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Premium grade, previously-loved, acoustic and electric guitars at competitive prices, packed and shipped to you promptly with care
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Couldn’t be happier. Great deal on an heirloom guitar that arrived pretty much brand new within 24 hours. 👍🏻
​Collings I-35 Deluxe 2018

This guitar is absolutely stunning in sound and appearance and I’m loving it.
Collings OM3GSS Varnish

Guitar was exactly as described; packed well and shipped quickly and without drama; a very smooth and professional transaction. I'll happily buy from Capital Guitars again.
PRS McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow Limited 2019

I got the guitar safe and sound. It's beautiful and exceeds my expectations. Your packing and delivery, extremely professional.  It plays and sounds exactly like my other one, which is what I wanted. Thank you!
Martin Custom 00-21 Special

Excellent guitar, good price, great service, very accurately described, fast shipping and well packaged. What more could you ask for!!!
Parker Fly Mojo 2011

Got the guitar. It's a keeper! Nice doing biz with you!
Martin HJ-38 Stefan Grossman 

I got the guitar safe and sound. It's beautiful and exceeds my expectations. Your packing and delivery, extremely professional. 
Martin 00-21 Special

Charlie-recieved your guitar about an hour ago, taking a break my fingers are sore. Everything is perfect! Box was well packed and unit came unscathed. The Grosh is beautiful, feels great and plays like a dream, probably has the best setup of my 4-5 guitars. I love the neck! it is just what I wanted, perfect size and plays fast. Working on the sound adjustments, I like the pickups and it maybe love! Thanks again!
Grosh NOS Vintage T

Hi Charlie, The GT is AMAZING! Wow! Everything about it is perfection, absolute perfection. Thank you again for a superb guitar!
Forshage GT Cedar

Awesome guitar. Super transaction!
Nik Huber Orca 59 Brazilian 2014

Excellent seller who packed the guitar very carefully and shipped very quickly. The guitar was exactly as described and I would not hesitate to buy again from this seller. Thanks so much!
Collings CL Deluxe

Fantastic guitar! Wonderful transaction! Will be back again for more gear. A++++
PRS SC Hollowbody I 2009

Very well packaged, fast shipping, and item as described. Amazing guitar so far!
Collings I-30 LC 2019

Good communication, fair price, super fast shipping. Great seller.
Fender Greg Fessler Masterbuilt Stratocaster NOS

You were correct, it's a 290 on steroids! Just a beautiful, beautiful guitar with incredible tone. I think I am going to have to upgrade my amp to hear the true tone of this guitar but that will have to wait................Thanks for the sale and thanks for the outstanding packing & shipment!
Collings City Limits Deluxe 2017

It both looks and sounds beautiful. Thank you!
Collings OM2G Wenge SS Cutaway

The guitar is perfect! It arrived exactly as (or even better than) described. Fast shipment. Excellent packing job. Beautiful!
Martin Custom OM-41 Koa 2016

The Greven just arrived.  Thanks for the quick shipment!  The instrument is beautiful!  Just what I was hoping it would be.  You mentioned a few wear marks, I think you were overly cautious in your description.  The guitar is near mint as far as I can tell.  Thanks for a flawless transaction!
Greven 000-12 Brazilian 2012

I'm a first time buyer from Capital Guitars.  At first I was skeptical since I have never bought from Capital Guitars, nor had I heard of them.  I spoke with Capital Guitars' staff via email and they were absolutely great!  I decided to make the purchase and the next day the guitar showed up!  I opened the packaging and was amazed at how pristine the guitar is and then I played it. Wow!!  Thank you Capital Guitars, you have a new dedicated customer and I will be telling all of my musician friends about your website!
Fender Custom Shop '60 NOS Stratocaster Charcoal Frost

Great communication! Beautiful guitar. Plays like a dream. Thank you.
Steve Fischer Concerto 2013

Excellent !!!
Suhr Collection Series T 2016

So, excited! Wonderful guitar... Just as described and packed appropriately. Definitely would do business again. 
Gibson Collector's Choice #35 Gruhn Burst

Guitar was as described, communication was prompt and they shipped it out right away. Great seller, would definitely purchase from them again without hesitation!
Collings OM2HG 2016

Awesome guitar and seller. Well packed, quick shipping.
Parker Fly Mojo 2013

Amazing seller; quick shipping, adequately packaged (since it comes in a Reunion Blues case). I've been a little obsessed with the idea of adding a Ronin to my well rounded guitar collection; there's just nothing quite the same. And now that their production has ended I pulled the trigger; and I'm THRILLED, absolutely incredible in tone and versatility. Thank you!
Ronin Mirari 2018

Hi Charles. I just wanted to let you know I received the Grosh Vintage T and it plays and sounds as good as it looks. Everything went smoothly; great packing, fast shipping, and excellent communications. I'll keep an eye on your site and I'm sure we'll do business again soon. Thanks again for everything!
Grosh NOS VT 2018 

First class guitar purchase. Easy, quick and professional. Beautiful instrument as described. Don't hesitate to purchase from Charlie and Capital Guitars.
Collings 001 MH 2017

Seller was on the shipping immediately. The guitar arrived in the condition which it was described. It is a stellar guitar. I'm a happy customer.
Goodall RP-14 2005 with Calton Case

Just wanted to take a minute to thank you again for a smooth transaction and an absolutely fantastic sounding and looking guitar! Absolutely love the sound!
Goodall Ebony Grand Concert Cutaway 

Great seller. Fantastic product, easy to communicate with and shipped fast and very securely.
Taylor 958 BTO 12 String 2017

Just wanted you to know that the guitar arrived  in fine condition. You do an excellent job of packing.  Gave it a whirl thru a Matchless DC30 combo and a Mesa Triple Crown 50 (with 6v6 tubes) thru a Friedman 2x12 cabinet. It takes to both extremely well, and is fantastic to play!!! Sounds wonderful. I am a happy customer and will likely return.  Thank you.
Collings I-35 Deluxe

