Ragtime Special

The Ragtime Special was built in 1978 for a customer that wanted a Jazz/Ragtime guitar.  This auditorium size guitar features mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, voiced top bracing, variegated wood backstrip, herringbone purfling and soundhole rosette.  The body and headstock are bound in tortoise shell. The unbound fingerboard is ebony as is the bridge. The fingerboard has abalone snowflake inlay and the headstock features a mother-of-pearl bellflower inlay with gold-plated machine tuners. The standard nut width is 1-3/4″.   The cut-a-way option lends itself tastefully to this model.


  • Small body with big sound
  • Bellflower headstock inlay
  • 1 ¾” nut and regular frets for playability
Retail Price: $4,800

The Ragtime has been Gallagher’s best selling small body guitar since its inception. Fun Guitar to pick up and play everyday with an amazing sound!

Anthony Quails performs with his Ragtime Special!  View his artist page here: Anthony Quails