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Welcome to Gary's Guitars 

800 Islington St.

Portsmouth, NH   03801

(603) 427-6133


Monday 10 to 7, Tuesday to Thursday 10 to 6, Friday and Saturday 10 to 5:30

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Always on the lookout for the best guitars in every price range has led me to Ventura Guitars.  Above is the shipment I just got, Grand Concert, Dreadnaught and Classical sizes some with solid tops all with great features, solid construction and entry level prices!  Ventura is a small, factory direct one man operation (kinda like me) with very good quality control and a friendly, helpful voice on the phone.  They do not allow prices to be listed online to insure that all their dealers are actually brick and mortar stores.  You have to come see them or give me a call for more info.



Let me tell you about this Epiphone DOT.  It started life in 2000 as a typical Korean-made DOT.  In the past few years it has been turned into the best DOT in the world!!  Everything has been up-graded......Lollar Imperial Pick-ups, CTS pots & switch, Switchcraft jack, Kluson tuners, Tone Pro bridge and tailpiece, Orange Drop tone caps AND Scott Miller made a Bone Nut and did a fretdress.  Is it better than a Gibson 335?  Probably!!  So, the owner enjoyed the whole process, loved the guitar and is now ready to pass his creation on.  I think the price of $699 is way more than fair.  


As promised, letting you know when perfectly good $99 guitars show up.









The BEST amp of all time?  The early '70s Fender Bassman 50 is a contender.  Plug anything into it and it sounds great!!  This one is in excellent condition other than the corner where the cat got at it.  Go find $499 and hurry on down.







This Epiphone G1275 looks killer on stage, and can prove quite useful too!   This one was made in Korea in 1996 and is super clean.  Don't be fooled by the inferior made in China one.  New strings, tweeked up and the HSC for $799.






DEAL of the WEEK.....less than a year old, MINT condition Seagull Maritime SWS Folk.  The all solid (spruce & mahogany) made in Canada PRO guitar.  The price of $499 includes the equally minty Featherweight case!!











A very early made in Japan, Squier Precision Bass from 1983!!  We didn't really notice back in the day but the MIJ Squier are very nice!!  This one comes with the Deluxe Fender HSC for $399.









I've gotten many requests for the DR Pure Blues Strings and heard their Legend Flat Wounds are better than Chromes and less expensive than Thomastiks so, I got some of each.












That would be a Tacoma Thunderhawk 6M-BC Baritone Guitar!!  Made in the USA in 2004 it has a solid cedar top, solid mahogany back & sides, the Tacoma active pick-up system and its original HSC.  Tuned B-B & ready to add a whole new dimension to your playing!!  As they are no longer being made, getting a bit hard to find and it is in near mint condition the price is $1099.















Walden D560 Dreadnaught.  It has a solid spruce top, rosewood back & sides, scalloped X bracing and nitrocellulose lacquer.  A fine example of how good a Chinese guitar can be and only set you back $229!

















OK, all you customers looking for a sweet, all tube, low power-but loud enough to gig with amp.....Here's the one for you.  A pristine Fender Super Sonic 22.  Made in the USA with 1-12" speaker, (2) 6V6 power tubes, (5) 12AX7 preamp tubes, channel switching and great reverb.  With the original footswitch the price is $699!!














Practically new Regal Dobro with HSC for $299.....available in any color you like as long as its yellow.  Comes with a nice leather strap and steel too!!














For those of you not familiar with what we do here at Gary's, "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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