Great guitar! Exactly as described! Immediate shipment! Highly recommended seller!
Grosh NOS Retro 2015

Packed/shipped with care, exactly what I had hoped for. Grateful for the swift shipping and very pleased the guitar was exactly as specified.
Santa Cruz 000-12 2017

The guitar just arrived here in Greece and she’s a beauty. I haven’t plugged her in yet, but acoustically it is very resonant and “alive”. Thanks a lot.... Looking forward to doing business with you again  😊
DeTemple Spirit 52

Hey Charlie. Got the guitar a few hours ago. I've been playing it ever since! Sounds, plays and looks beautiful!! Super classy!! For a guitar that hasn't had much time to open up it really sings. Seems like the low end (bass) is more dominant but that may change a little as it gets played more. Anyway, just wanted to thank you again for your patience and great service.
Preston Thompson 000-12BA

Fast shipping. Well packed. Guitar is better than advertised, & in fantastic condition. Looks untouched, even the case is pristine. Exactly what I was looking for. Love it! Very fair price for near mint PRS 594 10-top. Would use Charlie at Capital Guitars without reservation.
PRS McCarty 594 "10 Top" 2017

Great transaction. Top seller who deals with high quality instruments. Prompt shipping and response. A+++++ at every level. Highest recommendation.
Gil Yaron Bone '59 2016

Fair price, fast shipping, as described. Thanks!
Fender Jason Smith Masterbuilt '59 Telecaster Relic 2015

Guitar came today. It's beautiful, love it. You do a great job taking pictures, no surprises.
Thanks for your help and a pleasant sale. Glad to be a repeat customer.

Suhr Classic Custom

My third acquisition is enroute from Charles and the guitars are always as advertised and packaged magnificently. The photos he offers along with a sound bite and often a video make this the best place to start your search for a high end guitar. Highly recommended.
Huss & Dalton TOM-R Custom Brazilian

Fast shipping, as described. Killer axe!
Gibson Custom '60 LP Special 2010

Mr. Hughes sat on the phone with me for about and hour and deliberate what I wanted in a guitar. He wasn’t pushing the sale, he was trying to discern what suited me as a gigging musician whether he currently carries it or not. He cared. I even mentioned the specs I liked and not only did he set it up for me but offered to drive 40 minutes away to get just get the string I liked. Would absolutely recommend Mr. Hughes to purchase a quality instrument from him and I will do myself again. Oh and he shipped that day!
Collings City Limits Deluxe 2013

Fast shipping and quick communication. Great experience from this seller. Thanks.
Fender Custom Shop Post Modern Journeyman Stratocaster 2015

Great deal on an amazing guitar! Super fast shipping too!
Probett Rocket '59 2015

Impeccable service. Dead accurate description, quick communication, quick resolution of shipping problem (shipping company at fault, not shop), very well packed, a pleasure to buy from. Absolutely love the guitar. Will definitely continue to buy from here!
PRS Private Stock Santana Retro

What a GREAT guitar - even more interesting in-person.   I'm not easily impressed anymore - this one is remarkable.  Plays and sounds and good as it looks. Thanks again for another great deal.  I will look forward to our next one....probably tomorrow LOL!
D'Pergo SST

Wow.  Just opened my new Goodall from you.  I had high hopes… but did not expect to be this
happy. Thanks again for the great purchase experience.
Goodall Traditional 000 German/Cocobolo

An amazing transaction as usual. My third with CGO and always great!! And an amazing strat with a terrific setup!! Thanks, again for everything!!
Lentz "Pre-Lawsuit" era Strat

Accurate product information provided when requested and excellent communication throughout transaction. Guitar shipped quickly and without issues. Would definitely do business with them in the future!
PRS McCarty 594 10 Top

Absolute killer guitar. Worth the money!
Parker Fly Artist "Pre-Refined"

Great guitar and great seller!!
Gibson Rusty Anderson '59 ES-335

Great service; fast shipping of a beautiful guitar!! I would definitely deal with Capital Guitars in the future.. Thanks, again!!!
Collings I-35 LC Deluxe 2014

Just received the 00-42SC JM, beautiful guitar and wonderful condition.Thank you, Charles. You are one of the BEST shop owners/dealers I have ever dealt with. Great instruments, high efficiency, detail-oriented...can't say enough! I look forward to our collaboration in the future.

Great transaction, very quick shipper. Guitar condition beyond expectations.
PRS Hollowbody II

Perfect deal, no complaints at all!
Gibson '63 ES-335TDN 'Hand Selected'

I thought to myself “this must be Photoshopped” because the guitar was so beautiful… But it arrived and it looked even better than the photos. It arrived perfectly packed and exactly as described. I’m a fan of Capital Guitafrs!
Parker Fly Deluxe 1999

Fantastic seller honest and sensible! Ships immediately! I will be happy to buy from him again.
Ronin Mirari

Guitar was just has described, shipping was fast...
Parker Fly Classic

Great seller!
Gil Yaron LP Replica 2012

Perfect transaction. Highly recommend!
Thorn Deluxe 90 Goldtop

Great guitar. Well packaged. Thanks.
Historic Makeovers Gibson SG Standard

Perfect, as described, shipped promptly and safely Thanks ! A+
Larrivee USA Bakersfield Tele-Style

Charlie is all good! This is a once in a lifetime dream guitar. Guitar is more than what I expected. Thank you Charlie!
Fender CS Wildwood 10 Jason Smith Masterbuilt '59 Telecaster

Fast shipping, smooth transaction, highly recommended!
Fender CS '60 Stratocaster Relic

Great transaction. The guitar is exactly as described and was well packaged. Excellent attention to detail in the packaging. I ordered it on Wednesday at lunch time and it arrived Friday morning. You can't beat that for fast shipping.
Fender CS Willcutt True 62 Stratocaster

Received it today. Everything is excellent. Thank you.
PRS McCarty 594 Artist

Arrived as advertised, great sale! Thank you!
Thorn Deluxe 90 Black Limba

Great product, fast shipping!
PRS McCarty 594 "10 Top" Copperhead Burst

Guitar is exactly as described. Great experience with this purchase. Thank you!
Gibson Custom Les Paul Special Double Cut 2009 TV Yellow

It's everything I'd hope for in terms of feel, tone, etc. It makes me want to play better.
Gibson Custom '63 ES-335 TDC 2014

Just letting you know I took delivery of the Martin on Tuesday. Your description was accurate, but I seem to be having a little problem with the guitar; I can’t seem to stop playing it. It’s getting so bad that it’s causing a rift between me and the wife. So it’s with great sadness that I have to inform you that I have to get rid of the wife! Good doing business with you. PS... if you are in the market for a used wife, let me know.😁
Martin OMC-28M Larurence Juber

As always, Capital Guitars provides only the best in products and services. The guitar shipped immediately and was exactly as described. It's a beautiful instrument...as all Gustavssons are. I will certainly continue doing business with Capital Guitars.
Gustavsson Bluesmaster 59 Chambered 

Perfect in every way. Shipped unbelievably fast. First class deal.
Gibson Memphis '63 ES-335 TDC 2017

The guitar shipped within a few hours of my purchase! It was packaged properly and both the instrument and the service exceeded expectations. I would most certainly do business with this seller again. One of my best experiences which is saying a lot...this one couldn't have been better. 
Gustavsson Fullerblaster S 2014

Just great. So happy to have this guitar. They were fast shipping with no fuss. I’d do it again.
Martin Custom 000-12 Fret All Mahogany

Great seller! Honest, helpful and reliable.
Santa Cruz 000-12

Parker Fly Classic 2001

Fair price, arrived as described and very fast shipping.
Fender CS Wildwood 10 '61 Stratocaster Relic

I am over the moon grateful for being able to own this beautiful and pristine Taylor guitar. Your care and packing speaks to your appreciation and affinity for the craftsmanship of musical instruments. The Taylor K22CE is my dream instrument and would not have been possible without your listing. I lived in the Capital district for 10 years and felt like the Universe was guiding me to the right instrument, the right shop and the right time - even though I was “only looking.” Thank you for making my guitar dream come true!

Thanks for the excellent service. It's been a pleasure doing business with you again. The guitar arrived right on time, in perfect condition. You were correct, it is indeed marvelous! I have been having a blast playing it.
Martin Custom 000-21S

As expected, the Gustavsson lived up to all expectations; a superb instrument. Thank you for the incredibly swift shipment...I think you set a record. Obviously, it arrived quickly, well packaged and exactly as described. You couldn't have a more satisfied customer. Bravo. Well done! 
Gustavsson Fullerblaster S

Great seller ... fantastic product in even better condition than posted and very fast shipping. Would definitely buy again from this shop.
Parker Fly Classic 1998

Great guitars, great services, what a great seller!
R. Taylor Style 2 2008

Great guitar! Fast shipment and arrived nicely packed with care and in mint condition as advertised. Couldn't be happier with the guitar and the experience with the purchase!
Gibson '59 LP Reissue Gloss 2016

Just as described, excellent communication and shipping. Definitely will buy from again!
Collings 360 ST 

Superb seller. Meticulously packaged, as described. Thank you.
Gibson Chambered '58 Les Paul Reissue 2014

Fast shipping, safely packed, guitar of my dreams! Thanks!
Suhr Classic T Custom 2017

Fantastic guitar! Description was absolutely accurate, received the guitar right away. Great seller and I will purchase from Capital Guitars again.
Collings 01 12-Fret

Thanks for the prompt shipment of this fabulous guitar. It arrived this morning safely. Packing was superb. This guitar is everything you said it was and I’m proud to own it. Thanks Again.
Gibson Warren Haynes '61 ES-335

Charlie, Charlie,Charlie What a beautiful guitar and it plays like silk. I can only wish that I would have known about your company years ago. I have never dealt with a more professional and knowledgeable individual in my years.You have forgotten more about guitars than most people could ever dream about. You made this transaction flawlessly as is this wonderful instrument and I thank you. The packing of this guitar was impeccable as was the shipping. I will cherish this beautiful guitar for years to come and will certainly be working with you in the future. Thanks again for everything.
Gibson '63 ES-335TDC 2017

Wanted to send a note to say that the guitar looks and sounds beautiful, and arrived just as described. I also appreciate the careful packing/shipping. Was a pleasure buying from you.
Santa Cruz OM Grand German

Just as described. I couldn’t be happier.
Martin Custom 00-42 Adirondack, Madagascar

As advertised. Beautiful piece of wood, Last guitar she will ever need.
Martin OM-41 Special 2012

Fast communication, friendly, fast shipping. Meticulously packed. Smooth transaction. Highly recommended.
Fender CS Wildwood 10 '61 Paisley Stratocaster

Outstanding guitar-better than advertised! Great communication. Quick shipping in secure packaging. Highly recommended seller!
Martin D28-VS

Excellent transaction. Without a doubt, the most amazing packaging of a guitar for shipment I have ever encountered. They could give a masters class on how to prepare a guitar for shipment. Two thumbs up.
Fender GE Smith Telecaster

The Underwood S arrived safely and man, what a guitar! The first thing I noticed was how booming and clear and articulate it was unplugged! It had that sweet tone around the 12th fret you get on good strats - still unplugged! Amazing resonance and a very solid buiid. It's a tank, a beast but an elegant beast! Thank you once again.

