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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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  • 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.

  • US-1, ’86

    Black, Serial # 82986502.

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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