Top Guitar Stores in Singapore

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Wanted to have a guitar? Here is a guide on Top Guitar Stores in Singapore.

Ever wanted to pick up a new skill like baking, photography, or perhaps even learn a new instrument? If you have dreams of becoming the next big thing in music, you might want to pick up the guitar. 

Different Types of Guitars

Before learning how to play the guitar, it’s important to understand the different types available, which can help you decide which one you want to pick up eventually. 

Acoustic Guitar 

accoustic guitar

This type of guitar is the one most people are familiar with and is generally the easiest to pick up out of all the different types. Acoustic guitars are usually made of wood, have hollow bodies, and amplify the sound of the strings acoustically, hence the name. 

They are also made with steel strings that give out a mellow tone with strong resonance in lower-mid frequencies. These guitars also come in different sizes, in order to cater to the different needs and preferences of the guitar player. 

Electric Guitar 

electricguitar

Unlike acoustic guitars that are more hollow, electric guitars are far more solid bodies and produce little sound unless they are plugged into an amplifier. For those who want to learn how to play electric guitar, you’ll need an amplifier as well. Otherwise, you won’t be able to hear the powerful, sustaining sounds in all its glory. 

To enhance the sound even further, most electric guitar players will purchase different effects pedals that are a useful tool when creating and developing your sound. 

Classical Guitar 

Just like acoustic guitars, they are typically made of wood as well. However, there are still some differences between the two. A classical guitar uses nylon strings, which are considered much easier to press against the fretboard compared to steel strings. However, the fretboard of a classical guitar is much wider than an acoustic guitar. 

The timbre, or sound that both guitars produce are also different, with classical guitars being used in flamenco or Spanish-style music. If you want to learn a guitar that has a more modern sound, you should stick to acoustic or electric. 

Bass Guitar 

Unlike acoustic, electric, and classical guitars that have six strings, bass guitars only have four. This is because bass players usually play the lower notes in the song, which are mainly found in the first four strings of a guitar. These guitars typically have longer necks and are built in a similar way as electric guitars that also require an amplifier. 

Service Provided at Guitar Stores

Selling of Guitars

This is probably the most common service provided in guitar stores. Guitar stores sell a bunch of guitars, ranging from different types and various price points. These stores can house other their own original guitar brands, or be official retailers for different guitar brands from different countries. 

Reservicing of Instruments 

If you already know how to play the guitar and own one yourself, you can go to a guitar store to get your instrument reserviced. Reservicing ranges from changing the strings, creating a custom design, and even repurposing your guitar if there are any damages. 

Guitar Lessons 

Did you know that some guitar stores offer guitar lessons as well? Each guitar store would have several instructors of different levels that can cater to any student, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or novice guitar player. 

Guitar Tips for Beginners 

Make sure to grip your guitar properly 

Holding a guitar might be a natural thing for seasoned players, but it can be completely different for beginners. In the beginning, holding a guitar is not something our body automatically knows how to do. On top of that, the way you hold and grip your guitar can have a huge impact on your playing. 

Ensure your guitar is sitting comfortably on your leg, try to keep the neck of the guitar parallel to the ground and keep your thumb on the fretting hand behind the neck of the guitar. 

Always tune your guitar before playing

This is a common mistake that many beginners overlook. Playing with an untuned guitar works the same way as having a singer sing out of tune—it won’t be pleasant to the ears. Guitars often go out of tune when they are not in use as it can be affected by humidity and temperature. 

A well-tuned guitar is going to sound better to yourself and your audience and will be more enjoyable to play with as well. 

Use a metronome if you need to 

Using a metronome may sound tricky at first, but the advantages, later on, will help to improve your rhythm and timing drastically. However, don’t stress out too much if you aren’t able to hear the specific beats-per-minute (BPM).

Metronomes will help you get used to playing in tempo and on time, which needs practice as well. You can get a metronome at any guitar store but there are also plenty of metronome apps available online that you can use. 

Don’t go overboard with learning guitar theory

Understanding basic music theory will definitely help you in the long run as your progress in your guitar playing. However, don’t go overboard with it as well. While it is important to understand the basics, it is also as important to put everything you’re learning into practice. 

Don’t always go by the book and apply what you know into practice as well. 

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Practice makes perfect

When it comes to learning a new skill, whether that’s playing a new instrument or even a new sport, make sure to be patient with yourself. Everyone wants to learn guitar quickly and start playing like guitar legends such as Eddie Van Halen or Jimi Hendrix, but it demands persistence and patience—you won’t perfect the craft overnight. Instead, practice consistently and efficiently,  and try not to rush the process of learning guitar. 

Guitar Store 

Swee Lee 

Speciality

Swee Lee is Asia’s leading multi-brand retailer anchored in music. Their first foray into music was supplying brass and woodwind instruments to the military. Guitars and drums came soon after. It wasn’t long before our first store at the iconic Capitol Theatre became home to renowned brands and icons from the local music scene.

