Oxford Guitar Gallery

This was the Oxford Guitar Gallery's website.
The content is from the site's 2009-2011 archived pages.

In November of 2011 this announcement was made:

Some sad news is that Oxford Guitar Gallery, which has been open in Summertown for eleven years, has closed down. The guitar and equipment shop, which was always a nice place to be, cites declining sales as the reason for the closure.

The shop will be sorely missed, as it was friendly, welcoming and very supportive of the local music scene. Musicians of Oxford – make sure to avail yourself of the facilities still available. You’ll miss them when they’re gone!


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9 South Parade
Oxford OX2 7JL
Tel: +44 (0)1865 553777 / 514800 

Opening Hours
10am – 6pm (closed Sundays)

Quality Guitars, Amplifiers and Accessories

The Oxford Guitar Gallery, which was once located at 9 South Parade, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7JL, has a rich history as a hub for guitar enthusiasts. Founded on July 17, 2000, the shop was not just a retail outlet but a cherished part of the local music community in Oxford. It offered an extensive range of guitars, amplifiers, and accessories, catering to both amateur and professional musicians. The shop was also renowned for its custom guitar building services, a testament to its dedication to quality and craftsmanship.

Beyond retail, the Oxford Guitar Gallery provided invaluable services such as guitar servicing and repairs, demonstrating a commitment to the longevity and performance of the instruments they sold. This level of service contributed significantly to the shop's reputation for excellence in customer care and technical expertise.

One of the key aspects that set the Oxford Guitar Gallery apart was its custom guitar building service. This bespoke service catered to musicians seeking a personalized touch to their instruments, showcasing the shop's commitment to craftsmanship and individual musicians' needs. The store was also equipped with a workshop dedicated to guitar servicing and repairs, ensuring that customers' instruments were maintained to the highest standard.

Unfortunately, the business faced financial challenges, which are evident in its financial records. The last accounts made up to September 30, 2010, showed that the company was operating with significant liabilities and a negative net worth. This financial strain eventually led to the dissolution of the company on November 22, 2013.

The closing of the Oxford Guitar Gallery was a significant loss to the local music scene in Oxford. It had become a gathering place for guitar enthusiasts, a venue for sharing knowledge and passion for music, and a supporter of local musicians. The shop's commitment to quality, customer service, and the musical community left a lasting impact on those who visited and patronized it.

Despite its closure, the Oxford Guitar Gallery remains a fond memory for many in the Oxford music scene. Its impact went beyond mere sales; it fostered a community of guitar lovers and supported the musical culture of the area. The legacy of the Oxford Guitar Gallery lives on in the memories of those who frequented the shop, experienced its services, and became part of its community.

The story of the Oxford Guitar Gallery is a reminder of the challenges faced by small, specialized businesses in a changing economic landscape. While its physical presence has ceased, the memories and experiences it provided to the Oxford music community continue to resonate. For those interested in learning more about the Oxford Guitar Gallery and its place in the local music scene, resources like the Companies House website and the bizify business directory provide additional insights and details.

For more detailed information, you can visit the Companies House website and the bizify listing for the Oxford Guitar Gallery.

The Oxford Guitar Gallery opened in 2001, and has built a reputation for its excellent products, superb service and relaxed, peaceful atmosphere.

Oxford Guitar Gallery front at night

We offer the best advice and service you will find. Our aim is for you to find the guitar or amp of your dreams. We only stock products we love.

We are clearing hundreds of quality items at huge discounts - many items less than half price!.

And what is more with every £100 or more that you spend you will be automatically entered in a Prize Draw to win a CHARVEL San Dimas Style 2 in Black.

Payment methods: By phone we accept Mastercard, Maestro, Delta, Solo, JCB, Visa, Visa Electron, AMEX and Switch. In-store you can pay by cash, cheque or credit card.

Delivery: All orders placed before 2.00 pm will be despatched same working day via 1st class post or courier. We ship worldwide, please e-mail your enquiry.

Credit: Interest-bearing and interest-free credit available. We are now pleased to accept Paypal. Call or email to place your order and pay online.

Custom Shop

Our unique Custom Shop service can build you the perfect guitar from component parts to meet your exact specification. The famous "Geordiecaster" guitar pictured above was built to order in our workshops.

Call us for a quotation for building to discuss your dream guitar with your choice of body, neck, pickups and electronics.

Alternatively, go to our Vintage and Rare Sourcing page to request a specific guitar.


