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03/12/12 - Gibson USA Price Slash Updated.....more models included!

We've added a bunch of new Gibson USA models to our current pre-Christmas sale. You can now pick up the very latest 2012 Les Paul Standard model for just £1599 (down from £1999) and the new 2012 Les Paul Studios for only £879 (down from £1099).

Make the most of these amazing sale prices now! Gibson Sale page


20/11/12 - Gibson USA Price Slash!

We've slaughtered the prices on selected Gibson's in stock, including Les Pauls, SG's, Flying V's and Explorer's.

Check out the Gibson Sale page to view all our great deals now!


08/11/12 - We're on Instagram!

We'll be using Instagram to upload pics of rare or unique guitars that are currently in stock. Follow @guitarvillage for some serious eye candy!

http://instagram.com/guitarvillage


05/11/12 - Gibson Acoustic Day

Many thanks to everyone who made it down to the shop for our Gibson Acoustic day on Saturday.

It was great to see such a good turn out and was good to catch up with some of our customers. Hopefully everyone enjoyed it and learnt a thing or two about how these amazing guitars are built.

We are pleased to announce the winner of the J45 is Mr Cutler from Amersham! Enjoy your new guitar!

Keep an eye on this news page for more events and competitions in the future!


01/11/12 - Epiphone Acoustic Month Special Offers

It's Acoustic Month! Buy A Select Epiphone Acoustic, Get A Free Shadow™ Soundhole Tuner! Register your archtop at Epiphone.com to receive your free gift. Click here for full details.


04/10/12 - Epiphone Archtop Month Special Offers

October is Archtop Month! Buy any select Epiphone Archtop during October 2012 and get a FREE Planet Waves™ NS Mini Headstock Tuner. Register your archtop at Epiphone.com to receive your free gift. Click here for full details.


03/10/12 - Gibson Acoustic Day at Guitar Village Announced!

Do you play a Gibson acoustic? If the answer is yes please read on......

On Saturday 3rd November we are pleased to announce a very exclusive Gibson Montana 5 Star event and welcome Gibson Montana directors Dennis O’Brien & Don Ruffatto into the shop to talk all things acoustic.

Dennis & Don will be on hand to talk to you whether you are thinking of buying on the day or simply wish to talk about the guitars that they design & build, and live & breath. With free goodies on offer, masterclasses from the experts themselves, and refreshments and snacks, plus more.

Click here for full details.


01/10/12 - Vox Price Reduction

Bad weather isn't the only thing October has given us......it's also brought in some great new lower prices on selected Vox effects pedals and amps.

Vox JS-ICE9 Joe Satriani Ice 9 Overdrive WAS £99 NOW £79
Vox JS-DL Time Machine Delay WAS £149 NOW £119
Vox JS-DS Satriani Satchurator Distortion WAS £95 NOW £69
Vox VT-100 WAS £349 NOW £249


24/09/12 - Clearance Sale section updated!

While we're getting things back to normal after last weeks Boss Gone Mad Sale there's been a few deals that have crept through the net. Check out our updated Clearance Sale section for a second chance at bagging yourself a post-BGMS mega deal!

Go there now!


21/09/2012 - Sales Person/Guitar Expert Required

With the shop expanding more and more plus an anticipated very busy build up to Christmas, a position has opened up for an individual with an in-depth knowledge of all things guitar, based at the shop in Farnham, 5 days a week. The individual will be working as part of a team taking on various different roles throughout the week.

Click here for to apply, and for further info.



10/09/12 - Boss Gone Mad Sale is back!

The Guitar Village Boss Gone Mad Sale prices are now available to view online before the sale starts this weekend.

In the shop - Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th Sep

Online sale begins 11am Sunday 16th Sep until 6pm Friday 21st Sep.

Once the sale is activated these prices will switch and you will then be able to purchase at the sale price.
Some items will display 'Call For BGMS Price', these items are still in the sale so please call us for more info.
Sale prices cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers/deals or part exchanges.
Sale prices are subject to change before the sale begins, but once the sale starts all prices will be final.
Please call for any further information.


07/09/12 - ACM Student Discount Now Available!

To give all freshers a warm welcome into the new term we're happy to announce we'll now be offering a 10% student discount to all current ACM students!

Terms and Conditions
The discount is deductible from Guitar Village’s normal selling price and may not be used in conjunction with other special offers or sale items. Guitar Village reserves the right to decline or adjust the discount for any reason. In order for current ACM students to claim their 10% ACM student discount across the Guitar Village range, they must present a valid ACM student identification card at point of purchase. This discount may not be used by any individual outside of ACM.


06/09/12 - MIA Awards - Voting Now Open!

Are we your favourite guitar shop around?
If you feel that we are we would love you to help us out and vote for us in the upcoming MIA Awards. We won a few years ago and we'd love to win again!

