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Gretsch Electromatic 6187-8, 1953, Time Warp Condition - Used

1953, 63 years ago, before Rock'n'Roll, Gretsch were a small New York manufacturer of semi hollow guitars. Two years later the Rock'n'Roll boom started and Gretsch followed suit and the Electromatic and its variants became one of the most popular guitars and it remains to this day a very desirable b...
£3,200.00 Available Stock: 1 BUY

Zemaitis MFA-101 - Used

Opening the case of a Zemaitis "metal front" guitar is a like being walked to the rim of the Grand Canyon blindfolded and having the cloth ripped away off to reveal the vista. They’re breathtaking guitars. Unless you’re rock royalty, owning a Zemaitis has traditionally been a pipe dream....
£2,400.00 Available Stock: 1 BUY

Fender Custom 1971 Telecaster - Used

Fender 1971 Custom Telecaster, Used, black, maple neck, tortoiseshell scratchplate. This telecaster came to us very highly modified and was a real mess. However we have restored it to as near as original without altering its patina. We have had a replacement scratchplate made as the previous one had...
£1,999.00 Available Stock: 1 BUY

Fender Eric Clapton 'Blackie' Signature Strat - Used

Fender Eric Clapton 'Blackie' Signature Strat - Used Made in USA Our pre-loved Eric Clapton Stratocaster guitar is guaranteed to please all you "Slowhand" fans. Among the "Cream" of our crop, this signature Strat offers special features including a trio of Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups, plus powe...
£1,199.00 Available Stock: 1 BUY

Fender 2016 American Professional Tele - Used

Fender is guided by one clear, simple directive: make life better for musicians. While the original Telecaster certainly did that (and then some), we weren't content to rest on our laurels. Our team of mad scientists examined every component in near-microscopic detail. If we were able to improve it ...
£995.00 Available Stock: 1 BUY

Hagstrom HJ600 - Used

The Hagstrom Jazz Model HJ-600 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar features a spruce top, contoured flamed maple back and sides and maple set neck. The Hagstrom patented H-Expander truss rod provides tension at either end and runs the entire length of the neck. The rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allo...
£399.00 Available Stock: 1 BUY

Schecter C-7 Deluxe - Used

This item is Used, however, in mint condition (as new). Not a mark on this guitar at all. With a basswood body and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard you have a classic wood combination that has been used on 7 strings since they first came about. Not only that but you get a guitar that feels great...
£275.00 Available Stock: 1 BUY

Fender Squier Affinity Tele - Used

Fender Squier Affinity Tele in blonde. It's had quite a bit of use and has various marks (please see photos). Available to view at our Bolton store....
£119.99 Available Stock: 1 BUY

Encore Blaster E6 Electric Guitar - Used

Here's a great value electric guitar, modelled after the Fender Strat, but with Guitar Tech pickups, gloss neck and an unmarked body.  ...
£69.00 Available Stock: 1 BUY

C. Giant 3 Single Coil Guitar Copy) Used

C.Giant Strat copy, Used, black This double cutaway guitar with 3 single coil pickups and synchonised tremelo is a decent enough starter guitar. It's in pretty good condition and at this price it's a bargain....
£50.00 Available Stock: 1 BUY

A little about HW AUDIO PA, DJ & Lighting & HW MUSIC, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Basses, Drums, Percussion & General Musical Instrument Departments.

We are retail music stores in the North West of England, based in Preston, Lancashire and Bolton, Greater Manchester. We are 20-30 minutes away from Manchester, Bury, Wigan, Atherton, Leigh, Sale, Salford, Oldham and Stockport. Parking is free in our own 12 space car park.

PA & DJ Equipment

We have been selling PA equipment and DJ gear for nearly 40 years and have been selling guitars in Bolton for over 30 years and the store in Preston has been a guitar shop for 30 years. Our PA department is without question, the largest PA department of any store in the UK. We sell all the leading brands: Electrovoice (EV) (both speakers – active and passive) , amplifiers and microphones. In fact we have been selling EV for over 35 years, along with JBL and Shure. We are Shure main dealers; one of only a handful in the UK. We only sell quality PA gear. This is for many reasons, but mainly because we stand by everything we sell, and it’s very important that gear (especially expensive PA gear) lasts and doesn’t let you down. Many of our customers are professionals and reliability is paramount. We offer a repair service, and in many cases can lend or hire a replacement piece of kit to get you through a gig.

