Andy's Guitar Centre & Workshops, London

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Andy's Guitar Centre & Workshops, London

Now over 25 years old, Andy's Guitar Centre has grown to become one of the most famous Guitar shops in the world.

Situated in the heart of London's West End, celebrities such as Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Sheryl Crow, Noel and Liam Gallagher and The Offspring have all visited the 5 story Guitar shop which specialises in rare and vintage guitars.

The online site is updated every day and features Online Shopping with International Shipping, as well as shop stock databases and photos, guitar forums and loads more.

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Good afternoon, we are the

Good afternoon, we are the HB Guitar,

We are a small family that produces handcrafted guitars, entirely made ​​by hand,
with a study and love that only few people can give.
We're just trying to let people know about our unique guitars to people who really like this tool and who is really passionate.

These are handcrafted guitars with a great soul and a great sound. So many people have worked so passionately to achieve this.

I send you our little website and facebook:

http://hbcfguitar.wix.com/hbguitar
http://www.facebook.com/HbGuitar

Best Regards,
HB Guitar

Andrew Preston

Andy Preston sold my treasured 1963 Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins for £1,800 but went bankrupt owing me this amount since 2006. He obviously sold it while knowing he couldn't pay me, which makes him a skunk. He is working somewhere in Leicester Square and during my last contact with him several years ago he claimed he would get me the money eventually. I would never again sell a valuable guitar "on concession". The police, Trading Standards etc. could do nothing.

Andy Preston - surely we can do something

He has done the same to me Vince. - with two guitars in my case and within the last year ( A 1984 Strat and a Circa '75 Vantage )- The last I heard (and saw) was that he was trading out of London Guitar Centre (albeit on a separate floor to 'London Guitar Centre'), 36 Cranbourn Street (Over Leicester Square Tube Station) WC2 - The phone number on a note on the door was 07825 277387. The last I heard was that he is only trading at weekends., whilst I haven't been able to check. My actual losses are unknown, given that he never actually divulged to me as to whether they were sold, or what he got for them. Surely this is theft. I would put this in the hands of my solicitor, but an enable until I'm able to track him down and serve notice.

re your guitars

Andy Preston was made bankrupt. All assets and money he held at the time (including your guitars) were taken by creditors. Tax man first then down the chain to you and me at the bottom. By that time it had all gone. I lost a fortune. Unfortunately it's not theft. It is a travesty though. He told me he wants to pay everyone back what they he owes them, but when that will be is anyone's guess.

Andy Preston

It's 7 years since he did this to me, but I think we should try and do something - he wouldn't be hard to find. I know someone who is a Barrister in Malaysia, but was a UK policeman and defence counsel. I'll mention it to him. I was told at the time to get some "muscle" to put the frighteners on him. If we did a no-win no-fee prosecution, we would be ok? Let's have a go! mark.wilson@mastek.com

Andy Preston - Refusal/Abiity to Pay

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Like you, I would love to have a go, but am also a realist, should we consider that he may have no tangible assets to enable settlement of the debts. He is, at the end of the day an un discharged bankrupt.
I have written to one of the other major players (Jim Belgrave - where Andy evidently has sold 165 guitars on his behalf) in the hope that Jim's cause will help ours. It is the law that is an 'ass' on this occasion, where 'agency selling' does appears to fall outside the remit of legitimate 'theft' (a criminal offence, and custodial) when an engaged agent fails to settle, following the sale of 'owners' property.
Should anybody have any ideas as to how we can pursue this man and subsequently acquire those monies, as due, I/we would love to hear from you.

Andy Preston - Refusal/Abiity to Pay

I can't think he remains a bankrupt. There is a lawyer right next door to me who does a free advice clinic everyday, so I'm going in in an hour or so! I have all the documentation I need.

