CHAPTER ONE: THE ORIGINS
Unlike most of the "big boys" in the industry, we don't have tens of years of heritage behind us (yet) so we can't really brag about that. But what we can brag about is the fact that we are a small family run business, fueled by a passion for guitars since kids and a desire to make our presence known in the guitar world. Me and my 2 sisters had grown up in an environment where music was everything, we not only learned to play guitar, but also piano, drums, and some other strings instruments. Not a day went by in silence at our home and over the course of our upbringing we learnt everything we could about guitars
Our business sprouted from a hobby in 2009. Once upon a time my father had accumulated a large personal collection of guitars from all of his years touring and building contacts overseas and the day eventually came whereby the collection needed thinning out. With much heartbreak we collectively re-homed his guitars but actually enjoyed doing so in the process. Seeing the joy that a beautiful guitar could bring to a new owner really filled us with energy and from there we kind of got hooked. Trades were made and guitars became harder to let go of again. A viscous circle.
At the time I was fresh out of university and sick of working a dead end job. I was at a point in my life where I knew I needed more. The energy that I got from selling my fathers guitars and making people happy filled me with even more desire to break free. So I used this opportunity to re-invest all of the money back into guitars (typical, right) but this time with the intention of selling for profit and setting up a business for myself, my dad, and my family.
As with all businesses we worked hard to get this baby off the ground and haven't looked back since. We have put many smiles on people's faces, got to experience some beautiful guitars and met some awesome people along the way. It's been the best ride of our lives.
CHAPTER TWO: THE PRESENT
So where are we at now? Well, we quickly realised that our specialism was going to be in pre-owned luxury guitars and after 12 years of non stop guitar dealing (or 105,120 thousand hours) experience under our belts we can safely say that at this point we certainly know our stuff! After all, Malcom Gladwell did say that it only takes 10,000 hours to become a master of your trade.
In this time we have not only built up a great deal of knowledge and expertise but have also built up a great network of people around us. This is more than just a business, it's our life. So when you shop with us you know that we put our hearts and souls into providing you with the best service and guitars possible.
We understand that every guitar has its own story to tell and will play a big part in the life of its new owner. Therefore all of our guitars are treated with the upmost care and are professionally checked over, serviced and cleaned by us. You should definantly check out our Google and Trust pilot reviews to see all of the lovely things people say about us ;)
CHAPTER THREE: THE FUTURE
Since the last time we wrote this story a lot of things have changed, so its only right to update as we go :)
The business has got stronger and stronger. It survived the hard times of Covid and Brexit (for which we are extremely grateful) and we have now moved into a shiny new home.
Yes, thats right. In 2022 we got physical! We decided to move into a commercial premises that our customers now can come and visit by appointment. So why not come and say hi, just head over to our contact page to make an appointment.
Our magic crystal ball tells us that the future is bright for Squealing Pig Guitars - although you don't have to be a psychic to work that one out. We are growing stronger by the day and have some big plans ahead of us. TOP SECRET ones I'm afraid, but be sure to subscribe to join us on the ride!