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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.

  • D-18, ’57

    Natural, Serial number 158407.

  • 360/12, ’68

    Mapleglo, Serial number HJ1574.

Recent News

Best of Milwaukee – Final Voting!
November 1, 2018 by Ben Meine

Ladies and gentlemen, we need your help one last time! Earlier on, we posted about entering our Milwaukee location in the Shepherd Express “Best of Milwaukee” competition for “Best Musical… READ MORE

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  • Best of Milwaukee 2018 – Cast Your Vote!
    September 20, 2018 by Ben Meine

    Dave’s Guitar Shop came to the greater Milwaukee area in June of 2017. It has been a fantastic fifteen months being able to assist so many more people in finding the instrument… READ MORE

  • ’56 Gretsch Silverjet Gets the Works! – Phil’s Repair Feature
    August 18, 2018 by Ben Meine

    Phil’s back at it again with this beautiful vintage Silverjet. Holy moly, what a breathtaking instrument. It needed the works, though, so here’s Phil to give you the inside scoop!

  • Thriving in Madison!
    August 6, 2018 by Phil Kirst

    To say that the city of Madison, Wisconsin has been nice to Dave’s Guitar Shop would be an understatement by a large margin. Wisconsin has always been a nice home… READ MORE