Gruhn Guitars Commemorates 45th Anniversary with Two-Day Celebration on January 16th and 17th
NASHVILLE, TN (January 14, 2014) -- Gruhn Guitars invites friends and visitors to celebrate the shop’s 45th Anniversary on Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th from 9:30am to 6:00pm. The two-day celebration will feature several exciting giveaways from a number of instrument and accessories vendors including Martin, Taylor, National, Collings, Larrivee, TV Jones, DR Strings, and from publications including Vintage Guitar, Fretboard Journal, and Premier Guitar. Gruhn Guitars will also have several special offers available for both in-store and online instrument and accessories purchases.
Established in January 1970, Gruhn Guitars quickly became a mecca for musicians and vintage instrument collectors worldwide. The store buys, sells, consigns, trades and appraises fretted instruments and houses one of the world's premier vintage and used collections including classic Martin, Fender, Gibson, Epiphone, Gretsch and National instruments as well as a wide selection of new instruments from Martin, Taylor, Collings, Larrivee, McPherson, and others. Gruhn Guitars employs 24 staff members including nine highly skilled repairmen well-versed in repairing, restoring, building and designing guitars and eight salesmen with vast knowledge of musical instruments and instrument trading.
“This business is essentially a hobby that got out of hand and often feels like a rescue and adoption agency for guitars, banjos, mandolins, and other fretted instruments.” says George Gruhn, “It’s always an adventure. We never know who will be coming through the doors or what goodies they’ll be bringing along or taking home. I enjoy the instruments every bit as much today as I did when I first started out and am pleased to say we have the best staff in the history of the company. 45 years is a major milestone, but it certainly isn’t anywhere close to the end of the road for Gruhn Guitars.”
After occupying and outgrowing three downtown buildings on the same block from 1970 through 2013, Gruhn Guitars fully renovated and relocated to an 18,000sf building in the 8th Avenue South neighborhood in June 2013. This move was followed by an update to Gruhn’s online presence in 2014 with the launch of their new website at guitars.com. Both the shop and the site display Gruhn’s full inventory of 1,100+ guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, and amplifiers. Gruhn Guitars offers a Daily Inventory Update service by email at guitars.com/updates and an online instrument appraisal service at guitars.com/appraise.
To read the full history of Gruhn Guitars, visit guitars.com/history.
George Gruhn is recognized worldwide as a leading expert on vintage American guitars and related instruments. In 1970, he established Gruhn Guitars, one of the largest dealers of vintage and used instruments in the world, and has been buying and selling musical instruments since 1963. He has been a featured columnist for Vintage Guitar, Guitar Player, Pickin', Frets, and Bluegrass Unlimited. George is the co-author of Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars, a comprehensive field guide to vintage fretted instruments now in its 3rd edition, and the companion volumes Acoustic Guitars and Other Fretted Instruments and Electric Guitars and Basses. These books chronicle the history of American stringed instruments and are beautifully illustrated and exhaustively researched. His articles are published in numerous magazines.
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