The Little Guitar Shop
82 Vyse Street
Telephone 0121 554 2587
0121 233 3788
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 - 17:30
Clean Air Zone promise
Irked by the Clean Air charge? If you buy any guitar or amp from us instore and can prove you've been subjected to it, we'll refund you!
Great guitars and amps is what we are about, we specialise in vintage and used gear that is increasingly hard to find, and doesn’t cost a fortune. All of our instruments are set up to perfection in our workshop before they are offered for sale, and each has a detailed description so you know exactly what your guitar or amp is.
Have a look at our gear on the website and see if you can resist a visit to our store in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, ten minutes walk from the city centre. We love talking guitars and gear over a cup of tea. We have two showrooms with a mix of new, used and vintage gear always available.
As well as the usual Gibsons and Fenders we have a soft spot for quality guitars made in Japan in the seventies and eighties. We particularly like the “not for export” models that upset the USA makers so much. We import these rare and desirable guitars directly from Japan so you can see for yourself what all the fuss was about 30 years ago.
We welcome part-exchange and are always interested in acquiring quality used gear. And finally, we believe in service. We’re happy to spend time with you and share our know-how, so you finally get the tone, feel and performance that you’ve been searching for.
"The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar, now that's my idea of a good time" - Frank Zappa
Sadly we no longer take card purchases by phone because of the increase in fraudulent transactions. For mail orders you can now pay by bank transfer or Paypal - international orders we will quote you for shipping to your country with insurance included.
Set-ups, Repairs and Customisations
Guitar set ups and repairs are done on the premises in our workshop, we do everything from a straight string change and set up to a re-fret, or custom wiring mods and pickup re-winds. We can also make custom wound pickups to your preference.
Hand Wound Pickups
We launched our range of hand-wound pickups at the end of February 2011. Each is created one at a time, with care, at our workshop in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. We have demo guitars fitted with each model of pickup so you can test and choose the ones for you.
We have 50's, early 60's, overwound early 60's and late 60's S-Type pickups. Early 50's and 60's T-Type neck and bridge pickups and 50's Humbuckers;and also P90's - both traditional and slightly overwound.