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While all of our staff can talk to you about most instruments we stock, most of us also have a field of expertise, so if you want to get the best advice about a particular instrument, check this list to see who can advise you the best. There are contact details on the shop pages for each shop, so you can get in touch with whichever staff member you want to.


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Stringed Instruments

  • Mark McCabe (Banjo) - Birmingham
  • Keith Kerans (Banjo, Mandolin Family) - Birmingham
  • Richard Scott (Fiddle, Mandolin family, Guitar) - Birmingham
  • Stephen Silcock (Violin family) - Birmingham
  • Ricardo Rocha (Guitar, Mandolin) - Birmingham
  • Tom Campbell (Guitar, Violin) - Birmingham
  • Lindsay Ewer (Ukulele, Guitar) - Birmingham
  • Neil Campbell (Harp, Psaltery, Dulcimer, Autoharp, Ukulele, Guitar) - Brighton
  • James Bandenburg (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Other Fretted) - Brighton
  • Louie Rew Shaw (Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele) - Brighton
  • Dominique Noiret (Guitar, Vocals) - Brighton
  • Cris Pierssené (Mandolin family, Oud, Guitar, Baglama, Gypsy Jazz Guitars) - Bristol
  • Liam Kirby (Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Hawaiian Guitar, Fiddle) - Bristol
  • Tim Hearn (Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo and other things with strings) - Bristol
  • Felicity Prior (Violin, Guitar) - Bristol
  • Adam Pinner (Electric Guitar & Bass) - Canterbury
  • Alex Porro (Electric Guitar and Bass) - Canterbury
  • Nick Collins (All fretted, particularly Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin) - Leeds
  • Stephen Silcock (Violin family) - Leeds
  • Nicolo Poratelli (Guitar(classical, fingerstyle), Mandolin) - Leeds
  • Leon Auckland (Cello) - Leeds
  • Paul Gardner (Sitar, Ukulele, All frets and strings) - London
  • Aeron Jones (Electric Guitar) - London
  • Sonny Brazil (Guitar, Mandolin, Octave Mandola, Cittern, Banjo, Ukulele, ) - London
  • Ken Thompson (All Frets, Mandolin, Banjo, Violin, Vintage Instruments) - Manchester
  • Stuart Cowley (All Guitars, Mandolin family, and most stringed things) - Manchester
  • Danny Blomeley (Guitar, Bass Guitar) - Manchester
  • Gary Stone (Harps, Dulcimers) - Red Wing
  • Brian Stewart (Harps) - Red Wing
  • Ben Price (Guitars, Ukulele, Mandolin, Tenor banjo, Bouzouki, Mandola) - Southampton
  • Sam Horlock (Fiddle, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo, Bass, Guitar) - Southampton
  • Drew McIntosh (Frets (Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Bouzouki, Mandola), Celtic Harp) - Southampton
  • Yannis Paloyannidis (Bass, Electric guitar) - Southampton
  • Jake Parkhurst (Guitar and bass) - Southampton

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Most of the above have a fairly wide knowledge of most fretted instruments.


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