Capital Guitars
Charlie Hughes
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Capital Guitars accepts payment via PayPal, credit cars via PayPal, wire transfer, or via bank check. Guitars ship only after payment clears. See something you wish to purchase? To pay via Paypal, just click the 'Buy Now' button, or send an email to capitalguitars@gmail.com indicating the guitar you wish to purchase, where you live (for calculating the shipping cost and NYS sales tax if applicable) and confirm the email address you use for Paypal. We will send you a Paypal invoice referencing the specific guitar being purchased. Just follow the prompts in the Paypal email to pay for your guitar. Once we receive your cleared payment we will contact you with tracking information and a paid invoice. That is all there is to it! Shipments to locations within the State of New York are subject to imposition of applicable New York Sales taxes. Trade proposals involving quality gear are welcomed! Email me a pic or two of your proposed trade and a brief description of its condition and we will let you know what we can allow you in trade. We also do LAYAWAYS! All layaways require a non-refundable up-front payment equal to 20% of the purchase price. Your deposit holds the guitar for you, with 60 days to pay the balance. Contact us via email for more details.

Shipping to Continental US addresses is via FedEx Ground, with flat rate shipping of $60 to Eastern time zones, $70 Central and $80 Mountain/Pacific. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is $100. A phone number at the shipping destination is required. ​ Other shipping services, including express services and international shipping are available at our discretion, just contact us for a quote.

Refunds of the original purchase price less shipping and a 10% restocking fee may be requested within 48 hours of delivery. Exchanges within one (1) week of the original date of purchase may be made for an item of equal or greater value at the discretion of Capital Guitars. Where permitted herein, items must be promptly returned at the buyer's expense, in the same condition as received with all accessories and paperwork included. Sale items, purchases that are made via layaway, those involving trades and/or international shipping are considered final except upon an error by and at the discretion of Capital Guitars. All deposits are non-returnable. Our apologies, but we are a very small operation and returns are extremely time consuming and costly.

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2014 Paul Reed Smith Private Stock Santana Retro Brazilian

$6,499
PRS guitars and Carlos Santana are historically inter-twined as Carlos was one of the first big name artists to adopt Paul's guitars for regular use and eventual endorsement. Offered here is this magnificent Private Stock version of the Santana Retro, a model that is loosely-based on one of the early guitars that Paul built for Carlos back in the 1980's. ​ The Santana Retro is a 24-fret,...
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2007 Martin 00-42 K-2 Robbie Robertson #12 of 100

$6,399
Offered is this spectacular, collector-grade Martin 00-42 K-2 Robbie Robertson, number 12 of the 100 that were built. This is the all Koa version of the limited run guitars first introduced at the 2007 NAMM show and which were based on Robbie's own 1919 00-45K. ​ This magnificent Martin is a short scale, 12 fret, 00-size instrument with the top, back and sides made of highly figured Koa. It...
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Comins Concert 16"

$6,999
Offered for your consideration is this spectacular acoustic archtop from Bill Comins, in this instance a Comins Concert. Like the Classic we also have in stock, this guitar was hand-built in Bill's Philadelphia shop where he has been crafting ultra-high quality archtop instruments for nearly 30 years. ​ This Concert is an acoustic archtop with a 25" scale length and a body that 2-1/2" deep and...
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2015 Probett Rocket '59

$3,599
Offered is this very cool Rocket '59 built by talented UK luthier Damien Probett. When I first saw this guitar advertised a couple of years ago, I wasn't impressed enough to search one out. Now that I've played one, however, I really dig this guitar and I think you will too! ​ The concept behind this model is simple. Build a high quality Les Paul-style instrument with a familiar double-cut...
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2002 Comins Classic 17"

$7,499
Offered for your consideration is this spectacular Comins Classic. This magnificent instrument was hand-built by the very talented Bill Comins in his Philadelphia shop where he has been crafting ultra-high quality archtop instruments for decades now. ​ This Classic is an acoustic archtop with a 25" scale length and a body that 3-1/8" deep and 17" wide at the lower bout. It has a straight...
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2008 Huss & Dalton TOM-R Custom Adirondack, Brazilian

$6,299
If you are fan of great values in high quality acoustic guitars, the instrument offered here should interest you. Offered here is a Huss & Dalton Traditional OM Custom with some high-end features, in near mint condition and at a great price. ​ The TOM-R is a 14-fret, 000-sized instrument with a 25.4" string scale. This custom model has a lovely, tight-grained Adirondack Spruce top with...
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2006 CP Thornton Elite

$2,999
If a super-high quality, hand-built semi-hollow guitar suits your fancy, then please read on. Offered here is a CP Thornton Elite built in 2006 and in fabulous condition. ​ The Elite is a thin, semi-hollow electric with an arched top and back and a lower bout just under 14" wide. Instead of a separate center block, the Elite's neck continues through the body to provide for maximum resonance,...
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2015 Grosh NOS Retro SSH

