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May Gruhn Staff Picks

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.

EZ5574, 1990's Jerry Jones Longhorn
This JJ is quite exciting! So many notes to choose! - Wes (Sales)
EXF with exception of finish crack on horn, copper finish, gig bag...$1,450.00
EZ5378, 1970's Electra Omega MCP
An Electra with tones that evoke the time period in which it was created! - Wes (Sales)
EXC, black finish, built in overdrive and phaser effects, HC...$775.00
EH6789, 1966 Gibson ES-345 TDC Stereo
A really clean ES-345! If you're a Freddie King fan, you know that in order to get his tone you must use the Varitone. This guitar captures that sound perfectly. - Keith (Sales)
EXF, repaired heel crack (expert professional work carried out in 1974 by Bozo Podunavac), OHC...$4,750.00
BM3025, new Kala UBASS Exotic Mahogany fretted
Fun little bass that you can take just about anywhere! - Brandon (Repair)
21" scale, fretted, exotic mahogany top, back, sides and neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, Hipshot tuners, custom Shadow electronics, padded gig bag ...$400.00
EB6721, 1956 Gibson Les Paul Special
Nice example with a factory original Bigsby. Refretted and feels great! - Lin (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...$10,000.00
AB9802, new Martin CEO-7
A great playing, powerful sounding example that's wonderful for fingerpicking. - Glen (Sales)
Adirondack spruce top with gloss sunburst finish, mahogany back and sides, 00 slope shoulder, ebony bridge and fingerboard, Geib style HC ...MSLP: $3,299.00
AA9352, 1947 Martin D-18
Quite good value for a late 40s Martin. Great sound, very playable neck, and no repaired cracks! - Tommy (Shipping/Sales)
VG++, neck reset and refretted by Gruhn Guitars, an exceptionally fine sounding instrument, HC...$8,000.00
UK1444, new Kala Elite USA Doghair Mahogany Tenor
Outstanding build and playability for smooth playing. Fantastic looks! Excellent tenor uke! - Billy (Sales)
handmade at the Kala Elite shop in Petaluma, California, 'Salt & Pepper' doghair finish, solid Honduran Mahogany neck, back and sides, ebony fingerboard, bridge, heel cap, and headstock overlay, bone saddle, Kala Elite hardcase and humidifier included ...$1,025.00
AR4405, c. 1940 Stromberg Master 400
Plays beautifully - a deep luxurious sound. Great example! - Tony (Repair)
VG+++, 19" body, new pickguard and refret by Gruhn Guitars, neck refinished, shim under fingerboard, set up in excellent playing order, an exceptionally powerful rhythm guitar, OHC...$30,000.00
AA9714, 1940 Martin D-28
Velvety sound. Very much its own voice from this period. Unique double pickguard! - Tony (Repair)
VG++, old refinish on body (looks very close to original), neck has been reset, fingerboard has been planed and refretted, original style replacement fingerboard inlays, vintage replica tuners, set up with double pickguards, HC...$25,000.00
EF8881, 2016 Fender Custom Shop '52 Telecaster Relic
I'm not usually into relics, but this one is really cool and very well done with a gnarly body color. Sounds great! - Dave (Repair) / A very light-bodied Telecaster that has a great finish color and incredible relic-ing. - William (Inventory/Photography)
as new with Certificate of Authenticity, metallic burnt orange finish, black Tolex covered Fender HC...$3,000.00
EF8885, 1969 Fender Swinger/Musiclander
A very rare guitar. And it's red! - Lloyd (Sales)
VG+, Dakota red, HC...$2,750.00
AB9806, 1969 Martin 00-28C
I love Martin nylon string guitars for their tone and character. Willie has good taste in guitars and this one will inspire you perhaps to write some great classic style country songs. - Michael (Sales)
VG++, attractive Brazilian rosewood back, sides, and peghead veneer, refretted by Gruhn Guitars, HC...$4,000.00
JA6439, new Rickard 12" Custom Cherry
This is a great open back banjo from an excellent contemporary builder. These are growing in popularity, for sure. - Michael (Sales/Front Desk)
1/2 inch rim with cap, 'Little Wonder' tone ring, three-piece neck, paddlehead shape peghead, 25-1/2 inch scale, ebony fingerboard with S scoop, dot and star inlays, adjustable truss rod, Gotoh tuners, brown varnish finish, HC ...$1,900.00
AB9172, new Martin Custom 0000-21 Guatemalan Rosewood
Are you as excited as I am about our semi-annual sale? You can find this great Custom Martin and a whole slew of other fine instruments of all sorts at exceptional prices during the month of May at guitars.com/sale - Sarah (Operations Manager)
Adirondack spruce top, Guatemalan rosewood 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, HC ...$4,550.00
PA2806, 1962 Fender Reverb
We have four of these gems right now and I'd get one if I wasn't so unfortunately indecisive! Take a couple out of the mix and force my hand, would you? - Sarah (Operations Manager)
EXC, professionally serviced, brown Tolex covering...$2,500.00
AB9758, 1958 Martin 00-28G
This one has a light and sweet "airy" sound. The added flamenco guards definitely add some character. - Eric (President/GM)
VG++ with moderate lacquer checking, attractive Brazilian rosewood back and sides, professionally refretted, flamenco style pickguards added, OHC...$3,500.00
EB6742, c. 2000 Gibson Les Paul Classic 1960 Plus
This guitar may be a double agent - its serial number contains the agent numbers for two of my favorite TV/movie spies! Not to mention, it has great bones. Nice straight grained mahogany neck and body. Amazing tight grained 3D maple top. Beautiful rosewood fingerboard with an intricate grain pattern. Very cool vibe! - Doug (Repair)
NM, beautifully figured curly maple top, tobacco sunburst finish, OHC...$2,250.00
EF8888, 2016 Fender American Professional Telecaster (left handed)
We're really coming through for the lefties with this one. Awesome update of a classic with compensated brass saddles to put the "tone" in "intonation" and what I'm calling a "half-ash" bridge cover. Versatile, lightweight, and easy to play! - Doug (Repair)
M with papers, OHC...$1,250.00