Below is a Bit More Info About Some of Our Favourite Brands

At Love Music we stock so many brands, we created this page to give you a bit more information about some of our favourite brands. Brands that we stock include: C.F. Martin & Co. ®, Fender, Kala, Makala, Korg, Casio, Cort, Stagg, Promark, Ibanez, TC Electronic, Vox, Hungry Robot, Ernie Ball, D'Addario, Gretsch, Hohner, Hal Leonard, Henle, Yamaha, Ashton Elixer......and the list goes on and on!

C.F. Martin & Co. ®

C.F. Martin & Co. ® have been creating the finest instruments in the world for 183 years. They continue to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the "Dreadnought" size. One of the world's leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder.

Martin have made an impact on many well known artists. Ed Sheeran has made the LX1E (or the 'Little Martin') model very popular recently and Martin have released a signature model to celebrate all three of Ed's albums: Plus, Multiply, and most recently, Divide. Other signature model artists include: Chris Cornell, James Valentine of Marron 5, Weezer, Of Monsters and Men and Craig Ross (lead guitarist for Lenny Kravitz).

Martin use sustainable wood and FSC® certified products on some of their models. The FSC® certification means that the products have come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

Those reasons make it clear why, at Love Music, Martin Guitars are easily one of our favourites when it comes to acoustic guitars. We have access to a large catalogue of Martin guitars so if you are wanting a particular model we would love to help make that dream a reality. In store we have a range of Martin Guitars for you to try so please come and see us, spend some time with us, it won't take you long to discover why Martin Guitars are held in such high regard worldwide.

Fender

When thinking about electric guitars the brand that most people would think of is Fender. Since 1946 Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide. Everyone from beginners and hobbyists to the world's most acclaimed artists and performers have used Fender instruments and amps, and legendary Fender instruments such as the Telecaster® and Stratocaster® guitars and Precision® and Jazz® bass guitars are universally acclaimed as design classics.

In the 1940s, southern California inventor Leo Fender realized that he could improve on the amplified hollow-body instruments of the day by using an innovative and rather simple solid-body electric guitar design. Further, he realized that he could streamline the process of building them. In 1951 he introduced a prototype solid-body instrument that would eventually be called the Telecaster® guitar. The Tele®, as it was often called then and still is today, was the first solid-body Spanish-style electric guitar to be commercially mass-produced.

From there Fender were unstoppable and have expanded their range so they offer both electric and acoustic guitars, electric and acoustic bass guitars and a range of accessories and giftware that are too many to list.

At Love Music our range of Fender products is constantly changing, we love having new and interesting instruments and the Fender range allows us to express that love perfectly. Starting from the more affordable Squier range to Mexican made classics and even American made models. We also stock Fender amps for electric, acoustic or bass guitars. We welcome Fender lovers to our store to browse and try out what we have in store, if there is a particular model, look or sound you are searching for we will find a Fender to suit your needs.

Kala and Makala

Kala are the ukulele masters. They make such a huge range of ukuleles and we are very proud to have them at Love Music. From their lower end brand Makala and to the higher end Kala the quality and design is obvious before you even play one of their instruments. Their colourful Makala ukuleles come with high quality Aquila strings and a carry bag, music teachers love seeing students with Makala or Kala ukuleles as they know they will produce a great sound, will be easy to play and will stay in tune well.

Kala are based in California, 30 miles north of San Francisco. They are passionate about ukuleles and about people learning to play. Recently they have launched three free online resources. 1) a free Kala Tuner App to help you keep your uke in tune. 2) they have what they call the Ukeoke App, a free app that helps you play along with popular songs, karaoke style! 3) an online tuition called Learn to Play, aimed at getting people started no matter what their skill level.

We have Kala and Makala ukuleles in soprano, concert, tenor and baritone sizes. So whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player looking to upgrade or change your sound we have something for you so please come and see us!