We've been nominated for 2 awards - Best Independent Retailer and Best Specialist Retailer.

It's really easy to vote and only takes a few seconds. You can VOTE NOW

(same as last time....if we win we promise to buy lots more tasty guitars!)


22/08/12 - Brand New Fender American Vintage Range Announced....and in stock already!

Strictly limited to a small number of Fender dealers, The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, new American Vintage series instruments delve deep into Fender’s roots— expertly preserving an innovative U.S. guitar-making legacy and vividly demonstrating like never before that Fender not only knows where it’s going, but also remembers where it came from. Read more


29/06/12 - PRS Summer Care Package back (and it's bigger than ever!)

Buy any new USA PRS model from Guitar Village between 1st July and 31st August and you will qualify for a summer 2012 PRS Care Package free of charge.
Includes - Annual set-up for 3 years, PRS strings, PRS professional guitar cable, PRS strap, PRS t-shirt and more...

Visit www.headlinemusic.co.uk for full details and to download your Care Package claim form.


14/06/12 - Job Vacancy Open

A position has opened up for an individual with an in-depth knowledge of all things guitar, based at the shop in Farnham, 5 days a week. The individual will be working as part of a team taking on various different roles throughout the week.

Click here for full details and how to apply.


06/06/12 - Mesa Boogie rebate plus extended 5 year warranty

Product/Series Rebate
Express Heads & Combos £100
Transatlantic Heads & Combos £100
Rectifier Heads & Combos £150
Electra Dyne Heads & Combos £200
Stiletto Ace 2x12 Combo £250

This amount will simply be deducted at the till in-store – or an instant partial refund when an online order has been received. Click here for more info


30/4/12 - £250 PRS Studio rebate extended!

The PRS Studio rebate was originally due to end 30th April 2012 but is now extended to 5th May!

Customers purchasing a new PRS Studio from Guitar Village before this date will receive an immediate £250 rebate on the price of the guitar. This amount will simply be deducted at the till in-store – or an instant partial refund of £250 when an online order has been received.

Click here for more info, and to see which PRS Studio's are in stock now.


30/4/12 - Katie Melua - 'The Bit That I Don't Get' Video...featuring Guitar Village!

We recently had the lovely Katie Melua in the shop for a browse and also filming parts of her video for the song 'The Bit That I Don't Get'.

The video also shows various other snippets of Farnham.

Check it out now!


25/4/12 - Jamie Humphries Musicman In Store Guitar Clinic/Demonstation

We've been lucky enough to secure the services of Jamie Humphries on Saturday 19th May for a guitar clinic and product demos.

He'll be putting a great selection of Ernie Ball Musicman guitars through their paces and answering questions.

Jamie has been a professional session player for over 15 years. His guitar playing has been featured on Sky Movies, 2006 World Cup and The Winter Olympics, plus countless other shows. Jamie has also transcribed/recorded many of the highly acclaimed Total Accuracy's Jam with... series of books and CD's. He also has a regular video column on The Lick Library.
He has performed with the likes of Brian May, Vinnie Moore, Richie Kotzen, Pat Torpey, John Petrucci, Albert Lee, and Steve Lukather.

No ticket required...just pop along for fun, freebies and exclusive deals!


22/4/12 - 2 Guitar legends sadly pass away

Jim Marshall OBE | 1923-2012

The word 'legend' is used too often these days, but Jim is truly deserving of this status.

Jim’s ascent into the history books as ‘the Father of Loud’ and the man responsible for the 'Sound of Rock’ is a true rags to riches tale.

In addition to the creation of the amps chosen by countless guitar heroes and game changing bands, Jim was also an incredibly humble and generous man who, over the past several decades, has quietly donated many millions of pounds to worthy causes.

Bert Weedon | 1920-2012

The man who became known as Mr Guitar started out playing with big bands including the hugely popular Ted Heath band, before starting on a solo career which saw him sell millions of records and notch up hits including Guitar Boogie Shuffle and Nashville Boogie.

His book Play In A Day was published in 1957 and was used to teach players such as Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Brian May as well as countless others.

Clapton openly acknowledged his debt to Weedon, saying he had "never met a player of any consequence" who had not learned from the books.


20/4/12 - Newton Faulkner Competition Ended

The 60 minute 1 on 1 lesson with Newton Faulkner competition has now ended. Congratulations to Guy Cresswell, who will also enjoy VIP entry for 2 to Newton's gig at Glive in Guildford on Wednesday 25th April.

Keep an eye on our official Facebook page for more exclusive competitions coming soon.


13/4/12 - Take it Away interest free loans now available over 18 months!

We are please to announce we can now offer 18 month Take it Away finance packages. If you're 18-25, or are applying on behalf of someone under 18, you can now borrow between £800 - £5000 over 18 months and you'll still only need to pay a 10% deposit to start you off. Click here for more info


02/4/12 - Fender Instant Rebate is back!

