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Call us

We are often asked why we ask people to give us advance notice when visiting The Old Dairy to try an instrument.

Well, there are a number of reasons…
Firstly, it allows us to check the instruments in advance of your visit and make sure the cases (which are kept in our stockroom) are to hand should you decide to purchase.
Secondly, you might be interested in an instrument not currently in stock. A few weeks notice gives us chance to contact the luthier to see whether he has any in stock that he can send us for you to try.
Finally, and probably most importantly 😉, it means we can ensure there’s fresh milk and biscuits in for the tea and coffee 👍

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School’s Out!

School’s have broken up, the sun is shining, what’s not to like?

The summer holidays are a great time to look for a new instrument ahead of the new term. You can take your time, try lots of different ones, and then familiarise yourself with your new instrument ahead of lessons restarting in September.

We have a great range of traditionally made instruments, 100% hand crafted by European luthiers, starting from less than £400 that are suited for all grades from improvers to professionals. We even have a range for left-handers.

Give us a call to arrange an appointment or simply pop in during opening hours to see our selection and try them.

Pop in or by appointment

We love that many of you just pop in to see us and that, during opening hours, you don’t need an appointment to try an instrument.

However, if you want to try an instrument we would rather you did make an appointment. This is so that we can check the instrument(s) you’d like to try over in advance. And, especially with the Dupont, Lugnas, and Sanchis Lopez guitars, contact the luthier to get a range in for you to try if we don’t have them in stock.

Also, because not every member of staff is in every day, it means that we can ensure our resident expert is on hand for you to talk to. For example, if you want to talk about Schatten pickups you’d need to talk to Garry.

And, if those aren’t reasons enough, there’s an added bonus to making an appointment, we can guarantee to have some fresh milk, rather than dry creamer, and biscuits in to ensure there’s tea, coffee, and biscuits galore whilst you play at your leisure – what’s not to like.

Remember, if you can’t get to us during the week or during our normal opening hours we will open up evenings and weekends for you (staff availability permitting) by appointment.

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