Here at Leo & Ted’s, our passion is all about cool and classic electric guitars reflecting the timeless designs of those American instruments of the 1950s and 1960s. We love guitars with a vintage vibe, whether they are in pristine condition or battle-scarred by years of passionate playing.
The name of our business is a nod of appreciation towards Mr. Fender and Mr. McCarty, the two gentlemen who in our humble opinion shaped the sound of modern music as we know it. With their foresight and genius, instruments were born that had the tonal capability to amuse, astound and entertain us – guitars that have been the bedrock of most of the music that matters to us, our friends and families, and everyone we know. And just as importantly, these guitars were great to play.
Our ambition is to bring to market examples of these guitars (and their derivates) in “ready to rock” condition – tested, clean, properly set-up with a fresh set of strings – at sensible prices to fit a wide range of budgets.
As well as quality used instruments, we’re proud to bring you interesting new electric guitars from small specialist luthiers, such as those from our friends at Crimson Guitars.
Please give us a call to discuss any of our guitars or make an appointment to come and try them out at our Northampton showroom.
We also buy used quality instruments and we’re happy to consider trade-ins – we’ll always pay a fair price. We’ll consider anything, but the guitars that really float our boat are: