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Collings Guitars

A Trio of Great Collings Electrics

"I have long been an admirer of Collings guitars - and have been a dealer for 12 years. It seems as though they up their game every time they make a new instrument. Truth be told, many Collings go through the shop so quickly, they never make it to the web site. Right now, I have three exceptional Collings in the shop. I can’t recommend them highly enough." - Craig

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Radack Guitars

Radack, Master of Design

"Every once in a while, I come across a guitar that is a complete thought, meaning it's on the money right out of the gate. It's not a replica of an existing design, not a guitar built as a builder's conceit or a craftsman's whim. Instead, it's an instrument drawn from a store of knowledge from the builder's skill and player feedback. Add into that mix an inspired design, a sense that there is a niche to fill, and the desire to serve it, and you have the ingredients for something special And then, you hope it all works. Straight to the point, Radack guitars work. Beautifully... - Craig

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Adam Levy

Friends of CR Guitars: Adam Levy

Adam Levy is widely respected as a "musician’s musician" — with many featured turns to his credit. His memorable solos on Norah Jones' album Come Away with Me are shining examples of his handiwork. His bluesy lines on Tracy Chapman's hit "Give Me One Reason" tell a juicy story, with not a single note wasted. He's a nuanced accompanist as well, as can be heard on Allen Toussaint's recording of "American Tune." He's also featured on recordings by Vulfpeck, Anaïs Mitchell (composer of Hadestown), Meshell Ndegeocello, Ani DiFranco, and Amos Lee...

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Creek Time Machine Series

The Creek Time Machine

The Time Machine we're referring to here is the Creek Time Machine Series, three "new vintage" acoustic guitars that are simply stunning. They are inspired by legenday acoustic guitars, but these are not just vintage replicas. They venture beyond that...

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Scott Heatley Baritone

An Introduction To Scott Heatley

Heatley Guitars was founded in 1997 with a very humble loan and a tiny shop. From the beginning the idea was to build high quality guitars in small numbers and it remains that way to this day. The output is kept limited to ensure the quality stays high...

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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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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:

Steve Klein Custom Electric


Tao T-Bucket H.A.L. 2020


Ibanez JSM20TH John Scofield Signature, 2021


McKay ‘64 Cherry Block Mark 335


Sadowsky Chuck Loeb LS-13


Collings 02HG, 2014


John Buscarino Tree Of Life


Julian Gaffney Modified Dreadnaught


Galloup Borealis, 2005


Rob Radack Hemi Semi-Hollow


Maxmonte Thames OM, 2019


Blue Arch Oldie Acoustic Archtop


Collings CJ45 T


Gibson 60th Anniversary 1960 Standard, 2020

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