Guitar Shops in Derby

Guitar Shops in Derby

If you are a beginning guitarist there are few things out there more useful than a well-stocked and well-priced music shop. Even more importantly it is an absolute god-send to have someone who is knowledgeable about guitars, amplifiers (amps), effects pedals, strings, and even music in general; to guide you through the headache that can be finding the perfect instrument. Well here at Guitar Lessons Derby we have been to the best and we have been to the worst - but we want to save all you budding guitarists from making the same mistakes we did. So, we've compiled a really useful list of the best music and guitar shops in and around Derby, so you at least have somewhere to start!

Guitars4You is run exclusively by experienced guitar-buff Mark Hopkin, whose showroom is located at 14 Compton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1DA. Mark ticks all the boxes for a knowledgeable and helpful experience, and specialises in vintage and fine guitars. If you are looking for something nice then you really can't go wrong with Guitars4You! Another very useful feature of this store is their extensive mail order catalogue, so if access is difficult for you you can still make use of this fine institution.

Junction Music Shop also specialises in stringed instruments (particularly guitars!) so is well worth a visit if guitar is your thing. They stock guitars, basses, amps, strings and a plethora of other instruments aimed at all levels and budgets. As a larger company they are able to offer finance options such as trading in your old guitar, which many smaller outlets are unable to afford. Their showroom is located at 8-10 Chapel Street, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3DL, it will be worth your while!

Neville Brothers Music claims to be 'run by musicians, for musicians' - and we couldn't agree more! As well as stocking guitars and strings, Neville Brothers also have a wide range of brass and woodwind instruments, and even offer a repair service! If you are a multi-instrumentalist this will be your heaven, but even if you are an out-and-out guitarist we would still recommend stopping by at 91 Station Road, Derby DE3 9FP to see if the friendly staff at this shop can help you find what you are looking for.

Rattle & Drum Music (not surprisingly) stock a wide range of drums and percussion instruments, but they do also have a huge range of electric and acoustic guitars, basses, amps and PA gear - so do not write them off as a drummer's store! They are proud to be different - as well as striving to provide the best customer experience they can, they also work with local schools and venues to give something back to the community. This really is a store that you can bring your whole band to - and they probably won't want to leave! If that appeals to you, their street address is 77-81 Osmaston Road, Derby DE1 2JH. 

Hopefully that is enought to get you started on your way towards finding the perfect guitar/amp/pedals/strings/etc. but don't be afraid to check out any other music and guitar stores you might encounter. - If your experience is good make sure you let us know, so that we can include it here on the Guitar Lessons Derby website! Good luck on your quest young ones, and may the guitar gods always be with you...

...but seriously, if you have any questions just give us a shout using the details above and we will be more than happy to help you.

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Learning guitar is an activity that should be fun, not frustrating and dull. Therefore, my lessons are all about playing the music that inspired you to pick up the guitar in the first place. I am an expert at tutoring beginner students, so can help you play the guitar even if you have never touched one in your life before.

I have many years teaching experience and would be more than happy to teach you to play the guitar as well.

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