Reidy’s opens new Blackburn store with one of biggest guitar walls in world

Reidy’s opens new Blackburn store with one of biggest guitar walls in world

GUITAR WALL One of largest such displays in world

LAUNCH YolanDa Brown

NEW The store

LAUNCH Wilko Johnson will play at the store next weekend

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Features editor

THE largest music superstore outside London is set to open in Blackburn next weekend.

Reidy’s Home of Music will celebrate its 90th anniversary in the town with the official unveiling of its brand new store in Nab Lane at the heart of Blackburn College’s university campus.

To mark the occasion there will be live, in-store appearances from Mobo Award-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown next Saturday, September 8, and original Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson next Sunday.

They will perform on the permanent sound stage built into the 6,500 square foot store. There will also be a series of live demonstrations from specialists from some of the leading brands of instruments including Fender and Gibson guitars and Yamaha keyboards.

Reidy’s new home – the company was previously based in Penny Street – features a stunning ‘guitar wall’, possibly the largest of its kind in the world.

There will also be a special Fender room and a Yamaha Homeworld giving customers chance to try a huge range of instruments.

In total, Reidy’s holds more than 4,000 different electric and acoustic guitars in stock along with a massive array of amps and an extensive selection of left hand models.

The new superstore carries an extensive selection of sheet music and the education department showcases a vast selection of orchestral strings and brass and woodwind instruments, with specialist support for students and teachers.

Drummers are equally well catered for, with a wide choice of acoustic and electronic drums from leading brands The family run business was established in 1922 and has played an important part in the musical heritage and cultural life of Blackburn. For the past 11 years it has also been one of the UK’s most successful online music retailers.

Reidy’s managing director Paul Nuttall said: “The key to the success of Reidy’s Home of Music has always been the quality of personal service extended to its customers and relocating to the new superstore in Nab Lane, marks the beginning of a new musical era for Reidy’s that can only enhance the shopping experience, value for money and level of service to our customers.”

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12:45pm Fri 31 Aug 12

happycyclist says...

Awesome!
Awesome! happycyclist
  • Score: 4

1:04pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Your ferret stinks says...

A business doing well in blackburn.....whatev
er next?

Fender and Gibson guitars are very expensive, try a Shine you maybe surprised.
A business doing well in blackburn.....whatev er next? Fender and Gibson guitars are very expensive, try a Shine you maybe surprised. Your ferret stinks
  • Score: -2

1:36pm Fri 31 Aug 12

burner says...

Congrats. It takes a lot of pluck to expand a business nowadays.
Congrats. It takes a lot of pluck to expand a business nowadays. burner
  • Score: 1

1:41pm Fri 31 Aug 12

peely says...

Spent some happy hours in the old shop on Penny st as a youth! Happy days.They deserve everything they get for having the courage to invest in Blackburn ,which to be honest takes something these days.
Spent some happy hours in the old shop on Penny st as a youth! Happy days.They deserve everything they get for having the courage to invest in Blackburn ,which to be honest takes something these days. peely
  • Score: 9

1:42pm Fri 31 Aug 12

peely says...

Spent some happy hours in the old shop on Penny st as a youth! Happy days.They deserve everything they get for having the courage to invest in Blackburn ,which to be honest takes something these days.
Spent some happy hours in the old shop on Penny st as a youth! Happy days.They deserve everything they get for having the courage to invest in Blackburn ,which to be honest takes something these days. peely
  • Score: 0

1:42pm Fri 31 Aug 12

peely says...

Spent some happy hours in the old shop on Penny st as a youth! Happy days.They deserve everything they get for having the courage to invest in Blackburn ,which to be honest takes something these days.
Spent some happy hours in the old shop on Penny st as a youth! Happy days.They deserve everything they get for having the courage to invest in Blackburn ,which to be honest takes something these days. peely
  • Score: 0

5:43pm Fri 31 Aug 12

juanbbien says...

