When you walk through the door you are greeted with a “Hello”. It’s our way of welcoming you to our shop. That’s all it means. We’re not “pouncing on you”, we’re just being friendly. Want to just look around ? Fine by us ! Need some help ? Fine, now you know who to ask ! Basic stuff, right ? We think so !
Guitar Mania first opened our doors in 1994. Since then we have expanded and grown in size and popluarity to become one of the South’s leading guitar shops. Our commitment to a friendly, knowledgeable and personal service has won us a collection of awards. These include: Three times winner of the prestigeous FENDER EUROPEAN TOP DEALER AWARD for service, knowledge and commitment to Fender products. (They only presented them for three years), EIGHT times award winners at the Poole Retail Awards ‘Top of the Shops’ event, including overall Best Independant Shop in 2007 and Best Customer Service in 2013 and 2014.
Our aim is to provide the highest levels of customer care, to offer a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and still offer the lowest possible prices. In fact if you find cheaper, just let us know and we’ll try and match it ! Either in store, or online, transactions are safe and secure. All our guitars are despatched:
Inspected – check for scratches, dents etc
Tuned – Stretching each string for optimum tuning stability
Set up – adjust action and intonation as required
Tested – give it a play to make sure we like it ! (Tough job huh ?)
Ready to Play – now it’s your turn!
If you want to come and visit us we’re located on the sunny south coast of Dorset between Poole and Bournemouth.
Our address is
116-118 Ashley Rd
Our Opening Times (when not in lockdown..):
Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 5:30pm
No Appointment needed !