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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

The items in Dave’s Collection are not available for purchase.

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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.

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’68 Gibson 345 Refret – Phil’s Repair Feature
July 17, 2018 by Phil Kirst

Phil from our Milwaukee shop loves to educate our customers on everything he can when it comes to repairs! Check out this awesome video of him showcasing his refret on… READ MORE

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  • Photography @ DGS
    December 9, 2017 by Josh Walker

    Hey folks! We’ve had some questions about our photography process, and I’m hoping I can shed some light on it (pun absolutely intended). Feel free to post any questions you… READ MORE

  • Condition Ratings
    December 2, 2017 by Tylor

    Here at DGS we understand the struggle of purchasing a guitar without being able to lay eyes on it in person. While we are always happy to provide an in-hand… READ MORE

  • Employee Spotlight – PRS 594 35th Anniversary and Tyler HM-18
    November 6, 2017 by Josh Walker

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