$2,199
Check out this great 2015 NOS Retro by Don Grosh. Don builds a series of F-style guitars and he builds them right, in very small quantities and he sells them at very competitive prices. ​ This fabulous Grosh S-style guitar has the following specs: an Adler body and a total weight of just 7.5 pounds; a flawless, Fiesta Red nitrocellulose finish, a satin-finished Maple neck with medium...
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2015 Gibson Custom Collector's Choice #5 Tom Wittrock "Donna"

$7,499
We are extremely selective about the Les Paul reissues we invest in for our inventory here at Capital Guitars. There are so many available at any given time, we take the time to choose examples that we feel are particularly special. The guitar offered here is a very special example indeed; Collector's Choice #5, a careful replica of Tom Wittrock's 1959 Les Paul "Donna" serial number 91923. This...
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2016 Martin Custom 00-42SC John Mayer

$6,499
Offered for your consideration is this lovely Martin Custom 00-42 SC John Mayer Signature Edition built in 2016. Namesake instrument or not, John Mayer fan or not, this is one fabulous little Martin acoustic. ​ The 00-42 Stage Coach is of course an 00 size, 12 fret, short scale guitar. It has a premium Sitka Spruce top and the back, sides and headstock overlay are made from a set of gorgeous...
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2008 PRS Hollowbody II "10 Top" with Piezo

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Offered here is one of the most flexible and beautiful guitar designs available, a PRS Hollowbody II in Vintage Sunburst finish and built in 2008. This guitar model is a personal favorite of mine and many other players. ​ This is a 22 fret, 25" scale guitar and has "10" graded flame Maple used for both the top and back of the carved archtop body. Mahogany is used for the neck and sides. The...
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2005 Martin OM-42 Koa

$3,999
Offered here is a lovely OM-42 Koa built by Martin in 2005. This 000-sized 14 fret guitar is equipped with a Sitka Spruce top; figured Koa back and sides; scalloped X bracing; style 45 cosmetics; a low profile neck with 16" radius and 25.4" scale; 1.75" bone nut; a bone saddle with 2.25" string spacing; and gold Waverly tuners. ​ This instrument plays oh so nicely and the tone nice and open,...
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DeTemple Spirit Series '52 with Plug and Play Neck Pickup Wiring

$5,499
Capital Guitars is always thrilled to be able to offer instruments built by gifted luthier, Michael DeTemple. Offered here is one of Michael's fabulous T-style guitars, a Spirit Series '52 built in 2007. ​ The Spirit '52 is Michael's interpretation of the iconic Telecaster. This beautiful guitar has an ultra-light Swamp Ash body finished in butterscotch nitrocellulose lacquer and it has a...
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2011 Collings I-35 Deluxe Brazilian Lollar Low Winds

$4,199
Offered here is a guitar that is among my favorite electric guitars. As semi-hollow electrics go, you can't get much better than a Collings I-35. ​ The I-35 Deluxe is the top of the model line and has a solid (not laminated) carved top and with purfling. This one is finished in Blonde nitro lacquer. The neck is Collings medium/fat C-shape, measuring .875" at the first fret, increasing to .985"...
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2018 PRS McCarty 594 Wood Library "10 Top" One Pc Quilt, Brazilian FB

$3,999
Offered here is a PRS model that we are quite fond of, a McCarty 594. In this case, a 2018 Wood Library "10 Top" model that is brand new and in unplayed condition. ​ This particular 594 is from PRS' "Wood Library" collection and has a "10" grade top made from a single piece of highly quilted Maple. This one also has a Brazilian Rosewood fretboard that is so dark it looks like Ebony. The neck is...
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2013 Stephen Marchione Carve Top, 50 Yr Old Mahogany, One Pc. Quilt Maple

$6,499
For those of you who have asked me - "please tell me when something REALLY special comes in" - consider this your wake up call! ​ Offered is this incredible Carve Top by Stephen Marchione. Few electric guitars are more special than this incredible piece. For those who aren't familiar with Stephen's work, he apprenticed with Pensa Suhr and has worked with John Suhr and Mas Hino. He builds...
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2016 Preston Thompson 000-12BA Cutaway, Adirondack, Shipwreck Brazilian

$9,999
Offered for your consideration is this fabulous 000-size cutaway instrument by Preston Thompson Guitars of Sisters, Oregon. Thompson and his small team build extremely high quality, vintage style guitars in very small quantities and their work is exquisite. While I am hesitant to compare one luthier's work to that of another, Thompson guitars remind me in a way of the very fine work of Michael...
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2013 Greenfield GF

$9,499
Offered here is a 2013 GF by Canadian luthier extraordinaire, Michael Greenfield. The GF is a slightly more affordable version of Michael's incredible G1 model. By simplifying the build process a bit and keeping the available options to a minimum, the relatively basic GF makes a Greenfield-built instrument a possibility for those of us who are not incredibly wealthy. Calling this a "basic"...
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2014 MJ Franks OMS 14-Fret, 25.4" Scale, 1-11/16" Nut, Adirondack, EIR