Thanks for the great packing, quick shipping, excellent communication, fair price etc. You are always great to work. Wonderful guitar. I’m so impressed with the work Collings does.  Have a great holiday.
Collings City Limits Deluxe Aged

Absolutely perfect transaction with a great seller. Fast shipping, careful packing, wonderful instrument.
Thorn G/T

An honest man. Thanks.
Martin 000-42 Standard 

The photos certainly didn’t do it justice. It’s beautiful and sounds even better. Thank you again.
Martin Custom 000-42 Koa

Spectacular guitar, perfect service. Thank you!
Collings I-35 Deluxe

Wow! The Grantura arrived safely. I've been playing it unplugged and could barely put it down long enough to send this e-mail! It is very comfortable to play and that clarity and definition in the notes is breathtaking! It is such a beautiful instrument in looks, sound and playability. I'm so glad I was able to get it. Thank you very much.
Thorn Grantura Luthiers Spec

Great instrument, seamless service.
Steve Fischer 12-Fret Brazilian

Well done, well communicated and shipped well and timely. Thanks!
Gibson True Historic Aged '59 LP 2016

Awesome guitar, shipped super quickly and well packaged! Thanks.
Martin 00-42SC John Mayer

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you your help with my purchase of the Lentz DL-90. I am very happy with the guitar and I will certainly purchase from Capital Guitars Online again. Capital Guitars Online is a rarity among online guitar retailers and offers a trifecta of guitar buying goodness; from Charles' deep knowledge of each guitar, pricing that makes sense, and a great selection of hard-to-find instruments. If you are ready to leave behind the world of factory-made guitars that are over-produced and make the leap into an artisan-built guitar, look no further! I'll definitely purchase again. I can certainly envision a Lentz S-style guitar in my future! 

Fast shipping and guitar was exactly as described! Thank you for a smooth transaction! Highly recommended!
Fender CS Wildwood "10" '61 Stratocaster Relic

Item arrived as described, packed very nicely and shipped promptly!
Fender Journeyman Relic Stratocaster 2016

Excellent packaging. Incredibly fast shipping and item is as described. Great seller A+++
Taylor 914CE 2015

Amazing seller! Fast shipping and communication, excellent packing. Absolutely amazing guitar. I've owned a few Tyler's and this is as good as it gets.
Tyler Classic 2013

Everything in this transaction worked perfectly and the guitar is stellar. Thanks for this great instrument.
Forshage Orion

Arrived yesterday just fine. First session was this morning. Love it!!
Collings 002H BaaaA 

Capital Guitars rules! Thank you for this beauty!
Parker Fly Deluxe

Charles, you were right, the guitar is magnificent! Many thanks.
Guild Custom Shop F30K 60th Anniversary Koa OM #34

Just wanted to let you know I love this guitar. To me it looks brand new, the curly maple and finish is beautiful and has just the tone I was looking for. Stay well!
Kevin Kopp Nick Lucas

Outstanding, will buy from again.
Fender CS Todd Krause Masterbuilt Stratocaster

Great buying experience with Capital Guitars Online. Fast shipping for a great amplifier. Thank you!!!
Carr Rambler 

Awesome guitar fast shipper! I will buy from them again!
Lentz DL90 Flame Top 2006

Martin OM-42 Koa

Guitar is super nice!
Fender Custom Shop American Telecaster Custom

Capital Guitars is a joy to work with: professional service, quick responses, exceptional photographs, and detailed specs. I was fortunate enough to be in the area and try out a good handful of the inventory over a few hours. I walked out with a different acoustic than I'd had my sights on when I first reached out to Charlie and I couldn't be happier! Charlie was most accommodating, even going the extra distance to drive me to the train station. A truly outstanding experience on all fronts! Thank you, Charlie!
MJ Franks 00 Brazilian

Capital Guitars is a very professional organization. Lightening fast responding to inquiries and shipping your guitar purchase. I would be delighted to do more business with them.
Parker Fly Mojo Midi

Capital Guitars is one of the best people I've ever dealt with. Total PRO. Awesome transaction!
Collings I-35

Could not be happier with my guitar! In mint condition, just as described! Excellent seller! Would definitely do business again!
Taylor T5 C-2

Very professional and a pleasure to deal with. Will recommend to all, and I look forward to doing more business one day soon.!!!
Fender 1986 AVRI Stratocaster

Wow! What an amazing guitar! Great tone and great feel! Thank you so much!
Fender CS Journeyman '59 Relic Stratocaster

Hey Charlie. Wanted to say many thanks. The Olson is truly an amazing work of art and seems to get better every time I pick it up. James sure knows how to work magic with wood.  Again, thanks much, great working with you.
James Olson SJ 2013

Hey, thanks for the guitar, it screams! A great playing and sounding instrument, thanks again!
Fano SP-6

Received the guitar! I've been playing it for a few hours now. It's really amazing. Very special instrument. Incredible tones. Aggressive yet sweet at the same time. Very balanced sound. The build quality is top notch. Thanks for the great buying experience.
Gustavsson Bluesmaster 59

I am totally thrilled with the Bourgeois. Had the same guitar, but without the cutaway years ago and sold it. Regretted it every day since. With this new acquisition I feel like my old one is back. To me the Bourgeois tone is THE one. Thanks for everything and I hope to buy a few more guitars from you in the future.
Bourgeois OMC

Charlie, The eagle has landed and she won't be coming back!! She is truly a thing of beauty! The playability is off the chart as is the clarity/complexity of the tone. Also the accuracy of the intonation across the entire fretboard is remarkable.  Thanks again for a painless transaction!!!
Goodall TROMC

Stunning guitar, with super fast shipping and a great packing job. Awesome seller!
Collings I-35 Deluxe

Great seller to deal with. Guitar exactly as described and super fast shipping. Thanks!
Lentz HSL Brazilian 2016

The guitar got here right on time and it is just lovely. Plays like a dream, sounds awesome, and there are no issues at all. Thanks so much for a good deal on this fantastic guitar.
Collings 290

I am a very happy customer!
Martin 000-42 Standard

Hi Charles! Just received the guitar. Without any troubles. Have nothing more to say about it except for expressing my great thanks to you. Wish you luck and success in your wonderful business!
Suhr Classic Custom (Russian Federation)

Thank you for everything. The Froggy is settled into its new home and is beyond my expectations. The guitar was exactly as you described, the price was very reasonable, the packing was great and you were wonderful to deal with. It was truly a pleasure.
Froggy Bottom L Deluxe Koa

Hi Charlie! The Goldtop has arrived safely today. I love it! Feels and sounds great! Thank you very much for your good service and communication. It was pleasure doing business with you.
Gil Yaron 54 LP Goldtop Replica

With recent purchase of a R. Taylor Style 1 we couldn't be more satisfied with the transaction provided from Capital Guitars Online. We had been looking for the specific wood combo of this guitar, Capital Guitars had exactly what we had been searching for also to mention the packing was supplied with much care when it arrived. Keep Up The Great Work!

