An independent guitar shop selling some of the world’s most revered musical brands is moving to Beverley’s thriving Flemingate centre as its business continues to grow.
Guitar Galleries opened in the town’s Wednesday Market in September 2016 following great success at its Scarborough base, which was established in 2010.
Selling quality guitars, amplifiers and accessories from world-leading brands including Fender, Taylor, CF Martin, PJD, Rickenbacker, Duesenberg, Eastman, Orange and Boss, the family-run business supports musicians in store, as well as selling globally online.
Now, Guitar Galleries Managing Director Matt Dunn is preparing to move the Beverley store to Flemingate where it will benefit from additional space to expand its offer to customers over two floors.
Matt, a guitarist who still performs regularly, said: “This is a really exciting time for the business. We are looking to expand and we want to offer more brands.
“To do that, we need a contemporary unit and space to present guitars properly, so people can walk in and play everything they aspire to own.
“We need somewhere that is not only impressive to look at but also functions how we want it to. There is so much more we need to display and, in the new unit, we can present and stock the guitars in the right climate, humidity and environment.
“Over the last three years, Beverley has become considerably busier, especially Flemingate, which offers really good dining experiences and shops. There’s a good mix of independent businesses and high street brands, and it’s easily accessible with great parking.
“We’re moving to a great-looking unit with enough space to offer even more to the community, such as guitar lessons.”
Guitar Galleries provides guitars and instruments to beginners and professionals alike, with prices ranging from £100 upwards.
The business also buys guitars from its customers, offers trade-in deals against new guitars and offers credit facilities with 0% finance on purchases.
Guitar Galleries’ eight-strong team across the Beverley and Scarborough sites has 150 years of combined experience in the music industry and Matt said customer experience and care is at the heart of the business.
He said: “We want people to come in, have a look around, sit down and find the guitar that’s right for them.
(Pictures: R&R Studio).