$2,899
Michael Franks is a real renaissance man. He is a skilled engineer, wood craftsman, pilot, outdoorsman, antique instrument restorer, in-lay artist, luthier and family man. He builds just ten or so guitars annually at his shop in Michigan. While this is only my second MJ Franks-built guitar, I am already a great fan of his work and invest in his instruments whenever the (rare) opportunity...
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2013 Steve Fischer Concerto

$3,899
Steve Fischer has built guitars sold under both the McPherson and PRS brands. He was integral in helping Paul Reed Smith introduce his initial line of high performance acoustic guitars. Had he and his family been able to adapt to life on the east coast, Steve would likely still be working for PRS. Instead, they returned home to Utah where he has set up his own shop. His love for classical style...
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2015 Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 '61 NOS Stratocaster

$2,999
Looking for a really great Strat? If so, please check out this amazing "Wildwood 10" '61 NOS Stratocaster in gloss black finish. "Wildwood 10's" are of course named for their flatter freboard radius necks and the popular Colorado-based Fender dealer these guitars are made exclusively for. Next to Master Built instruments, WW 10's are the best Fender Custom Shop guitars currently being built....
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2016 PRS Private Stock McCarty 594 All Brazilian Neck, One Piece Top

$7,999
PRS Private Stock guitars are all incredible works of luthier art, but this instrument is in a league all it's own, even for a Private Stock guitar. Offered here is Private Stock #6487 built in 2016, the specs of which are amazing. ​ This guitar has a one-piece Curly Maple top finished in high gloss Honey Gold Smoked Burst nitro lacquer. The body is made of a striking slab of Swamp Ash with a...
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2012 Greven 000-12 Vintage Lutz Spruce, Brazilian

$5,499
Offered here is 000-12 Vintage number 2178 built by John Greven in 2012. It has a Lutz Spruce top and back and sides made of Brazilian Rosewood. John tells me that he has made only six 000-12 fret guitars over the years and of these, only three were made with Brazilian, so this is a rare instrument. He gave this traditionally styled instrument a 25" string scale, a 1-13/16" bone nut and 2-9/32"...
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2013 Collings DS3 MhA SB Varnish 12-Fret Slope, 1.75" Nut

$5,999
Few acoustic guitars offer the sonic power, clarity and physical beauty of the guitar offered here. Check out this amazing Collings DS3 MhA SB Varnish built in 2013. The "banjo killer" name certainly applies to this fabulous 12-fret slope shouldered dreadnought. ​ The DS3 is the fanciest version of Collings' 12-fret, 25.5" string scale, slope shouldered dreadnought line. According, this...
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2017 PRS McCarty 594 10-Top

$3,499
Their new Strat-style guitar notwithstanding, offered here is an instrument which continues to be one of the most popular models PRS has released in quite a while, the McCarty 594. The 594 is named for it's unique string scale, 24.594", making the scale length of this model just under a 10th of an inch longer than the McCarty's typical 24.5". It's still a short scale, 22-fret design, but that...
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2008 Collings 000-42 BaaaG Varnish 12-Fret

$12,999
Offered is this fantastic Collings 000-42 BaaaG Varnish built in 2008. This is a instrument that I've lusted after for for our inventory for quite some time. Like another guitar aficionado with whom I have corresponded, I kept waiting for the price of this guitar to go down. Instead, it continued to escalate as the best often do, so I decided that waiting was no longer a viable...
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1969 Fender Telecaster

$5,999
Offered for your consideration is this vintage Fender Telecaster built in 1969, the same year the (first) Woodstock Music Festival was held. Guitars like this cost a couple hundred dollars back then, but were the stuff of dreams for aspiring rock star teens like me and millions of other kids. Fast forward nearly half a century and this well preserved vintage piece is worth thousands rather than...
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2012 Huss & Dalton 0-SP Parlor 12-Fret, Short Scale

$3,399
It's still chilly here in the Northeast and sitting by the fire and playing guitar is still the thing to do. The perfect instrument to cozy up with in such a situation would be this gorgeous little 0-SP parlor guitar by Huss & Dalton. The 0-SP is a short scale, 12-fret, parlor-sized instrument. Play this guitar for just a few minutes and you won't want to give it up. ​ The specs for this...
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2017 Santa Cruz 000-12 Fret Sitka, Rosewood

$4,299
Offered is this superb Santa Cruz 000-12 Fret made in 2017. I had another Santa Cruz 000-12 in stock for a short time recently and was so impressed that I went out and bought this beauty for our inventory. ​ The SCGC 000-12 Fret is a slightly elongated OM-sized body. This guitar has a select Sitka Spruce top with back and sides made of straight grained East Indian Rosewood. The top utilizes...
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2016 Martin Custom 12-Fret Slope Dreadnought Alpine, Bubinga, PA Neck Profile

$5,499
If you are a fan of 12-fret dreadnoughts, please check out this one-of-a-kind beauty built for Martin's 2017 "Dreadnought Centennial" event. This 12-fret slope dread has features you won't typically find on this type of instrument. Further, this guitar is a "new old stock" model that has never been retailed previously and is in pristine, unplayed condition. ​ This custom guitar is a 12-fret,...
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