We are probably the largest retailer of Dynacord in the UK. We have been selling Dynacord Powermates for around 15 years and have sold around 1,500 of them in that period. The Powermate is the industry standard powered mixer, and even the shift to active speakers hasn’t diminished their popularity. Of course for people with active speakers there is a Dynacord CMS mixer with all the main features. For us there is a bit cross-over between singers and DJs. After all, many of our customers are entertainers who do both singing, maybe karaoke and DJ-ing and require the sound and lighting equipment to do a full show. To this end we stock and have on demonstration in our lighting showroom (which is approx. 10m square) lighting from Chauvet and American DJ, plus QTX and Kam, with lasers from Laserworld. So please visit us at our showrooms in Bolton, where we offer internet prices with knowledge, advice and class-leading service.

Guitars

Our guitar stores in Bolton and Preston offer everything a guitarist could possibly need. We sell both new and secondhand guitars, basses and amplification. We sell new Fender, PRS, Yamaha & Martin guitars, both electric, electro acoustic and pure acoustic guitars and people travel sometimes hundreds of miles to see us (our record is a customer from South Africa, who came specifically to see us. He wasn’t disappointed!) Our Preston guitar store has a large range of Schecter guitars, plus Blackstar guitar amps. We are Fender American Standard dealers, which also means that we stock in depth both the Fender American series guitars, and the Fender Mexican guitars, but also Fender Squiers, in both Telecaster, Stratocaster, Jazz Bass and Precision bass variants. We also stock a massive range of Fender accessories, such as leads and tuners, plus those extra guitarists’ necessities which are ideal for birthday presents or Christmas gifts.

Drums, Cymbals & Other Percussion

We have a great selection of drums and other percussion and accessories like drumsticks, drumheads and drum hardware. Main brands of drums that we stock are Yamaha & Pearl drum sets and we stock the worlds’ best cymbals: Turkish Cymbals, hand made in Istanbul Turkey. We also sell cajons, shakers, bodhrans, glockenspiels, xylophones and other melodic percussion and are agents for Percussion Plus ranges of educational percussion. See our dedicated websites for educational supplies: www.rockinschools.co.uk So if it’s a Yamaha Masters or Gigmaker drum kit or a Pearl Forum kit, or a Sonix or Impact starter drum kit, you will find it here at HW Music. We can also teach you to play drums with our dedicated drum teacher, Dave Howarth who operates his drum teaching business from our spacious studios in St, Georges Road.

Keyboards & Pianos

At HW Bolton or HW Preston you will find a great selection of electronic keyboards and digital pianos on display, plus piano stools, benches and stands. HW Music are main dealers for the Casio Celviano & Casio Privia digital pianos which offer the best value digital pianos on the market. So, if you are looking for a piano or electronic keyboard, look no further than HW Music.

Line6

In both our Preston and Bolton music stores, we stock Line6 guitar amplifiers, Line 6 effects and Line6 PA, especially the Line 6 Radio microphones. Line 6 are a world leader in modelling amplification and offer PA mixers, speakers, microphones (both tie clip or lavalier microphones and hand held radiomics).

We strive to offer the lowest price on anything that we stock and also we give the best advice on PA systems, DJ gear, DJ lighting, Guitars, basses and other musical instruments.

Education Department

HW Audio is also a major supplier of educational music. If you represent a school, college or other educational establishment like a childrens’ nursery or University, we can supply you on receipt of an official order.

We supply a huge amount of classical ¾ and ½ size guitars to schools, as well as violins, cellos and we have made a specialisation of supplying guitars, drums and bass guitars to schools who operate the Musical Futures scheme.

Organisations

HW Audio is a proud member of the MIA. The MIA is the trade body of the musical instrument industry, and works together with Government in order to promote musical education in schools. We are also an international member of the organisation, NAMM. NAMM is the US version of the MIA and which organises the twice-yearly NAMM show in the United States.

HW Audio is also a member of the FSB: the Federation for Small Businesses, and also a member of Euromusic, the largest buying group for musical instruments in the UK.

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