Due to popular demand the Fender Instant Rebate is back! It works exactly the same as last time - all you need to do is purchase a qualifying Fender model in store or via the website* and you will receive an instant rebate.

  • Fender Road Worn Guitars and Basses £50
  • Fender Deluxe Series Guitars and Basses £50
  • Fender Classic Player Series Guitars and Basses £50
  • Fender Classic Series Guitars and Basses £42
  • Fender Blacktop Guitars and Basses £33
  • Fender Standard Series Guitars and Basses £33
  • Fender Deluxe VM Amps £42
  • Fender Bandmaster HD & Cab (combined) £42

Visit www.fender.com/rebate for more information and a full list of qualifying Fender models available.

Offer ends 30th June 2012.

*For website orders a separate partial refund will be issued immediately once the order has been successfully approved.


23/3/12 - PRS Studio £250 Rebate

Customers purchasing a new PRS Studio from Guitar Village before 30 April 2012 will receive an immediate £250 rebate on the price of the guitar. This amount will simply be deducted at the till in-store – or an instant partial refund of £250 when an online order has been received.

Click here for more info, and to see which PRS Studio's are in stock now.


07/3/12 - Win an exclusive 1 on 1 guitar lesson with Newton Faulkner, plus VIP entry for 2 to one of Newton's gigs!

Go to our Facebook page now and click LIKE!

We're giving away an exclusive 60 minute 1 on 1 guitar lesson with Newton Faulkner here at Guitar Village, plus VIP entry for 2 to one of Newton's gigs!
Newton Faulkner rose to fame following the release of his UK No.1 debut album Hand Built by Robots in 2007 , and has been on tour nearly constantly ever since, visiting countries all over the world and playing at many very high profile festivals, including a headline slot at Glastonbury in 2008. Well known for his unique percussive playing style, this is a great opportunity to learn all the tips and tricks from one of the very best!

All you need to do is 'like' our Facebook page and we will pick the lucky winner at random! It's really that simple!

The guitar lesson will take place at Guitar Village in Farnham on Tuesday 24th April at 6pm (when the shop has closed), and the winner will also be on the guestlist +1 for Newton's show at GLive in Guildford the following night (Wednesday 25th April).

The lucky winner will need to be able to travel to the shop in Farnham for the 60 minute 1 on 1 lesson and bring their own acoustic guitar, and also be able to travel to GLive in Guildford for the gig the following evening.

One winner will be selected by Guitar Village on Friday 20th April and will be contacted through Facebook.


28/2/2012 - Maton Award - Highest sales in the UK

We've just been awarded the highest sales in the UK from Maton Guitars in Australia.
Obviously we wouldn't have this without our fantastic Maton customers so we'd just like to say thanks to everyone that's bought a Maton from us!

"Presented to Guitar Village, Surrey by Maton Guitars in recognition of the highest sales in the UK 2010-2011"

(Ukulele: Concert model. Launching late 2011)

We've also been lucky enough to secure the very first in Europe of these great new Maton Ukuleles. Find out more here


19/1/2012 - New NAMM 2012 Fender Models Revealed


18/1/2012 - Gibson Reveal 2 New Artist Models

Gibson Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Gibson Kirk Hammett Flying V


12/12/2011 - Guitar & Bass Magazine Secret Shoppa Shop Review

Guitar Village has appeared in the January 2012 issue of Guitar & Bass magazine in the 'Secret Shoppa' feature.
We're delighted to have scored 96 out of 100 based on shop layout, range of gear, secondhand gear, bargains, staff knowledge & helpfulness.
If you haven't picked up your copy yet you can view the full article here


23/11/2011 - PRS SE Christmas Gift Pack (worth £79.95) promotion is back!

Christmas will soon be upon us, and again we’re running a great PRS SE promotion to make the festive season even more of a joy! Buy a new PRS SE model before the end of the year and you’ll receive a special Christmas Gift Pack worth £79.95

The SE Christmas Gift Pack promo applies to purchases of PRS SE guitars made between 1 November and 31 December 2011 from Guitar Village, and the Gift Pack contains a classic PRS t-shirt, PRS guitar strings and a professional PRS guitar cable.

Once you’ve made your purchase, to claim your Gift Pack you just need to download the form from the link below and return to Headline distribution (PRS UK distributors) with proof of purchase before 27 January 2011.

This offer is open to UK residents only.

Download your PRS SE Christmas Gift Pack claim form here

Completed forms should be returned to -

Headline Music Ltd
Unit D1
Button End Industrial Estate
Harston
Camb
CB22 7GX

View all PRS SE guitars currently in stock at Guitar Village


01/11/2011 - Fender 'Instant Rebate" Announced!

