Our history

From humble beginnings just down the road from our current location, Chandler Guitars started business in 1979 as the UK’s sole importer for Schecter USA guitar parts. Since then we’ve worked hard to establish a reputation for outstanding service, both on the shopfloor and in our workshop. As well as building up a large roster of loyal customers over the last 35 years, we’ve scoured the globe to cherry pick the best musical gear to showcase in-store, and were the first to introduce a range of brands to the UK. These include ESP, Tom Anderson and Paul Reed Smith guitars; Gallien-Krueger, THD, Rivera, Fargen, 65 and Mojave amplifiers; RAT, Digitech, ADA, Rocktron, Voodoo Labs, Electro-Harmonix, Keeley and Jekyll & Hyde effects units and pedals; pick-ups from Bartolini and Lindy Fralin; George L's cables and Sperzel tuners, plus many more.

Our workshop has maintained a similar reputation for excellence, with quality repair work carried out by expert technicians at reasonable prices.

Here’s an exhaustive list of all the bands and artists who have been through our doors over the years…


Radiohead   Black Crowes   Snow Patrol   AC/DC
Graham Coxon   Micky Moody   Arctic Monkeys   Bootleg Beatles
Orson   Richard Ashcroft   Coldplay   The Church
Jet   The Rolling Stones   Dominic Miller   Mike Oldfield
Hard Fi   Steve Hillage   Joey Tempest   John Paul Jones
Stereophonics   Peter Bruntnell   Jesse Wood   The Zutons
Aerosmith   The Hollies   James Jagger   The Who
Incubus   Primal Scream   The Eagles   Fiction Plane
Joe Perry   Muse   Tina Turner   The Engineers
The Verve   Gorillaz   Meatloaf   Steve Howe
Warlocks   Duran Duran   Bruce Springsteen   The Moody Blues
KT Tunstall   Stephen Duffy   Robert Plant   Pink Floyd
Amy McDonald   Supergrass   Gary Moore   Cradle of Filth
22 20's   Right Said Fred   Ziggy Marley   Sisters of Mercy
Blur   Robbie Williams   Brett Anderson   Stephen Street
Oasis   Kula Shaker   Bernard Butler   Hank Marvin
10 cc   Sunshine Underground   Dwezil Zappa   Dave Gilmour
Duke Spiril   Beastie Boys   Ross Copperman   Chris Rea
Midge Ure   Paul Stacey   Prince   Mike And The Mechanics
Eric Bibb   Beautiful Losers   Duke Spirit   Robyn Hitchcock
Alan Pownall   Paul Weller   Michael McDonald   P.I.L.
Mumford & Sons   Adam Phillips   Matt Backer   Noah and the Whale
George Harrison   Babar Luck   Silver Days   Radio Alcatraz
Madonna   Johnny Marr   Pat Metheny   Robben Ford
Michael Kinuwaka   Wolfmother   Alan Darby   Status Quo
Bellowhead   Trevor Horn   Ukelele Orchestra Of Great Britain   Robbie Macintosh
Thomas Dolby   Kevin Armstrong   Pino Palladino   Colin Blunstone
Bon Jovi   Bryan Adams   Steve Lipson