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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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  • 6120, ’59

    Western Orange, Serial number 33066.

  • Model 6071 Bass, ’66

    Walnut, Serial # 86184.

  • Rancher, ’57

    Western Orange, Serial # 21485. The Fred Gretsch Company introduced its most famous flat-top, The Rancher in1954. The Rancher was a jumbo 17 inch wide, triangular soundhole acoustic based on… READ MORE

  • 6120, ’56

    Western Orange, Serial # 18527. By the early ‘50s guitar virtuoso Chet Atkins was a well known Nashville studio musician on his way to becoming a successful recording artist in… READ MORE

  • 6120, '57

    Western Orange, Serial # 25017. In 1954, the Fred Gretsch Company introduced its own artist signature guitar in response to the success of Gibson’s Les Paul guitar. The virtuoso country… READ MORE

  • 6120, '58

    Western Orange, Serial # 26522. The Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody Model 6120 was introduced in 1954.  Gretsch designed it with input from Chet Atkins to be his signature model guitar…. READ MORE

  • 6120, '61

    Western Orange, Serial # 40749. In 1954, the Fred Gretsch Company introduced its own artist endorsed guitar in response to the success of Gibson’s Les Paul Model. The virtuoso country… READ MORE

  • Tennessean, '60

    Cherry Red, Serial # 34983. In 1958 the Fred Gretsch Company decided to expand the successful Chet Atkins signature guitar line introduced in 1954, which already included the Chet Atkins… READ MORE

  • Country Gentleman, '61

    Walnut, Serial # 41707. The Gretsch Country Gentleman debuted in 1958 as the top model of the Chet Atkins line, which now included the economy Tennessean 6119, as well as… READ MORE

  • Country Gentleman, '65

    Walnut, Serial # 79726.

  • White Falcon, ’58

    White, Serial # 26356. The exciting changes in the popular music of the 1950s also called for electrifying transformations in musical instruments.  The electric guitar was increasingly prominent, so the… READ MORE

  • Electro II, '53

    Sunburst, Serial # 09618.

  • Country Club, '55

    Cadilac Green.

  • Country Club, ’62

    Cadillac Green, Serial # 47040. The Fred Gretsch Manufacturing Company had been making drums, banjos and lower priced student guitars distributed by other brands since 1883, but it wasn’t until… READ MORE

  • Monkees, '67

    Red, Serial # 17771.

  • White Falcon, '67

    White, Serial # 271011.

  • Silver Jet, '55

    Silver Sparkle, Serial # 16622. In 1953 the Gretsch Company introduced its first solidbody electric guitar: the Duo Jet. It was intended to compete with Fender’s Telecaster and Gibson’s Les… READ MORE

  • Jet Firebird, '57

    Oriental Red, Serial # 23809. Leo Fender’s revolutionary solid body guitars created quite a stir in the early 1950’s. The established guitar manufacturers of the day initially viewed the Fender… READ MORE

  • Roundup, ’57

    Western Orange, Serial # 23405. By 1953, The Fred Grestch Manufacturing Company had been building drums banjos and guitars for 70 years. The traditional instrument maker made what seemed like… READ MORE

  • Roundup, '55

    Western Orange, Serial # 13173.

Recent News

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

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  • 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

  • Shop Talk in Guitar World
    December 30, 2016 by Tylor

    We are excited to be featured in the newest issue of Guitar World in “Shop Talk” featuring the coolest guitar shops in the nation! Check it out: