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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.

AM8082, Alvin Fry flattop , , EXC, owned and used by Vince Gill (comes with photograph of Vince with this guitar and Certificate of Authenticity signed by Vince and George Gruhn), OHC...$3,000.00
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AM7985, Bourgeois D-150 Custom , c. 2000, VG+++, attractive Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Fishman Eclipse VT electronics, owned and used by Ricky Skaggs from 2000 to 2005 as one of his personal road guitars (includes letter from Skaggs), HC...$7,000.00
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AM8104, Chris Bozung Custom Brazilian , 2007, EXF, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, OHC...$5,000.00
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AM8102, Daion '78 Heritage , 1978, playable but would benefit from further setup, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, OHC...$800.00
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JA6685, Dobro 5-string resonator banjo , late 1960s , VG, owned and used by Noam Pikelny (comes with letter from Noam and photograph of him with this instrument), Taylor gig bag...$1,500.00
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AM8107, Edmonds, Galax, VA, D Model , 2009, EXF, Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, herringbone top trim, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, lightweight HC...$3,250.00
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BF3074, Fender Custom Shop Lucite Jazz Bass , c. 1990, NM, the first of two Lucite models manufactured for Garry Beers of INXS (comes with Letter of Authenticity from Beers), thinner body profile than standard Jazz Bass, set up with Hipshot on low E tuner, Jazz and Precision Bass style pickups, tweed Fender HC, a very unique instrument...$25,000.00
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EF8969, Fender Stratocaster XII , c. 1988, EXC, black finish, owned and used by Billy Corgan (comes with signed letter from Corgan explaining the history and use of this instrument, specifically with regard to the Machina sessions and particularly on the song "In My Body"), comes in original road case used by Corgan during ownership of this guitar...$5,000.00
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PA2895, Fender Bassman , 1957, 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. This amplifier was used in the recording of the famous Buck Owens hit song "Together Again" in 1964. 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. Tom purchased the amplifier new in 1957, Leo Fender fitted it with a 15" JBL D130F speaker and installed black Tolex instead of tweed cloth - an instruction sticker remains inside from Leo to Tom...$15,000.00
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BF3148, Fender '62 Reissue Jazz Bass , 1996, VG+++, original bridge and pickup covers in case pocket, owned and used in live performances by Jerry Bridges of Waymore's Outlaws (includes photograph of Jerry with this bass), tweed OHC...$3,950.00
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BM3003, G&L Custom INXS L-2000 5 string , 1990s, NM, purple finish, black pearl fingerboard dots, two humbucking pickups with coil tap, built for, owned and used by Garry Beers of INXS (comes with Letter of Authenticity from Beers), OHC...$3,500.00
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BM3002, G&L L-2500 Fretless 5-string , , EXF, large flake blue sparkle finish with matching peghead face, ebony fingerboard, two humbucking pickups, built for, owned and used by Garry Beers of INXS (comes with Letter of Authenticity from Beers), OHC...$3,500.00
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AR4554, Gibson Style O , 1915, VG+, owned and used by John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (includes hand written letter from McEuen), missing pickguard, OHC...$7,250.00
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MF8747, Gibson A-1 , 1941, needs neck block and end block reglue, refret and new bridge top. Replacement bridge and pickguard, previously owned and used by Hubert Moore - AKA "Buster" of Bonnie Lou and Buster - performers in the Knoxville, TN area from the 1920s to the 1960s, OHC, AS IS...$1,000.00
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JA6627, Gibson The Earl , 2002, NM, from the estate of Earl Scruggs (comes with Certificate of Authenticity signed by Gary Scruggs and George Gruhn); rosewood neck and resonator, silver plated hardware with gold plated tone ring, Florentine style engraving, one piece flange, 24k gold plated truss rod cover with engraved signature, abalone fingerboard inlays with brass edges, solid mother of pearl tuner buttons, portrait of Earl on back of resonator; #1 of 5 produced, deluxe leather covered Gibson hard shell case with hygrometer and thermometer...$35,000.00
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AG6569, Gibson Country Western , 1960, EXC, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, OSC...$6,000.00
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AR4591, Gibson L-5 , 1947, VG++, formerly owned and extensively used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), exceptionally fine sound, comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, HC...$6,500.00
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AM8064, Greven White Lady , 1984, VG+++, Sitka spruce top with flame maple neck, back, and sides, mother of pearl top and back edge trim, mother of pearl sound hole trim and "White Lady" peghead inlay, beautifully carved neck heel, gold plated hardware, ordered by and built for John Denver by John Greven and used extensively in the studio and in live performances by Denver, this guitar was accompanied by a 12-string version with the same appointments which was destroyed some years ago, guitar comes with signed letter from Greven detailing the story from order to delivery, OHC...$70,000.00
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AC1996, LaPatrie by Godin Classical Concert , recent, NM, cedar top, mahogany neck, back, and sides, factory installed electronics, formerly owned and used by Hoot Hester (former member of Nashville Now band and Grand Ole Opry staff band), comes with letter of authentication from Lola Hester, OHC...$650.00
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AA10337, Martin D-18 , 1944, VG+, neck reset and refret by Gruhn Guitars, owned and used extensively by Peter Fonda in the movie "Outlaw Blues", HC with stickers and address label made out to Peter Fonda...$35,000.00
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AA10357, Martin D-18 , 1975, EXC, except for re-glued back crack and peghead crack repair, formerly owned and used by Country Music Superstar Johnny Cash while on tour in Europe and during the filming of his Gospel Road movie, was later gifted to Cash's long time Holy Land guide and friend Joe Jahshan, includes letter from John Carter Cash, HC...$90,000.00
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AB10307, Martin Custom 00-21 12-fret , 2006, EXF, Golden Era specifications, Adirondack spruce top with herringbone sound hole rosette, Indian rosewood back and sides, herringbone back stripe, tortoise shell grain binding on body, Waverly tuners, owned and used by legendary singer and songwriter Don McLean (comes with hand written letter from Don as well as a photograph of him with this guitar), 1950s Martin HC...$10,000.00
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AA10400, Martin D-42 , 1998, EXF, owned and used on stage and in the studio by legendary singer and songwriter Don McLean (comes with hand written letter from Don as well as a photograph of him with this guitar), under saddle pickup with end pin jack, interior back strip signed by Don, OHC...$15,000.00
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AA10401, Martin HD-28 , 1991, EXF, owned and used on stage and in the studio by legendary singer and songwriter Don McLean (comes with hand written letter from Don as well as a photograph of him with this guitar), under saddle pickup with end pin jack, interior back strip signed by Don, HC...$10,000.00
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AM8048, Ovation 1657.7 Anniversary , 1979, VG, owned and used by Vince Gill during performances with Pure Prairie League (comes with photograph of Vince with this guitar, letter and Certificate of Authenticity signed by Vince and George Gruhn), OHC...$6,500.00
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AM8049, Ovation 1624 nylon , 1981, EXC, owned and used extensively by Vince Gill during performances with Pure Prairie League (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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TG0407, Rickenbacker Electro tenor , mid 1930s, VG+, formerly owned and used by Neko Case (handwritten letter included), very rare model, no case...$5,000.00
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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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