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04 July 2014

More Old Things

  We've added a few new guitars to our second-hand page including the Zenta pictured here. Made in Japan in the late sixties: we think it's a cool-looking thing, and it's been recently refretted so it plays great!

We've also got in more of our favourite Octopus ukuleles. We've looked at a bunch of ukes, but these are the best value for money out there. Great build quality, great strings, ten great colours and a great price: only 30! Each uke comes with a soft case. Everyone should have one!

18 June 2014

A little bit of Puerto Rico in Cambridge!

Here at Imperial Guitars we like to keep a few oddities around. At the moment we have a brand new cuatro at the stall! 'What's that?!'

Here's the numbers: you get ten strings over five courses... and it's tuned in fourths! Any guitarist will be able to pick it up in no time. It sounds bright and lush: like a more manageable 12-string guitar. And it's a bargain at only 98!

Come and try it out some time!

05 June 2014

More New Old Stuff!

  If you head over to our second-hand page you'll note with glee and astonishment that we've added a few things in there including the Japanese Columbus Series 3 pictured here.

Also on the Far-Eastern tip, you'll find a nice Japanese Squier strat from the early 90s and a cronky 70s/80s Korean Satellite. Go have a look. Go on!

04 June 2014

The 2014 Write A Jingle Competition!

Do you want to win a brand new, super-duper banjo?! Then you should enter our jingle competition! You have until the end of August to send us your Imperial Guitars-themed song. We'd really love to hear your work.

At the very least, you should head over to YouTube and check out our own jingle!

New UK-made Stuff!

We're the happy new stockist of two great products made on these shores!

StumbleCol cigar-box guitars are hand-made in Cambridge by local craftsman and player Colin Merry.

Each instrument is made from a real cigar-box, comes with bone nut and saddle and has two internal piezo pickups: and, unlike many cigar-box guitars you see, they're all fretted! We stock 3-, 4- and 6-string models.

Star Singer ceramic slides are handmade by Dolfinn Ruby Star Singer in Glastonbury. Each is unique, durable, beautiful... and they sound great! The slides are available in a variety of colours and sizes.

You should come and check them out!