Fender have recently introduced an "instant rebate" of up to £90 on selected Fender and Squier products, which will be made instantly available to you, the customer at the time of purchase.

From November 1st 2011, we will be offering the following rebate amounts -

American Standard Series Guitars and Basses – £90
Road Worn Series Guitars and Basses – £80
Standard Series Guitar and Basses – £33
Super-Sonic Series Amplifiers – £90
Hot Rod III Series Deluxe and Deville Amplifiers – £45
Squier Vintage Modified Series Guitars and Basses – £25

Offer ends on January 15th 2012.


05/10/2011 - Pay4Later Online Finance now available on the website!

The most simple online finance is now available at Guitar Village.

Our online finance process is now instant, meaning there are no more forms for you to sign, and you will know instantly whether or not you have been approved for credit. Your order will take no longer to arrive than if you paid by credit card.

You just need to select the guitar you want on the website. Fill in your details as normal then at the payment method screen select the Pay4Later online finance option. You'll be shown the finance options available for the product you have selected, then taken to the online application. Once approved you will then need to pay the agreed deposit. Once this is done we will get a notification to ship the guitar straight out for next day delivery!

Visit our finance information page for more.


20/09/2011 - Guitar Village featured on Fender's 'Global Dealer Spotlight'

Every month Fender select one of their top dealers from around the world to be featured in their Global Dealer Spotlight on the official Fender website.
We are delighted to be the first (and at the moment, the only) UK shop to be featured!


"A truly special shopping experience awaits customers on their first visit to Guitar Village, set in picturesque surroundings in the Surrey market town of Farnham in southern England. For starters, the building itself is beautiful—an ancient medieval edifice dating to …"
Continue reading....


12/09/2011 - Guitar Village backstage @ V Festival with Gibson

As you may have seen throughout the site, we've just come back from the 2011 V Festival in Chelmsford, where we worked in with Gibson on their tour bus parked backstage in the exclusive artist village.
We took along a select few tasty guitars.....sold a few.....but we're now left with a few that have been demo'ed by the stars!
We're now offering these at new lower prices as they may have picked up minor playing marks from the artists trying them out.
Check out the deals here

Gibson have uploaded some videos taken from the tour bus of just a few of the artists trying some our guitars, along with some of Gibsons new breakthrough guitars - http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/ArtistsAndEvents/Stories/Gibson-Rocks-UK-V-Festival/


25/07/2011 - Job Vacancy

Many thanks to everyone who applied for the recent job vacancy. This position has now been filled.


04/07/2011 - PRS Summer Giveaway

Yes indeed, we’re doing it again. The famous Headline Music PRS Guitars care package promotion is back for Summer 2011!

Customers purchasing any new US-made PRS guitar from Guitar Village between 1st July and 31st August and will qualify for Headline’s now famous Care Package, upgraded for 2011 and worth over £300.

Each complimentary pack comprises:

  • 10 sets of PRS strings
  • PRS Pro Grade guitar cable
  • PRS soft leather Birds strap
  • PRS Classic t-shirt
  • Factory spec service and setup.

If you have purchased a qualifying guitar during July and August you need to download your claim form from here, complete and return it to the Headline Music address on the form by 14 September 2011.

Terms apply and conditions apply, full details can be found at www.headlinemusic.co.uk

You can view all our current PRS models in stock on our PRS page of the website


24/05/2011 - Certified Gibson 5 Star Dealer

Last year the boss went out to Gibson in Bozeman, Montana and completed an exclusive 5 star dealer intensive training course.
We very happy to announce we are now one of very few UK 5 star dealers!

Taken from Gibson.com -

"Gibson has taken bold steps to ensure a rewarding investment experience by establishing a select group of Gibson Acoustic 5-Star Dealerships around the globe, dedicated to Gibson guitars. These dealers are the experts in their field and have a trained and certified Gibson Acoustic Specialist on their sales staff.

These elite Specialists are graduates of the Gibson Acoustic University in Bozeman Montana, and have had extensive training at the Gibson Guitar Plant in Bozeman. The graduates of this special program are trained to be your finest guide to the Gibson Acoustic best suited to your needs and tastes.

The integrity of Gibson, built up over generations, is in the hands of Gibson Acoustic Five Star dealers. They are the keepers of the flame. Each Five Star Dealer can give you the best experience in your search for a Gibson Acoustic that includes:

  • The full range of new Gibson Acoustic models on display to try out.
  • Special Gibson Acoustic Models Exclusive only to Five Star dealers.
  • Some of the best Knowledge and advice available in the music industry.
  • A full time Certified Gibson Acoustic Specialist on staff.
  • A professional atmosphere in which you can appreciate and sample the premium quality of a Gibson.
  • A personal connection with Gibson Acoustics in Montana through the personalized service of your Gibson Certified Acoustic Specialist."



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