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Steve Boygle - Bought a new guitar today and could not be more pleased. Guy was extremely helpful and provided excellent advice with no pressure at all. The guitar itself is exactly as described, in perfect condition and well set up as you would expect for such a high-end guitar. Highly recommended. Thanks.

Jim Edney - I'm a lockdown online learner and went to Guy for a good starter acoustic. Came out with a new guitar, a re-strung old guitar and lots of practical tips for how to play better and look after the guitars. If you're a beginner like me don't be afraid to call in and see what's in the shop and pick up some useful advice.

Emily Ward - Really good experience. Repaired my guitar in the time promised and even fixed up my poor stringing and taped up the case - just generally going the extra mile. Would recommend.

Colin Martin - A very pleasant experience. Would highly recommend. Thank you Guy.

Ali Ali Gunia-Keighley - Brilliant service from Guy. Brilliant service from Guy start to finish. Knows his stuff and is always happy to help. I’ll be back for sure

Simon Cullen - Great service from Guy, super friendly and very knowledgeable. Very pleased with my beautiful guitar

Ashley Morris - Extremely pleased with the guitar I have just purchased. Great service from start to finish! Guy was very knowledgable and professional. I will certainly be back in the future! I would highly recommend! Thanks Guy!

Mark Brown - I recently purchased a Martin acoustic guitar from Lytham St Anne’s Guitars. I was staying in St Anne’s visiting my father, and I knew of the shop from passing by on previous visits. What I didn’t know was how knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and helpful the proprietor Guy is. He stocks some beautiful and exclusive guitars and is more than happy to provide in depth details about every one of them. I had not planned on buying a guitar during this visit, and there is absolutely no sales pressure on the customer. I simply fell in love with the guitar Guy had in stock and I had to take it! Guy also had my Telecaster serviced with a very quick turnaround time due to my schedule and did a great job with it. It plays better than ever now! Shops like this are a real rarity with most retailers being big shops with staff who are not really interested or knowledgeable and are only really interested if you are spending your money. I can only say great things about my experience when purchasing from Guy. He’s a real gentleman, a font of knowledge, and a great guitar player too. I will definitely be doing business with him again in the future.

Lawrence Foster - Mine isn't a very expensive guitar, but its MY guitar! It needed a bit of TLC, but it was TLC of a technical nature, so I wasn't going to do it! Nut, neck, saddle replaced or refitted and aligned, beautifully cleaned, plus some great advice re strings and frets. It plays so much better! Thanks.

Rebecca Fitzjohn - I took my boys electric guitar here for a service as it had a few issues. It was given a full overhaul, some bits replaced and even a clean! So impressed, it’s now playing like a dream, the service was really reasonably priced and the guy was very nice to my boy. I will definitely return if I need anything and would recommend.

Jim Heys - Had my guitar restrung a few weeks ago and while there spoke to Guy about a new Martin, which I subsequently purchased last week. Very pleased with guitar, excellent service and at a great price from Lytham St Anne’s Guitars. Had my Taylor guitar restrung and few alterations. Much easier to play now, very pleased with work.

Mike Timmons - Very friendly and knowledgeable owner who set up two guitars for me and did a first rate job. Some beautiful guitars in stock along with good quality standard instruments and a keenest for the business that is very infectious.

Jack Owen - A very knowledgeable and honest Martin guitar expert. The best service on my favourite guitars I've ever had in 40 years. A top class shop brilliantly run for customers benefit.

Brian McDonald - Great guitars at great prices.

David Cotterel - Great owners let me have a good pick on a couple of fab Martin guitars lhope I will be back to have a look round and maybe buy one.

Michael Hayes - I have bought two stunning guitars from here for my collection and can honestly say that the service received, quality of the guitars and the knowledge and attentiveness of the proprietor were first class. I would definitely recommend and will no doubt be visiting again very soon!

John Nicholson - Nipped in with my Gibson custom after its high e string was choking out on the first fret. Had a great chat with the very knowledgeable owner and left it with him for a truss rod adjustment and setup. A couple of hours later I had the guitar back and the issue rectified. Great customer service and I’ll definitely be returning. The shop also has a great collection of guitars for sale, be sure to visit if you’re in the area.

John W - Excellent service from an engaging and knowledgeable owner who really shows an interest in you as a customer. Would recommend!

Tom Gifford - Warm and friendly service, excellent quality stock. I have had two guitars repaired here, both were fixed quickly and very satisfactorily and at a good price. Highly recommended

John Cole - Just had my guitar serviced and restrung. Its playing and sounding better than ever. Great service from a passionate and knowledgeable owner.