Arrived safe and couldn't be happier. Thank you!
Gibson/Historic Makeovers RDS R6

It arrived in perfect condition. This guitar is even lovelier in the flesh than I expected -- or possibly could have imagined. :-)
Gibson ES339 Fatneck

Great seller, buying again!
Nik Huber Orca 59

Excellent transaction...super fast shipping...thanks Charlie!!
D'Pergo Aged Vintage Classic

The Santa Cruz arrived today. Drove it to the mountains, tuned it up, and proceeded to shred notes like never before in my life. This is without a doubt the sweetest guitar I have had the privilege of playing. The D shaped neck is perfectly suited to my hand. I am so incredibly excited. It feels like the whole world just opened to a new day of opportunity. And, I don’t sound so bad. What an introduction to a fine instrument. If this is what I’ve been missing at the $2500-$5000 price point, I now get it. All my best...
Santa Cruz OM Deep Body Brazilian

Just picked up "Ruby" from the FedEx store. Beautiful guitar! Can't wait to get home to try it out. Thanks!
LSL Soledad "Ruby"

Just a quick note to let you know that I’ve received the guitar (have had it for several days, actually) and was impressed at how well it was packed for transit. Your description of the guitar’s condition was spot-on and the action/setup is absolutely perfect. It is indeed a marvelous Martin – I am impressed at the tonal balance and quality. Pretty much exactly what I am looking for in a guitar. And it was a smooth transaction (thanks!).
Martin OMM John Renbourn

Great seller, wish everybody were as good as them!
Parker Fly Mojo

Parker DF824 MaxxFly

Beautiful Guitar! Item exactly as described...well packed and shipped out the same day! Awesome service....thank you!
Martin HD-28VS

Great seller, prompt transaction guitar in better condition then described, a pleasure to do business with. I would highly recommend.
Collings I-35LC with OX4's

Great seller. Fast. Communicative. Highly recommended.
Collings 290 with Mini-Hums

The Taylor W14CE LTD arrived in perfect condition. The packaging was the best I have ever seen. I highly recommend this dealer.

Great seller here! Pro-packed and the guitar was shipped out very fast! Thanks a lot!
Lentz HSL (Norway)

Flawless transaction,great packing, superb guitar!
Ronin Miriari

The Tele has safely arrived today. I love it! Feels and sounds great! Thank you very much for your good service and communication. It was pleasure doing business with you.
D'Pergo Bakersfield (Germany)

I had an excellent experience purchasing my guitar through Capital Guitars Online. The product was exactly as described and came quickly and was very well packaged. Thanks!
Fender Custom Shop LTD '67 Closet Classic Telecaster

We received the R. Taylor yesterday, thank you for a easy and pleasant transaction. This guitar is outstanding in every way. They always are a notch up from the standard production Taylor's. I will save your information for future guitars. Thanks again!
R. Taylor Style 1 Adirondack/Madagascar

Got the guitar on friday, thanks! I brought it out for my gig last night, what a great guitar! It felt "at home" the second I got it; nice neck, perfectly balanced and killer pickups! Only did some personal set-up and then it was good to go! Thanks again!
Lentz HSL (Norway)

I just wanted you to know that I received the 335 on Thursday morning and just love it! I was thinking I wouldn’t like the pickups, but they are really good and considering its basically a new guitar it's very resonant so should open up nicely. I took it to a gig last night and am including a link a fan sent me with me playing it with my band Big Cat. That's Malford Milligan on vocals (ex Storyville which had Chris and Tommy from Double Trouble) and Roscoe Beck on bass (Robben Ford, Eric Johnson and Leonard Cohen). I really appreciate the good deal you gave me and your kindness over the phone. Many Thanks.
Gibson '59 ES-335 2014

We have a winner! This CL Deluxe was everything I'd hoped for. BIG Tele-on-steroids sound. Extremely playable neck. Flawless build. Plenty of low end. The transaction was very smooth start to finish. I was only able to take the chance on a model I'd never played because you were willing to provide thoughtful answers to my questions. Shipping was super-fast, and packaging was perfect. I hope to do business with you again.
Collings City Limits Deluxe

Kudos to Charles for a wonderful transaction. I took a chance and bought a very expensive guitar online based on communications with Charles and his detailed description. I was not disappointed. Excellent packing, shipping, and the guitar is truly flawless as he described, a lifetime guitar. I would not hesitate to buy from him again. Highly recommended if you are looking for something really special. Many thanks Charles and Capital Guitars, you guys are the best!
Gustavsson Bluesmaster 59

I want to thank you for all your help in purchasing so many wonderful guitars over the last several years. I appreciate the accuracy of your descriptions and the honesty which accompanies the pictures on your site. It is hard to believe that I have purchased a Collings, a Bourgeois, a Robert Taylor, a Taylor BTO, and two Froggy Bottoms from you! Your descriptions have usually understated the condition of the guitars and I have always been 100% satisfied. Your availability and affability when discussing your instruments makes you unique from most of the dealers I have worked with. I will continue to check your website and look forward to dealing with you in the future.

