A truly special shopping experience awaits customers on their first visit to Guitar Village, set in picturesque surroundings in the Surrey market town of Farnham in southern England. For starters, the building itself is beautiful—an ancient medieval edifice dating to 1467, complete with original wooden beams, weathered brickwork and vaulted ceilings (it's even rumored to have its own ghost).
Far more recently, however—since 1987—Guitar Village is home to a tremendous selection of Gibson guitars including a vast range of limited edition 5 star Montana acoustics, along with all the standard traditional favourite models. Inside, 15 demo rooms house more than 1,200 midrange, high-end and vintage guitars and basses, making for an exceptional welcome for the shop's always-expanding worldwide clientele.
Customers always comment on the shop's beauty and how it's such a welcome alternative to more–than–plentiful mall–type stores, but it's after they walk in that they're really knocked out. In addition to the seemingly endless gear selection, Guitar Village is manned by a customer-focused staff of experienced players with a wealth of specialized knowledge on Fender instruments and amps old and new.
Guitar Village welcomes players at all levels from novice to pro, and rock royalty has been drawn to the shop for nearly a quarter of a century now—artists including Eric Clapton, Noel Gallagher, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page and many others.
Further, Guitar Village's many years of experience with genuine vintage 1930s through to 1970s Gibson gear has helped shape the pronounced rock ‘n' roll vibe of the entire shop, abundantly reflected in the wealth of great guitars on display.