Kate Eggleston-Wirtz - I had two guitars needing attention as they had sat for a long time without being played. One was a vintage guitar over 100 years old. Personable staff took time to explain what needed doing. Both instruments came back very quickly and are now able to be played. Very excited. Thank you.

Stephen Maguire - I had the specific requirement for a PRS Martin Simpson Private Stock Angelus. There was only one available in the UK at the time, although a couple of dealers offered me "made to order ££". I rang Guy, who was advertising a 2011 model in immaculate condition, one very careful caretaker owner. Guy offered to hold the guitar for the following week to allow me to get to Lytham. In the meantime he sent me videos and pics, no hard sell, just being very helpful. I was impressed by the guitar, the price was right, and I went to check it out. The shop immediately indicated to me that this is the sort of outfit I was happy to do business with. High end guitars, plenty of quality accessories, good studio for trialling. The instrument was second to none, so deal done. Cheers Guy, I'm still v happy.

Rob Sandy - Brought my Ibanez S Series in for a clean up and restring and now it looks, sounds and feels brand new. All round great guitar shop, support your small local businesses!

Sam Clark Music - The best selection of guitars, curated by a 10th dan guitar ninja. Extremely professional and efficient service. Lovely bloke, amazing shop. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Kevin Nicholls - Really pleased with the setup Guy did for me on my PRS, couldn't be better. Not only the setup, he's very helpful by explaining the reasons why. Nothing is too much trouble. I have no problem in recommending him to anyone.

Josh Bannister - After going into the store over the past few years it was finally time to take the plunge and let the Mrs know I "NEEDED" a new guitar! Guy was more than helpful at helping me pick out a guitar that was perfect for me, an Ibanez George Benson Special Edition, and what a beauty it is to. Guy was really understanding and help me setup a payment plan that was both affordable and fair, and finally after the payments were complete, the best guitar I've owned in 14 years of playing was mine. For a personal expereince and education into the world of guitars, for all ages and abilities, I would highly recommend Guy and Lytham St. Anne's Guitars, you won't be disappointed!

Doug Long - Did a great setup job on my Martin, made it playable! Good service, knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. No doubt I'll be back!

John Bailey - Guy is a super experienced chap with loads of good advice for all levels of player. Super easy to deal with and he only stocks stuff which he'd be happy to use. As a professional touring guitarist it's great to have a shop like this just down the road.

Kevin Berry - I've dropped in a few times over the past few years and decided that the time was right to check out Laney valve Amps and Analogue effects. Guy is a real enthusiast rather than just a retailer pushing sales. Customer service was spot on with regular updates by email or by phone on how my orders were getting on.
Pricing is competitive with the big mail order companies and when my orders arrived, Guy demonstrated these products which gave me confidence in my purchases. I would definitely recommend it and would shop there again in the future 👍

Barry Howarth - I bought a cheap Strat copy from Guy some years ago when I arrived broke from a messy divorce and was impressed with his knowledge and care. I now live in Spain and had stupidly dropped and smashed the headstock of a beautiful Epi Riviera. The locals in Spain pronounced it unrepairable so when I returned to Lytham thinking of selling the bits Guy asked to have a go at a repair. I am now seriously happy with a truly unique Riviera sporting a discreet "bandage" around the top of the neck but still making me sound like Scotty Moore. The price for the repair was fantastic! I highly recommend this shop to anyone from a beginner to a player. St Annes is fortunate to have such a great shop with such great service.

Andy Gregson - Great service from Guy who is a really nice chap and very knowledgable about guitars. Took my guitar in for a set up as wasn't happy with the job done at another local shop - came back a totally different guitar with really low playable action. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Guy who is more than happy to spend plenty of time with you as a customer understanding your requirements.

Mike Black - Guy is a very friendly & knowledgeable man. Nothing is to much trouble and his work is of the highest quality. For all things guitar he is the man to go even for free advice. Good range of guitars & accessories.

Joanna Griffin - Absolutely fantastic! He really knows what he is talking about and it's obvious how much he loves what he does.
Really helpful and friendly, cannot recommend enough!

Graham Noble - Took a bass into guy to get set up. Guy listened to what I wanted and advised an appropriate path. I wanted a set up for C- standard tuning, he advised on the correct strings and ordered them in for me, not just what he had in stock (like some other shops) Good value and great service.

Connor Mulvey - Brilliant service, my guitars have never played so well!

Mark Bonney - A1. Best shop around fantastic service.

