Here you will find an up to date list of our current stock of Pre-Owned, Ex-Demo and Clearance guitars. Admira Teresa EC A gorgeous, all-solid classical – made in Spain. Solid cedar top, mahogany neck and rosewood back and sides. This model features a pickup, with EQ, as well as a cutaway, allowing for […]Read more "Pre Owned, Ex Demo and Clearance Guitars! September 2018"
Tired of cane reeds breaking and degrading over time? Dare we mention the level of consistency between traditional reeds? An alternative comes in the form of synthetic reeds. They are plastic, yes, but this isn’t as bad as you might think. Unlike traditional cane, synthetic materials will never degrade. Humidity isn’t a factor either. Synthetic […]Read more "Synthetic Reeds"
Looking to upgrade your clarinet mouthpiece? Our woodwind specialists have put together some useful information to help explain a little more about them. W h a t i s a m o u t h p i e c e? The clarinet is a single reed instrument belonging to the woodwind family. There are […]Read more "A Guide to Clarinet Mouthpieces"
The trumpet is the highest of the brass family of instruments in a standard orchestra. They also see frequent use in Jazz, the military and high-school bands. Historically, trumpets have a vast genealogy dating to around 1500BCE. Various developments in design and construction occurred over the centuries until the Baroque period, where the instrument became […]Read more "Want to Learn Trumpet?"
Violins are the highest sounding of the orchestral string instruments. They are extremely popular among beginners for their melodic qualities and beautiful sound. Violins are well known for being a mainstay in classical music but are also used in folk, pop and jazz; there is plenty of great repertoire out there to choose from! […]Read more "Thinking of Taking up Violin?"
Classical guitars are a popular choice for many beginners and provide a nice alternative to woodwind, brass or orchestral string instruments. The form of the classical guitar, as we recognise it today, was established in Spain during the 19th century, but the lineage goes back much further and is quite scattered. This type […]Read more "Thinking of Taking up Classical Guitar?"
We’re really excited to announce that we now stock the full range of Müsing bows, which are designed and made in Wurzburg, Germany. Putting performance at the forefront of the design process, Müsing bows have been crafted to be incredibly responsive to the bow hand, enabling the player to effortlessly transfer between staccato and […]Read more "Introducing Musing Bows"
Structured practice is a massively important part of how we learn music. This often brings up imagery of miserably hashing out scales and exercises for endless hours every day. Whilst it’s really important to make progress, keeping it light and fun will always bring better results. This post will help to demystify practice. Of course, […]Read more "Practice Guides Part 1 (For Parents)"
Learning to play music can be fun for almost anybody of any age. Navigating learning an instrument without guidance is very, very difficult. Whilst there are many resources out there, videos and books can’t correct technique or answer obscure questions you might have. This is a short list of things to consider when finding the […]Read more "Finding the Right Teacher"
This is a short guide to help you navigate getting a vintage instrument valued and back to playable condition. We highly recommend bringing your instrument into our store for mechanical appraisal and valuation. Often this can be done whilst you wait and completely free of charge! Things to avoid and consider: Attics, basements, garages and […]Read more "When a dusty case lurks in the attic…"