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Electric Guitars

We stock the finest examples of electric guitars at all price points from the world's most respected luthiers. We select the finest quality available to provide whatever you need, from beginner to advanced, at every price point.

We select for quality of components, workmanship and superior playability. The sky’s the limit - customise your guitar or design your own and be the envy of your friends.

Vintage and Rare Sourcing

The Oxford Guitar Gallery is happy to source any vintage guitar, amplifier or effect that you desire.

Over the last ten years or so we have established strong relationships with many collectors both in continental Europe and in the USA. Whether it be that elusive '58 Les Paul or just a scratch plate for a lucky find in the charity shop, we will do our very best to find what you want.


From a re-string to the ultimate customisation, our attention to detail means you get the finish you desire.

All guitar servicing and repairs are performed by own own highly experienced craftsmen and all work is fully guarranteed. Our prices are highly competitive and the quality of our work is renowned. Due to demand there is a waitingf list for all servicing work and so please be sure to book your service in good time.

Our Custom Shop can build you the perfect guitar from component parts to meet your exact specification. The famous "Geordiecaster" guitar pictured above was built in our workshops.



What's New?

Things have been very busy at the Gallery recently, we've taken on lots of exciting new lines and have increased the repair and restoration side of the business. We are pleased to announce that we are planning more clinics and shows at local venue The Northwall.

04/05/2009 SPECIALS THIS MONTH include PRS SE PAUL ALLENDER now £499.00 inc. PRS gig bag. We also need to make space for new PRS guitars including DGT and KL models. Please see SPECIALS, phone or e-mail for extra special deals on PRS guitars from stock.

05/05/2009 MONO gig bags and the amazing PEDALSNAKE now in stock. Check out the article in the latest Batman themed issue of Guitarist. There's a photo of Lyllie Blye in our shop, wearing one of her fav womens Batman tees by MoonAtMidnight.com - she found her long sleeve Batman t shirt online - while she wows the small crowd gathered round her with her amazing chops!

07/06/2009 CORNFORD MEGA DEALS! The following prices are 'one offs' and NOT to be repeated. RICHIE KOTZEN 4x12" cabinet was £699.00, now £400.00. HELLCAT 2x12" combo was £1999.00, now £1260.00. All items are new, first come first served!

17/08/2009 Our latest CORNELL shipment has just arrived. Please come and check out these amazing handwired amplifiers.

19/08/2009 UK GUYATONE EXCLUSIVE OFFER All Micro Series Pedals at HALF PRICE while stocks last. With prices from just £29.50 this is a strictly limited offer. First come, first served!

07/10/2009 CARL MARTIN EXCLUSIVE! We have some ex-demo Carl Martin pedals available at HALF PRICE! This is a very limited offer.

21/10/2009 BONDING SOLUTIONS pedal board tape now in stock. You're pedals will never move again!


04/11/2009 CUSTOM MONSTER GUITAR HANGERS now in stock! Have the Grim Reaper hold you favourite axe on the wall for £39.00! 

06/11/2009 CHROME-FRETS SILKY STRINGS Now in stock! Polishes your frets and strings to a chrome like finish. £12.99 per pack.

17/11/2009 Just in, ST BLUES USA WORKSHOP SERIES GUITARS. These guitars have to be played to be believed, silky smooth feel and playability!

24/11/2009 Now in stock, ENFIELD BASSES. Please contact us to demo these amazing handcrafted British basses.

01/12/2009 Another exciting arrival, TOON guitars! Please come and try these beautiful handmade acoustic guitars from UK luthier Steve Toon. 

04/12/2009 The MAD PROFESSOR  has just paid us a visit with his amazing pedals!

04/12/2009 ZT AMPLIFIERS LUNCHBOX now in stock. The loudest little amps in the world!

09/12/2009 RARE BREED GUITARS Bespoke guitar hardware. Ever thought of pimping your old Telecaster and making into the most resonant guitar around? Your search is over.

18/12/2009 EFFECTRODE Shipment just landed including Tube-Drives, Delta-Trems, Tube-Vibes, Vibra-Chorus & Phase-O-Matics! 

08/01/2010 WIENBROCK AMPLIFICATION now in stock! Please phone or e-mail to arrange a demo of these UK tone monsters.

10/02/2010 Now in stock EAST UK Tone Lifter. A self contained, drop in active mid, treble and bass boost for Strat style guitars.

11/02/2010 Follow us on TWITTER oxfordguitar.

09/03/2010 Just arrived MARTYN BOOTH electric guitars, simply stunning!  


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