Michael Whittaker - Took my guitar in for a service and new strings as I am a new player and was clueless! Guy was incredibly helpful and friendly and gave me loads of advice and tips. Will definitely return and recommend to friends

James Hunter - I have always bought my guitar strings from here and just recently bought a new guitar as well. Amazing quality, very reasonable prices and very knowledgeable, and will help you for anything you may need. Would recommend to anyone.

Scott Mather - So being wet behind the ears when it comes to playing guitar, (apart from being a top air guitarist) I've not played a single note before I went to St Anne's guitars, I must say Guy really knows his stuff, not only on teaching but all things to do with guitars, and likes to share his expertise which is a massive plus for me. There is nothing he won't help you with outside of your lesson. I have popped in several times to ask him certain things from my lesson and he's more than happy to help always. That's why he gets 5stars from me.

Julie Harvey - Guy has been brilliant over the years from teaching my son music theory and guitar, to restringing and servicing our instruments and sharing his vast knowledge on all things guitar , and music production. The shop has a superb stock of guitars and accessories. He always has time to chat and advise and I have no hesitation in recommending him highly. He's also an amazing guitarist and musician.

Steve McCartney - Thanks for the setup on my Peavey 5 string Bass - it feels like new and practically plays itself. Perfect for a few projects I'm working on. Great job, great price.

Clive Lawrence - I recently took my son into this shop to get a new guitar. Although he wasn't sure what he wanted, Guy, took the time to demonstrate and explain a range of guitars before we found and settled for the one that was perfect for him. I would recommend Guy without hesitation. Thanks Again.:)

James Boothman - In October 2016 I called in to the shop for some advice on buying a guitar and lessons as for ten years or so I wanted to learn to play the guitar 🎸. Since starting the lessons I have purchased an outstanding guitar etc the advice prior to buying, the service and support have been second to non, not forgetting the excellent lessons from a patient and knowledgable professional tutor.

Joni Fuller - I've always had excellent service from Guy at Lytham St Annes Guitars who always goes out of his way to help. I recently bought a pristine Gordon Smith guitar and am really happy with it... It's fantastic to have such a great local service and I never hesitate to return!!

Alan Bates - With a great selection of quality instruments to drool over Guy also finds time for everyone regardless of ability and always ready to offer help and advice.

Michal Sochor - Hi, I have 2 guitars for this shop and I'm very very happy, good price and best quality - also having lessons and I could not be more happy.

Heidi Jordan - Excellent guitar lessons. I am nearly a rock chick now. Friendly service and very knowledgeable.

Adam Bromby - Guy is a very friendly and approachable owner. His knowledge is second to none and I couldn't be more happy with the experience I have had buying from him. His lessons are well structured and he makes learning an enjoyable experience. Great shop and a great place for all your guitar needs

Martin Benson - Can't recommend Guy and his place highly enough. You will be sold what you need not what costs the most, that said if you want something special he has that as well.

Jeff Woods - Mature drummer with own teeth and hair into prog/rock/blues" - that profile hasn't got me into a band yet so I thought I would add another string to my bow by learning to play the bass guitar. I am really enjoying the weekly lessons with Guy who is very patient with me even though my fingers seem to have a mind of their own at times. Great stress buster on Monday afternoons and highly recommended.

James Brandes - I've recently started guitar lessons with Guy and I'd highly recommend him to others. He's an extremely patient and highly knowledgeable teacher. It's an absolute pleasure going to each lesson. Guy has an encyclopaedic knowledge of songs and of guitars. Walk into his shop and you can tell that he really knows his stuff. If you're into guitars and haven't checked out St. Annes Music, do so immediately. :-)

Brendan Lucey - Friendly and enthusiastic service. I've bought all my guitars, amps and accessories from Guy, who never hesitates to offer advice and tips. For example, on buying a guitar he offered a free 30 minute lesson, which finished 2 hours later. I always go back because I feel welcomed, even though I now live in Bedford.

Thomas Whiteside - I decided to make one final attempt to play a musical instrument, chose the guitar and booked some lessons with Guy. I really could not have made a better choice! Lessons are relaxed and Guy skilfully tailors sessions to meet my requirements and limitations! Guy has been patient and supportive at all times providing regular feedback and solutions for any guitar problems I have encountered making the lessons a real pleasure. Guy also provides extremely comprehensive customer service for the purchase of guitars and accessories offering advice and guidance with no pressure to simply buy. Guy has an obvious passion for music and guitars, is an accomplished tutor and I would highly recommend him without hesitation.

Stuart Bence - I really enjoy my lessons with Guy. He tailors the lessons to my ability. Only a short time in learning the guitar, he’s helped me understand more about music/guitars and I’m now starting to play music I didn’t think I was capable of. Visiting Guy’s shop, you will always find a friendly welcome and a great mix of quality guitars, amps, etc. He also has a recording studio! I would highly recommend Guy to anyone who’s looking to improve their playing, buy their first guitar or upgrading.

Mark Holton - A superb shop, whenever I walk in Guy is genuinely interested in how I'm getting on with Music. I've had lessons from Guy and associates (and my kids have), bought instruments, had instruments repaired, and tonnes of advice and support. Never pressured, always friendly. Great range of stock for a small shop - even left handed instruments which I used to struggle to get. I can't recommend them enough :)

Peter Horton - Guy has built a great destination shop and studio that offers quality musical instruments and tuition. It's a pleasure visiting Guy as he looks after his customers with great service in a relaxed atmosphere. Just bought my second guitar from Guy after trying out loads of options and taking on board his expert advice I am confident it was the right choice.

Roger Cartwright - A great selection of Martin acoustics, so good in fact that I invested in one 6 months ago and have not stopped playing it since! Guy certainly knows his guitars and will definitely find the right one for you whether you have a tight budget or otherwise.Highly recommended!

Guy Haythornthwaite - Absolutely fantastic service. Great product range and so much knowledge which Guy shared enthusiastically - answering all my questions and more besides. I was able to relax and take my time choosing my new guitar and trying others - which means I'm now totally thrilled with my purchase, the perfect one for me! Great aftersales service and always a friendly welcome when you need advice.

Ben Melvin- Very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic service. Guy is tutoring our son on the guitar and we are very pleased with the results so far. Guy is patient and informative when teaching but also firm and in control when needed. The lessons are reasonably priced and availability is good but you can see he is busy. Well presented shop and suitable tuition area. Cannot fault it!

Vic Heaney - I am really pleased that I found St Annes Guitars when I returned to Lancashire after 57 years away, mainly overseas. I was looking for a guitar tutor but found much more. Guy is a knowledgeable, competent and patient teacher. He has shown no sign of irritation at trying to drum theory and more into a 75-year old brain. If he can teach me to play a recognisable – if not yet perfect – version of Mark Knopfler’s theme from “Local Hero”, he can clearly produce even better results from more malleable minds. I would never have dreamed of attempting such a complex tune without Guy's encouragement. And all this happens in a shop – a musical Aladdin’s cave, with an irresistible stock of guitars, amps and other music bits and pieces. And there is a recording studio as well! When I am old enough to consider joining a group, this is the place where I will be taking them to lay down our first tracks.

Graham Hornsby - Discovered Guy's shop this year having decided to learn the guitar properly and what a find! Guy is extremely knowledgeable and a great tutor - I have learnt more in the last 3 months than I have in the last 10 years trying to teach myself. Also, he has a fantastic range of guitars - something for all abilities and budgets.

Dawn-Sarah Lucey - From the experience of a complete beginner, Guy has been a font of useful information. He has guided my purchases and always been happy and helpful. In fact I think so highly of his opinion, his customer service and his fair prices that I travel over 200 miles to buy from this amazing place.

Mike Alexander - Nice guitar shop and very friendly service. Very helpful via email answering all questions before I even travelled to the shop which made the whole process even better. Ended with me buying a guitar that I am very happy with.

Steve Hackett - Just loving my new guitar and amp, Great personal service and a great deal....Ill be back soon!
Thanks Guy!!

Melanie Nuttall - can't recommend this place enough - great products fair prices excellent service and Guy is an amazing guitar teacher. All in all AWESOME

Sian Thompson - Really helpful choosing the right guitar for me and a great teacher!

Stephen White - I made more progress in 12 months with lessons with Guy than I'd made in the previous 20 years!

Tom Johnson - Great service and tuition with a good range of products

Nick Evans - A fantastic music store and recording studio where you can also get quality music lessons, all under one roof. A highly knowledgeable and friendly owner who will help you get what you need, be that an instrument, music theory, or a recording.

Chris Clancy - I had 2 of my guitars repaired here, excellent work, and full of fab guitars and accessories! I highly recommend it. Chris

Ahmed James - Very friendly service entwined with a great deal of knowledge of music and advice for amateur musicians.

Jack Twiss - Excellent shop, studio and lessons with great customer service. I'm yet to walk out of the shop without learning something new.

Owen Brown - Best standard of teaching (Bass) , friendly service and high quality instruments.



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