Since it opened in Cardiff, Cranes music store has been my “go-to” shop for gear purchases. I have spent thousands of pounds there over the years and have been happy to do so. It is their no-pressure approach that keeps me going back… and their great range of instruments.
Manager Mike Podesta sold me my Ibanez Blazer electric back in 1982 (an instrument I will keep until the end of time) when he worked in another shop in Newport (South Wales). He graciously agreed to have his picture taken with the guitar.
NB I know it’s stating the obvious but it is a right hand guitar and Mike is a left hander! Look at all those lovely electrics in the background. My Tanglewood TW66 electro acoustic, my Tanglewood 1000SR and my Admira electro-classical were all Cranes purchases.
Here is the guitar as it originally looked before I began changing pickups etc: