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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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  • 316912

    Dragon II, ’93

    Indigo, Serial # 316912.

  • 21485

    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

  • T68518

    Val Pro 85 Bass, ’61

    White, Serial # T68518.

  • 6K4637

    335, ’67

    Fireglo, Serial # 6K4637.

  • A20043

    J-200, ’55

    Natural, Serial # A20043. The “Singing Cowboy” phenomenon of the 1930s was the main inspiration for the “King of the Flattops”, Gibson’s J-200. Cowboy movie idol, Ray Whitley approached Gibson… READ MORE

  • 851490

    ES-125 Tenor, ’66

    Cherry Sunburst, Serial # 851490.

  • 101330

    ES-355, ’63

    Cherry, Serial # 101330. Mono version with earlier features including: Grover Rotomatic tuners, Bigsby vibrato, and no serial number on the back of the headstock. This is one of only… READ MORE

  • 172722

    J-160E, ’55

    Sunburst, Serial # 172722. While Gibson had been making electric arch-top and steel guitars since the 1930’s, it wasn’t until the early ‘50s that a flat-top was electrified.  The first… READ MORE

  • 892010

    Trini Lopez Custom, ’67

    Cherry Sunburst, Serial # 892010. The Trini Lopez model was introduced in 1965 with input from the popular singer. After moving from Dallas to Beverly Hills in the early ‘60s,… READ MORE

  • 172272

    Firebird V, ’64

    Sunburst, Serial # 172272.

  • Thunderbird1

    Thunderbird II, ’64

    Sunburst, Serial # 193823.

  • PRS Semi-Hollow

    Custon 24 Semi-Hollow, ’90

    Sunburst, Serial # 049310.

  • National Bass1

    Val Pro 85, ’61

    White, Serial # T68518.

  • Martin HD-28

    D-28, ’37

    Natural, Serial # 66725. Over seventy years after its first appearance, the Dreadnought size guitar remains the most popular among acoustic guitar players. The Dreadnaught (named after the HMS Dreadnought,… READ MORE

  • Gibson Tenor 1

    TG-25N, ’65

    Natural, Serial # 31842.

  • Fender P-Bass

    Precision Bass, ’65

    Olympic White, Serial # L86059. The Fender Precision Bass was introduced in late 1951 and almost immediately had a dramatic lasting effect on how music was heard and played.  This… READ MORE

  • 70's EsquireA

    Custom Esquire, ’63

    Sunburst, Serial # L18136. The Fender Esquire was officially unveiled in April of 1950 as Fender’s first standard electric solid body guitar. It originally had one pickup in the bridge… READ MORE

  • '63 Jaguar

    Jaguar, ’61

    Dakota Red, Serial # 73776.

  • 57 J45a

    J-45, ’57

    Sunburst.

  • 50's Broadcaster 2

    Broadcaster, ’50

    Blonde, Serial # 0163.   In the late 1940’s, Leo Fender began working on a practical electric Spanish guitar. The design would be simple, and the guitar would be easy… READ MORE

Recent News

DGS Vintage Demo Series
January 19, 2016 by Justin Zeman Vintage Demo News Banner

Here at Dave’s Guitar Shop we have been working on our videos and we have a brand new series called “DGS Vintage Demo”. Once a week we take a guitar… READ MORE

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    Taylor New for 2016 Event
    January 6, 2016 by Tylor

    We are excited to be hosting a New for 2016 Taylor Find your Fit event! Stop down to be one of the first to experience what is new from Taylor… READ MORE

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    Chris Thile and The Loar
    December 2, 2015 by Tylor

    We had the opportunity to catch The Punch Brothers in concert at the Overture Hall in Madison, Wi last night. We were lucky enough to score some time with Chris… READ MORE

  • Bonabyrd-1
    Now In Stock – Gibson Custom Shop Bonabyrd
    November 25, 2015 by [email protected]

      Now in Stock! Check it out Here: www.davesguitar.com/bonabyrd