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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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  • EH-150 Lap Steel and matching amp, ’37

    Sunburst, Serial # 2796. The popularity of Hawaiian style music in the early 1900’s created a demand for instruments specially made to accommodate the Hawaiian technique. The top companies, Martin… READ MORE

  • L-5 “Fern”, ’43

    Sunburst, Serial # 97608.

  • Casino, ’61

    Royal Tan, Serial # 30059. Gibson purchased Epiphone, its major rival of the 1920’s and ‘30s, in 1957. Production of new Epiphones in Kalamazoo began in 1958 using a few… READ MORE

  • Jaguar, ’65

    Burgundy Mist Metallic with a matching headstock, Serial # L89205.

  • Telecaster Elite, ’83

    Black, Serial # E317132. Since Fender’s purchase by CBS in 1965, there were complaints from dealers and customers about the declining quality of the instruments. New management was hired in… READ MORE

  • Guitarlin, ’58

    Copper Burst, Serial #3088   The Danelectro Company was founded in 1947 by Nathaniel Daniel in New Jersey. Danelectro began as an amp manufacturer (Daniel had previously designed and made… READ MORE

  • Stratocaster, ’55

    Blonde, Serial # 7589. “The tone of the Stratocaster is as new and different as tomorrow and is the big professional tone so long sought after by critical players.” These… READ MORE

  • ES-350, ’49

    Natural, Serial # A4308. Gibson introduced its first electric guitar, the ES-150 in 1936. Its acceptance by influential players like Eddie Durham and Charlie Christian led to the manufacture of… READ MORE

  • SJ-200, ’49

    Sunburst, Serial # A2438.

  • L-7, ’48

    Sunburst, Serial # A2135.

  • Firebird VII, ’65

    Sunburst, Non-Reverse model, Serial # 501529.

  • Electric XII, ’66

    Olympic White with a matching headstock, Serial # 154372. A 12-string guitar was never as popular as a regular 6-string. Although it was used by some folk and blues players… READ MORE

  • Custom Telecaster, ’68

    Black, Serial # 230066.

  • Custom Telecaster, ’68

    Olympic White with Black binding, Serial # 107308. Introduced in 1959, the Fender Custom Telecaster was a special deluxe version of the regular Telecaster. The Custom’s sunburst alder body had… READ MORE

  • Montego II, ’72

    Sunburst, Serial # 92. In 1962, Leo Fender was continuing to devise ways to expand his company’s line of musical instruments. Since Fender had revolutionized the solid body electric guitar… READ MORE

  • Precision Bass, ’52

    Butterscotch Blonde, Serial # 0215. Leo Fender introduced the Precision Bass in late 1951 following the success of his revolutionary electric six-string, the Telecaster. The P-Bass proved to be even… READ MORE

  • EB-2DC Bass, ’67

    Cherry, Serial # 897004.

  • ES-335, ’60

    Sunburst, Serial # A33186.

  • Trini Lopez Deluxe, ’68

    Sparkling Burgundy, Serial # 899091. In 1965, Gibson added Trini Lopez to its list of artists with signature guitars. These included Tal Farlow, Johnny Smith, Barney Kessel, and the Everly… READ MORE

  • Trini Lopez, ’67

    Cherry, Serial # 055072.

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: