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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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Never-played 2005 Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster NOS with OHSC and all the case candy......$1999.

An interesting item.....a Kay Vanguard Vibrato Model 704.  Apparently one of the first solid state guitar amps made by Kay starting in 1962!  It is gaining some attention for it's tone as it is point to point wiring, made in the USA and the same general circuit as Kays' tube amps.   We did a slight mod....replacing the caps at the inputs with resistors & she sounds even better.  I will add it is a very sharp looking amp for $99 as well.



The plain (un-stained) Seagull S6 Classic M-450T acoustic/electric.  As always, made in Canada with a solid cedar top and cherry back & sides.  Also a B Band pick-up system with built-in tuner and a gig bag for $399.







A $99 very light Partscaster Strat just showed up  And a 1980s Martin Stinger ST2 which is also $99.  Both benefited greatly from a good set-up and are now "perfectly good guitars".


Attention.....anyone looking for a "used Rick".  This 2002 Ricknebacker 330 is available!  It has barely been played and can almost pass for new!!  With that OHSC and paperwork it is up for $1299. 


The latest creation from Mike Endicott.....he had a 1970 or so Gibson EB-0 body and pick-up and decided to make an EB-3.  One handmade neck, a second pick-up and paint job later...a great short scale bass.  A tough one to price but we are starting at $1499. 



1970s Ampeg VT22....the king of clean & loud!  All tube, 2X12", reverb and casters!!  In clean and working fine condition it is a mere $499.










They tell me this new Snark ST-8 tunes better then the old Snarks.....not sure that is possible!  I got the introductory deal so the price remains at $17 for now.





Peavey Classic 50 4X10 with footswitch and cover for $429.  They have proved to be very reliable and good sounding tube amps.



DR Z anyone?  We got a 1998 MAZ Junior 18 Watt head and a Backline 4X10 equipped with Tone Tubby Brown Sound Hemp Cone speakers.  Both items are in great working order and showing low mileage.  The head is $999 and the cab is $499.










Low & lower power all tube (6L6 & 12AX7s) Jet City Picovalve.  Very handy at either 2 or 5 watss, sounds pretty good too!  Reasonably priced at $179.






Latest additions to the used pedal display....



From top left....A T Rex Sensewah for $35, Pigtronix Class A Boost for $69, a Mesa Boogie Cab Clone Cabinet Simulator for $199 and the Malekko (true) Virbato for $79.



"Made to be played" Guild GAD 30 Auditorium size.  Great action, full tone and handsome!  With that nice Guild HSC it is $499.













1996 Marshall Slash Signature 2555SL amp & 1960ASL-412 cab....one of the 3000 ever made....one owner....comes with all the accessories....is in perfect condition....$2000.





Sure it looks like any old Epiphone Rivoli from 1997 but, that's a Curtis Novak Mudbucker EB-FAT pick-up which adds some compexity.  In VG+++++ condition and with that HSC could be yours for $699. 









One of the 356 Hagstrom Jimmy D'Aquisto oval soundhole archtops ever made.  This one is from 1977 and looks to be all original except for the pick-up which is a Stonewall Custom XRB (handmade in Dover, NH).  As with any guitar this rare pricing is a challenge.  After some research and conversation with the owner we decided to offer it for $2999 with that newer HSC.














A pair of Godin La Patrie Classical guitars.  First the Concert, all solid (cedar top, mahogany back and sides) which is $559 with a hard shell case.  And the Etude (solid cedar top) which is $469 with a hard shell case.  Both made in Quebec and the best deals in the nylon string guitar world.








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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