About us


We are located at The Old Magistrates Court, High street, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 2NA and are open 10:30 – 5:30 and closed on Wednesdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays. We have private parking available.

World Guitars opened in 2008 by Jeff Pumfrett, former owner of Machinehead Music in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Machinehead was a huge success and after 23 years Jeff sold up and retired. After a few months he missed music retail so much that he came up with an idea, something he had been thinking about for years, a high end guitar shop stocking some of the best brands available.

The premises were as important as the location, he wanted something very different from every other guitar shop in the UK. After months of looking he found the perfect place, The Old Magistrates Court in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. Not only was this an incredible building, it was also a few miles away from the M4 and M5.

With over 30 years knowledge and experience in guitar sales and one of the most impressive collections of high end guitars we promise you a shopping experience to remember.