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1955 Fender Custom Color Black Stratocaster
The earliest known custom color black Stratocaster special ordered and owned by Howard Reed Jr., an historically significant instrument which played a simultaneous role in both guitar and music history.
  Martin D-28 with original large pickguard
This is an extraordinarily fine sounding instrument with factory original large pickguard.
1924 Gibson H-5 Mandola
This superb sounding instrument is in very good++ condition and was signed by Lloyd Loar on Mar. 31, 1924. This is 1 of only 19 Loar-signed H-5s located and listed in the Mandolin Archive.
  Chet Atkins Style Classical Guitars
This group of fine instruments includes a Hascal Haile classical built for Chet Atkins, a Kirk Sand Richard Smith model and a Chet Atkins CEC.
Custom Madagascar Martins
Inspired by Martin's CS21-11 special, we have custom ordered 0000s and 12-fret dreadnoughts with the same specs including Madagascar back and sides, Adirondack top, hide glue and T-bar.
  Capek Mandolins
We currently have several excpetionally fine sounding Capek instruments at the shop including three new beautifully hand crafted octave mandolins.
Gibson TB-6 Conversions
Just as the stock market crashed in 1929, Gibson was hitting its stride and making some of the most beautiful banjos of the era. They also introduced the flat-head tone ring which is considered by most of today's banjo players to be produce the ultimate banjo sound.
  Gibson Custom "art instrument" #01
Gibson's Custom division is famous today for one-off "art guitars" and it all started in late 1987 with this Custom Gibson F-5 by Jim Triggs and Greg Rich, serial number 01, made famous through the 1990s and early 2000s by bluegrass mandolinist Butch Baldassari.
Gruhn model - Designed by George Gruhn
"Especially potent..." That's what Billy Gibbons says about his new Gruhn model, with unique carved spruce top and routed walnut back. Check out the guitars and satisfied customers, including Billy Gibbons' full testimonial.

As-Is Sale
These instruments have not been repaired or set up and will be sold “as is” at reasonable prices. While they need work to meet our standards of playability and cosmetics, they are instruments of genuine merit or we would not have bought them in the first place. Contact Wes in Sales for more information.

Our new store is open and we'll be happy to see you at 2120 8th Ave S!
We've extended our store hours to Monday through Saturday from 9:30am - 6:00pm.

Click here for directions and more information about our new shop.

  Before Gruhn Guitars puts out any of our fine instruments for sale, they go through our repair shop to get them ready to play. Some older instruments require extensive repairs and restoration, while others just need new strings and basic setup, but every guitar, mandolin and banjo has to meet the high standards of the repair crew before it's released for sale. In this video, Greg Voros (Gruhn Guitars Repair Shop Manager) walks you through the inspection process.

George Gruhn
"George Gruhn knows more about guitars than anyone on earth," says Tom Wheeler, former editor of Guitar Player magazine. That knowledge has made Gruhn Guitars the world's most famous vintage instrument store and has brought George Gruhn worldwide recognition as an author of definitive books on vintage guitars, an innovative instrument and string designer, and a primary source for insight into the guitar market -- past, present and future. (Photo by Vincent Ricardel)

On January 2, 1970, Gruhn Guitars started life as GTR, Inc at 111 Fourth Avenue North. The original name was an abbreviation for "guitar" as well as the first-name initials of George Gruhn, Tut Taylor and Randy Wood. Tut and I were partners for the first nine months, after which he left to pursue business on his own and Randy was our repairman who stayed with me for almost three years. When we opened... (more of the Gruhn Guitars Story)

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We moved! Click for directions to our new location at 2120 8th Ave S.
Store hours: Monday - Saturday 9:30a - 6:00p (Central time)
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