The Spanish Guitar Centre has a wide range of handmade classical guitars, music and accessories.


The guitar centre has now closed.
We plan to keep the website up and running for those that would like to stay in touch.

If you would like to contact Chris, go to the contacts page and send a message via the contact form.

An Evening Romance

Sunday 25 February at 6pm - St James Priory, Bristol, BS1 3NZ

Conducted by David Ogden. Craig Ogden guitar, Richard May cello

Exultate Singers presents an Evening Serenade of romantic music from around the globe. The choir is delighted to be joined by the internationally-renowned guitarist Craig Ogden and the cellist Richard May for performances of wonderfully atmospheric pieces that travel from the calm and stillness of Samuel Barber’s Sure on this shining night to the energetic samba rhythms of Brazilian folk songs set in a nightclub.

How to book:

Telephone Opus 13 music shop on 0117 923 0164

Buy over the counter at Opus 13 music shop at 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol

The Spanish Guitar Centre was founded in 1954 by Jazz and classical guitarist Michael Watson, a student of Andres Segovia. Chris Gilbert has now run the centre for more than 40 years.

For over half a century the Centre has been the country’s premier source of guitars, music, strings and accessories. The Spanish Guitar Centre was one on the very first importers of instruments from guitar workshops all over Spain and led the way in championing the talents of luthiers in the U.K.

The Guitar Centre provides Instruments for the complete beginner through to the concert player, with people travelling from all over the country/world to make purchases.

All guitars are checked, set up and if necessary, restrung before sale – this attention to detail is our hallmark. Our comprehensive mail order system covers all stocks and the Centre is a specialist in the export of instruments worldwide.

The original aim of the centre was to provide expert guitar tuition and it remains a School of the Guitar, with tuition provided by professional guitarists, many of whom also teach in schools and colleges throughout Bristol and the UK.

Why not pay us a visit?

Owner Chris Gilbert

The guitar centre has now closed but we plan to keep the site up and running for those that want to stay in touch.

If you would like to contact Chris you can do so by going to the Contact page on this website and sending a message via the contact form.

Photo:- Courtesy of Nicholas Scott

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