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All Roadhouse amps 10% off for the month of February!

Roadhouse Amps is running a special 10% off sale for the month of February. Roadhouse amps are boutique, hand-wired recreations of classic Tweed circuits created in nearby Portland, Or. We currently have in stock the Roadhouse 5 Tweed Champ, Roadhouse 10 Tweed Harvard, Roadhouse 15 Tweed Deluxe and Roadhouse 45 Tweed Bassman. These amps sound amazing […]

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New Eric Daw Custom x Terry Turrell Guitar!

We are very excited to have this special piece in our shop! This amazing collaboration features a superbly built instrument by our own tech and guitar guru Eric Daw, with one-off, hand painted artwork by local artist Terry Turrell, whose work can also be seen on instruments played by guitar great, Bill Frisell.  This guitar not […]

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New Riggio Custom Guitars at ECG!

Emerald City Guitars is proud to carry local builder Joe Riggio’s custom creations! Riggio guitars are expertly crafted with extreme attention to detail and perfectly embody what makes vintage guitars so great. These fine instruments look, feel and sound incredible and we are very excited to have them here in our shop! Our first batch […]

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New Electro-Harmonix Pedals in Stock!

New Electro-Harmonix pedals in stock! We just got in a fresh order of EHX pedals from staples like the Big Muff Fuzz and Holy Grail Reverb to wilder effects including the Mel9 Mellotron pedal and Freeze Sound Retainer! Come down to Emerald City Guitars and check them out!

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ECG Updates: Shop Expansion and Garage Sale!

It’s been some time since I’ve done a newsletter/blog for our many fine customers and followers, so I figure in light of our 20th anniversary year, it is about darn time I did one. It’s a little scary that 20 years have gone by since I opened the doors of Emerald City Guitars in May […]

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New Spaceman Effects In Stock!

A new delivery of Spaceman Effects has just landed! Built in Portland, Oregon, Spaceman Effects offers up some very cool and unique pedals with a special dedication to uncompromising quality. These are built in very limited runs and are often sold out, but you can get them right here at Emerald City Guitars! We currently […]

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New Custom Color Sparkle Diamond Pedals In Stock!

We just got in a fresh batch Diamond Pedals with super cool custom sparkle finishes! We love Diamond Pedals here at ECG and all of their stuff is top notch. The Diamond Compressor is a staple on many of our boards. Come on down to ECG and check ’em out!

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Emerald City Guitars Is Now Washington’s Official Matchless Amplifiers Dealer!

We are pleased to announce that we are now an official dealer of Matchless amps! All of Matchless’ amplifiers are wired true point-to-point and are designed to be the most durable amps on the market. These amps sound fantastic and beautifully merge versatility with simplicity. Matchless amplifiers truly do live up to their name and […]

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Pin-Up Custom Pickups

Eric Daw’s custom made “Pin-Up Pickups” are finally available for sale individually. These are the monsters behind the great tone of Eric’s “Pin-Up Custom Guitars” line of hand crafted instruments. Each pickup is made entirely by hand, with the finest materials available, and to the highest standards possible. From the assembly of the bobbin to […]

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Eric Daw’s Fret Files

Emerald City’s own Eric Daw, a 20 year guitar repair veteran, talks guitar tech, guitar repair, guitar tools, guitar building and all things relating to the art of guitar craft. Eric takes calls, reads emails, and interviews a myriad of interesting guitar people in his exciting podcast. If you haven’t checked this out yet you […]

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Merry Christmas From Emerald City Guitars

All of us at Emerald City Guitars would like thank you all for a most awesome 2014 and we’d also like to wish each and every one of you a….[ ]

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ECG Now Carries Nechville Banjos

We are pleased to be offering the Nechville of fine hand-crafted banjos. Favored by top musicians like Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Springsteen’s band, Zac Brown, The Hollies, Big & Rich and others, these instruments are something to behold! From Nechville website: Functional design, comfort and playability make Nechvilles stand apart. and that’s why […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year To You

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our wonderful, loyal customers! We appreciate you and invite you in all month for the lowest prices of the year on EVERYTHING!!! – Jay and the rest of the ECG crew.

