• Caparison
  • Gibson
  • Hudson
  • Martin
  • Orange
  • Vox
  • Yamaha

Welcome to Cranes

Cranes Musical Instruments is a family run music store, founded in 1851 originally as a piano specialist. The business expanded into most musical instruments, before homing its focus on guitars and associated products in the Cardiff store. In our Swansea store, you will still find pianos as well as general musical instruments, including guitars and amplification.


We were the first UK dealer to import Gibson Custom Shop and are still proudly their only authorised dealer in Wales. We also deal with many other manufacturers and offer an extensive and breath-taking collection of Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects pedals and Folk instruments.


Our Vintage and Second Hand department hosts some of the most exotic and collectable instruments to be seen under one roof. From a vintage Telecaster to discontinued gems, you’ll find obscure pieces from us for sure. We always have a good selection of vintage amplification and effects processors.

Latest Products

Instagram

  • Just packed up this beautiful @caparisonguitars that we're in love with!
#guitar #caparison #black #beautiful #today #cranes #shop #wales #cardiff #japan
  • TODAY ONLY!  We're open to offers, so why not get that instrument you've always wanted!? Whether it's the godfather of mandolins (Hudson DFM10) that Don Corleone is demoing in this picture, a guitar, bass, banjo or bison head, come by and take part in this amazing opportunity!

#music 
#godfather #corleone #film #movie #shop #sale #mandolin #guitar #cranes #wales #cardiff #usa #funny #photoshop #instrument #bison #banjo #bass #today #weekend
  • We have some rarities in our shop. Some would say our 117 year old @martinguitar is the rarest.. But that's because some haven't seen our GENUINE UNICORN!! She's a fan of the great band America and can be heard on many-a-weekend playing
  • @triumphspeedemon feels like #thetallestmanonearth playing this beautiful #washburn #acoustic #guitar we now have in store! #shop #cardiff #wales #usa #sweeden
  • Check out this little #interview Phil did with the awesome @srjmusic for the Cranes #blog Sion is an amazing #musician from #wales who has taken his beautiful #music to the #uk #europe #japan and the #usa - His music has also graced @bbcradio1 @bbcradio2 @bbc6music BBC Radio Wales, throughout Europe and all over #bbc #itv and #sky television! 
http://www.cranes.co.uk/blog/an-interview-with-sion-russell-jones/
  • Playing on our beautiful Hudson Carolina (In My Mind) #jamestaylor #acoustic #guitar #shop #cardiff #wales #usa #carolina #folk #song
  • Messing around with our Mesas! Here we have the amazing @mesaengineering #1995 MK IV and the awesome #1986 MK III!
  • Have you HERD our boy Benson playing the #bison #blues !? He does it on his giant @playhohner #harmonica in the #shop! If you come and BISON-THING maybe he'll play for you!! #music #funny #cranes #cardiff #wales #hohner #usa #banjo #guitar #play
  • Check out the new #blog Phil wrote about his introduction to our beautiful @glguitars - Leo Fender said they're the best instruments he ever made! www.cranes.co.uk/blog/my-introduction-to-gl/ #guitar  #american #cranes #shop #cardiff #wales #glguitars #fender

Blog

  • An Interview with Sion Russell Jones
    An Interview with Sion Russell Jones

    Sion Russell Jones is an amazing musician from Cardiff who has taken his beautiful mu…

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  • My Introduction to G&L
    My Introduction to G&L

    It was when I started working in a music shop and befriending fully fledged guitar guru…

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  • An Interview with Devil Guitars UK
    An Interview with Devil Guitars UK

    I walked into the back room of Cranes and saw my manager talking with a cool dude I…

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Tweets

  • @MartinGuitar @NL_Mitchell it was our pleasure to help you with your beautiful new guitar! Happy playing!

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  • RT @NL_Mitchell: Massive thanks to @cranesmusic #Swansea for this beauty @MartinGuitar #MartinJuniorDreadnought https://t.co/g5sZlk15px

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  • The awesome @FITFORANAUTOPSY tonight in @ClwbIforBach! Here's their #guitarist admiring our @CaparisonGuitar range! https://t.co/8oCQ6bhWAE

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