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Established 1970

Inventory


Due to our high turnover rate, this catalog is not guaranteed to be accurate. If you would like more information on one of our inventory listings, please call us at (615) 256-2033 or email us at gruhn@gruhn.com. Thank you for browsing our catalog.

Abbreviations used in this inventory:
M = Mint
NM = Near Mint
EXF = Exceptionally Fine
EXC = Excellent
VG = Very Good
G = Good
OHC = Original Hard Case
HC = Hard Case
OSC = Original Soft Case
SC = Soft Case

Our new Taylor guitars are listed at FULL Manufacturer's Suggested List Price. Please feel free to call us at 615-256-2033 or email us at gruhn@gruhn.com with any questions regarding Taylor Instruments in our inventory. All New Taylor guitars are clearly listed as NEW. All other Taylor instruments on our inventory listing are used.

Our new Martin guitars are listed at FULL Manufacturer's Suggested List Price. Please feel free to call us at 615-256-2033 or email us at gruhn@gruhn.com with any questions regarding Martin Instruments in our inventory. All New Martin guitars are clearly listed as NEW. All other Martin instruments on our inventory listing are used.

EU2972, Rickenbacker B-7 , 1935, owned and used by Tom Brumley throughout his career. Tom was instrumental in the creation of the "Bakersfield Sound", his earliest work was between 1963 and 1969 playing steel guitar for Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. He continued to play steel guitar in recordings and performances with Rick Nelson, Chris Isaak, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Reba McEntire, Chris Hillman, Rod Stewart and Martina McBride. This Rickenbacker was used in recording Dwight Yoakum's albums "Always Late With Your Kisses" and "It Only Hurts When I Cry" as well as the Sara Evans record "True Lies". Bakelite body with decorative chrome cover plates, horseshoe magnet pickup, OHC...$5,000.00
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RG5167, Sho-Bro (made by Gretsch) 7-string squareneck , 1978, EXF, Hawaiian style, playing card themed fingerboard, owned and used by Tommy White during numerous Grand Ole Opry and television performances as well as in the recording studio (comes with hand written letter from Tommy), OHC...$1,250.00
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AM8044, Takamine EF381C-12 , 1994, VG, owned and used extensively in live performances by Vince Gill during his solo career in the 1980s and 1990s (comes with photograph of Vince with this guitar, letter and Certificate of Authenticity signed by Vince Gill and George Gruhn), OHC...$5,500.00
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AM8047, Takamine F-341 , 1987, VG, owned and used by Vince Gill extensively throughout his solo career as an alternate acoustic guitar (comes with photograph of Vince with this guitar, letter and Certificate of Authenticity signed by Vince and George Gruhn), OHC...$5,500.00
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BM2818, Tobias 6-string bass , , NM, owned and used by Willie Weeks (letter from Weeks included), OHC...$2,000.00
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EZ5640, Tom Holmes Custom Flying V Archtop (owned and used by Albert King) , c. 1988, EXC, figured carved maple top with mahogany body and neck, commissioned by Billy Gibbons for construction by Tom Holmes in 1988 as a gift to Albert King for his 65th birthday. Albert used this guitar for the following four years all the way up to his last public performance on December 19, 1992 - he passed away two days later. Comes with hand written letter from Tom Holmes attesting fabrication and several photographs of King using it during performances. Custom made wood case with "Albert King" engraved on brass plaque...$130,000.00
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AM7863, unlabeled (maker unknown) folk art double cutaway flattop , c. 1960, forty one autographs collected from the early 1960s through the mid 1970s including Roy Acuff, Roy Acuff Jr., Jackie Phelps, Pete Kirby "Oswald", Sam and Kirk McGee, Doris Macon (son of Dave Macon), Jimmy Dickens, Tex Ritter, Benny Martin, Martha Carson, Rex Allen, Charlie Walker, Howard "Howdy" Forrester, Charlie Walker, Kenny Baker, Shot Jackson, Buddy Spicher and many more, a fascinating piece of country music memorabilia, padded gig bag...$2,500.00
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JA5827, Vega FR-5 Folk Ranger , 1964, VG++, formerly owned by Neko Case (letter from Case included), gig bag...$1,000.00
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JA6255, Vega 1928 Vegaphone Professional rim with 1975 John Greven #9 neck , , EXC, formerly owned and extensively used by Mike Snider on numerous albums and cover photographs as well as countless Opry and other live performances (letter from Snider included), HC...$5,500.00
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BM3028, Warwick custom 4-string Brazilian rosewood Thumb Bass owned by Jack Bruce , 1994, EXF, owned and used by Jack Bruce (one of five Warwick basses used routinely), top signed by Bruce "To my friend Dopp (road manager) - Love, Jack Bruce", LED lights on side of fingerboard, according to Warwick this is one of two constructed of Brazilian rosewood, padded gig bag, comes with letters from Dopp and Warwick...$65,000.00
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BM3040, Warwick Thumb Bass , 1986, EXC, bubinga and wenge construction, original EMG pickups, owned, used and signed by Jack Bruce "To Mike, Jack Bruce", comes with photographs, padded gig bag...$50,000.00
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AM8164, Welker Baritone , 2012, EXF, red spruce top, quilted mahogany back and sides, abalone sound hole rosette, flame maple binding, 28-1/2" scale, owned and used by Michael Spriggs extensively on numerous recordings with Trace Adkins, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Trick Pony and Heidi Newfield's writing projects (comes with photograph of Michael with this guitar and hand written letter), a fine custom ordered hand made instrument, Breedlove HC...$3,000.00
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AM8063, Yamaha Custom L-53 , 1978, 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
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EU2971, ZB Custom D-11 pedal steel , 1966, EXC, owned and used extensively by Tom Brumley throughout his career. Tom was instrumental in the creation of the "Bakersfield Sound", his earliest work was between 1963 and 1969 playing steel guitar for Buck Owens and the Buckaroos. He continued to play steel guitar in recordings and performances with Rick Nelson, Chris Isaak, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Reba McEntire, Chris Hillman, Rod Stewart and Martina McBride. This custom built pedal steel was delivered to Tom in 1968 and used on many recordings throughout his career as well as on The Buck Owens Ranch, The Jackie Gleason Show and The Merv Griffin Show. Also used on the "Live in Japan" and "Live at Carnegie Hall" albums. Two eleven string necks, two knee levers and eight pedals, comes with original hard case....$25,000.00
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