Our Extensive Selection of Guitars in Adelaide

If you want to browse a wide variety of electric, acoustic and classical guitars in Adelaide, you should browse our product pages or visit our store. For decades, we’ve been supplying novices and professionals with top-quality musical instruments at high-value prices. Learn more about our shop by reading below. We’ll also detail some fun facts regarding the history of the guitar.

About Southern Music Centre

At Southern Music Centre, we want to encourage as many people as possible to take up the guitar so that they can learn a lifelong skill, build confidence and create music with friends and family. Here’s why you should choose us if you want to purchase a new acoustic, electric or bass guitar in Adelaide:

  • We boast decades of experience: With so many brands and types of guitars to choose from, selecting the most suitable instrument for your skill level, playing style and goals can be challenging. It takes years to get to grips with the inner workings of guitars, so if you’re unfamiliar with the instrument, you should contact us for advice. We’ve been a leading supplier of the electric guitar in Adelaide for over four decades, meaning you can rest assured we can offer useful information.
  • We stock guitars from leading manufacturers: We don’t settle for anything but the best for our customers, which is why we only source guitars from the most prestigious brands in the industry. We’re authorised suppliers of musical instruments from manufacturers including Ibanez, Fender, Cole Clark, TC Electronics, Schecter, PRS and Kala. Whether you’re searching for a classical, electric or acoustic guitar in Adelaide, we guarantee to have the perfect solution for you.
  • We take pride in our superior level of customer service: The fact we’ve remained a leading guitar store in Adelaide for over 40 years means we must be doing something right. All our team members are musicians themselves, enabling them to offer recommendations and advice you can trust. Visit our store, and you’ll soon find we never use pushy tactics to secure a sale. We want you to enjoy your new hobby for years if not decades to come, which is why we base our advice on your best interests.

History of the Classical Guitar in Adelaide

Here are a few lesser-known facts about the guitar:

  • The guitar is a much older instrument than you might expect: While Gibson introduced the world to the first electric guitar in the 1930s, the history of the acoustic guitar pre-dates the electrified invention by quite a margin. The oldest guitars date to around 3,500 years ago in Persia (modern day Iran), where the instrument was called the Tanbur. Another version of the guitar, known as the chitarra, was popular in Ancient Rome. The English word for guitar derives from the Spanish word ‘guitarra.’
  • Guitars may have ancient roots, but their widespread popularity is relatively recent: Even though stringed instruments have existed in some form for millennia, the guitar only became iconic during the 20th century, especially following the invention of the electric guitar. Before the 1900s, violins, flutes and pianos were far more widespread and appreciated. Throughout the middle ages, most musicians used guitars as rhythm instruments.
  • There are now countless guitar variations: Most people are familiar with the six-stringed acoustic and electric guitars, but there are many other options available. Classical, flamenco, double-necked, mixed and 12-string are some of the most popular types of modern guitar. Choosing the most suitable guitar for your playing style and goals is essential, which is where our team of professionals comes in useful. If you require any recommendations or advice, we’re only a phone call away. Alternatively, you can browse our extensive offering in-store.

Why You Should Use Southern Music Centre

You’ll struggle to find a broader selection of guitars than ours in Adelaide, and we aim to remain the best value supplier in town. Whether you want to learn the electric guitar or purchase a new acoustic bass in Adelaide, Southern Music Centre is the obvious choice. Visit our store or call us today for more information and advice.