Andy - Bankruptcy

As it suits his purpose, such as , he can continue to 'con' people like you & me while he remains a bankrupt 'with No tangible assets', I would have to suggest that he has probably (and quite deliberately) NOT even applied for a discharge. However the law may have changed.
When you speak to your lawyer, can I suggest that you check his (Andy's) 'bankruptcy' status first.
Unless the law has changed, which is quite possible; Andy, as a 'bankrupt' is only prohibited from holding 'Directorship' posts. It does not, (from memory) prohibit any bankrupt from restarting a business as a 'Sole Trading' - Just my thoughts - Good Luck with the meeting.

Andy Preston sold a vintage

Andy Preston sold a vintage echo unit of mine and kept the money. He is a liar and a thief. Do not trade with this POS at any cost.

Andy Preston ...managing director?

I watch with interest and wish you every success in catching this slippery thief.

http://home.btconnect.com/aguitar/history/biographies.htm..may be of interest.

TENNESSEE ROSE GREACH GUITAR

GOOD MORNING
I AM LOOKING TO BUY A "TENNESSEE ROSE "GREACH GUITAR IN LONDON.
I AM ARRIVING FROM OUT SIDE OF EANGLAND.
PLEASE ADVISE
THANK YOU

ARIEL

Scam Artist

There is a guy name joe that works there that purchased vintage gibson parts from me on ebay. Than Stated he never recieved them, Said that they were switched at customs, Yea ok...I see a big scam going on with this place. I think that this whole thing is a big Musical Instrument Scam....Stay Away!!!! He goes by Blessthemonkey on Ebay. Stay away from him.....And this Total scam Place

Re: Scam Artist -

WOW - THIS IS AMAZING - TO FIND SLANDER LIKE THIS, FROM A GUY WHO RIPPED ME OFF FOR OVER 12 HUNDERED DOLLERS - PLEASE GO TO MY FEEDBACK AT BLESSTHEMONKEY - AND FIND THIS GUYS FEEDBACK - THERE ANOTHER HANDFUL OFF PEOPLE HE RIPPED OFF IN THE MONTHS HE TURENED ME OVER - HE LISTED DOUBLE WHITE PAFS - AND SET A SET OFF JAP COPIES FROM THE 70'S - WE SPENT WEEKS MAILING HIM ASKING HIM TO REPLY AND TO SEND PROOF OF HOW HE THOUGH THIS HAD HAPPENED - WITH NO REPLY - PAYPAL GAVE A PART REFUND AFTER MONTHS OF GREIF -AND THEN THIS - MAIL ME BACK ANYTIME - ANYWAY - ANYONE READING THIS - CHECK OUT HIS FEEDBACK - THAT SAYS IT ALL - JOE FROM BLESSTHEMONKEY@YAHOO.CO.UK -
THIS SELLER EBAY NAME IS "GRIMCRIPT" I JUST CHECK THIS SELLER FEEDBACK - AND HE'S STILL RIPPING PEOPLE OFF - BEWARE -

Re: Scam Artist -

WOW - THIS IS AMAZING - TO FIND SLANDER LIKE THIS, FROM A GUY WHO RIPPED ME OFF FOR OVER 12 HUNDERED DOLLERS - PLEASE GO TO MY FEEDBACK AT BLESSTHEMONKEY - AND FIND THIS GUYS FEEDBACK - THERE ANOTHER HANDFUL OFF PEOPLE HE RIPPED OFF IN THE MONTHS HE TURENED ME OVER - HE LISTED DOUBLE WHITE PAFS - AND SET A SET OFF JAP COPIES FROM THE 70'S - WE SPENT WEEKS MAILING HIM ASKING HIM TO REPLY AND TO SEND PROOF OF HOW HE THOUGH THIS HAD HAPPENED - WITH NO REPLY - PAYPAL GAVE A PART REFUND AFTER MONTHS OF GREIF -AND THEN THIS - MAIL ME BACK ANYTIME - ANYWAY - ANYONE READING THIS - CHECK OUT HIS FEEDBACK - THAT SAYS IT ALL - JOE FROM BLESSTHEMONKEY@YAHOO.CO.UK -

andy's liquidation

Having had my guitar modified and sold without my consent I started legal proceedings, only to find out that andy's is in liquidation (this is its third re-incarnation, the workshop, guitar center and drum shop have all folded and re-surfaced at some point - look them up in companies house) so he thinks my money is safe in his pocket. So beware, when the shop re-opens (and their new website) just walk by.

