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Lowden Shoowroom Grand Opening

Saturday 22nd February

from 2pm


Sheehan’s Music is proud to announce the opening of a dedicated Lowden room here in our Leicester showroom, having become the UK’s largest stockist of Lowden guitars. Lowden guitars are hand built in Ireland by a dedicated team of craftsmen working alongside George Lowden. Every Lowden guitar across the range is shaped and voiced by hand from the finest materials, to exacting specifications.


The room will be officially opened by George Lowden himself on the 22nd February, and will be an exclusive opportunity to meet the man responsible for creating some of the world’s best handmade instruments.


The timing of this event couldn’t be better, as this year is George’s 40th anniversary of guitar making and designing. As a celebration of this, George will be creating a limited edition run of 40 special models. For these limited edition models George will personally select and voice the woods from a selection of his master grade stock, and will be involved in the final set up. Each guitar will come with a special 40th anniversary label, inlay, and souvenir book complete with a photographic record of the guitar’s journey from start to finish.


Sheehan’s has not only managed to secure six of these limited edition guitars, but also the chance for prospective buyers to meet and personally order one with George Lowden himself. George’s wealth of experience is priceless, so this really is a fantastic and once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone looking to choose a guitar.


George will also be giving a special talk in the evening (from 6:30pm) about the art of guitar building, complete with a question and answer session afterwards.



Also, we've just got word from George that not only will he be here to open our new Lowden Showroom, he'll also be bringing Gareth Pearson along with him!


Welsh guitar phenomenon Gareth Pearson is already considered a virtuoso in the field of fingerstyle guitar, and is the newest member of the Lowden family.

This is a unique opportunity to meet one of the finest guitar builders in the world and now also one of the most exciting acoustic musicians gigging today.


For more information, please contact Jason at: or call 0116 2557492

We look forward to seeing you there.


About Us


What You Should Know

Our business:

  • Sheehans is a friendly, family-run business located in Leicester, UK
  • We have been trading for 30 years and we are a REAL SHOP!

Our staff:

  • We employ specialist sales staff who are all experienced musicians
  • We are not on commission! This means we are able to honestly advise on the best instrument for your needs, whether or not it is the most expensive.

Meet Our Staff

Noel Sheehan


Richard's combination of a passion for retail and music means he enjoys every moment in his role of Managing Director of Sheehans. Richard has a wide range of musical knowledge and interest keeping him up to date with all the latest products and musical trends.



Roger Brown

Cédric Berthier LUTHIER

Our in house luthier graduated from Newark College with distinction so you can rely on him to be millimetre perfect when working on your guitar.



Roger Brown


Roger is responsible for processing and shipping all of our internet and mail orders, and is currently learning to play the guitar, harmonica and banjo.



Roger Brown


Lauren is an accomplished pianist, guitarist, drummer and also teaches piano. Before coming to Sheehans, Lauren received her BA(hons) degree in popular music at LJMU. 


Jim Huckle


A luthier as well as repairer, Jim specialises in electric basses. A graduate of Newark College, and makes instruments in his spare time. He also gigs with Spartan Skyline. When he's not in the workshop, he processes mail orders and stock.



Dan Monk


Our resident keys and audio speiclaist, jazz-enthusiast and Leeds College of Music graduate Dan is not only an excellent saxophonist but also plays bass and keys in the function band Echo Drive.



Caroline Randle


Caroline is in charge of organising music lessons for children, teenagers, adults, beginners and established players at our Sheehans Music Academy. She also has Grade 8 piano and is currently taking bluegrass fiddle lessons with one of our Academy violin teachers!


Jason Spencer


Working at Sheehan’s since the age of 18, there’s nothing Jason doesn’t know about acoustic guitars. He also runs and organises our annual guitar show, Acoustic Avalon.



Kate Thompson


Kate organises and handles all our Trinity exam paperwork and timetables hundreds of applicants. 



Callum Wimhurst


Callum is our electric guitar and amps expert. When he's not gigging as lead guitarist and vocalist in Waiting For Company or the gothic opera that is The King Of Crows he enjoys composing his own music.




Our guarantee:

  • All instruments are set up and/or tested prior to sale by our specialist staff.
  • We offer a full guarantee with the instruments we sell, and we have our own workshops and luthiers on site to carry out any repair work.

A Brief History Of Sheehans

Noel Sheehan founded Sheehans in 1984, after realising that there was a market for musical instrument repairs in Leicestershire. The business began trading as a repair service in a small workshop in Leicester, with 2 experienced repairers, but soon expanded into retail sales. Growth has been rapid (and sometimes chaotic!), but Sheehans is now widely regarded as one of the best acoustic musical instrument stores in the UK.

The business currently employs 12 full-time staff at our London Road, Leicester store, and is still expanding. There are now 3 repair workshops, servicing and repairing guitars, orchestral strings and wind instruments - these workshops remain a vital part of the business, as they are also responsible for setting up and testing all our instruments prior to sale. In addition to sales and repairs, we also offer a woodwind & brass instrument rental scheme, a violin, viola & cello rental scheme, and run a number of popular events including our annual Acoustic Avalon guitar show.

Sheehans is a specialist store staffed by experienced players. Our website is intended as an addition to our services, not a replacement - wherever possible, we recommend that you visit our store and experience our service first hand. However, because of our high standards of instrument set up and testing, you can be confident of ordering online from us.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.

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0800 043 1022

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Sheehans Music Services Ltd
58a London Road
United Kingdom

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Brands we stock include...

  • Fender Acoustic Guitars
  • Lowden Guitars
  • Martin Guitars
  • Maton Guitars
  • Seagull Guitars
  • Crafter Guitars
  • Fender Guitars
  • Squier Guitars
  • Esp LTD Guitars
  • G and L Guitars
  • Schecter Guitars
  • Nord
  • Yamaha Stage Pianos
  • Shure Microphones
  • Eastman Guitars
  • Faith Guitars many more!

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