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1930 model 435 Prairie State by the Larson Brothers of Chicago. This is one of those Holy Grail guitars that are generally only seen in museums.

1930 Prairie State model 435 by the Larson Brothers of Chicago. 14″ wide 00 size guitar of Adirondack spruce and Brazilian rosewood in museum condition. Plays and sounds as good as the reputation suggests. Simply the finest guitar that’s ever come into the store. Check out Guernsey’s current auction to see two lesser models and what they’re expecting to fetch. $40,000.00

 

1996 Fender American Standard Telecaster . $900.00

1996 Fender American Standard Telecaster . $900.00

  We speak mandolin, banjo, ukulele as well as the language of guitar.

2010 Les Paul Studio in silverburst for only $975.00

2010 Les Paul Studio in silverburst for only $975.00

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Kremona Lulo Reinhardt "Kiano" model. Reinhardt is the most iconic name in the guitar world. Django's great nephew Lulo plays what he calls "Latin Swing"

Kremona Lulo Reinhardt “Kiano” model. Reinhardt is the most iconic name in the guitar world. Django’s great nephew Lulo plays what he calls “Latin Swing” $1,100.00 w/case

 

National Style 1 Tricone German Silver. Most style 1 National Tricones are made of bell brass. This one is made entirely of nickel silver, making for an instrument of uncommon clarity, volume, and complexity. The best Tricone you can buy. $3,795.00 made in San Luis Obsipo, California.

National Style 1 Tricone German Silver. Most style 1 National Tricones are made of bell brass. This one is made entirely of nickel silver, making for an instrument of uncommon clarity, volume, and complexity. The best Tricone you can buy. $3,795.00 made in San Luis Obsipo, California.

Fred Kelly speed picks. The pick of choice for many Chet Atkins/Tommy Emmanuel type fingerpickers. We finally got through to the folks at Fred Kelly and picks should be in by Feb 28th. We have a good variety of Fred Kelly picks including the Bumble Bee and the Slick Pick. Fred Kelly is the kind of small cottage industry maker that we love to deal with. Sincere people who make a unique product a do a great job of it.

Fred Kelly speed picks. The pick of choice for many Chet Atkins/Tommy Emmanuel type fingerpickers. We finally got through to the folks at Fred Kelly and picks should be in by Feb 28th.
We have a good variety of Fred Kelly picks including the Bumble Bee and the Slick Pick.
Fred Kelly is the kind of small cottage industry maker that we love to deal with. Sincere people who make a unique product a do a great job of it.

Mark Waldrop (the tall handsome one) and Sergio Lara play at The Barn Door Restaurant ev

Guitar Tex owner Mark Waldrop (R) & Sergio Lara are playing every Saturday at The Barn Door Restaurant. The food is great; the atmosphere is terrific and so is the music. Virtuoso guitar (and sometimes mandolin) from Sergio Lara & silky smooth vocals from Mark Waldrop. Tunes cover the American songbook from Irving Berlin to Bob Dylan and Bobby Troup, with the occasional original. 

Lindy Fralin Guitar Pickups. Lindy makes some of the best guitar pickups in the world . We have a very good selection, although not all of them. Call for availability. Fralin pickups are made by hand and it takes about 2 weeks to get them.

Lindy Fralin Twangmasters

Lindy Fralin Twangmasters

 

Martin Custom Shop 14 fret dreadnought with Adirondack spruce and rare sinker mahogany with abalone rosette and Foden style inlays. List: $6,254.00 SALE: $4,450.00

Martin Custom Shop 14 fret dreadnought with Adirondack spruce and rare sinker mahogany with abalone rosette and Foden style inlays.
List: $6,254.00
SALE: $4,450.00

Brazilian rosewood. This incredible figured wood was offered to us by the good folks at Huss & Dalton, who make some of the finest guitars in the world. It will be for an OM size or smaller. We have not yet discussed the details. This could be your guitar for perhaps less than you might think. Huss & Dalton of Staunton, Virginia has combined the very traditional with the very modern and builds superlative guitars. We will be needing to commit to specifics soon, so if you would like to call us and talk about making this your dream guitar... 210 822-1595Brazilian rosewood. This incredible figured wood was offered to us by the good folks at Huss & Dalton, who make some of the finest guitars in the world. It will be for an OM size or smaller. We have not yet discussed the details. This could be your guitar for perhaps less than you might think. Huss & Dalton of Staunton, Virginia has combined the very traditional with the very modern and builds superlative guitars. We will be needing to commit to specifics soon, so if you would like to call us and talk about making this your dream guitar… 210 822-1595 As gorgeous at it looks now, this Brazilian rosewood when finished will look exponentially more spectacular