The Collings arrived safe and sound. Thank you for a wonderful transaction. She was as described...and then some!  
Collings DS2HA Custom

Stellar playing axe! Now I know what the saying "plays like melted butter" means :) Thanks again for selling her to me. It's definitely got that "wow" factor like you said in your listing. Take care.
Gustavsson Bluesmaster 59 2014

Beautiful guitar and quick shipping. Thanks!
Fender CS 'True 62' Stratocaster 2015

I received the guitar:) amazing:) Im really happy:) thank you!
Bourgeois OMS

I received the guitar in perfect shape and it is exceptional in every way. Pleasure doing business with you.
Collings I-35 Deluxe

Extremely pleased. Excellent communication and fast secure shipping. Would gladly do business again.
Gil Yaron '59 LP Replica

Guitar better than described, wonderful packing, shipping was executed perfectly!
Thorn S/S

Awesome guitar, as always with Collings...very professional seller, this guy knows how to prepare a guitar for shipping!
Collings 02 2012

Great seller and quick shipper with perfect packaging. I am sure I will purchase again from them. Thank you for the great deal!
Froggy Bottom H-12 Deluxe

Awesome guitar! Item just as described. Fast shipping, well packaged, and responds quickly to questions. Thanks!
Gibson Custom SG Special VOS

Love my new guitar! Stunning sound and feel. This guitar, unlike the majority I have purchased, needs no set up or intonation work. That is worth an extra couple of stars!!
Goodall 000-12 Fret Adirondack/Bubinga

Great! The guitar arrived in perfect condition. I’ve only had a couple minutes to play it and run through the settings, all work perfectly. Now comes the fun part of getting to know it, which amp(s) it likes, how to play it, all that stuff! So, we are good to go, thank you very much for the perfect transaction!
Lentz Traditional S

Outstanding service! Hands down the best boutique dealer I have purchased from and I have dealt with all of them! Thanks Charles!
Gustavsson Dotmaster 2015

The guitar has a magical sound. I can't put it down. Incredible .... Fast delivery and was well packed. First rate seller!
Goodall TR000

Hi Charles. Picked up the guitar today. It’s a real beauty and sounds great. I’m going to have a lot of fun breaking it in and digging how the rosewood opens up with age. The action is really perfect for my style of playing. It sounds great with a pick too. Thanks again.
Bourgeois Custom OM Brazilian

Just want you to know the guitar is in hand and it is fantastic. ...What a great instrument and in the condition you listed. Thank you.
Bourgeois DB Signature OM

Just a word of thanks, the guitar is awesome! It's certainly a "keeper".
Collings DS2HA

The Tele arrived a day early, on Monday. It is great, exactly as described and a welcome addition. It was a pleasure doing business with you. I plan to check your website often. 
Fender CS 50's Thinline Telecaster Relic

My Tele arrived safe and sound. This guitar is exactly as you described it.....it's a gem. Also, I appreciate the way you handled the entire buying process, and the way that the guitar was packaged and protected. First Rate all the way!
Fender CS Telecaster Custom

Well fellow AGF friends - we often hear about the negative experiences we have had as we pursue our chronic cases of GAS. I'd like to share an extremely positive experience I had that culminated today with the purchase of a Martin 000-28M Eric Clapton (#459 of #461) Limited. I first saw this guitar a week ago as it was being offered by Charles Hughes of Capital Guitars in the Albany NY area. The guitar was exactly as described and Charlie couldn't have been more accommodating throughout the entire transaction. He was experienced, knowledgable, passionate about guitars, and instilled the high level of trust that is necessary when purchasing a higher-end used guitar. I highly recommend Charlie if you are looking for something special to add to your stable.

I wanted to let you know that the Bourgeois arrived safely today, and it is, as you suggested, spectacular. I also appreciate the excellent pack job and the extremely conservative description; I really appreciate that sort of detail.
Thanks again; this was a superb experience in every respect.
Bourgeois DB Signature OM

Boy, was I lucky to get this great Custom Shop Tele. Thanks (again) for helping me out with this sale; This one's a keeper, for sure!
Fender Custom Shop Ltd Custom Telecaster 

This is a special guitar. Visually and sonically. I have some incredible instruments but am beginning to believe I'll be reaching for this one most often. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
R.Taylor Style 1

Could not be happier with this beautiful guitar. Exactly as described (actually better) & truly amazing feel & sound. Buying online can be a bit unnerving, particularly for a high dollar item like this but I received excellent customer service & communications. There is nothing that could have been done better. Thanks.
Collings 0002H

Just letting you know the Fender CS NoNeck Strat showed up perfectly safe. I was away on business in Los Angeles until last night. Got home and started playing and couldn't be happier! Guitar is beautiful, thank you very much. The Desert Sand finish is very unique and much prettier in person. The T-Shirt was also appreciated and a great touch. Thanks, Charles!

The guitar arrived yesterday in perfect condition!! As I unpacked the shipping box I thought to myself---wow, what a meticulous guy. He has really put a great deal of thought and effort into ensuring that the guitar was protected during transit. You had advertised the guitar as being in slightly less than mint condition but in my judgement it is in mint-plus condition---essentially a new guitar. Oh my goodness what a great sounding instrument. Bill Collings ready has it down to a fine art in regards not only to the acoustics but the aesthetics as well. Charlie, thanks again for the great guitar. It has truly been a pleasure doing business with you and I will continue to monitor your website for other great deals. Thanks.
Collings I-35

Hi Charles, I just wanted to let you know that I received the Lentz Hyde Park Tele today. As usual, it was perfectly packed and exactly as described. I knew it was going to be exceptional based on the last Lentz that I purchased from you. However, nothing could have prepared me for just how special this one is. I will not hesitate to purchase a 3rd guitar from you and will recommend you to my friends.Thanks again for everything!
Lentz T

Just want to say a huge thank you to Charles at Capital Guitars for uniting me with the guitar of my dreams! A jaw droppingly awesome 58' Les Paul! Everything was perfect about the transaction from top to bottom. Charles was prompt to answer any questions I had and I really can't say enough about him and Capital Guitars. I was very reluctant to make this purchase as I'd never bought a guitar overseas before, especially of this caliber, but Charles put me very much at ease. The packing was superb, extremely well protected and not a scratch on it after travelling around 12,500 miles from NY to Western Australia and it was in my hands in less than a week! You can most certainly buy with confidence from Capital Guitars. Many thanks again Charles!
Gibson LPR8

