OUR MODELS

In 1965 J.W. Gallagher began building guitars with the skills and aptitude of a master furniture maker and machinist.  There are remaining pieces of furniture that speak to his emphasis on line, form and function rather than ornament.  During a time when retail guitars were being massed produced to meet the demand, J.W. wanted to build a guitar with his same attention to quality.  This is reflected by his motto on his first guitar label: “Guaranteed perfect.”

Our Models look back to our heritage while also looking to the current needs of guitar players and artists.  We are honored to carry on the legacy of American craftsmanship begun by J.W. and Don Gallagher.

Doc Watson Model
Doc Watson

mahogany back & sides
sitka spruce top
ivoroid bound body, headstock & fingerboard
herringbone trim
1 3/4″ nut
dot inlay

Doc Watson Model
G-60

Rosewood back & sides
Western Red Cedar top
Rosewood binding with W/B/W details
Rosewood fingerboard, rosette and bridge
MOP diamonds & squares
Traditional voiced x-bracing

G-70 Model
G-70

rosewood back & sides
red spruce top
ivoroid bound body, fingerboard & headstock
herringbone trim
1 11/16″ nut
diamond & square inlay

Ragtime Special

Mahogany back and sides
Sitka spruce top
Bell flower inlay
Tortoise Shell binding
1 3/4″ neck with regular size frets
Small body with big sound

GA-35

Cocobolo back & sides
Engelmann spruce top
rosewood bound body
black white black trim
pearl/wood rosette
1 3/4″ nut
dot inlay

G-50C

cherry back & sides
spruce top
tortoiseshell bound body
black white black trim
1 11/16″ nut
dot inlay
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SIGNATURE MODELS

Jim Hurst Signature

Mahogany back and sides
Adirondack spruce top
Slope shoulder body with built-in armrest
1 3/4″ neck 

Fishman pickup & preamp

Doc Watson Signature

Mahogany back and sides
Sitka spruce top
Flamed maple binding
1 3/4″ neck with jumbo frets
Doc’s signature on the 12th fret

Upgrade Options

Available for all standard models. Prices listed are retail.

body size (400)     maple or rosewood binding (400)    cutaway (550)    abalone snowflake inlay (500)    bellflower inlay (300)

Body Sizes