Discover the perfect guitar, whatever your musical preference, at Rimmers Music’s guitar shop. We have over 2,000 guitars in stock from top musical instrument brands, including Taylor, Martin, Gibson, Epiphone, Takamine, Fender, Squier, Yamaha and many more. Whether you want to rock out on an electric guitar or play stripped-back songs on an acoustic guitar, or you want to level up your current guitar with new accessories and amps, Rimmers Music has everything you need.

At Rimmers Music, all our staff are experts in the musical instrument of the department that they work in. So, if you’re looking for a knowledgeable team that can guide you through your guitar purchase, our guitar sales assistants would be happy to help in-store. Alternatively, scroll to the bottom of this page to find out more information about buying guitars. 

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Guitar Department 

Welcome to our guitar department. Here, you will find acoustic and electric guitars, also bass guitars and some specialist guitars.

The four main types of guitar are:

  • acoustic guitar
  • classical guitar
  • electric guitar
  • bass guitar

But there are many variations in between.

Acoustic Guitars

An acoustic guitar can be played without plugging it in to an amplifier. The body of the guitar resonates from the strings to amplify the sound. There are different sizes of acoustic guitars such as a dreadnought which is a large bodied guitar or a traveller guitar, which is small-bodied and easy to transport. Usually as a rough guide the bigger the body of the guitar, the louder it will be.

In acoustic guitars you can get a laminate top guitar or a solid top guitar. A solid top guitar will generally resonate better and give a fuller, rounded sound, although it will usually cost more.

Electro Acoustic Guitars

A very popular type of guitar now is an electro acoustic. This is an acoustic guitar that can be played acoustically i.e. not plugged in to any amplification, or it can played through an amp as it will have a pickup in the body of the guitar and a socket to plug a lead into, to connect to an amplifier.

Classical Guitars

A classical guitar usually has nylon strings, has a smaller body and is used to play classical music. This is a good type of guitar for a beginner, as the strings are nylon and don't hurt your fingers as much as steel-strung guitars.

Electric Guitars

Electric guitars are generally the slim-bodied, solid guitar often used in rock music and pop music. They have pickups on the body of the guitar and need to be plugged into an amplifier to get the proper effect of the guitar. The electric guitar comes in many shapes and sizes. Some well-known shapes are a strat style, a tele style ,a les paul style and an sg style.

The strat electric guitar is an iconic guitar made by Fender and used by many stars of the present and the past.

Often an electric guitar is plugged into an amp and may have effects used to create a particular sound or style.

Bass guitars

A Bass guitar is used for playing the bass part of a song it only has four strings and they are a lot thicker than a normal guitar. You can get a short scale bass guitar and a long scale bass guitar.  

Buy a guitar in-store at Rimmers Music

If you’re looking to buy guitars in the North West (Blackpool, Bolton, Leyland, Liverpool or Southport) or in Edinburgh, then our expert team can help you find the right guitar for you at one of our stores.

Advice from our Guitar Experts

For more advice about buying a guitar, check out these guides from our product team.

READ: Guitar size buying guide
READ: What is an acoustic guitar? (Buying Guide)
READ: What is the difference between an acoustic and an electric guitar?