Yes I used to enjoy visiting Reidys in the sixties firstly buying records and then when I was in a local group purchasing musical equipment,guitars amps etc.Mr Nuttal senior was in charge and he always treated you in a gentlemanly and courteous manner,hope you do well.
Yes I used to enjoy visiting Reidys in the sixties firstly buying records and then when I was in a local group purchasing musical equipment,guitars amps etc.Mr Nuttal senior was in charge and he always treated you in a gentlemanly and courteous manner,hope you do well. juanbbien
  • Score: 2

5:43pm Fri 31 Aug 12

juanbbien says...

Yes I used to enjoy visiting Reidys in the sixties firstly buying records and then when I was in a local group purchasing musical equipment,guitars amps etc.Mr Nuttal senior was in charge and he always treated you in a gentlemanly and courteous manner,hope you do well.
Yes I used to enjoy visiting Reidys in the sixties firstly buying records and then when I was in a local group purchasing musical equipment,guitars amps etc.Mr Nuttal senior was in charge and he always treated you in a gentlemanly and courteous manner,hope you do well. juanbbien
  • Score: 0

7:34pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Justmyviews says...

Congratulations to Reidy's on this venture, which can only put Blackburn firmly back on the map as a town with one of the country's premier musical instruments oulets.

They consistently provided a great choice of top class equipment at good prices, and with a first class and personal service - something which can be sadly lacking in this day and age.

I wish them continued success. - Blackburn needs more such companies!
Congratulations to Reidy's on this venture, which can only put Blackburn firmly back on the map as a town with one of the country's premier musical instruments oulets. They consistently provided a great choice of top class equipment at good prices, and with a first class and personal service - something which can be sadly lacking in this day and age. I wish them continued success. - Blackburn needs more such companies! Justmyviews
  • Score: 3

8:17pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Troy McCLur says...

Hail Reidy's!
These guys sponsored my little school pop band in 1989 with equipment and we got on the first comic relief show and the Lenny Henry show.
Since then, the guitarist plays for Katy Perry, the drummer plays for a fab ska band in London, the keyboardist is a priest and I.. well.. I can't say ;-) Nice one Reidy's x
Hail Reidy's! These guys sponsored my little school pop band in 1989 with equipment and we got on the first comic relief show and the Lenny Henry show. Since then, the guitarist plays for Katy Perry, the drummer plays for a fab ska band in London, the keyboardist is a priest and I.. well.. I can't say ;-) Nice one Reidy's x Troy McCLur
  • Score: 1

8:22pm Fri 31 Aug 12

kim says...

Happy days spent in Reidy's in the 70/80's, very happy days
Happy days spent in Reidy's in the 70/80's, very happy days kim
  • Score: 0

8:36pm Fri 31 Aug 12

RUinsane says...

Brill job Reidy's, bought many an item from them. And I've no doubt I will buy loads more too.
Brill job Reidy's, bought many an item from them. And I've no doubt I will buy loads more too. RUinsane
  • Score: 0

10:52pm Fri 31 Aug 12

Black Car Guy. says...

Wow well done Paul. I will sure visit you.
Wow well done Paul. I will sure visit you. Black Car Guy.
  • Score: 0

4:53pm Sat 1 Sep 12

internet101 says...

good to see :)
good to see :) internet101
  • Score: 0

4:54pm Sat 1 Sep 12

internet101 says...

oh, www.canopies-direct.
co.uk :) cheap canopy kits :)
oh, www.canopies-direct. co.uk :) cheap canopy kits :) internet101
  • Score: -3

10:18pm Fri 7 Sep 12

julespent says...

Congratulations 90 years! I used to be in your shop every week buying 12 inch vinyls during the rave and sett end scene. You always had the tunes i asked for! Amazing! xx
Congratulations 90 years! I used to be in your shop every week buying 12 inch vinyls during the rave and sett end scene. You always had the tunes i asked for! Amazing! xx julespent
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