GrinningElk Music Company
Lee Jackson- Ray Mauldin
678-557-5641 / 404-895-3459
Douglasville, GA
3:09 PM
24/7, just like a couple of mad doctors!

We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, personal checks (please allow 3 working days to clear), cashier's checks, bank wire transfers and money orders. We cannot place an item "on hold" until a 20%, non- refundable deposit has been placed on that item. This is to ensure that your order can be held for you and no other offers entertained on that piece. Layaways: 20% non-refundable down payment is due at the beginning of the layaway. 3 equal payments of 25% are due 30/60/90 days from the start of the layaway. Unscheduled payments may be made at anytime during the layaway. The balance may be paid in full before 90 days and the item will ship immediately. The total balance is due before the item will ship. No returns on layaways.

All items are shipped via Fedex inside the US. All International shipments are via Fedex or USPS unless otherwise specified. We do not, under any circumstances declare false or lower values on items that are shipped internationally.

Every one of our customers get a 48- hour approval period on all items, including amps. We provide an iron- clad, 100% "you will be satisfied" guarantee. If you buy something from us and there is a problem, don't stress- pick up a telephone and watch the situation get handled with the quickness. All Georgia sales must add 6% sales tax.

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1994 Gibson 100th Anniversary EDS-1275

$7,995
On the rare occasions where we have encountered one of these 100th Anniversary guitars, there has been a single recurring event: the ring was missing from the case- every time, so when I spotted Lee looking at this guitar from across the room at the Chattanooga guitar show, I made a beeline for him, thinking to myself, "I'll bet you a million dollars the ring is gone". As I sidled up to the table...
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1985 Marshall JCM 800, 4211

$1,249
I think I was just chillin' at the house, my mom's house that is (you know, a brother was young and tight on the duckets) when all of a sudden, this dude with short platinum blonde hair and more leather on him than three S & M shops dared to carry was screaming about, screaming for vengeance of all things. Dude, this was back in the day when MTV actually played videos of bands playing instruments...
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1999 Gibson Custom and Historic Divsion Les Paul R9, Murphy Aged, Jimmy Page

$32,995
Every guitar has a story- a tale to tell if you will and this Les Paul is no exception. I think it would be safe to say that no two Les Paul Standard Reissues have exactly the same top. Not exactly, so in a manner of speaking, if every Les Paul Standard has a different top, then you could say that those tops could be considered as fingerprints. Each one, in some way is different. The Maple top on...
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2001 Gibson SJ-200 Elite

$4,295
You know, I was just lounging the other day, watching T.V. when Barney said to Andy, "When a chicken hawk's around, a wise rooster don't bury his head." As you could easily guess, the new, good-looking doctor in Mayberry was hanging around Ellie a bit more than Andy took a liking to. Also in that magical place called Mayberry, the writers were trying to bring to light the subtlety in human...
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1966 Yamaha SG2

$1,495
You know, looking at this guitar reminds me of me being a child. Here in Atlanta back in the 70's, we had the earliest incarnation of TBS and it was simply called Channel 17. Yep, before he owned the Braves and married Hanoi Jane, Ted Turner owned a local television station. Channel 17 was kinda like looking at SCTV without Aykroyd or Belushi. On Channel 17, you would get "Wild Wild West",...
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2004 Gibson ES-175

$3,395
To play a guitar of this pedigree, you must be accompanied by a no less than a 12-year old Scotch. Maybe even a 15-year old Glenfiddich. Sure, you can make a fantastic whiskey cocktail (or in my case, a shot of Fireball mixed with Rum Chata), but more refined aficionados want to enjoy the smokey flavor unadorned — except perhaps with ice. Even more so to enhance your experience, you could...
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2006 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Special VOS, Bruce Kulick Collection

$3,195
I wanna tell you about this guitar, but more so about the man that owns it. When I think about Bruce, my mind doesn't take me down the corridors of a Rock-n-Roll immortals. I know, I could tell you about his days with Meatloaf, perhaps a story about Michael Bolton and must assuredly about his brother's recommendation to Paul Stanley for a part-time, fill-in gig that lasted 12 years with that...
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1991 Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Custom 24, Signature #862

$4,495
I was going to write a story about class in describing this Sig. You know, how if you played it, it would make you look classy or about because it was either a Fender or a Gibson, it stood in its own class. I was also going to mention its classic lines and that would certainly apply because after all, it is 26 years old. Those thoughts were my inspiration for describing this guitar but then, as I...
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2003 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul R9, Brazilian

