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Instrument Rentals

Avoid the upfront cost of purchasing an instrument with our “Rent To Buy” scheme. If you purchase an instrument within six months of your rental you can deduct all rental cost from the price of a new instrument!

Pre-owned Guitars, Gear & Pianos!

We’ve sourced some of the best second hand guitars in Berkshire and Oxfordshire! Take a look at our second-hand guitars in Reading including pre-owned Fenders, Gibsons, PRS, Epiphones and Faith guitars. If you need gear, we have used Fender amplifiers, secondhand BOSS and MXR pedals. We stock refurbished and preowned pianos in Reading and Tiverton selling secondhand Yamaha and Kawai pianos.


Dream Big | Yamaha’s Campaign To Make Renting Cost Less

Here at Hickies We are working with Yamaha to make renting an instrument cost you less. From the 1st of August 2019 to the 31st of January 2020 you will now get your first months rent for free while choosing from Yamaha’s incredible collection of brass and woodwind instruments. While the “Start Small, Dream Big!” […]

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Back To School 2019

Here we have our new collection of instruments and accessories for 2019 perfect to start the new school year.

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Russ’s Second-Hand Guitar Buying Guide

It’s no secret that the prices of new guitars are steadily on the rise, for example – 10 years ago an American made Stratocaster was half as much as a near identical model at today’s value and that rise doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. As a result of this trend a lot […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Electric Guitar Strings

Choosing the right guitar strings for you can sometimes prove to be an impossible task among a never ending sea of brands and competition, every type of material, gauge and coating is thrown at you but is it all a marketing ploy? Or is there something in the hype of crazy formulas or string innovation? […]

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