Gallagher Ragtime Special


The Ragtime Special was built in 1978 for a customer that wanted a Jazz/Ragtime guitar. This auditorium-size guitar features mahogany back and sides, Sitka spruce top, voiced top bracing, zig zag backstrip, herringbone purfling and soundhole rosette. The body, fretboard and headstock are bound in tortoiseshell. The fretboard and bridge are ebony. The fretboard has abalone diamond inlay and the headstock features abalone G and bellflower inlay with Waverly chrome open gear tuners. The standard nut width is 1-¾”. The Ragtime Special has been Gallagher’s best-selling small body guitar since its inception. It is a fun guitar to pick up and play everyday!

The guitar pictured is the exact instrument that is for sale. Please review all pictures carefully for detail. All instruments are available at our store showroom in Warrenton, Virginia, and are set up to the buyer’s personal specifications including restringing with any string of their choice at no additional charge upon purchase. Instruments may not be shipped in the original shipping container. All instruments are guaranteed to be packed safely and freshly set up per your specifications. Please email or call and we’d be happy to provide an in-hand description instrument and answer any questions you have.

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