Guitar Recycling and Donations

Donations to us will give the gift of music!

Kids without a guitar can take advantage of the guitars available in the All About Guitar library.

Got an old guitar that's gathering dust?

Seems a waste to send it to the recycling centre?

If it’s fixable we will collect it, repair it and restore it to its former glory.

As passionate guitar enthusiasts, our connection with our instruments runs deep. However, there comes a time when guitars, much like us, may need to explore new musical horizons. Instead of letting them collect dust in the corner, consider the transformative power of recycling or donating your unused guitars.

Your donations to our Guitar library benefits kids and The Grand Appeal charity

We offer Guitar Recycling and Donation.

We believe that everyone should have access to the musical instruments that they want to learn.

Kids without a guitar can take advantage of the guitars available in the All About Guitar library.

  • If you have a guitar gathering dust, under the bed, in the garage, in the loft. We will take that guitar, clean it up to ensure it is all working
  • This instrument will then go into the Library, where a student can choose to take it home to improve their practice routine for a minimal fee
  • The rental cost then gets sent to the Bristol Children’s Hospital as a donation.

In the world of guitars, every strum tells a story, and your unused instrument has the potential to create beautiful new chapters in the lives of others. Whether you choose to donate to us, the impact of your contribution reverberates far beyond the strings. Embrace the power of sharing music, and let your unused guitars become instruments of positive change in the hands of those eager to create their own melodies

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Guitar Recycling and Donation program?

Our Guitar Recycling and Donation program collects, repairs, and restores unused guitars, making them available for children and supporting The Grand Appeal charity.

How can I donate my unused guitar?

Simply contact us, and if David thinks the guitar is fixable, we will arrange to collect it from you.

What happens to my donated guitar?

We repair and restore donated guitars to their former glory. The instruments are then added to our Guitar Library for kids to rent and practice on.

Who benefits from the Guitar Library?

Kids without access to guitars can rent instruments from the All About Guitar Library to improve their practice routine.

Is there a fee for renting a guitar from the library?

Yes, there is a minimal fee for renting a guitar, which goes directly as a donation to the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

What types of guitars can be donated?

We accept all types of guitars, whether acoustic, electric, or bass, as long as they are potentially repairable.

How do I know if my guitar is suitable for donation?

Contact us with details about your guitar, and we will assess if it is suitable for repair and donation.

Can I donate accessories like amps, pedals, or cases?

Yes, we also accept guitar accessories that can benefit the students using our Guitar Library.

Why should I donate my unused guitar?

Donating your unused guitar helps spread the joy of music, supports kids in learning to play, and contributes to a charitable cause.

What if my guitar is beyond repair?

If a guitar is beyond repair, we can recycle its parts to help fix other instruments, ensuring nothing goes to waste.

How does my donation support The Grand Appeal?

The rental fees collected from our Guitar Library are donated to The Grand Appeal, benefiting the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Can I get a receipt for my donation?

Yes, we can provide a receipt for your donation upon request.

How will my donated guitar be used?

Donated guitars are cleaned, repaired, and made available for children to rent and practice, helping them develop their musical skills.

Who repairs the donated guitars?

David, our experienced luthier, repairs and restores all donated guitars.

Can I donate a guitar if I live outside of Bristol?

Absolutely! We use nation-wide couriers to collect guitars.

What is the process for collecting a donated guitar?

Once we confirm your guitar is suitable for donation, we will arrange a convenient time to collect it from you.

How does donating my guitar help the community?

Donating your guitar provides musical opportunities for children and supports charitable initiatives, fostering a sense of community and shared passion for music.

Are there any guitars that are not accepted for donation?

Generally, we accept all guitars, but if a guitar is completely beyond repair, we may not be able to use it for our program.

How can I spread the word about the donation program?

You can help by sharing our program on your website or with friends, family, and on social media, encouraging others to donate their unused guitars.

What impact does my donation have?

Your donation helps young aspiring musicians access instruments, supports their musical education, and contributes to charitable efforts, creating a positive ripple effect in the community.


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