Devil Cat Mean Jean 15 watt with western tooled leather look Tolex and wheat colored grill cloth. Hand made, monster transformers, built to last. $1,295.00

Devil Cat Mean Jean 15 watt with western tooled leather look Tolex and wheat colored grill cloth. Hand made, monster transformers, built to last. $1,295.00

 For nearly 15 years Guitar Tex has been the place to go to find the best acoustic instruments in South Texas. Today we have a very good selection of choice electric guitars, too, but acoustic instruments remains our specialty. We have a knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff including a first rate repair department featuring guitar wrangler John Thurston. Take a few moments to peruse our website. We hope that inspires you to pay us  visit. tradesIf you have a guitar or some gear you’re not using, we offer generous trade in allowances. 1997 Breedlove C2R $1.900.001997 Breedlove C2R. $1,900.00

Huss and Dalton CM 004-horz

Huss & Daltons Crossroads model with red spruce top that's been "cooked" with a process called "torrefaction" to speed the aging process.

Huss & Daltons Crossroads model with red spruce top that’s been “cooked” with a process called “torrefaction” to speed the aging process.

 

At Guitar Tex we don’t sell dreams. We sell reality. Real guitars for real musicians who want to play them; not just folks who own fancy guitars for bragging rights. There are “custom” and “dream” guitar shops just for you.   We’ve got some of the best guitars anywhere, and we hope they will be making great music for their owners for many years.

L.R. Baggs Lyric Microphone. This is what many of us have been waiting for.

L.R. Baggs Lyric Microphone. This is what many of us have been waiting for. Not only does it sound better than anything you’ve heard before, but the ONLY modification to your guitar is enlarging the endpin for the jack. $199.0                                                    Celebrating America by having a sale on American made products. If most other retailers had a sale on American made goods they wouldn't have anything to offer. Not so at GUITAR TEX. We've got a whole lot of American made products. Come see why American made guitars are still the best.At Guitar Tex we believe that the words “Made In America” are very important. Not everything we sell is American made, but most of it is and we’re proud of that. We also realize that not everyone can afford a nice USA made instrument and we have carefully selected the import products that we sell to be assured that our customers receive an instrument that performs well and properly.

 

 

Lindy Fralin "Twangmaster" pickups will add some sparkle and life to your guitar. Puts some "twang" compared to the standard dark, flat sounding humbuckers.

Lindy Fralin “Twangmaster” pickups will add some sparkle and life to your guitar. Puts some “twang” compared to the standard dark, flat sounding humbuckers.

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  FRED KELLY PICKS ARE BACK! Banjo pickers, Chet style fingerstylists, and discriminating pickers of all kinds will be pleased to know that we have your favorite Fred Kelly picks. www.fredkellypicks.com 

              Welcome to GUITAR TEX. If you love great guitars and you’re in the greater San Antonio area you should visit GUITAR TEX. If you can’t get here, we’re glad you found our website. We’ve got great stuff you won’t find at the other stores. Visit our pages for specific brands and gear. Check the repair section for details on what we offer at GUITAR TEX. We can do everything from a simple restring to a complete restorations.                                                                               

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WE HAVE THE BEST SELECTION OF QUALITY ACOUSTIC GUITARS IN SAN ANTONIO. PERIOD.

HOORAY FOR THE INTERNET! It gave us this website, wonderful ways for immediate contact with people all over the globe, and access to information we never dreamed would be so readily available.                                                               HOWEVER……………..playing the guitar is a very personal thing, and having it in your hands, hearing it for yourself, feeling it, then talking to someone who truly knows all about that instrument. You can’t get that on your laptop. So we depend on people coming in the door and playing our guitars. Talk to me or Gus, or repairman John Thurston and you’ll find 3 people who are passionate about what we do.                                                                                                                                   Gus Wanner has a wealth of knowledge about guitars, fretted instruments and their history that is unsurpassed in San Antonio. John Thurston, as I’ve said before, is the most skilled all-around guitar repair person in Texas and can offer advice to those in need. Me, I’m just a pretty decent guitar player who also has some skills in repair and has translated a love of stringed instruments into a life’s work.                                                                                                                                    So if you’d like to send an email or text, friend us on Facebook, that’s great and please do, but it would be best if you stopped in to see us in person.

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Please visit the “Repair” section of our website for information on in house luthier, John Thurston, who is the most experienced, talented, and capable luthier/repair person in South Texas.