Re: andy's liquidation

: Having had my guitar modified and sold without my consent I started legal proceedings, only to find out that andy's is in liquidation (this is its third re-incarnation, the workshop, guitar center and drum shop have all folded and re-surfaced at some point - look them up in companies house) so he thinks my money is safe in his pocket. So beware, when the shop re-opens (and their new website) just walk by.

If he's in liquidation/bankruptcy kiss goodby to any funds due your way. The Inland Rev, Customs and the Bank will have first refusal and you creditors are F***** - period!

Re: andy's liquidation

Hi, interesting to read your comments, I have probably been had too, coming from Guernsey in Channel Islands I personally took my US Strat for a sale, had confirmation from Pete it was sold in February, still no cheque. Have attempted to telephone but to no avail and have finally received an email from Andy below: Jay,
sorry for the delay in reply. Some major problems have hit the business during the past few weeks.
The Inland Revenue have taken out a bankruptcy order againt me which has frozen my bank accounts and my trading; I am trying to see what I can do to get Agency Sales payments paid. I have an interview witth the Official Receiver's office the week after next, and should know more after that.
At the moment I am unable to make any payments or trade.
Andy
: Having had my guitar modified and sold without my consent I started legal proceedings, only to find out that andy's is in liquidation (this is its third re-incarnation, the workshop, guitar center and drum shop have all folded and re-surfaced at some point - look them up in companies house) so he thinks my money is safe in his pocket. So beware, when the shop re-opens (and their new website) just walk by.

Re: andy's liquidation

Mr A.Preston has sold 165 of my guitars,and refuses to pay me. Jim Belgrave

JIM B. ........CALL ME

Hey JIm.
Long time, no see.
Gimme a call or return e-mail at your convenience.
Phil

JIM BELGRAVE ......... CALL ME.

Jim.
Call me on +1 (312) 450-7711 or e-mail info@aokguitars.com
Thanks.
Phil

Andy Preston - Refusal to pay

Hi Jim, I am hopeful that you may have seen the exchange of correspondence between myself and Mick.Wilson which does, therefore begs the question as to whether you have managed to get any dosh out of Andy since you posted your comments back in July 2007.
Mick has suggested that we have a go, where whilst I agree believe that success will only be possible should we a) have clout (such as using your situation), but b) and more importantly establish as to whether Andy has any tangible assets to enable settlement of those debts, as due to all of us. - i.e.., such as finding, following proceedings that the only satisfactory solution will to have him, at the least prevented from any future trading.
I would appreciate your views.

Re: andy's liquidation

Yes, it took me almost year to get a cheque out of him for a lovely Guild D-25 he sold 'on my behalf'. I had to actually go down to the store to get it, and his sleazy bookkeeper Steven wrote me a post-dated cheque for £750... that bounced. The company entity on the cheque was 'Anbul Ltd' - no use pursuing a shell company for money - and I've read the shop is going into liquidation, but Andy Preston was operating as a sole trader which means he is PERSONALLY liable for any debts the store incurred. Unless he himself is going bankrupt - and he has no assets - then you may still be able to get at least some of your money back.

definately do not shop at andys

A friend of mine had his guitar modifies and sold by andy without his consent - I don't know how he's lasted this long if that's the way to treat customers.

Do not shop at andy's guitar shop

Andy is a con artist. Shop here at your own peril.

Re: Andy's guitar shop

: Wish I'd seen this message before I parted with my lovely old 1963/4 Epiphone Frontier. He bounced a cheque on me for £2,500.00 and is now going bankrupt.

Re: Andy's guitar shop

: : Wish I'd seen this message before I parted with my lovely old 1963/4 Epiphone Frontier. He bounced a cheque on me for �2,500.00 and is now going bankrupt.
My friend has exactly the same situation. 2500 out of pocket and a beatiful guitar lost.....

