"George Gruhn knows more about guitars than anyone on earth," says Tom Wheeler, former editor of Guitar Player magazine.That knowledge has made Gruhn Guitars the world's most famous vintage instrument store and has brought George Gruhn worldwide recognition as an author of definitive books on vintage guitars, an innovative instrument and string designer, and a primary source for insight into the guitar market -- past, present and future.Based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Hoshino Gakki were one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain a significant foothold in import guitar sales in the United States and Europe, as well as the first brand of guitars to mass-produce the seven-string guitar and eight-string guitar.
The imitations earned a reputation for low prices and relatively high quality, but Ibanez’s strategy ultimately resulted in a lawsuit brought by the parent company of Gibson in 1977.
ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS - Instruments are personally described by George Gruhn.
We take pride in providing accurate representations of age, condition and originality.
More About This EXPERT INSPECTION AND REPAIR - Our staff of eight repairmen sees that all instruments are properly restored and set up in optimum playing order including set-up.
For safe shipping, strings are loosened, moveable bridges on guitars and mandolins may be removed, and banjo necks may be separated from bodies.