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An update from Craig at CR Guitars.

I'm fortunate. I'’ve built my business primarily online, which means that I'm still "open" during these uncertain times. I hope that this message finds you all well. While I'm shutting the the physical door, I'm keeping the virtual one open. I'll be here, ready to take your calls and questions. I am more than happy to FaceTime with you to talk about any of the guitars that interest you. I can discuss the instrument face to face with you, play it for you, talk about the nuances that sometimes get left off my POVs - or just talk about guitars and music in general. Please feel free to call or email me anytime. I'm here with my guitars and ready to share them with you in any way I can. Stay safe and healthy. - Craig

Fender Diamond Collection available

Fender Diamond Collection Now Available

An alert from CR Guitars owner Craig Snyder:
"A very special collection of Fender guitars has been just put up for sale at the Music Gallery ( The Music Gallery is owned by my good friend Frank Glionna. I've known Frank for many years, even before I opened CR Guitars, and he is the guy I've always turned to when I need a guitar with an "F" on the headstock. He is also a Fender Diamond Dealer and gets the very best of the best. I don't usually tout other shops in news entries, but this Diamond Collection is so special that I felt it worthy of a special mention and a heads up for any interested parties..."

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CR Guitars Guitar Safari

CR Guitars Guitar Safari

An update from CR Guitars owner Craig Snyder:
I am absolutely dedicated to offering only the finest hand selected guitars and amps here at CR Guitars. To that end, I have been on my own guitar safari, on the hunt for the great stuff. And when I mean the great stuff I'm talking about the most righteous gear. Everything I bring back has to be the best of the best; great playing, great sounding – the sweetest versions of whatever flavor guitar or amp they happen to be.

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Behind The Scenes at CR

Behind The Scenes At CR

At CR Guitars there is quite a lot of activity that happens behind the scenes, activity (guitars) that you, our Internet viewers, never get to see. That's not say that what's on our site isn't our best stuff; it is, but it doesn't represent everything. You see, part of our 'hand selected' ethic means serving many customers directly, and that means many guitars get ordered directly through us and never make it to our website...

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Yanuziello Milano Series

The Yanuziello Milano Series - Interview w/ Joe

Like every artist Joe Yanuziello is always looking for new territory to conquer, the next mountain to climb. Enter the first in a 10 piece Limited Edition Series called the Milano, what Joe considers his next level instrument. It's that great. So great we decided to interview Joe for a feature on his new Milano Series. Joe's insatiable curiosity has taken him off the beaten path to a line of unique guitars that harken back to the European electrics of the early '60s, particularly Italian makers, that over the years have become quite collectible in the vintage market. Read on to find out about the truly remarkable Milano Series...

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Tao Guitars

Tao Guitars; Engineering Prowess, Cultural Finesse

We have been fortunate to obtain a few Tao Guitars over the last few months and honestly, we're completely blown away. From their automotive-inspired body carving/shaping to their unique finishes to their impeccable build quality these are instruments that truly stand out. When you examine the myriad of small details that make these instruments what they are you get it; these are guitars built by consummate designers with an engineer's edge. Every aspect has been considered and deeply designed. Designed for tone, designed for ergonomics, designed for visual impact. Tao guitars are created by true artisans. You simply HAVE TO check them out.

Jostein Gulbrandsen

Friends of CR Guitars: Jostein Gulbrandsen

Jostein Gulbrandsen, who has done many product videos for CR Guitars and is a longtime friend of CR Guitars owner Craig Snyder is originally from Norway. Since 2001 he has been based in New York where he received his master's degree in jazz guitar from the Manhattan School of Music in 2003. Gulbrandsen has played at Kongsberg Jazz Festival, Blue Note, Birdland, BB. Kings, Cornelia Street Cafe, Smalls, Smoke, Blues Alley, The Kennedy Center and many other places. He has toured in Norway and Scotland and also held master classes at Agder College of Music and Hobart and William Smith Colleges...

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Recent Arrivals:

Daniel Slaman Jazz Pauletta


Yanuziello Elle-5 Carved Archtop, 2014


Collings 360 LT Lollar Gold Foils, Preowned


Marchione Uni-Body Carve Top, 2018


Collings City Limits Gold Top, Preowned


PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 Preowned 2017


Marchione Custom 15 Archtop Preowned 2016


Rancourt CR Guitars Signature Acoustic Archtop


Bourgeois OM Banjo Killer Preowned 2017


Nico Moffa Americana “New Model”


Collings 290 Custom


Sadowsky LS-15


Sadowsky LS-17


Lowden Wee Lowden Jazz (WL-35 GR/AS)


Benedetto Custom 7 String Archtop


Sugita Kenji Carrera 00


Rick Toone Spearfish Prototype

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