Thieves for sure

Same. I was going to live abroad and took in a Gibson 335L/H and a Martin MTV model for them to sell on commission for me. I can still remember the little deformed one with the ponytail grinning at me as I handed my guitars over sale or return. He must have known they were just intending to take them.
I went abroad and as the weeks turned into months and they kept telling me there were no sales I told them I would take the guitars back and they became evasive. Eventually after weeks more of grief and several bounced cheques, a relative went in in person, having checked with a lawyer beforehand, and threatened them that he would go and get a policeman immediately and have them arrested for theft - forget the exact details but it was something very similar if not exactly that. He walked away from the shop with £800 in cash and a promise of the balance to come. It was about a third of what I was owed and they shut down almost immediately afterwards so they got away with the rest.
They quite clearly intended to steal my guitars, no question.
The cock-a-mamey 'IT consultant/business genius/ marketeering phd bollocks (if it even is real and not yet more blarney to cover the tracks of charlatans, as is often the case) means nothing if they operate a business on the principle of stealing their clients' property.
Do I need to even write the word 'avoid?' I think not.
Have a nice day, Andy's. Please feel free to print your fantastical rebuttal below so I can post ALL your emails to me under them, detailing your changing excuses with their correct chronology.

Lowden guitars

Hi, please could you tell me if you have a Lowden 010 (cedar top) for sale, how much they are new and how much second hand (vgcond.)
Thanks,
Graham.

Kramer guitar

Hi falks!

How are you ?

I'm looking for any american Kramer guitars, can you help me ?

Thank you.

Have a nice day.

Take care.

Raf!

rickenbaker 325 jg

Hy, I'm looking for a rickenbaker guitar mod. c63/64 jg lennon

address

Can I have the address of your london store please.
Thanks

price-list order

I am an Australian in Indonesia and we (me and my stupid Indonesian mate) have a new opened guitar store in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia.
send me the price list of guitar FXs you have, may be we can make a deal for me to buy and resell them here. thanks.
(jonny, Sick-Stringer guitar store)

handmade guitars

looking to buy a fine quality handmade instrument.
Anyone know of some shops or dealers that I could see a few. Thanx.

iwant left handed ibanez or epiphone

hi ther ... my name is usman . i am from pakistan . i am left handed . but its really hard to find a left handed guitar in pakistan ... so if u think u people have the leftys , can u mail me and tell me all the details of ibanez and epiphone dual humbuckers .... and also let me know wat will be the rates of the over seas shippment to pakistan urs usman

order

dear sir/madam
i am in Bethlehem, Pennslyvania,and i will like and iwill like to order this items, please i will like to if you have this in shop, please try to send the price foreach one.

CB Drums CB5 5-Piece Drum Kit in BLACK
Encore Student Guitar with FREE Mini-Amp
Yamaha MOTIF ES6 Synthesizer
Alto Saxophone by Gear4music.com
Kustom Profile 1 - 100W PA System

thank you
farouk

all products.............

Let me know all you have for sale.
Morris...

Acoustic Amps

I want to buy a Marshall AS50R or a 30 Watt Marshall
or Laney HCM30R, LC30-Ii or LC50-II 50W for use with a Classical Guitar eg Ramirez, or Godin Midi Multiac Nylon. I also want a Channel for a mic.
Can you give me prices and dimensions for above models and any observations you may have.
Best,
Gordon
Can you

guitar to laptop

Hi guys ...I want to connect my guitar to my laptop,not to record but to notate the music,on Sibelius or Cubase, then convert to TAB prior to printing off....any ideas?......Thanks Ade Holland.
P.S. Keep you'r eyes open for me I'm looking for 2 guitars....Selmer archtop, and Gibson Byrdland.

Fender tweed amp

I am coming to london the 28th of november and will be staying 4 og 5 days. I am looking for one of those fender amps dressed in tweed. I have an telecaster reissue '52 and think maybe they could be good together. Do you have some of those amps to offer? I know some of them also have been reissued. All of interest.

where you at?

Whereabouts in the West End is your shop located and what are your opening/closing times

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