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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

  • 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.
  • Apologies for the inconvenience but we will be closed on Sunday 22nd May due to the Velothon Wales event #velothonwales2016
  • Sleepwalk by Dave and Phil on our #gretsch guitars! Tiger Maple 6120 4A through our #Fender Custom #Vibrolux #Reverb #guitarporn #musicshop #fenderamp
  • USA made G&L Guitars @glguitars are now in stock! They look and sound amazing! #GandL #cranesmusic #fenderamp #guitarshop #musicshop #guitarporn #petergreen
  • Let us introduce you to our newest member of staff - Phil 
Phil is playing a @caparisonguitars Horus M3 MF in Solar Flare through an #englamps Thunder 50 combo.
  • New American G&L guitars in stock in our Swansea store! #g@l #gandlguitars #assat #legacy #guitar #guitarstore #swansea #cranesmusic #american #leofender

Blog

  • 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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  • Guitar Care Part #1 - Temperature & Humidity
    Guitar Care Part #1 - Temperature & Humidity

    Guitar care is an important part of guitar ownership, and i…

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