Swee Lee houses a range of over 3,000 guitars from world-renowned such as Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, and Taylor. 

Website

https://www.sweelee.com.sg/

Address

Various locations nationwide including Star Vista, Bras Basah Complex, and Peninsula Plaza 

Telephone

+65 3163 5618
Operating Hours

Varies depending on the location

 

Guitar Store 

Davis Guitar Music Store

Speciality

Davis Guitar began their story in 1989, starting out of a small shop, and have since grown to become a major production services company, distributor, and retailer of musical instruments in Singapore. Whether you are a professional musician, guitar aficionado, or a beginner student, there is something here for you.

The range of products and quality of service will not disappoint, as they strive to bring you the finest gear to suit your every need.

Website

https://www.davisguitar.com/

Address

3 Coleman Street B1-40/41 Peninsula Shopping Complex

Telephone 

(65) 6337 5092

Operating Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10:30am – 7.30pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Review

“Bought a rare pedal from this company to ship to the UK. Absolutely fantastic service, took about 10 days to get here, which I think is very good from Singapore. Lovely people to deal with and great quality, genuine product – thank you!” – Ed Trathen

 

Guitar Store 

City Music 

Speciality

City Music provides a wide collection of musical instruments and accessories in Singapore – from acoustic guitars, amplifiers and effect processors to keyboards. Through the experience accumulated, they have evolved from dealing in traditional acoustic instruments to modern state-of-the-art hi-tech musical instruments and equipment. 

The guitar brands that they house include Martin, Michael Kelly, Ovation, and Craftsman. 

Website

https://www.citymusic.com.sg/
Address

1 Sophia Road #02-12/13 Peace Centre

Telephone

6337 7058

Operating Hours

Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: Closed 

 

Guitar Store 

Yamaha 

Speciality

Get lost in this music paradise loaded with every instrument under the sun including pianos and keyboards, guitars and basses, percussions and drums, brass and woodwinds, classical strings, electronics, synthesizers and music production tools, professional audio systems, and more.

Besides offering a myriad of quality instruments off it signature Yamaha line, it also conducts music courses for both adults and children led by experienced teaching staff, as well as technical support for anyone looking for a fix and getting down to the nitty-gritty.

Website

https://sg.yamaha.com/index.html
Address

Various locations nationwide including Hougang, Clementi, Kallang, and Dhoby Ghaut 

Telephone

Varies depending on the location 

Operating Hours

Varies depending on the location 

 

Guitar Store 

Cristofori

Speciality

More than just a music academy, Cristofori (named after the inventor of piano Bartolomeo Cristofori) also opens its doors for music mavens to expand their collection of instruments. With a heavy focus on classical music, its showrooms display a wide selection of pianos and violins. 

Besides classical music, they also offer an array of guitars including electric, classical and acoustic, ukuleles, keyboards, drums, books, music sheets and other accessories at affordable prices that won’t have you breaking the bank.

Website

https://cristofori.asia/main/

Address

#02-25 Liang Court 177 River Valley Rd (Main location) 

Operating Hours

Varies depending on the location 

 

Guitar Store 

Guitar Connection 

Speciality

Guitar connection offers a wide range of services from trading in old guitars to repair to buying new ones. They do all sorts of repairs on guitars, basses, amplifiers, effects and others.

On top of that, they also do buy-ins and quote prices for products after physically inspecting it, where they will then discussing the selling price for the product. They also sell both brand new acoustic and electric guitars, as well as vintage ones that have been repurposed by their team. 

Website

https://www.guitarconnectionsg.com/
Address

5 Coleman Street, #B1 – 02/03 Singapore 179805

Telephone

6339 0606

Operating Hours

Monday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm 
Sunday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm 

 

Guitar Store 

Ebenex Music 

Speciality

Ebenex started out as a one-stop musical instrument backline provider. They buy, sell, trade, source, consign, repair and rent a wide range of new and used guitars, basses, amplifiers, effects, drums, cymbals, keyboards and PA from entry-level to professional-grade models.

Building on their strong relationship with over 30 industry partners, suppliers and manufacturers from all around the world, Ebenex is able to provide a holistic service, from finding that elusive guitar effect pedal to running an entire live music concert.

Website

https://www.ebenex.com/

Address

5 Coleman Street, B1-17/34, Excelsior Shopping Centre 

Telephone

6345 2053

Operating Hours

Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00am – 7:00pm 
Monday: Closed 

 

Guitar Store 

Guitar Workshop 

Speciality

Established since the 80s, Guitar Workshop is widely known as the first ‘down-to-earth’ music store, which has consistently served the local and regional music community at a personal level. Led by an all-time veteran guitarist, Mr Francis Poh, who is renowned for his stint in well-acclaimed jazz fusion band Heritage, Guitar Workshop seeks precision in its craftsmanship. 

