The Guitar Specialist

A Strings is an independent, family owned music shop based in South Wales, UK specialising in guitar and bass. We are a Fender Premium Dealer and Vox Diamond Dealer, and official stockists of many leading guitar, amplifier, instrument and effects brands including Gretsch, Music Man, TC Electronic, Jim Dunlop, MXR, Boss, Roland, Martin, Sigma, Seagull, Blackstar, Aria, PRS and Takamine. We are also the only place to buy Fryer Treble Boosters and Deacy Amps, and one of the few UK stockists for brands such as Peterson Tuners.

The Shop for Guitar Strings

A Strings have one of the largest selections of guitar strings and accessories in the UK, not only stocking entire ranges from big names like D’Addario, Ernie Ball, Elixir, Rotosound, Dean Markley, GHS and Martin, but also hard to find boutique brands such as Optima, Thomastik, DR Strings, Cleartones and Elites. We even stock less common variations, so whether you need flatwound strings for your super-long scale 5-string bass, or a spare set for your pedal steel, we've got you covered. This vast selection, along with our tuition and repair services, makes us your one stop shop for all things guitar!

In addition to guitars, we also stock other musical instruments, such as ukuleles, banjos, mandolins and bouzoukis, sheet music and tutorial books, and recording equipment such as microphones and audio interface. We can also supply and carry consumables and accessories for drums, violins, brass and woodwind instruments and more.

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Est in Wales 2006

A Strings started life in Cardiff in 2006, selling guitar strings and accessories. This history in specialising in guitar strings has allowed us to continue stock over 1,000 varieties of strings, from the popular through to the obscure, all at competitive prices. Many of our customers have been dealing with us since we started trading.

We have supplied leading musicians such as Queen, Take That, Eric Clapton, Manic Street Preachers, Motorhead, Killing Joke, 10CC, Amy Wadge, Public Image Ltd, Mark Knopfler and Brian May (including his signature Optima Gold strings), and world class guitar techs such as Pete Malandrone (Brian May) and 'Deptford' Armitage (Iron Maiden, Robert Plant, Spice Girls).

Our Customer Service

At A Strings, we value all of our patrons, whether pro-gigger or humble beginner, and hope to surpass their expectations with every visit to our music store, whether in our music shop in South Wales or via our website. We pride ourself on our knowledgeable staff offering friendly service and expert advice, whether you are looking for guitar strings or a new instrument.

Independent Retailer of the Year 2015

A Strings is proud to have received the RCT Business Club award for Independent Retailer of the Year 2015.


How to find us - South Wales Music Store

We are situated in Treforest, near Pontypridd - the gateway to the South Wales and Cardiff Valleys. Just miles north of Cardiff, and south of Merthyr Tydfil, our location just off the A470 is accessible from Brecon and Mid Wales, as well as local towns such as Llantrisant and Church Village.

From Cardiff

Travel North on the A470, exit to Pontypridd, and take the first exit at the roundabout. Take the next left onto Treforest Broadway, and we are on the left hand side in a few hundred yards.

From Bristol, Monmouth, Midlands and England

From the M4, travel West, exit at Junction 32 at Coryton. From here, join the A470 towards Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil. Travel North on the A470, take the exit towards Pontypridd, and take the first exit at the roundabout. Take the next left onto Treforest Broadway, and we are on the left hand side in a few hundred yards.

From Swansea and West Wales

Travel East on the M4, exit at Junction 32 at Coryton. From here, join the A470 towards Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil. Travel North on the A470, exit to Pontypridd, and take the first exit at the roundabout. Bear left and turn onto Treforest Broadway, and we are a few hundred yards up on the left hand side.

From Brecon and Mid Wales

Join the A470 travelling South towards Pontypridd and Cardiff. Travel south, exit at Pontypridd, and follow signs for Treforest. After turning onto Treforest Broadway, we are on the left hand side in a few hundred yards.