We are pleased to announce that we are now the stockist of Squier by Fender Guitars and Basses. The range is slowly building up in store, so why not pop in and see what’s new.
Here’s a little bit of history of the brand.
Fender acquired U.S. guitar string manufacturer the V.C. Squier Company in 1965; by 1982 the Squier name had resurfaced as a low-cost “value brand” alternative initially manufactured and distributed in the Japanese domestic market and soon offered to Europe, North America and the rest of the world.
At the time, many other established brands offered affordable copies of classic Fender models including the Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars. When Squier versions of these instruments appeared, demand for them as the “official” cost-conscious alternatives was immediate, and a brand name was reborn.
To maintain and control costs over the years, Squier instruments have been produced in several nations, including Japan, Korea, India, China, Indonesia and Mexico. While the brand has produced its share of innovative designs over the past 25 years, its main focus and most successful approach has always been to be the “value brand” alternative to its big brother, Fender.
We are OPEN on Sundays from November 5th, 12-4, and everyday up until Christmas, so why not pay us a visit.
We’ve just taken delivery of some new products including the Boss RV500 reverb pedal, the Boss Katana Head and a range of Xvive guitar pedals. Feel free to come into the store and try them out.
A range of Breedlove’s Crossover mandolins have just arrived in store.
The Breedlove Crossover OF was designed to appeal to guitarists, but it will no doubt be appreciated by many experienced mandolinists too.
The switch to all-solid woods – not just a solid top, but the back and sides too – is a significant upgrade for the Crossover series. There’s a richness and complexity to the Crossover’s voice that you simply won’t hear from laminated wood mandolins, and while the small size of a mandolin’s fretboard may be a shock to some who are completely new to the instrument, the Crossover’s playability is excellent with its low action and the 12″ radiused 1 3/16″ fretboard.
These are a great range of mandolins which will just improve with age, given their all solid wood contruction.
They start from £599, come with a gigbag, and our 2 year servicing warranty.
Fender have announced the new range of WiFi equipped Mustang GT amplifiers – the Mustang GT 40, GT 100 & GT 200. Packed with 21 classic amp models, 47 different effects and the ability to download the latest updates and Fender artist-created presets straight to your amp, this is everything you need for stage and studio.
We will be closed on the afternoon of Friday the 12th of May from 2.00 – 5.30, but will be open as normal from Saturday.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Come and check out the new Freshman ukuleles, they are beautifully made, and amazing value for money. We also have the new Rocker 15 from Orange £599. A cool valve amp, either for the home or gigging. Other new products which have arrived in store – Roland Acoustic Live Amp £469 and the new range of Fender acoustic guitar.
The Music Shop’s WINTER SALE ends on FEB 28th. Last chance to grab a bargain.
The Music Shop’s Winter Sale Is NOW ON! New Sale Items Being Added Daily.
We just wanted to thank all our customers and friends of the shop for all of their business in 2016, and wish you all a Happy New Year.