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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.

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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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The £500 Electric Guitar Challenge!

I was recently asked by a student to recommend a solid yet affordable electric guitar for around 500 pounds and to find an instrument that was significantly better quality from that of any entry level guitar but still within the budget given (or just below). I found three which I thought would be suitable and […]

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