Hi Charlie. I have been playing 50 years this fall and have been thru a lot of guitars. This is the best one that I have ever tuned up.The hammer ons and pulloffs have a lot clarity and the slides are extremely easy to do.The action and playability is awesome. Wish I had one like this many years ago. Have never heard such a loud warm sound coming from a small body. Thanks!
Martin Custom OM

A quick note to let you know that the guitar arrived safely and is really great. So all is well on our side and thank you once again for everything!
Collings Soco Deluxe

The Taylor T5 arrived and all is well. :-) Besides adding my voice to the others praising your quality of inventory, I also want to add kudos for your service, honesty, and integrity. This T5 is a beautiful piece which is in every way a superior grade instrument - even when placed amongst a selection of several T5, this one definitely stands out. Exquisite playability, solid tone, immaculate "as new" condition - a premium grade highly figured top, and all the perks and paperwork, included. In particular I want to mention your superior and professional packing. 100% top drawer A grade. I admit I was a little skeptical that this guitar would be this nice at your extremely realistic price. Amazing! Thank you!
Taylor T5 C1

Thought I would take a moment and drag myself away from my new guitar and let you know that it arrived Friday afternoon in good condition. 
I didn’t really get a chance to spend some quality time with it until Saturday morning. It is indeed a marvelous instrument. I only needed 10 minutes with it to know that I didn’t need a 48 hour approval period. This one is here to stay. Thanks!
Santa Cruz 00 Eric Skye

Wonderful transaction. Fast shipping. Guitar as mint as they come!
Tyler Burning Water 2K Brazilian

Charles, the guitar arrived in perfect condition. Really nice guitar. Thanks.
Parker Fly Mojo

Charlie:  We received the guitar and everything is as you said. Great packing and fast shipping. Very professional. Thank you!
Taylor GA Cocobolo

Charles: The Telecaster is a great guitar and I am very happy with it. It was a pleasure to do business with you again. Thanks a lot and best regards.
Fender Greg Fessler Master Built Telecaster (Germany)

Got the guitar today and glad to say it exceeds what I expected! Thanks again!
Gibson/Historic Makeovers '63 ES 335

Great seller. Great product. And great shipping would buy from again A+++
Gibson LP Special '95 (Canada)

Exactly as described, very well packaged and shipped fast. Can't really ask for more - except, perhaps, the talent to play like Rory Gallagher! Would certainly buy from Capital Guitars again.
Fender CS Rory Gallagher Stratocaster

Great seller, amazing guitar! Overnight shipment and excellent packing..was a pleasure to deal with!! Thanks!
McAlister OM-442

Just wanted to let you know I got the guitar yesterday and it's amazing! Thanks so much for the fast shipping and the great customer service... it is much appreciated. The flame top on this looks so much better in person. When I first opened the case, I almost thought it was the wrong guitar because it looked like so much more flame compared to the photos... haha... It plays really well... the neck is on the chunkier side, but I expected that with an R8. I haven't plugged it into an amp yet (wife and kid were asleep ;-), but looking forward to doing so this weekend. I'm really happy with this LP so far and glad you guys had it for a great price!
Gibson 58 Les Paul Reissue

I would like to say "thank you."  I recently purchased a Santa Cruz guitar from you, and everything about the experience exceeded by expectations. I was somewhat reluctant to make this type of purchase electronically, but those concerns were totally relieved by your excellent communication and service.  Again, "thank you."
Santa Cruz 000

I just wanted to thank you for letting me come to and try the guitar before buying. So far, I'm thrilled with my new beautiful Froggy. I expect this - but never say never - to be my last guitar and it's a great one. Thanks again.
Froggy Bottom H-14 Deluxe

The Telecaster arrived exactly on time. It was a perfect transaction both with respect to communications and to modalities of delivery. The guitar is very light, very resonant, and it plays just smoothly. Being a Jazz/Blues player I especially love the sound of the neck pickup and that of both pickups combined. Altogether the best Tele I ever had, no doubt about that! Thanks a lot for the smooth deal and best regards.
Greg Fessler Master Built Telecaster (Germany)

Thanks for the quick shipment. I've had a hard time putting it down. Everything about the guitar is spot on. Thx!
Gibson LPR9

Everything about the purchase and transaction of my Martin guitar was perfect from the get go to playing my new guitar for the first time at home. Capital Guitars Online was prompt in acknowledging the sale and courteously answering my questions, as well as the shipment across America, and setting up the tracking system for me to keep track of the delivery date. The safe care of my instrument was evident when I opened the shipping box. Easily the most protective couriering safeguards in all the numerous instruments I've bought over the years! As well, my Martin more than lived up to the way Charlie described it on Capital Guitars website - in terms of tone, playability, structural soundness and pristine look. Many thanks and gratitude for this A+++ experience! You may buy from Capital Guitars Online with complete confidence! Bravo!
Martin 00-42K RR

Just received the guitar. Very well packed. Thank you for that. The condition of the guitar is excellent, better than you conservatively advertised. And it looks only modestly played. To my ears, it sounds like a new guitar just out of the box. My initial reaction is that I have scored on this one. Thank you.
Froggy Bottom H-12 Deluxe Cocobolo

Fantastic guitar. Overall, a very pleasing transaction. Thanks Capital Guitars!
Fender CS '52 Telecaster Relic NAMM Ltd Run

Great to work with Capital Guitars. Quick shipment. Would not hesitate to purchase from them again.
Collings City Limits Deluxe 2011

Charles at Capital Guitars was fantastic to deal with. Great communication, fast shipping and the guitar was packed up better than new!
Taylor K28E First Edition 2013

Fantastic. Everything as promised. Very fast delivery, excellent packing and great communication. Could not be more pleased. A+
Fender CS '66 NOS Telecaster

Fast shipment, well-packed and great setup of the guitar. Highly recommended!
Fender CS '60 Thin Skin Stratocaster

