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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.

PA2184, Ampeg V-4B head , 1970s, VG+, owned and used by Mark O'Connor with the Dixie Dregs from 1981-82...$750.00
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JA6552, Bart Reiter Whyte Laydie Style 2 , c. 2000, EXF, engraved Gryphon inlays, owned and used by Mike Snider for over ten years - played on numerous Grand Ole Opry shows (includes handwritten letter from Snider and photograph of him holding the instrument), padded gig bag...$2,000.00
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BF2999, Fender Jazz Bass , 1965, owned and used extensively by Tony Markellis, one of the founding members of the band Kilimanjaro. Also used on tour with Paul Butterfield in the late 1970s as well as on tour with The Mamas and the Papas in the late 1980s (notarized personal letter from Markellis included with the instrument). Body refinished and numerous modifications made over the past 3 decades - a genuine working man's instrument that spans a long history of performances both in the studio and on the road. non Fender hard case...$7,500.00
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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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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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AG6351, Gibson J-200 , 1964, VG+, formerly owned and extensively used by Grand Ole Opry artist Hank Locklin (photographs and extensive documentation included) rough condition OHC and modern Gibson HC...$9,000.00
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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...$8,000.00
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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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MF8762, Gibson F-12 , 1954, VG++, 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 (comes with letter of provenance), new tailpiece, bridge, fingerboard, peghead inlay and tuners - all work is of professional quality carried out for Buster, gold plated tuners with mother of pearl buttons (one plastic replacement), 1970s Gibson rectangular HC...$4,000.00
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BM2971, Guild Ashbory Bass , 1987, EXC, owned and used by Buddy Emmons - includes certified letter from Estate of Buddy Emmons, no case, AS IS...$500.00
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MC0143, Korg RK-100 Midi Controller , , original gig bag, owned and used by Buddy Emmons - includes certified letter from Estate of Buddy Emmons, AS IS...$750.00
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AA9688, Martin D-28 , 1944, VG++, owned and used by James Monroe since 1967 (includes handwritten letter from James and picture of James with guitar), custom neck inlay by Randy Wood, professionally repaired peghead crack (structurally strong and inconspicuous), professionally repaired top cracks, neck reset and refretted by Gruhn Guitars, excellent sound and playability, HC... REDUCED FROM $35,000...$34,000.00
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EU2927, National New Yorker , c. 1947, VG+, needs new tuner buttons, no case, owned and used by Buddy Emmons - includes certified letter from Estate of Buddy Emmons, AS IS...$2,250.00
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BM3034, Paesold , 2002, EXC, spruce top, laminated maple back and sides, owned and used by Dave Roe on over 50 albums and while on tour with Dwight Yoakam from 2002 - 2005 (comes with hand written letter from Roe), padded gig bag. Instrument has been autographed by Kris Kristofferson, Sylvia Tyson, Billy Joe Shaver, Ronnie McDowell, Lester Holt, Cheetah Chrome, Dwight Yoakam, John Mellencamp (hand carved), Reggie Young, James Van Eaton, Lloyd Green, Ray LaMontagne, Dale Watson, T Bone Burnett, Don Helms, WS Holland, Cowboy Jack Clement, Rosie Flores, Charlie McCoy, Pokey La Farge, AJ Croce, Kathy Mattea, Chuck Mead, Bob Moore, Black Francis (Frank Black) and Gretchen Peters...$10,000.00
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EZ5595, Paul Reed Smith Custom 12-string , 1978, EXF, customized for and formerly owned and used extensively by Nancy Wilson of Heart since 1978 - comes with hand written letter from Nancy documenting ownership and history as well as signed photographs of Nancy with the guitar, one of the earliest documented guitars produced by Paul Reed Smith, rough Gibson HC. A historically important instrument from the maker as well as a highly significant originally owned piece of Rock & Roll memorabilia....$75,000.00
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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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BM2969, Steinberger headless bass , mid 1980s, EXC, original gig bag, owned and used by Buddy Emmons - includes certified letter from Estate of Buddy Emmons, AS IS...$3,500.00
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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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AM7729, unlabeled Radiotone - student model , c. 1940, VG, needs top and back crack repairs, no case, owned and used by Buddy Emmons - includes certified letter from Estate of Buddy Emmons, AS IS...$350.00
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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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BM2972, Warwick Fretless Thumbass , , EXC, neck through body construction, rough heavy duty flight case, owned and used by Buddy Emmons - includes certified letter from Estate of Buddy Emmons...$4,500.00
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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...$125,000.00
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AR4512, Welker Archtop , 2000, EXC, 17" body width, set up with Atilla Zoller floating jazz pickup, original pickguard with attached Kent Armstrong pickup included in case pocket, owned and used by Grand Ole Opry staff band member Mike Nobel (includes letter from Nobel), built by a fine Nashville luthier, heavy duty Cedar Creek HC...$3,000.00
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