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58 Fender Stratocaster and 60 Fender blonde Twin amp

I couldn’t resist putting these bad boys together with the 60’s Nu Wah in between to see what would emerge. I already knew that the ultra rare 1960 blonde Twin amp was one of the best sounding Fender amps in the shop. The clarity and depth of this amp is unreal at any volume and […]

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Emerald City Guitars Fall and Winter 2013

Wow, here we are getting into the last couple of months of 2013 already. The leaves are falling like crazy in Pioneer Square and the breeze coming off Puget Sound is feeling pretty chilly these days. I love this time of year in downtown Seattle and especially in the warm and cozy confines of Emerald […]

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1958 Gibson Les Paul Special and 1962 Fender Pro Amp

This is the intermediate between the Les Paul Jr and the Les Paul Standard. This model has a mahogany neck and body with two P90’s. T.V. yellow was a finish Gibson originally introduced to look good on a black and white television, little did we know how great they’d look after 50 years of wear […]

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1966 Pro Reverb Amp and 1970 Fender Telecaster

1966 Pro Reverb. For years the Blackface circuit has been my go-to. The Pro Reverb is a favorite because it has all the 3-dimensional sonic qualities of a Twin; but with half the power and wont break the windows when you want to hit the sweet spot. The big bottle 6l6’s still provide the quintessential […]

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SUPER SALE Extended to our Online Customers

We would like to thank all our worldwide customers who frequent our website and our gbase site by offering up these select items on sale for our HUGE CUSTOMER APPRECIATION 2-DAY EVENT on June 14th and 15th from 10am-6pm both days. These prices are only good for those 2 days during business hours. We will […]

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Customer Appreciation Super Sale and More

Greetings to all our friends and customers around the planet. This has truly been the most amazing year we have had thus far in the almost 18 year history of Emerald City Guitars. Not only does the economy seem to be gaining momentum but our gear acquisition end of business is mind boggling to say […]

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We Now Carry Carr Amps

Emerald City Guitars is please to announce that we are now an authorized Carr Amplifier dealer. These stylish and toneful amps come in an array of sizes to suit any players requirements stage, studio or home. Handmade in the USA by lovers of gutar and guitar amps, these amps really deliver the goods. Come on […]

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ECG Welcomes TelElectro Guitars

Handmade in the USA by Eric Daw, TelElectro combines two classic 1950s guitar designs into one! Each TelElectro features premium parts, like a handmade bone nut, custom pickups, and a real nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The semi-hollow body is constructed of Masonite over a pine frame, and the necks are hand-shaped rock maple. Only Available at […]

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It’s 2013 and the Gear is Rolling in

Well, 2013 is under way and we are quite excited to have a steady stream of vintage gear coursing through the ECG veins. The economy must be on the upswing as it seems a lot of folks are “thickening the herd” again and we are really enjoying hooking up cool folks with cool gear. Although […]

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The Overflowing Fender Room

The Fenders have really been rollin’ in lately. We currently have one of the largest selections of vintage Fender electric guitars in the country. Some of the finest Stratocasters, Telecasters, Precision and Jazz basses that rolled out of the Fender factory in the 50s and 60s are sitting in our Fender room right now. It […]

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all our friends around the world, we thank you for all your correspondence and for your support and business over the years. We are ending 2012 on a high note not only in terms of having a banner year of business but in having an amazing few months of rare and vintage […]

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Emerald City Guitars and Parking

Parking in Pioneer Square isn’t the nightmare you’d think it would be. It’s actually quite painless. There is often metered parking within a block or less of our front door. Check out DownTownSeattleParking.com which offers information and a map to help you dial in a sweet spot. Low-rate parking garages start at $3.00 per hour.

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Emerald City Guitars is now an Official SWART Amp dealer

Well folks we just became the Northwest’s official SWART AMP dealer and we have four spankin new models in stock now! They are an amazing combination of vintage looks and tone with the modern amp sparkle. Come in for a test drive. I’ve been really busy on the gear acquisition end of things and have […]

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Emerald City Guitars Update + Nashville Flood + Random Rants + THANKS EVERYONE!

Hello everyone!!! I haven’t put up a blog for a while, because there has been a ton going on down here. The last few months have been really exciting, and there are some really cool changes we are making at the shop. The acoustic room is being remodeled, and having a stage built for live […]

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Thank You So Much

Last night the shop was broken into, and 7 guitars and an amplifier was taken. We were all really upset about this, and did all we could to spread the word. It took a couple hours before all of the items were returned to us. In those two hours while the instruments were missing, we […]

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DR.Z Maz Jr….THE SOLUTION AMP!

There are many things to take into account when searching for an amp, especially if you are looking to step up to a serious amplifier. When I was in this position I had a list of things I was looking for in an amp, and was able to test a lot of great gear. I […]

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The Vintage “Price Guide”

When dealing with vintage or used instruments, you often times run into the “Price Guide” conflict. This isn’t some type of defense we are using to ignore the current economic situation, or try to keep prices high. In the world of vintage instruments, it just doesn’t make sense to think that a price seen in […]

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