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Gruhn Staff Picks for April

Check out some of our in-stock favorites below.


BM3108, 2011 Paul Reed Smith Private Stock Gary Grainger 5-string
"The “creme de la creme” of high end art bass. Sounds and plays just as good as it looks...... which is stunning." - Tony (repair)
M with original Certificate of Authenticity, swamp ash body with quilted maple top and Ocean Turquoise blue burst finish, curly maple neck with Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, mammoth ivory "J" bird fingerboard and headstock inlays with paua centers, 9.75lbs, deluxe OHC ... $8,500.00
AB10182, new Martin 000-15M
"An all mahogany Martin guitar for right around a grand. It's not easy to find professional grade instruments in this price range with this caliber of tone. Ready to be outfitted with the pickup of your choosing." - Greg (Repair Shop Manager)
mahogany top, back and sides, 1-11/16" nut width, HC ... SOLD
EH6833, 1961 Gibson ES-335
"1961 Was the last full year for ES-335's to come equipped with PAF humbuckers. A professional re-fret is a must for any serious player; that coupled with the PAF pickups, will give any player a slight advantage if you find yourself cutting heads at the local bar jam." - Greg (Repair Shop Manager)
VG+++, professionally refretted, period correct tuners with new buttons, PAF humbucking pickups, replacement pots, OHC ... $27,500.00
BM3057, 2010 Status Graphite King Bass-Artist
"Incredibly unique bass made in England. LEDs on side and top of fingerboard! Bass has a great presence sonically. Not something you find every day." - Tony (repair)
M with papers, beautifully figured maple top, mahogany back, woven carbon graphite neck with Phenolic fingerboard, Bendwell 32" scale, front and side led position markers, "soapbar" pickups, 7.6 lbs., Hiscox HC ... SOLD
AG6564, 1954 Gibson J160 E
"First year of issue, solid spruce top (not laminated as later produced models), brown OHC with pink plush lining This is the John Lennon guitar. Plays really well and has that beautiful well balanced Gibson tone." - Rob (Sales Manager)
VG+++, first year of issue, solid spruce top (not laminated as later produced models), professionally repaired top and back cracks (cosmetically very good and structurally strong), brown OHC with pink plush lining ... SOLD
MF8807, 1966 Fender electric mandolin
"If Bill Monroe played "acid rock" this would be his go to instrument. Imagine "Jerusalem ridge" with heavy fuzz. Seriously - I like this little mandolin, it is in extremely fine condition and is very fun to play." - Lloyd (sales)
EXF, three tone sunburst finish, OHC ... SOLD
AB10173, new Martin 000-28
"A great tonally balance and smooth playing guitar, now has a 1-3/4 nut width, cool herringbone trim and butter bean tuners. Fantastic guitar for all around playing!" - Billy (sales)
Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, 1-3/4 nut width, molded HC ... SOLD
AA9669, 1946 Martin D-18
"This 1946 D-18 is an very nice example with a strong, clear sound and tons of mojo." - Glen (sales)
VG++, neck professionally reset and refretted, replacement pickguard, excellent sound, modern Martin Geib style HC ... SOLD
AB9727, new Martin Custom 5-15 terz
"This 5-15 Custom guitar is a wonderful value and a great inspirational tool. It can be 'Terz' tuned or 'Nashville tuned' for extra fun." - Glen (sales)
21-1/2" scale length tuned to G, 12-fret, sipo (mahogany) body and neck with ebony bridge and fingerboard, 1-3/4" nut width, deluxe HC ... SOLD
BM3114, recent Ibanez SR5000 Prestige 4
"This is an absolute stunner. Beautiful choices in wood, well constructed and carries an array of pickup options. An incredible instrument at an affordable price." - David (repair)
M with papers and tool kit, wenge neck, top and back, abalone fingerboard inlays, Bartolini pickups, gold plated hardware, OHC ... SOLD
AB10168, new Martin Custom J-40 cutaway
"Martin's nice jumbo size with a cutaway has a good depth and richness with nice playability and tone. Great looks as well!" - Billy (sales)
Custom shop J-40 cutaway Adirondack spruce top, rosewood back and sides, antique white binding, chrome hardware, 1-3/4" nut width, HC ... SOLD
AB9732, new Martin Custom 5-15 terz
"Looking for a way to shake things up in the studio? This guitar is tuned to Nashville tuning which will bring a different dimension to your playing. A really fun instrument." - David (repair)
21-1/2" scale length tuned to G, 12-fret, sipo (mahogany) body and neck with ebony bridge and fingerboard, 1-3/4" nut width, deluxe HC ... SOLD
EH6831, c. 1971 Gibson L-5 CES
