Life Guitars Co is an exclusively second-hand guitar shop based in Exeter (in the South West of England). We believe that old and used guitars, amps and pedals just need a bit of love and care invested into them in order to restore them to their former glory.

And, after giving them the TLC which they’ve been needing, we then find great joy in introducing them to their next owners. This also feeds into our passion for re-using and upcycling – a more environmentally friendly way of buying a guitar!

To put it simply, we bring new life to old and used guitar gear.


Current Stock

Now you can browse our current stock online, we don’t yet have a function for buying online but you can call and reserve for collection in store.

Our stock changes daily so make sure you keep checking our products pages for latest items.


Guitars & Basses

We stock guitars of all kinds – from electrics and acoustics to classicals, 12-strings and basses. Some are a year old, others are from the 70’s. As an exclusively second-hand store, our stock is ever-changing so you never know what treasures await you at Life Guitars Co.

Amps & Pedals

All of our amps and pedals have been sourced with superior tone in mind. As well as making sure we have some of the industry standards, we have also tried hard to find some boutique and specialist pieces. Come and try them – they’ll blow your mind!


Our accessories are the only thing brand new things in store. After all, who’d want to buy used strings, right? We stock an excellent little range of picks, strings, straps, capos and cables. We also sell used straps, capos, cables and tuners.


Life Guitars Co was founded by Joff Alexander-Frye and Daniel Frye in June 2020.

Joff has collected and tinkered with guitars for the last twenty-five years and has a particular passion for delay pedals. Seriously, don’t get him started. He’s also a published songwriter and recording artist.

Dan is a multi-instrumentalist and is particularly handy with a soldering iron. He has a soft spot for Fender Telecasters and has been known to write the odd parody song over the years.


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Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking cleanliness very seriously at Life Guitars Co. As all of our guitars are sourced second-hand, we have a rigorous process for cleaning, testing, re-stringing and polishing our guitars when they arrive at the shop. Customers are able to try out any of our guitars in-store (after using some of our hand sanitiser) and we then thoroughly clean guitars once they have been tried, before someone else is able to try them out.

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All of our stock is pre-loved meaning that we are unlikely to have the exact same items in twice. Everything is set up, tested and cleaned professionally. You can see for yourself in store how much attention has been given to the stock to restore it to its best possible condition.

Contact Us

Have a question or looking for something specific? Get in touch with any questions and we will get back to you promptly.

Visit Us

Concord House

70 South St

Exeter, UK


Contact us

(01392) 793260

Open Hours

M-F: 10am – 5pm

Sat: 10am – 5pm

Sun: Closed