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Guitar Month

#DidYouKnow that April is International #GuitarMonth? It’ll come as no surprise that we’re big fans of that so we’re going to be showcasing some of our wonderful #guitars during April, starting with our Connoisseur Collection.

The Connoisseur Collection is a range of unique and beautiful hand crafted acoustic guitars. Each is a one-off, a masterpiece, representing the finest work of three of the most revered independent luthiers in the world. Tone, playability, appearance – these guitars make no compromises, every one is exquisite in all areas. The timbers used were chosen specifically for their tonal qualities, seasoned naturally for at least ten years (often decades longer) and handcrafted to reveal the beauty inherent in the wood.

Blurring the lines between lutherie and art…Each guitar took between four and six months to make, its personality often evolving as the character of the wood guides the luthier, almost like the sculptor that reveals the beautiful statue hidden inside a block of stone.

The Connoisseur Collection is for those who appreciate the value of something that is truly unique, those who want something crafted, not ”manufactured”.

The Collection features examples of the work of three master luthiers; a superb French Busato gypsy jazz guitar from Maurice Dupont, Spanish Flamenco and Classical guitars by Ricardo Sanchis Carpio, and some unique, characterful and very special steel-strung acoustic guitars by Irish luthier John Catherwood.

May Day Bank Holiday Opening

With many of you popping in for our open house last Saturday we are disappointed that we will be unable to do the same for you tomorrow.

That said, we will be open by appointment on Saturday for instrument try outs and other purchases. Please note that we will not be able to fit pickups or restring instruments for you that day.

We will be closed all day on Sunday.

However, on Bank Holiday Monday we be open from 10am-4pm so feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary, to try instruments, have pickups fitted, instruments restrung, browse to your heart’s content, or simply pop in for a chat with one of our experts. See you there!

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Open Saturday

With Easter last weekend this has been a short week for us so we’re opening The Old Dairy on Saturday to give you chance to come in and browse at your leisure.

We’ll have tea, coffee, and biscuits for all visitors trying out instruments; which we’re sure you’ll want to do as, for the first time in a while, we have an almost complete range of Dupont guitars in stock including an absolutely stunning Busato Royale with Rio Rosewood back and sides that has to be seen to be believed.

But, you can just pop in to pick up some strings (we’ll even restring for you), browse our giftware, or quiz our resident expert on which pickup is best for your instrument (and, yes, we’ll fit it for you too!).

See you tomorrow!

21- Open Saturday