Legacy of iconic UK gear store Mansons Guitar Shop secured as the site is taken over by another guitar seller

Mansons Guitar Shop
(Image credit: Mansons Guitar Shop)

The site of Mansons Guitar Shop – a beloved gear retailer in Exeter, UK, that has ties to some of the biggest names in the music world – will remain a guitar store after its premises were purchased by another guitar seller.

In February, it was reported that Mansons itself would be closing after more than three decades, with co-owners Hugh Manson and Adrian Ashton announcing their decision to step down with the store’s lease set to run out in June this year.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.