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Welcome to GTR

Are you interested in taking lessons?

Contact us and we can go over our available time slots and rates.


Studio lessons at GTR are offered in ½ hour & full hour sessions.

Payment is on a monthly tuition basis- see the lesson policy for details.

GTR Services

Quality repairs and expert restoration done by our In-house Luthier.

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Quality hand made instruments and accessories.


About GTR

At GTR, we are committed to offering quality products and services to our community, and the music community at large. Our 60+ years of experience make it possible to provide you with expert advice, repairs, restoration, customizing, and custom building. We specialize in guitars, basses, and related items & are very painstaking about sourcing our products. GTR offers only quality instruments and accessories, most of which are USA made. We invite you to stop by our shop, nestled by the creek in beautiful Spring Grove, IL and experience the difference that quality and caring can make.

Toronzo Cannon really killed it at Legends last night. It’s such a treat to put a custom guitar in the hands of an artist & just sit back and enjoy the result. Many thanks to Toronzo for a fun night with GREAT music! Thanks also to David Rench for the photos. Thank you Toronzo Cannon for playing GTR guitars! It’s...

GTR would like to thank Cleopatra blues artist Frank Bang for being one of our GTR endorsed players. Frank was born to be a bluesman. Born right here in Chicago Illinois. Frank is currently the bandleader of Frank Bang and the Cook County Kings, playing blues the way they were meant to be played. Frank spent time in...

GTR would like to thank Jason Nelson as the first artist to endorse GTR guitars. Jason was born in Adak, Alaska. He found his passion for guitar from his older brother Brent. It was at age 14 when he picked up the guitar and knew he’d found his calling Jason is a student of all the greats like Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy,...

Attn: Deadheads! GTR is excited to welcome David Gans for a Looping clinic, Sunday 8-27-17 @ noon in store! David is an accomplished musician, writer, and host of the Grateful Dead hour as well as Sirius-XM radio co-host of Tales from the Golden Road. Come meet David Gans and learn from a pro in this hour long event...