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Gruhn Staff Picks for January

Though it goes without saying that the folks at Gruhn are fans of fretted instruments, it's always nice to shine a spotlight on some favorites that can quickly pass through the shop. Here are some great instruments which have recently piqued our interest.


AM8016, new Larrivee 000-40 Rosewood/Moonwood
"A wonderful guitar with a great look at an affordable price." - Andy (repair)
new, 12-fret, Austrian Alpine Spruce (Moonwood) top and parabolic bracing, Indian rosewood wood back and sides, deluxe HC ... $1,775.00
EF8970, 1965 Fender Mustang
"This extra clean Mustang is super comfortable and plays and sounds great." - Joel (repair)
EXF, light blue, 24" scale, OHC ... $2,250.00
AM7806, new Waterloo by Collings WL-12
"This great 12 fret was inspired by the Gibson Kalamazoo, but takes it to the next level with a spruce top and flame maple back and sides. I love the vintage vibe this has, and the great sound and feel to match." - Michael (front desk)
12-fret inspired by Gibson Kalamazoo model (far better craftsmanship than the original Kalamazoo of the 1930s), solid spruce x-brace top, flame maple back and sides, adjustable truss rod, bone saddle, ebony nut, bridge and bridge pins, HC. Serial Number WL1026. ... $2,000.00
EF8885, 1969 Fender Swinger/Musiclander
"This guitar is so much more fun to play than you think. It has a short scale, A profile neck, and it will shave 5 years off your practice time. It sounds very "Fendery" with a shade of Dakota Red. I think everyone should own at least one Dakota Red Fender." - Doug (repair)
VG+, Dakota red, HC ... $2,750.00
AA10227, new Martin D-45
"This new D-45 is an outstanding example of the premium flagship model. Beauty, power, playability - it has it all. Check it off the bucket list." - Glen (sales)
deluxe Geib style HC ... MAP $8,659.00
EB6721, 1956 Gibson Les Paul Special
"Amazing tone, comfortable neck one piece mahogany body with original Bigsby from the factory. Price just lowered." - Julio (repair)
EXF with original hang tag marked Bigsby, tuner holes doweled and redrilled - period correct tuners installed, refretted by Gruhn Guitars, OHC with brown exterior and pink plush lining ... $9,000.00
AM7722, new Larrivee P-03FM Flame Maple
"This Larrivee parlor with maple back and sides is a real jewel. I have personally owned an example this model for over 15 years and love it. A spectacular value on a quality American made guitar." - Glen (sales)
Sitka spruce top, flame maple back and sides, herringbone rosette, tortoiseshell grain pickguard, HC ... MSLP $1,700.00
AT5939, new Taylor K24CE 2017 Fall Limited
Beautiful koa, smooth voicing and very smooth playability make this a great guitar for stage and studio." - Billy (sales)
Limited edition for Fall 2017, Grand Auditorium size, highly figured koa top, back and sides, cutaway, factory installed Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, HC ... MAP $4,499.00
EX1354, Aria 5502 (copy of Gibson ES-335)
"Here is a great copy of a Gibson ES-335. This Aria has an attractive and highly prized Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. It also happens to be a memorabilia piece, owned and played by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, all for $1,500." - Greg (repair manager)
VG+++, redburst finish, two humbucking pickups, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, replacement bridge, owned and used by Dan Auerbach (comes with certificate from Gruhn Guitars signed by George Gruhn and Dan Auerbach), no case ... $1,500.00
AB10092, 2017 Martin Custom 0000-18S 12-fret
"A great guitar with a nice tonal balance, depth and has a cool K&K pure mini passive pickup for live playing!!" - Billy (sales)
M, Golden Era specifications with Adirondack spruce top, slotted headstock, slotted diamond inlays, K&K pickup, Geib style HC ... $3,500.00
EF8975, 2013 Fender, made in Mexico Stratocaster Classic
"Dynamite Mexico made Strat in black with a maple board, $650 takes it home. Mexican made Fenders are well known for being the biggest bang for the buck; that's why it really is "Dynamite!" - Greg (repair manager)
NM, maple neck, black finish, brown Tolex covered Fender HC with gold plush interior ... $650.00
AA9517, new Martin Custom D-21 Cocobolo
"Custom shop magic! These guitars were designed by George himself. This particular instrument has an Adirondack top with Cocobolo back and sides, hide glue construction T-bar reinforced neck,open back Waverley tuners.Perfectly balanced with a beautiful exotic wood tone. These guitars are priced below dealer cost, if you were to order a new one at today's prices." - Rob (sales manager)
Adirondack spruce top, Cocobolo back and sides, 14-fret mahogany neck with T-bar reinforcement, flamed koa binding, ebony bridge and fingerboard, hide glue, 1-3/4" nut width, Waverly open-back tuners, Custom Shop HC ... $4,550.00
EG3417, 2011 Gretsch Duo Jet
"This Duo Jet performs wonderfully. I am a Duo Jet fan and this guitar is a great example of the model." - Wes (sales)
EXC, TV Jones Filter'Tron pickups, OHC ... $1,850.00
AR4443, new Duff L-5C
"Beautiful old world craftsmanship. Plays and sounds amazing." - Tony (repair)
16" cutaway, Cremona brown sunburst varnish finish, a superb hand crafted instrument, Presto heavy-duty flight case ... $10,500.00
BM3005, 1981 Alembic Series I Standard Point
"This is a classic for all who love Alembic. Plays beautifully." - Tony (repair)
professionally refinished, OHC (missing handle) ... $7,500.00
EB6729, 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom
"Great classic example of a Les Paul custom. Balanced sound and fast neck." - Brandon (repair)
VG++, three piece mahogany neck, one piece mahogany back, original "fretless wonder" frets, Schaller tuners, modern molded HC ... $9,500.00
EZ5621, new Collings 290 Doghair
"Unique finish style and comfortable contours. Pickups pair well with tremolo."
