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Newton’s Music of Merstham Surrey, was originally established in Croydon in 1959 under the name Potters Music Shop. It has a pedigree second to none in Guitars with its original 1960’s customers including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton & Ralph McTell. The original HiWatt amps for The Who were even built (and re-built) in store.

This characterful shop in Merstham provides a comprehensive selection of guitars from brand new to antique, and stocks all types -  electric, acoustic and classical. Brands Include Music Man, Gibson, Duesenberg, Yamaha, Tanglewood and many more. Customers range from those looking for a starter pack, to those looking at custom made and collectible guitars.

The onsite workshop, run by owner, repairer and luthier Emma Newton, provides expert advice on all types of repairs, whether it be minor adjustments and set-ups, to complete overhauls, re-wires and structural re builds. All repairs and restorations are carried out onsite, and free estimates are provided.

For guitarists looking for an instrument, whether it’s their first, an upgrade or shopping for pleasure Newton’s Music provides a family friendly and relaxed environment with tea and coffee on tap, and a sound proof trying booth equipped with a selection of amplifiers. Expert staff, all of whom are players themselves, understand that an instrument is individual to every person. There is ample opportunity to try in the shop.

The convenient High Street location makes the shop easily accessible for the whole of Surrey, Sussex, Kent and London. Just 3 miles from Junction 8 on the M25 and with train and bus links literally on the doorstep. With free parking in Newton’s customer car park, a trip to Newton’s Music is easy and hassle free.


"The bass is brilliant. I am really enjoying it. I had reservations over the neck with it not being lacquered but having played it, I now much prefer it as it is much smoother and faster. Everyone likes the look of it too, even my wife! Thanks for introducing me to the Music Man basses!" John - Purley

“The guitar arrived today. I actually cried when I heard her. It's like going back in time to the Delta and Robert Johnson. No other guitar sounds like the KG-14 and this is an exceptional example. I've tuned it down to open C and it just growls but it has this incredible sweetness that I've never heard in a ladder braced guitar. The condition is fabulous and to have the original case is a huge bonus. I'm so thankful to the series of events that lead to me going on your website and buying the old girl. She's going to make me very happy for many years. I'm blessed.” 
Russ - Brighton

"Would just like to offer my heart felt thanks for all your kind help and fantastic service, to make such a sublime purchase is made so much more special to us having been made with all your kind help and brilliant customer service.  I only wish we didn't live 300 miles away, would love to visit your shop! Once again, many many thanks, your friendly service is unrivalled and makes purchases even more special." Graham - Ceredigion - Music Man Albert Lee 70th Anniversary

"I love my new guitar, thank you so much for helping to get it to me so easily. I entertained the family with my new toy and we had a great time. Merry Christmas to you and hopefully I'll get a chance to visit the shop sometime soon. If I have any questions or need for advice I'll be in touch." Pete - Bath

"I just wanted to let you know that i have received the Guild t100 this morning. I am very happy with your friendly service and great communication. The guitar is really special and and I am looking forward to take it on tour." David - Berlin

"Just to say that i enjoyed meeting you on Friday regarding the LP custom. It's 40 years, almost to the day, since I last owned one so I'm rather pleased with it, especially as it was such an unexpected find.  I'm sure i shall visit the shop again." John - Chichester

"Guitar’s great! Very pleased. Many thanks." Mark - Felixstowe

"I have given you a full positive feedback." Robert - Alloa