Each instrument is carefully sourced and chosen by Mr Francis Poh himself, where it is professionally set-up through Guitar Workshop’s proprietary set-up process.

Website

http://www.guitarworkshop.sg/
Address

Blk 231, Bain Street #03-09 Bras Basah Complex

Telephone

6733 4106

Operating Hours

Monday to Saturday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm 

 

Guitar Store 

Luther Music Singapore 

Speciality

Since 1996, Luther Music has been a destination for musicians in Singapore looking for good gear at fair prices. They represent over 100 leading professional audio and musical instrument brands, in the categories of Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars, Electronic Drums, Live Sound, Recording Gear, and more. 

They also operate a rental arm, providing live sound systems & backline equipment, as well as an integration arm (under a sister company) providing consultation, design and installation of pro-audio, video and lighting systems.

Website

https://www.luthermusic.com/

Address

5 Coleman Street #02-14/16/26 Excelsior Shopping Centre

Telephone

6569 4919

Operating Hours

Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: Closed 

 

Guitar Store 

SV Guitars 

Speciality

SV Guitars is Singapore’s only guitar factory outlet store that provides a range or products at affordable prices. They have a range of products from acoustic and electric guitars, ukuleles, effects pedals, amplifiers, digital drums, and various accessories as well. 

They have recently closed down their brick and mortar shop to advance further, but are available only and for delivery. 

Website

https://www.svguitars.com/

Telephone

(65) 8932 9149

 

Guitar Store 

The Guitar Shop Singapore 

Speciality

Established in 2019, The Guitar Shop is the home of the finest and widest collection of guitars and ukuleles in Singapore. They are a bunch of passionate guitar loving people who are always ready to assist you in your search of the best instruments, accessories, and service.

With decades of experience and deep technical knowledge, you will only receive the best advice as you search for your dream guitar and ukulele. Backed by the world-class highly-certified The Guitar Doctor, expect only the best repair and maintenance work on your prized instruments. 

Website

https://theguitarshop.sg/
Address5 Coleman Street B1-30 Excelsior Shopping Centre

Telephone

6337 8687

Operating Hours

Monday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 7:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm 

 

Guitar Store 

Heirlooms Music Singapore 

Speciality

Heirlooms Music is Singapore’s Premier Guitar Boutique, selling the largest range of vintage, pre-owned guitars. It is also is a cosy place to drop into to enjoy great hospitality and friendly exchange. 

On top of that, repairs, servicing, consignment, trade-ins and lessons by qualified teachers are also available here. 

Website

https://www.heirloomsmusic.sg/
Address9 Lichfield Road

Telephone

6282 0228

Operating Hours

Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: Closed 

 

Guitar Store 

TY Music Center 

Speciality

TY Music Center started in 2007 as an online business providing sales of effect pedals
and custom cables, and established the first brick and mortar shop space the following year in Excelsior Shopping centre. 

Today, they have extended their products to a good range of guitars, basses, drums, ukulele and audio equipment. They also provide guitar and drums servicing and have serviced approximately 3000 instruments since 2007! 

Website

https://tymusiccenter.com/
Address5 Coleman Street, #B1-32 Excelsior Shopping Centre

Telephone

6883 1550

Operating Hours

Monday – Friday: 12:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday: 12:30pm – 7:00pm
Sunday: Closed 

 

Guitar Store 

Maestro Guitars

Speciality

Started in 2004 with the vision of offering value-for-money instruments, Maestro Guitars evolved into one of the leading makers of premium guitars and ukuleles in the world. The once small dream of having his own guitar brand birthed Hozen’s lifelong commitment to making finely handmade instruments more accessible.

The continuous growth of Maestro, especially in the Singapore market, gave Hozen the opportunity to procure Maestro’s very own production facility in Singapore which serves as Maestro’s HQ to this date. Now, it functions as a hub for all Maestro instruments where each is prepared and documented before shipped to the dealers all over the world.

Website

https://www.maestroguitars.com/
Address9 Kaki Bukit Road 2, #04-34 Gordon Warehouse Building

Telephone

6844 6030

Operating Hours

By appointment only 

 

Guitar Store 

The Guitar Gallery 

Speciality

Guitar Gallery has been a retailer for various musical instruments including guitars, music equipment and accessories, since January 2003. They carry a range of well-established brands with worldwide recognition and positive image and are a niche market specializing in the high-end elite models and custom shop collector pieces.

Some of the brands they carry include Fender, Gibson, Cordoba, PRS Acoustic Guitars and Composite Acoustics. 

Website

https://www.guitargallery.com.sg/
Address35 Selegie Road #02-02 Parklane Shopping Mall

Telephone

6338 7768

Operating Hours

Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm 

 


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