Meet The Boss
Guitars4You is owned lock stock and barrel by Mark Hopkin. I have a lifetime’s experience in the retail guitar business, going all the way back to 1978, when I started full time in the family business, Wisher (Derby) Ltd. My grandfather and father spent a lifetime in the music business, my father was practically born in a music shop, so over the years, three generations helped to establish Wisher’s as a successful, popular and knowledgeable music shop within the Midlands. Following the sale of Wisher’s to Carlsbro Retail in 1987, I spent a number of years working at Play It Again Sam, Academy of Sound and Mark Hopkin Guitar Gallery. In the summer of 2004, 2 years after the birth of my daughter, Guitars4You was born and now I do what I like and know best
Over 40 years spent in the guitar business ensures that I have acquired a considerable amount of knowledge and experience, to give me the ability to run my business in the manner that I believe is important to you, the customer. Key ingredients are the quality and selection of stock, customer service, integrity, a vast product knowledge, along with a competitive price. However, as any good chef will tell you, it takes more than just a few carefully selected ingredients to make a tasty meal, it is knowing how to blend them all together and that is what I feel I’m able to offer at Guitars4You. Let’s hope you agree.
What Is My Business
In short, I live, eat and sleep electric guitars – Guitars4You is the exact opposite of your regular high street music shop. I don’t sell amps, acoustic guitars, bass guitars or pedals and I certainly don’t have a showroom full of far eastern imports. I have a clear and defined policy of doing it right or not at all and as such focus all my time, effort and funds into offering a superior selection of highly desirable guitars. Browse this website and you’ll soon appreciate my passion, as you view a selection of desirable guitars that are generally not found on the corporate high street. View a fine selection of Fender Custom Shop Guitars, then include a few chosen pieces from the likes of PRS Guitars, Gibson, Collings, Tom Anderson, James Trussart, Duesenberg, Musicman, amongst others and the Guitars4You collection of premium grade guitars is complete.
The website is designed to enable you to view my stock profile easily, with detailed information and pictures of each instrument. This product information is not generated by a computer stock list, or copied directly from the manufacturer’s website, but from my vast knowledge and years of experience along with my passion. If you require further information then simply give me a call or send an email. The website is updated on a regular basis.
– A serious selection of new and used premium grade guitars
– A competitive pricing policy
– Part exchanges, commission sales plus I buy quality used guitars
– Over 40 years of knowledge, experience and integrity
– Friendly, down to earth service
– I care about guitars as much as you do
– Clean, tidy and peaceful showroom
– All guitars are clean and set-up – dirty, scruffy and dog eared guitars are banned
– Check-up, set-up and repair service
– Mail order service – fully insured – UK, Europe and worldwide
Finally, whilst I may have a small business with regards to the physical size of the showroom, without hundreds of far Eastern budget guitars on display, I offer a professional, caring and serious service. In short, you are dealing directly with me, my reputation and everything that goes with it – I believe in quality not quantity – thank you – Mark Hopkin
Part Exchange/Used Guitars
I’m always looking to buy and/or part exchange used premium grade instruments including custom shop models, vintage replicas, historic collection, rare or limited edition guitars, along with a few quirky items from the past.
Commission Sales – Yes, I can sell your guitar for you on a consignment basis – contact me to discuss further.
All of my used guitars are cleaned, checked, re-strung and set-up prior to offering them for sale, so I hope no warranty claim is ever required. I offer a free adjustment check-up/set-up service within 90 days of purchase. With this in mind, I find a used warranty claim is almost non-existent. Some of my used guitars are so new that I can often transfer over the remaining balance of a manufacturer’s warranty. However, I will happily offer a 30, 60 or 90 day warranty as required by you.
All major credit and debit cards with the exception of American Express and Diners club
Building Society or bankers draft – payable to Guitars4You Ltd
Personal cheques to the value of the bank guarantee card
Credit transfer from your bank account
Sorry, I do not accept PayPal