• 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

  • Pete loves playing our beautiful @glguitars Here, There and Everywhere! Here he's running the awesome 3-Tone Sunburst USA Legacy through a @fender '65 Deluxe Reverb into a Custom Vibrolux Reverb! . . . #thebeatles #music #guitar #pop #60s #amp #shop #cranes #wales #cardiff #british #usa #electric #awesome #beautiful #fender #g #l
  • We love our @glguitars - Here's Pete playing a
  • Pop down to @tramshedcardiff tonight to see the awesome @archenemyofficial ! . . . #metal #music #band #rock #awesome #shop #guitar #poster #wales #sweden #cardiff
  • Kevin from the awesome @iktpqofficial just popped in to check out our @caparisonguitars - go and watch him play one amazingly at Throwfest @clwbiforbach tonight! . . . #ikilledthepromqueen #metal #heavymetal #rock #guitar #caparison #adelaide #australia #throwfest #band #awesome #clwbiforbach #cardiff #wales
  • @davew7777 is paying tribute to The Real American @hulkhogan on this hand built North American classic, brother!! . . . #usa #wwe #wrestling #guitar #hulk #awesome #american #real #python #legdrop #hollywood #nwo #song #music #silverdome #macho #warrior #wwf #wwfmeme #yellow #red #white #blue #acoustic #wales #cardiff
  • Who went to see Ministry last night @tramshedcardiff ? What an amazing band and such a cool set of dudes!! . . . #ministry #metal #rock #industrial #music #shop #cranes #usa #american #wales #cardiff #awesome #shades #black #guitar
  • Just been lucky enough to meet the guys from Ministry and watch them play @caparisonguitars in our demo room! What an awesome bunch of dudes! . . . #ministry #awesome #metal #rock #bands #awesome #usa #american #cranes #shop
  • Check out the first video from our new series
  • Happy birthday to Cranes' own Phil! Now he's reached manhood he has to tackle the five headed beast! 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘 #guitar #shop #beast #beastmode #rock #metal #music #heavymetal #blue #cranes #wales #cardiff #uk #ladder #crazy #funny #fun #happy #birthday

Blog

  • An Interview with Dan Bettridge
    An Interview with Dan Bettridge

    Dan Bettridge is an ever-evolving, multi-talented, critically acclaimed singer-song…

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  • 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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Tweets

  • @Dave_Williams78 tribute to The Real American @HulkHogan can we get a RT brother!? #music #usa #wrestling #guitar https://t.co/mXSNYQSPk3

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  • @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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