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Welcome to Cranes

Cranes Musical Instruments is a family run music store, originally founded in 1851 as a piano specialist, where we pride ourselves on customer service and our attention to detail. In our flagship Swansea store, you will find an extensive and breath-taking collection of guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals and folk instruments..


Not only do we stock the newest gear, fresh off the line, but 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 - from guitars and amplifiers to effects pedals and studio gear.

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  • First produced back in the 1980s, the Hofner Shorty is THE travel companion, giving you full scale length combined with small overall dimensions! The boys are playing the contemporary version which continues this lineage, bringing it up to date in the 21st century. It's basswood body maple neck and rosewood fingerboard give this guitar a great tone and playability for it's unique shape. It's 1x Hofner Open Humbucker gives it it's unmistakable, classic sound!
  • First produced back in the 1980s, the Hofner Shorty is THE travel companion, giving you full scale length combined with small overall dimensions! The boys are playing the contemporary version which continues this lineage, bringing it up to date in the 21st century. It's basswood body maple neck and rosewood fingerboard give this guitar a great tone and playability for it's unique shape. It's 1x Hofner Open Humbucker gives it it's unmistakable, classic sound!
  • First produced back in the 1980s, the Hofner Shorty is THE travel companion, giving you full scale length combined with small overall dimensions! The boys are playing the contemporary version which continues this lineage, bringing it up to date in the 21st century. It's basswood body maple neck and rosewood fingerboard give this guitar a great tone and playability for it's unique shape. It's 1x Hofner Open Humbucker gives it it's unmistakable, classic sound!
  • @rickenbackerguitars careful acoustic research has resulted in the full, rich and warm sound of the ever-popular 330 - now at cranes.co.uk and arguably one of the defining instruments the prestigious company makes!

An exaggerated full-sized maple hollow-body design is perfectly complemented by a pair of single coil pickups and traditionally shaped, trademark 'tick' sound hole. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard is adorned with 'dot' inlays and two full cutaways allow access to all the frets.
  • @rickenbackerguitars careful acoustic research has resulted in the full, rich and warm sound of the ever-popular 330 - now at cranes.co.uk and arguably one of the defining instruments the prestigious company makes!

An exaggerated full-sized maple hollow-body design is perfectly complemented by a pair of single coil pickups and traditionally shaped, trademark 'tick' sound hole. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard is adorned with 'dot' inlays and two full cutaways allow access to all the frets.
  • @rickenbackerguitars careful acoustic research has resulted in the full, rich and warm sound of the ever-popular 330 - now at cranes.co.uk and arguably one of the defining instruments the prestigious company makes!

An exaggerated full-sized maple hollow-body design is perfectly complemented by a pair of single coil pickups and traditionally shaped, trademark 'tick' sound hole. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard is adorned with 'dot' inlays and two full cutaways allow access to all the frets.
  • We now have the extremely rare, discontinued Mark 1 version of @caparisonguitars modern classic, the Angelus M3B! The Angelus excels at every musical styling thrown at it, from blues to the lowest drop-tuned extreme metal. The familiar shaping and the sensual carve top add to the allure of this elegant design, wiith a perfect blend of tone woods and pickups providing a truly consummate instrument!
  • We now have the extremely rare, discontinued Mark 1 version of @caparisonguitars modern classic, the Angelus M3B! The Angelus excels at every musical styling thrown at it, from blues to the lowest drop-tuned extreme metal. The familiar shaping and the sensual carve top add to the allure of this elegant design, wiith a perfect blend of tone woods and pickups providing a truly consummate instrument!
  • We now have the extremely rare, discontinued Mark 1 version of @caparisonguitars modern classic, the Angelus M3B! The Angelus excels at every musical styling thrown at it, from blues to the lowest drop-tuned extreme metal. The familiar shaping and the sensual carve top add to the allure of this elegant design, wiith a perfect blend of tone woods and pickups providing a truly consummate instrument!

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