A Cathedral Quarter music shop is celebrating its six-month anniversary by offering guitar enthusiasts the chance to win two iconic-brand instruments and other prizes.
Foulds Guitars in Strand Arcade was launched in April out from the under the wings of Foulds Music and under a new managing director – musician and audio engineer Jason Marshall.
The shop now has three showrooms full of guitars, ukuleles, basses, recording equipment, accessories and folk instruments. The shop is also a regular meeting place for like-minded musicians and heavily supports the music scene in and around the city.
After a successful first six months of trading, the team have launched a social media competition across its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.
Prizes include a Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster electric guitar (designed to deliver the most authentically Jimi-like sounds at accessible price), a Tanglewood TN5F acoustic guitar (the UK’s best-selling acoustic guitar brand) and a host of accessories including Orange Earbuds, Fender T-Shirts and more.
There will be a range of runners up prizes and the winners will be announced in early December.
Foulds Guitars are also having a Halloween themed day on Saturday October 26 with a focus on deceased music stars.
Staff will dress up as musicians from times gone by and musical acts will perform throughout the day. Customers will be invited to wear T-shirts of their favourite band or iconic rock star and the first ten will win a free guitar re-string service (customers just pay for the strings).
Jason Marshall said: “The music community in and around the city have really got behind us since we opened six months ago and we also regularly meet people who are complete beginners who want help and advice or customers who want to re-discover their love of music.
“The Cathedral Quarter has been the perfect place to set up a new business – despite the uncertain economic climate. With the first six months under our belts, we are confident of a bright future for Foulds Guitars.”