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Cool, Classic Guitars...and the best of British.

Here at Leo & Ted’s, our passion is all about cool and classic guitars reflecting the timeless designs of those American instruments of the 1950s and 1960s.

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 great used 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.

During our time in the business we’ve also discovered that there are some amazingly good British guitar builders, producing new instruments offering style, value and quality which, in our opinion, often exceeds much of the mass produced output from the big manufacturers. So, we’re delighted to be able to offer a range of these quality British crafted guitars from Crimson Guitars Gordon Smith Guitars, Grainger Guitars and the Auden Musical Instrument Co. along with amazing handbuilt British effects pedals from ThorpyFX .

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 do our best to give you a good and fair deal. We’ll consider anything, but the guitars that really float our boat are:

  • Fenders and Gibsons
  • PRS, G&L and other derivative brands
  • Cool budget brands and copies
  • Quality instruments bought at fair prices
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