Closed during Musikmesse Frankfurt March 2014
Gibson Acoustics Coming Soon!
This is how much we love the new PRS Custom 24 Floyd
World Guitars 1962 'Heirloom' Stratocaster Limiteds
Buy any new guitar from World Guitars and we will give it our legendary setup twice a year completely free for as long as you own the guitar! We'll even pay for the strings! This is worth nearly £100 a year!
New Guitarist Magazine Video featuring the Tom Anderson Raven
Fender Custom Shop introduce the Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Strat
Rush’s Alex Lifeson Joins PRS Acoustic Signature Artist Family
Paul Reed Smith takes you on a tour of the PRS Guitars display for NAMM 2014 for those of you who couldn't make the show
NEW PRS Archon Head Shipping Soon!
We have just bought some superb Taylor Acoustics at great prices.
We have a few custom order Frank Hartung guitars being built.
One or Two of you may be interested to know that 30 years ago ( 28th November 1983 ) when I was so very young ( just 24 ) I opened the doors to Machinehead in Essex, feels strange, sad and crazy how time has flown!!!
5 years later Machinehead II opened in Hitchin Hertfordshire.
November 2006 I sold the company.
2008 World Guitars opens in Gloucestershire.
Many thanks to everyone I know who has made my life in music retail for all these years so amazing!!!
World Guitars Limited Gibson 59' Les Pauls
WG have returned from Nashville & Memphis!
Phil X and Bon Jovi on Tour with Rock and Roll Relics
Jeff shows you some of our latest stock
Here are just a few photobooks that we have completed over the last couple of weeks
Nik Huber Guitars at the Frankfurt Musikmesse
Frank Hartung Guitars exclusively at World Guitars
Just a note to say that the 513 arrived safely, yesterday and is everything I hoped for and then some. The picture didn’t do this instrument justice, it’s simply stunning and the tonal range is exceptional.
Many thanks for your excellent service in getting me this guitar. One very happy customer!
Regards,” - Bill, UK
The PRS arrived this morning and it’s just AMAZING !!!!!
The quilted top is stunning, the blue fade….”crazy”…and these pickups are just Killers !!!!
Thanks a lot, “merci beaucoup” !!!
I wish worldguitars was near my home…..
Best regards” - Chris, France
Hi Jeff,Hi Mark,just wanted to give you a short feedback.The PRS DGT arrived safely on Wednesday and everything is in perfect condition.
Never had a better setup than yours - the neck plays like butter!Best regards,” - Ralf - Germany
Thanks for the Gibson Les Paul Special which arrived yesterday.Your website doesn’t lie; the guitar arrived well-protected, perfectly set-up and plays like a dream.
Thanks so much for the rapid, old-school service; exemplary!” - Simon, UK
I just wanted to thank you again for the blue fade custom 24 you sold me a few months ago. It’s beyond my wildest dreams and a joy to play such a beautifully crafted instrument. The service you offer World Guitars is truly outstanding, will recommend you to everyone I know.
sincerely” - Iain Smith, UK
Hi Jeff, my guitar arrived safe and well at 10 this morning. Fabulous service all round. The guitar is brilliant. I haven’t stopped ‘playing’ it. My wife even likes it!! Many, many thanks for the superb service, the set up is spot on.
All the best and kind regards” - Dave, UK
thanks to you and Mark for the fab service as always. Came to buy one guitar, ended up with three! Honestly, best guitars, best service, and best prices. Always a great pleasure and a fun visit when I come down, and I even think my wife enjoyed it, even though I was pounding the credit card!!
