About Us

Welcome to Life Guitars Co, a gem of a guitar store based in Exeter (in the South West of England). Our passion and vision is to celebrate excellence and variety in the world of guitars, amps and pedals, with a particular passion and priority for breathing new life into old and used guitar gear.

We stock acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass guitars, effects pedals, amplifiers and all of the accessories that you might need along the way too (such as guitar strings, capos, straps, cables etc). And, as a mainly secondhand store, we have a hugely diverse and ever-changing range of items in stock.

Our vision often means taking guitar gear which has been poorly treated or maintained badly and restoring it to the best possible condition. And the result? Very often a guitar which has all the benefits of ageing and being ‘played in’ but without the brand-new price tag.

This vision is also informed by a desire to look after the environment - to reuse, upcycle and restore used guitars instead of seeing them needlessly go to ‘the big gig in the sky’.

We try to cater for players of all abilities, budgets and tastes, with guitars ranging from £50 starter instruments up to higher-end guitars with accompanying price tags. These range from sleek jazz guitars all the way to visceral metal machines (and everything in-between).

Our store is carefully designed and crafted to deliver an excellent and enjoyable customer experience and we usually have around 300 guitars in stock at any given time.

We also offer a full range of guitar maintenance services including restringing, guitar setups, structural repair, electrical repair etc.

We have worked hard to make the store a welcoming and safe space, for people of all backgrounds and abilities to come and enjoy exploring, trying out and possibly finding their next guitar. We don’t hard sell, we don’t pressure people and we don’t show off. That’s just not our vibe.

So, if beautiful guitars and friendly customer service sound like your sort of thing, then why not get in touch and see if we might be able to help.

We hope to see you soon,

Joff, Dan and the team at Life Guitars Co.