About Us


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. Straight from school, I joined the family business, Wisher (Derby) Ltd. My grandfather and father spent a lifetime in the music business, whilst my father was practically born in a music shop. 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 – Sadly 2020 has now arrived and with it my 60th birthday – As such it is now time to move to a semi-retirement mode

So yes  whilst I’m still here, the days of running a full time business with a showroom that included a vast selection of new PRS and Fender Custom Shop guitars has been and gone – Yet I have been surrounded by classic guitars for well over 40 years, so I can’t just walk away from it yet – Hence The Private Collection, with  the emphasis on quality not quantity – The Private Collection features guitars that I have personally owned, or indeed the style of guitars that I would like to own and play on a regular basis

I still maintain a showroom in the market town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, but all visits are now via appointment only – So please contact me to discuss further – An express mail order service  is still available as required

My website is designed to easily allow you to view current stock, 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 passion, plus vast knowledge and years of experience.  If you require further information then simply give me a call or send an email. The website is updated on a regular basis.

Guitars4You offers:-
– A fine selection of premium grade guitars
– Part exchanges, plus I buy quality used guitars
– Over 40 years of knowledge, experience and integrity
– A professional, caring, friendly, down to earth knowledgeable service
– I care about guitars as much as you do
– All guitars that I offer for sale are clean, presentable and set-up – Dirty, scruffy and dog eared guitars are banned
– Mail order service – Fully insured – UK, Europe and worldwide