Awesome Rory Stratocaster ! Fast shipping ! A+++++++++++ seller !
Fender CS Rory Gallagher Stratocaster

This thing is an amazing thing to look at. It has a flame that is much better than than others I've seen on the web. Sounds fantastic! The neck is something to get used to though. It is wide. But it is everything you advertised and more. Thanks!
Martin 00028K 1921 Authentic

Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. Firstly, the service provided by you is unparalleled in my purchasing of many Strats over the years. You are a fine judge of an instrument. The Lentz is a stunning guitar. My other boutique Strats remain in their cases. This guitar talks like few can. If by chance you get a Lentz with RW board of unbelievable sound quality (eg Lentz Reserve), please contact me. Thanks again.
Lentz Pre-Lawsuit S (Australia)

Hi Charles! Kopp arrived today and it was in perfect condition. It sounds really good already and it will of course only get better after some playing. Thank you for your very fast service and all the best in your business!
Kopp K-35 (Finland)

Nice guitar, as described! Thanks!
Fender CS Master Built Telecaster

Great amp, perfect condition, very prompt shipping - thanks!
Carr Mini-Mercury Combo

Sweet Strat for sure. Love the checking. Thanks again!
Fender CS NAMM Edition Stratocaster

Fantastic guitar. Exactly as described. Fast shipping. Would buy again!
Suhr Classic S

Great guitar - exactly as described. Shipped to Australia with no hassle. Thanks!
Fender CS Telecaster Pro

I can go into a guitar "super store" with 200 pieces on the wall and not be interested or tempted by a single axe. Conversely, at Capital Guitars, the numbers are small, but I want every damn one! Handpicked quality and great customer service win every time.
Suhr Classic T

The guitar has arrived. I'm very satisfied! You conducted business very honestly and perfectly, and for that I thank you very much. Best wishes from Germany!
Fender CS "Noneck" Stratocaster

Gotta say it's really nice. Sounds amazing both acoustically and plugged in. Thanks again for the amazing instrument. You weren't kidding about it!
Fender Custom Shop '63 Relic Tele

Just want to drop you a line and thank you for your great service. I'm digging the Tele. I usually have a rotation of 18-20 guitars. Some I've had awhile, some come and go. I have done a lot of business with the big boy's; Wildwood, Dave's, Music Gallery and numerous small shops nationally. My experience with this purchase was first class. Once we got together on price your communications, quick shipping and I like the picture of the guitar on the invoice touch were second to none. So Thanks again I'll watch your site and give you a recommendation at every opportunity.
Fender CS '66 Tele Relic

Got the guitar and I LOVE it. Thanks for a nice, smooth, pleasant transaction. Also thanks for a great packaging and shipping. A pleasure doing business with you. Really looking forward to do it again.
Fender WW10 '52 Heavy Relic Tele

Man, Charlie, you guys always have the coolest stuff! I'm still in love with the Suhr T Jr. you sold me a while back. Fellow TGPers, buy from this seller with full confidence in a smooth transaction.
​Suhr T

The Collings arrived yesterday safely and on time. Thank for the nice packing job. It's a great guitar. Not only beautiful but very resonant and plays like butter. This will make a great addition to my collection. Thanks for a smooth transaction.
Collings City Limits Deluxe

Just to confirm that the guitar was delivered yesterday and I picked it up today. Gorgeous, can't wait to plug it in. Thanks again!
Gustavsson Fullerblaster (UK)

O M G !! What an amazing guitar !! The neck profile is FABULOUS !! Almost a dead on match to my Suhr.. Sounds great through my BRUNO UG30R and 2X12 Celestion Blue Cab... I'm Happy Charles..... thanks !!
TA Drop Top T

I'm speechless. From email to phone call, through price, packing, and shipping - I am in heaven. Thank you for your diligence and care in handling my dream axe ... And mostly, for saving it for me. I love everything about it. 
Parker Fly Supreme

Your representation and description of the item, the photos, were dead on. It is a real pleasure to get what I worked hard to get and have it be right. There isn't a flaw on this guitar. This is simply the prettiest, best feeling, best sounding guitar I have ever had.

Just got the guitar and I am one happy hombre. Froggys have a certain sound that is unique and this a beautiful guitar. Thanks again for the fair price and the easy purchasing experience.
Froggy Bottom F12C

Just wanted to let you know I am loving the guitar. Couldn't have asked for a better 335. Looks/plays/sounds/feels just great. I appreciate you getting it sent over so quickly.
Gibson Custom Aged '63 ES335

Hi Charles. The guitar arrived today on schedule; quickest delivery ever from the US. Well done. The guitar looks and sounds great!
Parker Fly Mojo Four Seasons LTD

​The Cruz arrived safe and sound yesterday - the box was ice cold from the FedEx truck so I let it sit all day (torture). AWESOME Strat. As you may know, I have played a LOT of Strats - this is a really special guitar. Thank you. I have always wanted to try one of these and I am really glad our relationship allowed me the opportunity to do so. Until the next time, my friend.
Fender John Cruz MB WW10 '59 Strat

Thanks so much for the sale and for the outstanding job packaging it. What a fantastic guitar! I've had a few Suhrs over the years, but this one is special!!!
Suhr Carve Top Standard Brazilian

Fantastic! I really love it! Thanks Charles!
Lentz S Brazilian

Just got the guitar. Not many OH MY GOD moments in musical life. This is one of them. Absolutely beautiful guitar, with fat sounds to match. You were right to recommend it...this is a superior instrument in every way. Thanks again for an excellent transaction. It was a real pleasure.
Collings 290

Charlie, sorry it took so long to email. I couldn't be more pleased with the Tele. It's all and more you said it was! Thanks again for quick shipping, great communication and a wonderful product.
Fender CS Custom Classic Telecaster

Positive feedback only begins to say how much I appreciate your great service and the superb care you took in packaging and shipping this guitar. And it's gorgeous! Simply stunning!!
Grosh Hollow Carve Top