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Welcome to GTR

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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.

This is from Kalee “Dan’s Daughter”. My dad, Dan Bowman, went to the emergency room on May 30th after being sick for 3 weeks. He is uninsured and was trying to “tough it out” at home because of that and the pandemic. Within a couple of hours of being there, he was sedated, intubated and placed on a ventilator to help give...

 Jason Nelson having a lil fun playing the New Lucid sound design, 5 watt 5F1 combo sold exclusively at GTR!

Classes are starting soon Sign up for the GTR effects pedal class! You will build not 1, but 2 effects pedals!!! One will be a CHORUS PEDAL and the other a FUZZ PEDAL. All hand wired! You’ll learn a little history of each pedal as well as basic explanation of each circuit you build. No tools or experience needed....

Intro to Acoustic Slide Guitar w/ Donna Herula Price is $40.00 (only 4 seats left!) Sign Up Now! Next Class is Saturday Oct.13 3:00PM-5:00PM In this workshop, you will learn all you need to know to begin and advance your slide guitar playing and emotional expression. The workshop will introduce the songs and...

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...