A Musical Mecca in the City of Bath
This week's favourite tour can be found nestled within one of the many corridors of historic cobbled streets in the heart of the beautiful city of Bath. Housed within an impressive three storey Georgian property, Vintage n' Rare Guitars contains an exciting array of some of the finest musical instruments spanning back in time to the 1950s.
Trading for around five years and open seven days a week, this is a magnet for guitar lovers. The extensive collection of pre-loved instruments boasts both classic and unique models from brands including Fender, Gibson, Guild, Hofner, Hoyer and plenty more.
The shop stocks around 60 to 70 vintage guitars at any one time, with fans able to keep an eye on the shop's Facebook page
and website blog
for regular updates of new arrivals.
Start the virtual tour from the ground floor where you'll find a couple of members of staff ready with a friendly welcome. Here, the classic furnishings provide a great backdrop for the numerous guitars which line the floors and walls.
From here you can decide whether to go up or down. Make your way below to the brightly decorated and stone flagged basement and you'll discover a colourful range of instruments and amplifiers. You may be below ground, but the ample lighting ensures this a well lit space.
Take the winding staircase to the room at the top and you'll find the walls are lined with brightly coloured guitars as you ascend. Here you'll find huge sash windows, chandelier lighting and warm wooden flooring. Comfy leather furniture invites you to sit and view the instruments, and perhaps try out a possible purchase.
All Over the World
Visitors make their way from all over to Vintage n' Rare Guitars, with many being instruments being shipped to overseas customers as well as those based more locally, like popular band Portishead. All guitars come fully serviced and ready to go.
Whether you're looking for an instrument to play, to add to a collection or just to admire in-store, this is a musical masterpiece of a shop and definitely worth a visit.
Find Vintage n' Rare Guitars at 11 Queen Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1HE. Call them on 01225 463777. Look them up on the web at vintageandrareguitars.com
and follow them on Facebook
Date: 14 August 2015
Author: The 360 Company