garage band sound?  This Checkmate 480 was made by Teisco.  It has 4 8" speakers, intense tremolo and reverb.....don't sound too bad turned way up either.






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!



Looking for the best deal in a Canadian-made Seagull?  The Coastline Momentum A/E is it!  Featuring a solid cedar top, high gloss finish, Fishman electronics and a Deluxe Gig Bag it is a steal at....






Remember the 1950s Stella Tenor Guitar I did tons of work to and sold a couple of months ago?  Another one just showed up and it did not need hardly any work.







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.



A 7 month old, very low mileage, Seagull S6 Original...you know the one!








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.................................





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



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....


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 Peter Meyer Custom Tele has a big price reduction. Still the great handmade, except the Warmoth neck, guitar with Lollar Imperials, Schaller tuners, Hipshot bridge, bone nut, solid spruce top & solid mahogany chambered body....whole lotta guitar!!








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.


"Nearly New" 2010 Gibson Les Paul studio Deluxe....stock except for the DiMarzio PAF in the bridge position.  Whole lotta American-made guitar for....


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



and more.....





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






Late '70s Music Man Seventy-Five tube bass ( or most anything else you'd care to plug into it!) amp.  I got it from the original owner who bought a cover for it and pretty much only used it at home so VERY clean.


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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