"A total classic! The quintessential jazz machine. Tone, tone and tone! This guitar is an amazing player and sounds tremendous!" - Tommy (shipping)
EXF, professionally refretted, replacement pickguard, OHC ... SOLD
AR4583, 1947 Gibson Super 400
"This Super 400 is one of the best sounding I have played. I personally find Super 400's to be a bit inconsistent with varying tonal responses from one guitar to another where L-5's seem to be more predictable from one to another. This 1947 lands exactly where I want a 400 to land with a luscious rhythmic tone that cuts very well. If you are looking for a 400 but are worried to order one without playing it, this one will deliver the tone that you are hoping to hear." - Wes (sales)
VG++, replacement bridge, oversprayed, 5-1/2" segment of side replaced - professional grade work, OHC ... SOLD
AA9908, 2012 Martin CS21-11
"Wow! The Adirondack spruce top and Madagascar rosewood back and sides give this guitar the clarity and big sound in a very pleasing size. The 1/34 nut width makes it very easy to finger pick or flat pick...a very versatile guitar at a nice price! " - Tommy (shipping)
Adirondack spruce top, Madagascar rosewood back and sides, Spanish cedar neck with T-bar reinforcement, flamed koa binding, hide glue, 1-3/4" nut width, gold Waverly open-back tuners with Snakewood knobs, Custom Shop HC ... SOLD
AM8063, 1978 Yamaha Custom L-53
"John Denver was certainly one of the greatest songwriters of our era - owning one of the instruments that he personally used would be a genuine honor. This Yamaha has gorgeous appointments and sounds and plays incredibly well - easy to understand why Denver used in in performances." - Lin (repair)
VG+++, spruce top, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, abalone pearl top and back edge trim, abalone pearl trimmed ebony back strip and sound hole rosette, abalone pearl peghead, bridge and fingerboard inlays, gold plated hardware, built in the Yamaha Guitar Custom Shop in Hamamatsu Japan and designed by Terumi Nakamoto for John Denver, interior leather label signed by Nakamoto, comes with notarized letter as proof of John's ownership and photographs of John with the guitar, can be seen in John Denver's "A Rocky Mountain Holiday" video, OHC ... $65,000.00
BM2945, 1978 Steinberger prototype
"Own a significant piece of guitar history with this prototype Steinberger." - Joel (repair)
VG, bridge position pickup replaced by Ned Steinberger to suit original owner (includes documentation from Steinberger), a rare experimental prototype - one of three manufactured in 1978 using a skin of vacuum form acrylic (original manufacturing documentation from Steinberger included), original gig bag ... $4,750.00
AB10167, 1935 Martin 000-45
"This is a once in a lifetime nstrument. It has been beautifully restored at Gruhn Guiitars wth preservation of the naturally acquired pumplkin color. This is the kind of instrument that will inspire about a thousand or more songs - it will be someone's #1 guitar, no doubt!" - Doug (repair)
VG+, neck reset and refretted by Gruhn Guitars (as per previous owner - overspray done at the Martin factory many years ago), exceptionally fine sound and playability ... $100,000.00
AB9975, 2001 Martin Custom OM-28V
"Great sounding and playing acoustic - great wood selection for the back and sides." - Brandon (repair)
NM, Adirondack spruce top with herringbone top trim, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, 1-3/4" nut width, OHC ... $7,500.00
EZ5641, 1985 Ibanez Destroyer II
"I'm a big fan of 1980s rock, this guitar is strong. Run through some Def Leppard riffs and feel right at home - this machine delivers on all fronts!" - Eric (GM)
VG+, three DiMarzio humbucking pickups, pearl and abalone fingerboard inlays, gold plated hardware, OHC ... SOLD
AT5810, new Taylor 914CE
"My personal #1 choice of any Taylor guitar ever made. Excellent neck profile, comfortable arm bevel and a seriosuly sweet tone." - Brandon (repair)
Sitka spruce top, rosewood back and sides, rosewood binding and abalone top trim, factory installed Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, HC ... MAP $4,999.00
EF8829, 1954 Fender Esquire
"When one pickup is everything you need." - Joe (appraisals)
VG++, original bridge cover, 7.2 lbs., period correct replacement D tuner, modern Fender HC ... $21,500.00
AM8028, New Cole Clark Fat Lady 2
"The ultimate guitar designed from the ground up for electric-acoustid live performance. The three-way pickup system designed to pick up full dynamic range does so in an amazing and natural way." - Julio (repair)
cutaway, blackwood top, back, and sides, blackbean fingerboard with abalone slotted diamond inlays, Cole Clark patented 3-way pickup system, HC ... SOLD