select solid mahogany body and neck with Doghair finish, rosewood fingerboard, 24-7/8" scale length, 12" radius, pearloid pickguard, TV Jones Classic neck pickup and TV Jones Classic Plus bridge pickup, Bigsby vibrato, deluxe Ameritage HC. Serial number 290171404. ... $3,700.00
AT5986, 2015 Taylor 326E Baritone
"Full bodied acoustic baritone with big deep sound! A true players delight and a good tool to have in your arsenal." - William (inventory/photography)
NM, 27" scale length, mahogany top with burst finish, sapele back and sides, Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, HC ... $1,800.00
UK1365, c.1933 Martin 3K
"Great condition with nice coa on the body. Volume that is superior to other ukes." - Lin (repairs)
VG+++, finish on back oversprayed, OHC ... $2,650.00
EX1269, R.C. Allen Uncle Chester
"Cool recreation of Chet's D'Angelico molded by Paul Bigsby. Awesome Bigsby pickup in the neck position, great for cowboy jazz." - Lin (repair)
EXC, modeled after Chet Atkins' D'Angelico Excel, HC ... $3,600.00
AB9854, new Martin OM-21
"I love this body size - so easy to wrap around. The Neck is a great fit too. A big sound and exceptional playability make this small body Martin amazing." - Tommy (shipping)
Sitka spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, tortoise color binding on top and back, HC ... MAP $2,659.00
AG6515, 1969 Gibson SJN
"Very well balanced and warm. This is a wonderful guitar for recording. Great neck with an L.R Baggs Lyric system makes this a very versatile instrument." - Tommy (shipping)
EXC, highly figured curly mahogany back and sides, LR Baggs Lyric electronics, modern HC ... $2,850.00
EZ5622, 1987 Ibanez Jem #173 (JEM777LNG)
"I just can't keep my eyes and hands off of this beast. It demands your attention and rewards you for giving it." - Eric (GM)
VG+, Loch Ness green "Monkey Grip" body, original Dimarzio pickups, original Ibanez "Edge" Floyd Rose licensed tremolo, pyramid fingerboard inlays, limited edition #173 of 777 - back of guitar signed and numbered by Steve Vai, OHC ... $4,250.00
AB10053, new Martin Custom 0000-18 Sinker Mahogany 14-fret
"Nothing can beat the sinker mahogany performance for the price. Nothing. Only at Gruhn Guitars." - Eric (GM)
Adirondack spruce top, Sinker Mahogany neck, neck block, back, sides and end block (old growth mahogany cut between 1880 and early 1920's in Belize, a quality no longer available on trees cut today), wood hand selected by George Gruhn at the Martin Custom Shop, 1-3/4" nut width, Golden Era specifications, Geib style HC ... $3,850.00
EZ5614, 1966 Mosrite Joe Maphis 12/6 doubleneck
Jimmy Page and Jonny Ramone walk into a bar... and out came this guitar. Such a cool aesthetic. This is the kind of guitar that commands the room. Plays great and ready to turn up to 11! - Dave (repair)
EXC, sunburst finish, six and twelve string necks, OHC (missing handle) ... $4,250.00
AR4577, 1918 Gibson Harp Guitar
This is truly a work of art. Tonally and aesthetically beautiful. It opens up a new world of possibilities for the guitar player in a rut. Celebrate its 100th year on this earth by making it the newest piece in your collection. - Dave (repair)
EXC, new bridge, new guard and refret by Gruhn Guitars, OHC ... $7,500.00