About Us

Who are we..? How do we add value to your guitar buying/repair experience..?

A business built on service and a commitment to making your guitar buying and repair experience the best you will find anywhere We live and breathe customer service. With an impressive client list that goes back to the late 1970s, we are proud to have been trusted to look after our customers instruments and musical requirements throughout the last 40 years and also to be considered as a Glasgow Musical Institution.

This is a good old fashioned family business. Jimmy is the founder, a Product Designer, Master Craftsman a Guitar Maker with 40 years experience. His son Dan is blazing the trail as a second generation along with Evan, Jimmy’s youngest son. Jimmy’s daughter Evie has recently joined the company and is a wizard with logistics and in keeping the website updated. Collectively, we understand guitars and know the trade from all angles, We aim to help you choose the guitar or equipment that suit your requirements together with style and playing ability. We are passionate, and enthusiastic about what we have to offer. We love guitars and would like to talk to you finding out whatever helps you ‘twang your string’ and walking you through the options until you find a guitar that enhances your playing ability and suits your budget.  Come into the shop, meet the family and let us help you leave our shop with everything you need to enhance your guitar playing experience!

Jimmy Egypt & Sons Musical Instruments
615 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 8HX

Tel 0141 339 2941

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Ready to Serve in the Workshop

Carrying out Guitar Repairs in Glasgow’s West End for over 40 years

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Carrie Marshall
Carrie Marshall
14:37 05 Nov 20
Just brilliant. I took in two very neglected bass guitars and they've been transformed. Superb work and superb value... for money too.read more
Michael Lyon
Michael Lyon
19:29 24 Oct 20
A reluctant refret for a very special guitar was handled superbly and couldn’t be happier with the level of... workmanship. Jimmy is a class act and I would have no hesitation recommending his services. Top notch.read more
Jack Craig
Jack Craig
11:56 23 Oct 20
I used twice service us brilliant, you get the feeling your leaving your instrument in safe ✋
Scott Lees
Scott Lees
06:27 20 Sep 20
Great shop and service.
Mats Lovvv
Mats Lovvv
11:13 12 Sep 20
Very helpfull staff and great prices!!!
George Maclachlan
George Maclachlan
18:27 11 Sep 20
Put my strat plus in for full refretting and new pots. This guitar is over 20 years old and when the work was completed... it was setup and better than the American original. The guitar feels and plays better than when it was new. If you need any work on any guitar then Jimmy is the man to see. First class service.read more
John Watson
John Watson
11:01 31 Aug 20
Didnt go
The Aardwolf Chronicles TAC
The Aardwolf Chronicles TAC
12:52 29 Aug 20
Great little independent shop for all your guitaring needs, sales and service top notch.
John Newlands
John Newlands
15:47 25 Aug 20
Purchased a Takamine online, great price, speedy delivery, very happy with my order.
Paul Coia
Paul Coia
21:52 22 Aug 20
Brought my old guitar back to life. Sounds great again..
tim kent
tim kent
13:56 04 Aug 20
UPDATEDI previously wrote an average review which was not very fair and was a bit grumpy (on that day) I guess, on... reflection I think it was not the right thing to do as this is a great store and much better stock and expertise than most, its a rare thing and needs support during these tough times.read more
Alex o'brien
Alex o'brien
17:44 28 Jul 20
Called in to the shop disturbed the guys lunch but he was helpful despite that and took the time to get the item for... me.Recommended.read more
Andy Pollard
Andy Pollard
11:48 23 Jul 20
I recently put two of my guitars in for set up and upgrade work with Jimmy and couldn't be more delighted with the... results. Early 90s Gibson SG was in much need of some tlc to bring her back to her best and some hardware replacements. Back to top form now. Most impressively my Epiphone Sheraton from the Samick factory is now like a different guitar. The fallaway on the high frets and the Seymour Duncan in the bridge have changed the feel and the usability of the guitar no end. Without exaggeration it is now on the same page as a decent 335, delighted. I haven't used Jimmy for any guitar work for a while due to not playing live so much in recent years but he is still the go-to guitar man in Glasgow. Thanks again! Andyread more
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13:44 16 Jul 20
Bought new electric guitar here, great pre-sale set up and plays excellent. Competitive prices against the bigger... stores also, and know you are getting an instrument that is playing the best it possibly can.read more
John Hendry
John Hendry
10:56 26 Jun 20
Put my Fender Jag-stang in for a much needed repair after years of neglect. Couldn't believe it when i got it back. Was... like getting a new guitar. Such great work and a brilliant service to make it playable again. Thank you so much for this. Would highly recommend.read more
Justine Kay
Justine Kay
09:35 30 Apr 20
It's been an absolute pleasure dealing with Jimmy Egypt and Sons. Not even 48h passed between the time I ordered my... guitar online and the moment I received it, even though I live in the South of England. Great customer service, I would totally recommend them and I'll definitely buy from them again.read more
Russ L
Russ L
17:59 08 Mar 20
Replaced the electrics in my 1981 Gordon Smith, good work and a reasonable price. Cannot complain.
John Mccann
John Mccann
11:03 28 Sep 19
Picked up a beautiful rick 660 a while back midnight blue, really nice people to deal with
Chris
Chris
09:27 22 Sep 19
Provided Jimmy Egypt & Sons with a number of guitars, some of which required setup/string changes and I had them refret... an EC Stratocaster which had been played to death. Strat was returned to me and it plays like new, in fact it plays better than it ever has in the many years I have owned the instrument. Couldnt rate the work highly enough!read more
Dougal Campbell
Dougal Campbell
18:17 17 Sep 19
Excellent repair job back in April on a very fine acoustic I bought second-hand (elsewhere, mail order) which was... perfect... except for buzzes etc high up the neck caused by rising 'tongue' of fingerboard. Painstaking and highly-skilled repair work, and guitar restored to total health. Real craftsmanship and attention to detail, for which many thanks. Intended to wait a couple of weeks to be 100% sure repair had worked - and it had, and how - but then forgot. Anyway - a guitar repair man and guitar dealer you can totally trust. I've bought / part-exchanged other guitars here ; reliable and fair people, considerate, helpful and polite. 5 stars, therefore.read more
hannah kincaid
hannah kincaid
15:31 30 Aug 19
Fabulous place. Guitar player's dream...
Alan Peach
Alan Peach
12:41 15 Aug 19
I'm selling a couple of PRS SEs and couldn't find the truss rod cover or back plate screws anywhere. Walked in, and... despite not stocking either brand, he managed to off the top of his head give me ALL the right screws for two guitars for a fiver inside five minutes. They all fit. Truly, bang up job, very happy with thatread more
Hamish Hay
Hamish Hay
09:04 07 Aug 19
Excellent shop with great selection of Guitars. Great to a have a local guitar shop that can repair/setup guitars to a... very high standard. Recently had a neck replaced on a beloved Strat plays like a dream now. Had been a regular in a certain city centre guitar shop but now I wouldn't go anywhere else apart from here, Great shop.read more
william fyvie
william fyvie
13:01 13 Jul 19
I had a troublesome intonation problem with a Martin 000-28EC and it was repaired recently at Jimmy Egypt's. The work... that was done transformed the way the guitar feels, plays and sounds - it has never been better and I appreciate the craftsmanship and effort involved and also the care that was obviously taken with it while it was in for repair. A great shop with friendly helpful people.read more
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