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“Welcome to the guitar collection. On the second floor of our store we have on display over 300 guitars and more than 50 amps that I’ve accumulated over the years. The friends and customers that have visited us seem to really appreciate being able to view this, so we thought we would share it with our online friends and fellow guitar enthusiasts as well. Enjoy!”

– Dave Rogers

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  • Esquire, ’52

    Blonde, Serial number 3841. The Fender Esquire was officially unveiled in April of 1950 as Fender’s first standard electric solid body guitar. The 1950 spring catalog advertised the guitar as… READ MORE

  • Byrdland, ’57

    Natural, Serial number A26105. In 1955 Gibson developed a slimmer hollow body electric guitar to appeal to players wanting a more comfortable instrument that didn’t weigh as much as a… READ MORE

  • L-12, ’53

    Sunburst, Serial number A13346.

  • ES-330TD, ’59

    Sunburst, Serial/production number S278911.

  • D-18, ’40

    Natural, Serial number 75510.

  • Model 5F6-A “Bassman Amp” ’58

    Tweed, Serial # BM00753.

  • Thunberbird II Bass, ’64

    Sunburst, “Reverse body”, Serial number 194617.

  • J-160E, ’65

    Sunburst, Serial number 252074. The Gibson J-160E was introduced in July of 1954 as its second electrified flat top guitar. It had the look of a regular slope-shoulder Gibson like… READ MORE

  • ES-335, ’59

    Natural, Serial number A30855. In 1958 Gibson combined concepts of the Les Paul solid body guitar introduced in 1952, and the thinline guitars it launched in 1955. The Les Paul,… READ MORE

  • L-7, ’49

    Natural, Serial number A2454.

  • L-7C, ’50

    Natural, Serial number A4584.

  • ES-335, ’62

    Cherry, Serial number 73855.

  • 950, ’63

    Fireglo, Serial number CE510.

  • 6120, ’60

    Western Orange, Serial number 33066.

  • 366, ’67

    Fireglo, Serial number GI4142. The flat-top 12-string guitar was a foundation of the folk music movement of the early ‘60s. This inspired Rickenbacker to manufacture an electric 12-string in 1963…. READ MORE

  • Strat, ’57

    Sunburst, Alder body, Serial number 024384, I bought this lovely ’57 Strat along with a matching Tweed Super many years ago. This pair came from the “north woods” of Wisconsin. I remember… READ MORE

  • 325, ’64

    Fireglo, Serial number DG894. F.C. Hall, owner of Radio & Television Equipment Co. (Radio-Tel) purchased the Electro String Company from Adolph Rickenbacker in1953. Hall overhauled the business and began focusing… READ MORE

  • Custom 24, ’91

    Vintage Yellow, Serial number 110404.

  • Artist I, ’92

    Dark Cherry Sunburst, Serial number 214788.

  • D-18, ’57

    Natural, Serial number 158407.

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  • 1937 Martin D-28 Vintage Demo
    March 31, 2017 by Justin Zeman

    Carl has been busy back in repair lately! He spent some time on one of Dave’s old Martin acoustics. Here we have Alex Meine (Carl’s brother) playing on the 1937… READ MORE

  • J-MOD100 Now Available for Pre-Order
    January 31, 2017 by Tylor

    No compromise amp designed with John Mayer. The J-MOD 100 amplifier was intimately designed by Paul Reed Smith, Doug Sewell, and John Mayer to not only handle Mayer’s live work… READ MORE

  • Goodbye 2016!
    December 31, 2016 by Justin Zeman

    We would like to thank all of our customers for an amazing 2016. We wouldn’t exist without such a solid customer base. Happy New Years from Dave’s Guitar Shop! We… READ MORE