Thanks again,” - Clive, Watford
Hi Jeff,Sorry about delay in getting back to you re receiving the DGT ! On the road since I got it …Well,If the Queen were to give out knighthoods for selling the best guitars in the world, we would all be addressing you by your proper titleSIR Jeffery Pumfrett …..Its just awesome, shes pretty but an absolute beast ! And the most versatile guitar I’ve ever played.Thanks so much Jeff, it was an absolute pleasure doing business with you,
Chat soon,” - Kieran, County Galway
just a quick missive to say once again for the fantastic setup you did on my R9 last Saturday, I really enjoyed my visit to the store and the friendliness shown to a complete stranger, and the chance to meet Neville. Businesses like yours deserve all the credit they get, and I shall recommend World Guitars to all I know.Cheers once again, see you again,” - Ian, UK
Would like to thank Jeff and all at World Guitars for an outstanding experience on Mon. The PRS Custom 24 I purchased is One of the best guitars I’ve owned (and thats quite a few). The service given in the shop is first class. the quality of the stock is amazing,I’d recomend to all. Looking forward to my next visit.
Best Regards” - Tony, UK
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It’s already here Jeff!!!
And what can I say?
It’s unbelievably awesome!
I’m so glad I went with the Artist V, the inlays and the ebony board are so beautiful. The color is absolutely beautiful. Awesome feel to the neck.
Setup is spot on, arrived here in tune!
I have not had the chance to plug it in yet, but the first dry runs unplugged already had me sold.
I’m more than happy with the guitar.Thank you so much for your help and especially for your great service and the lightning-fast delivery!
I’ll come back to you for sure for my next PRS guitar-wich won’t be far down the road.I’m looking for a popping color or fade finish next, so if you get a cool stoptail non-singlecut Artist package guitar in,or something comparable, it will be mine.
Thanks again and kind regards,” - Oliver, Germany
Thanks for looking after me so well yesterday. It was the best guitar buying experience possible. Topped off by the chocolate biscuit.The Custom 24 is the best guitar I’ve ever owned, which unfortunately means it could be a while before I need another axe, but those Matchless amps are very tempting, so I may be back soon.
regards” - Edward Fathers, UK
Just a short note to thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable experience in buying my PRS 513 last month. Its rare to find a shop with such a professional yet personal atmosphere and your encyclopaedic knowledge of your products is nothing short of remarkable and inspires tremendous confidence in spending a not inconsiderable amount of money. The guitar, of course, is a beautiful piece and plays like a dream, exactly as you said it would. But it doesn’t end there - anyone reading this should know that I also brought you my eight month old Fender Custom Shop Telecaster which cost a fortune, but has never been right since arriving from the California. However, it took you five minutes to get it on top form and it now plays beautifully. You succeeded where the Custom Shop failed and such was the transformation that it almost feels as though I got two guitars from you for the price of one!
I can’t understand why anyone in the market for a high-end guitar would not make WG their first and probably only call. Thanks again, Jeff - I’ll be down with my trusty old PRS Custom 22 Artist for you to fettle in a few weeks and no doubt will be buying more in the future.
Best,” - Bill, UK
i recieved the guitar yesterday,excellent service,All i can say is she is trully stunning,looked goodIn the photos,but even they didn’t compare tothe real thing. You were right i wasn’t dissapointedAnd would like to thank you and wish you all the best.
Look forward to dealing with you again.
Regards” - Gary, UK
Arrived safe and sound today - fantastically well packed, I might just tolex those boxes and call it a flight case!
Anyway, plugged it all in and fired it up with my Firebird with P90s, ZVex Double Rock and Fulltone OCD plugged in the front: Oh my word!! I can’t believe the volume and - especially - low end coming out of that tiny cab! It’s simply incredible. Beautiful, bold, warm, loud, bell-like clean tones up well beyond the kind of volume I tend to gig at which is absolutely perfect: always nice to know you have a little in reserve! With the pedals engaged it was absolutely brutal: I will have no trouble being heard with this!
The power scaling was also perfect for sitting in the amps own overdrive sweet-spot at a variety of volumes: all of which were really far too loud for my home but produced a huge grin on my face.
Very, very happy with the amp and the speedy deliver and friendly service - thank you very much!
Cheers,” - Neil, UK
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