$8,495
Today class, I'm gonna introduce to you in Psychology 101, the theory of Cognitive Dissonance. The concept, (like I'm Bob Newhart over here) is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs. In layman's terms, it's kinda like spotting that hot chick in a halter top and Daisy Dukes at the family barbecue only to discover she's your...
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2011 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul R9 Murphy Aged

$6,195
I have come to find it fairly amusing over the years how Gibson has morphed and reworked their Les Paul reissues. I think we've seen them all, although it wouldn't surprise me if there was still a few odd variants out there that haven't crossed the door threshold here in the Elkcave. I think the earliest reissue I've seen was a 1971, '58 reissue that was actually a goldtop Les Paul. Then, it...
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1959 Fender® Champ® Amp

$1,650
I was watching T.V. the other morning like I normally do with my trusty cup of coffee, thinking about my impending day of world domination when all of a sudden, this reporter started saying something that peaked my interest. As I recall, it was something pertaining to nervous people and their need for their "wubby", or their pets, if you will on plane flights. Well down South, we damn well know...
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2010 Fender® Custom Shop '54 RI Esquire Closet Classic

$2,695
We have a wonderful client that is among the most discerning collectors we know. He chooses his guitars for their weight, tone, condition and features, so when we get the Batcall to visit him and see a few of the fine pieces he is ready to liquidate, we automatically know that we are in for a treat. This 2010 '54 RI Esquire is a perfect example of the type of fine guitars we see at his place; It...
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1983 Ovation Elite, 1537

$1,295
We remark all the time on how the mere sight of a guitar can bring back a set of memories or take you back to a particular time from your past. Lee brought this Ovation into the office the other day and if you'll indulge me, I will explain exactly how that happened once again... Lee walked into the office with this case and I immediately remarked, "That's an old Ovation". Made me sound like a...
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1985 Rickenbacker 4003

$2,395
I'm gonna make this one pretty simple, fellow bass players. We made the grab on this 4003 for two main reasons: First, it's AzureGlo, which is one of the rarer Rickenbacker colors and we've never, ever had a problem selling an AzureGlo bass. Never. These blue basses must have a secret tone vibe or something because they're cool as hell and it's my personal favorite Ricky color. Secondly, the...
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1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior

$7,295
We have a super client up in Tennessee who owns the Smokey Mountain Harley Davidson dealership. His name is Scott and he is as cool as the other side of the pillow. He's gotten a few guitars from us over the years and our very first deal was in the back of a restaurant parking lot in Knoxville. I'm sure that to any innocent bystander, it probably looked like something out of an Al Pacino movie....
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2014 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul R9, Murphy Painted

$7,995
While many of our guitars get silly stories, there are that few that deserve something different. This is one such guitar... I can only imagine that when the concept of these "Murphy painted" Hand Select Les Pauls came up, there were nothing but smiles on the faces of every man in the room. It's an idea that certainly sets these guitars apart from the regular Custom Shop R9's and when we first...
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2006 Hamer Improv, # 10 of 25

$6,495
When we took this guitar on consignment from a good client in Texas, my immediate thought was, "What can we compare it to?" I wasn't even aware that Hamer made a handmade, custom Jazz guitar and my exposure to them was always in the realm of pointy, Metal guitars that reminded me of those great 80's, but here this piece was, right in front of us. I wasn't intimidated at all and told Lee as we...
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2015 Gibson Custom Shop Alex Lifeson EDS-1275 Aged and Signed

$10,995
Lee looked at me as I stood holding this guitar for the first time."You sure about this"? he said. "It's a lot of money," but I nodded my head and held fast. "I got a feeling about this one," I said. "I think we outta go with it," and with that statement, this guitar was ours. On the ride home from the Philly show, as Lee was driving, my mind drifted as I thought about what I was going to write...
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2014 Gibson Custom Shop Explorer, '58 RI VOS

$3,495
Whenever Lee and I get a guitar that we both really like, one of us will immediately claim "the story" on it. We picked this Explorer up at the Fall Philly show last month and the Tall One immediately exclaimed, "Man, I got the story for this one," but I just had to protest. "Dude, I got the best story ever for this one," I said. "Let me have it," and I guess it was either my intense conviction...
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2005 Gibson Super 200

