Buyers Guides – Guitars, Amplifiers & Effects


Takamine Guitars

Takamine guitars started from small humble beginnings and are now a household name for acoustic guitars that are affordable and high quality, they have been on the market for around 56 years now. The aim of Takamine guitars is to combine modern technology with craftsmanship techniques to ensure that the finest details are incorporated. Takamine have various guitar bodies, each definied by the construction materials and specification which result in particular tonal qualities. Classical Body – Takamine Classical guitars are a tradition, the fan bracing and body shape deliver a clear tone and... Read More


Faith Guitars

Faith Guitars, founded in 2002 is a small team of passionate guitar experts, Faith is made only of solid tonewood in their Indonesian workshops. The most important part of an acoustic guitar is the top as this is essentially what shapes the instruments primary voice, as you can imagine the better the quality, the better the sound and projection. Faith guitars will either be made of solid spruce, cedar, mahogany or trembesi. Although we say the top of the guitar is incredibly important, that’s not to say that the back... Read More


G&L Guitars

G&L Guitars offer incredible value with impressive quality and plenty of history. Leo Fender left Fender Guitars and set up G&L, bringing all of his knowledge and experience to his new company. Today the G&L factory continues production as Leo would have wanted. His private workshop, the centre of his creativity, remains untouched as it was on his last day and has been visited by music people from around the world. While the people of G&L continue to build the instruments with love, dedication and skill. World class artists have... Read More


We Love Fender!

Fender guitars are amongst the most iconic instruments in music, with over 70 years of experience manufacturing guitars – with a Fender you are guaranteed great build quality and a classic tone. There is a generous variety throughout Fender guitars, there is the famous Stratocaster which is usually the first choice for many guitarists and many famous legenfs, it has a wide selection of tones due to its three pickups. There is also the Telecaster that has increased reliability and resonance. Not only do Fender have a fantastic range of... Read More


Gretsch Guitars

Over the span of four generations, the Gretsch Company developed what came to be known as “That Great Gretsch Sound.” Gretsch guitars have always had the reputation of being a classy brand, their guitars are used all around the world by many famous faces. Gretsch have been around since 1883 producing banjos and drums, their knowledge over the decades have now made them some of the most sought-after vintage guitars in the world! Their guitars are popular in Blues, Jazz and Rockabilly styles of music. Gretsch guitars have got a... Read More


Starter Acoustic Guitars

Looking for your first acoustic guitar? Well, we all start somewhere and this post is to guide you through the process of purchasing the perfect guitar. There are hundreds of guitars out there that all do different things so we understand how daunting it can be. Well let’s start with starter packs, these are a perfect starting place because not only do you save money but you also getting everything you need in one place which takes away the complexity of having to shop around for extras. Here are a... Read More


Sigma Guitars

Sigma is well-regarded as some of the best value-for-money acoustic guitars on the market and they cater for beginners through to pro players who need a guitar for gigging. Sigma guitars have outstanding quality in both construction and sound, for over 40 years Sigma has remained at the top of their field. They produce many different styles and body, whether you want the ultimate gigging dreadnought or a pickup-on-board, Sigma will have something in their range. The guitars capture the look of American folk guitars, which look incredible. Resonators –... Read More


Line 6 Spider Amps

  The Line 6 Spider Amps were created for the modern guitarist, they are packed with tone and are ready for you to plug in and start rocking with. The amps are filled with innovative features that all modern guitarists crave – who wouldn’t want an incredible amp that provides you with defined sound, depth and clarity? Spider amps have sophisticated touch response, complex distortions and tube amp-style compression – capturing all that’s special about classic amps. With the spider range, you are getting a powerful, sought-after tone and feel... Read More


Fender GT100/GT200 Amps

Fender is well known for having the most influential amplifiers in history, and although there is plenty competition out there – Fender still remains number one with their cutting edge technology and the highest quality standards that are consistent – always. So let’s start by talking about the GT100 –   The Fender GT100 is part of a new wave of practice amps for guitarists, the amp has 47 effects on board that allow you to nail all your favourite tones with ease of playability. The amp has a single... Read More


Valencia Guitars

Valencia guitars are designed to provide students with excellent quality and value for money, whilst still being built to the highest standards. The Valencia Guitars was established in 1972, and the main aim then was to provide students with instruments that had ease of play and excellent quality, now four decades later the same attributes remain at the heart of the Valencia culture. Valencia is committed to producing the highest standards of production, ethics and integrity. Here are a few things from Valencia that represent what and who they are... Read More