• 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.

Instagram

  • Our @gibsonguitar are on sale! Check out this amazing Traditional T in Heritage Cherry, down to £1295 from £1699! Sounds incredible and an it's absolute bargain! Drop in to the store for the best deals around! #gibson #guitars #pricematch #pricebeaten #cranes
  • Dan playing on the left handed @gibsonguitar Custom Shop Les Paul 59 reissue through our amazing @marshallamps_uk 1977 JMP50 amp! #customshop #summer #Marshall
  • It's Dane's last day today! Thanks to our long serving drum expert and multi instrumentalist for all his hard work! Good luck in the future Dane, we wish you all the best!
  • Our bank holiday sale is still on with big savings to be had on Gibson electric AND acoustic guitars + loads more! Open until 5pm today!
  • G&L #guitars are on sale this weekend! Here's Dave playing some #SVR on the @glguitars Legacy! #fenderamp
  • We're having a sale on selected Gibson & G&L guitars this weekend!
  • Bank holiday weekend sale! Come and check it out! #guitarsale #cranesmusic #guitarshop #musicshop #cardiffshopping #bankholidaysale
  • Can you guess what #film this #music Dave is playing on our new @glguitars is from?!
  • Just a reminder that we will be closed tomorrow because of the Velothon! 
We are open as usual until 6pm today if you need anything.

Blog

  • Electro-Harmonix: The C9 Experience
    Electro-Harmonix: The C9 Experience

    I’ve always been in two minds about guitar effects.  One mind belonged to the expe…

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  • Guitar Care Part #3 - Repairs & Refinishing
    Guitar Care Part #3 - Repairs & Refinishing

    From time to time old guitars needs to be repaired and refi…

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  • Guitar Care Part #2 - Cleaning & Maintenance
    Guitar Care Part #2 - Cleaning & Maintenance

    If you want your guitar looking, and sounding its best you need to consider how you a…

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  • RT @doghandleruk: OK, hadn't picked up an instrument for 17/18 years. Thanks to @gibsonguitar, @yousician, @CranesMusic & a few mates, I'm…

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