$4,195
We have two local pickers, Tommy and Jack who, after every show we attend will show up in the driveway a few days later to see what we got. In the beginning, they would call before coming over but now they just walk into the Elkcave and start looking at the cases we have lined up, hoping for a new vintage gem to play. After we returned from the Philly show, I was in the workroom, stringing yet...
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1991 Gibson Jimi Hendrix Flying V

$2,995
** NEW ARRIVAL ** My earliest recollection of Jimi Hendrix was shrouded in steel and horsepower... My introduction to Hendrix was within the confines of my brother's 1969 Mustang Mach 1 in Silver Jade with the Palomino interior. Lest I forget, it had a 428 Cobra Jet under the hood which meant that you could easily do the quarter mile in 13 seconds. You would think that this was the main...
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2004 Gibson Pete Townshend SJ-200 Limited

$6,495
An icon, this guy and you'd better believe it. As you may already know, Pete Townshend wrote most of the Who's hits on an acoustic guitar with his favorite being a 1968 J-200 he purchased from Manny's Music in NYC. The SJ-200 that you now see is a tribute to that guitar and it carries some mighty impressive features. If I am not mistaken, Gibson only made 100 of these and of the 100, only the...
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1997 Gibson ES-335

$3,295
Back in the years '86- '93, there were about 9-10 good bars in the Atlanta area (from Newnan to Kennesaw) where a cover band could play. You'd do between 3-5 nights a week, about 3-4 sets a night. It was a time when you could make some decent money and let me emphasize that the beer, music, and girls were all good. No, they were all damn great and I will admit to this day that those were the...
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1989 Gibson 35th Anniversary Les Paul Custom

$5,295
I've been watching these videos lately called TED-X Talks in an attempt to fill my mind with goodness and positive thoughts. That said, my head is so full of bubbliciousness, I told Lee that I just couldn't come up with a story for this 35th Les Paul. He said, "Well, why don't you just write about the scale length and the nut width?" I shook my head- that wouldn't do because it would not be in...
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2003 Fender® Custom Shop Masterbuilt Custom Esquire

$10,995
Here is an official Elk "call to arms" for all our Fender Custom Shop collectors. This 2003 Custom Esquire was masterbuilt by the late John English and is # 3 of only four made in the run. It was displayed in the Fender Custom Shop booth at the 2003 Winter Namm show and I have to admit that it is one of the most unique Esquires we've ever seen. Everything about this guitar brings to mind words...
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~1966 Fender® Stratocaster/ Telecaster® Case

$399.95
We think the '66 Tele or Strat that originally came in this case, was either stolen by aliens or used as trade bait for LSD during the Summer of Love back in '67. It's in excellent condition and all of the latches work properly. It's been cleaned and vacuumed out so there are no funky odors or strange hieroglyphics in or on it. Simply put, it's a great case for a great price and if you need it,...
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2004 Spector Euro 4

$1,595
I heard it said somewhere that, in the mid 90's, Chevrolet began installing Corvette drivetrains in their Camaro Z28's. With the Camaros being lighter and much cheaper than the Corvettes, this act led to sales of the Camaro rising and sales of the Corvette dropping. I can certainly see that- you get all the horsepower and fun for about half the price and to a working- class guy in the 90's, this...
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2014 Fender® Custom Shop '52 RI Esquire, Closet Classic

$2,695
"The One". That is the title you could give to something so special, it may only come around once in a lifetime. It could be the girl that you dated back in the day and after a few years went by, you found out she had slowly poisoned your whiskey until you woke up one day with a terrible hangover and a ring on your left hand. I should know- it happened to me. Or, "The One" might be that 1970 SS...
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1990 Rickenbacker 381v69

$3,295
This one's going to be really easy; "Dude, that's an autumnglo," as he pointed to this guitar. I nodded my head in agreement because sure enough, this was one of the nicest Rickys I'd seen in a good long minute. We walked up closer to inspect the guitar and the birdseye figuring immediately popped out on this thing like diamonds wrapped around Kate Upton's hips (gotta get my K.U. reference in...
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2002 BAKER BJH California

$4,295
There is something about the handling of a guitar that can make one really appreciate the beauty of wood. After seeing this Baker for the first time, I actually sat back and reflected on the wonder of this magical medium. I stood on my back deck and looked at the old- growth hardwoods that surround my house. These old warriors renew themselves every spring and then go back to sleep every winter....
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