At Leo & Ted’s, we’re all electric! Electric guitars, that is. We don’t do amps or effects (with one exception which you can read about below…), and we don’t do acoustic guitars or basses (unless we happen to come across an irresistible trade-in example…you’ll find these in our “Other Used Guitars” section). Budget wise, we aim to stay in the “affordable” area. In other words, we don’t deal in those rare and vintage instruments that command prices you’d need to sell a kidney (or more) to afford. The majority of our guitars are in the £1000-£2000 range. You might find something for up to about £5,000 if it’s really special, and we’ll try to offer some interesting guitars you can buy from a few hundred pounds whenever we can. We don’t compete with the big retailers – we don’t have the resources or the inclination – but we hope you’ll find something appealing and a bit different in our selection of great guitars.
Here you can find our range of quality electric guitars, and related stuff, in the following categories:
We love old Fenders and Gibsons but recognise sometimes people yearn for something completely different…something equally cool, rather familiar, but with its own character and vibe. That’s why we love Crimson Guitars, made in Dorset by Ben Crowe and his team of master craftsmen and women. Can’t decide between a Tele and Les Paul…get a Crimson Descendant!
Used Fender Guitars
Here you’ll find our selection of Fender electric guitars, mainly American models but extending to Mexican and Japanese examples where we come across ones we particularly like.
Used Gibson Guitars
Gibson have come under the spotlight in recent times with financial troubles and quality criticisms. And if you find a new one you like, the price will be on the high side. If you’re in the market for a Gibson guitar, choosing a nice example of a used model could be an attractive option. Leo & Ted’s aim is to bring you a good selection to choose from.
Other Used Guitars
As our name suggests, Leo & Ted’s is built around Fender and Gibson guitars, but we know there have been some fabulous instruments produced that, whilst certainly influenced by the two big boys, offer their own character and features. You’ll find those guitars in this section.
Guitar Care Products
The way we present our instruments is important to us, so all guitars are cleaned and properly set up before being offered for sale. We only use quality products in this pre-sale routine, and you can buy the same products here if you wish to build them into your own guitar maintenance regime.
Headrush Amp Simulation
When you try out our guitars, we want you to be able to recreate, as far as possible, your favourite amp and effects set-up. We only have a small showroom so it’s difficult to fit in the necessary range of Marshall stacks, Fender Tweeds, Mesa Boogies, AC30s, Blackstars etc so we use this remarkable device from Headrush. If you find you love it as much as we do, you can buy it here.