Haworth Story ... how our Sydney music shop started
Haworth Guitars started from very humble beginnings in the late 1990's with high school industrial arts teacher Phil Haworth leaving his full time teaching job to start his own business building and repairing guitars.
Focusing strongly on customer service, business grew quickly. Phil shortly opened up his own music store in Kiama Downs, moving from his workshop in his own garage to sell guitars and musical instruments as well as build and repair them.
People travelled from all over to buy instruments from Phil's shop in 'the middle of nowhere' and to have their guitars repaired by a master luthier. Phil's son Glenn was involved in the business since the early days and was raised with the understanding of the importance of excellent customer service.
Today, Phil Haworth is retired and Glenn Haworth is now Director of Haworth Guitars Pty Ltd with Glenn's mum Silva working in the business still managing the books.
The business is internationally recognised with haworthguitars.com.au now receiving orders daily from all over the world.
The distribution centre is now located at 22 Durgadin Drive, Albion Park Rail, operating as Haworth's Shellharbour Music Centre and Drum Room.
Glenn has now opened up a second store Haworth's Music Centre Wollongong as of April 2013 at 1B, 135-143 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow NSW.
Now with over 14 staff, the business continues to exceed expectations and has been the biggest seller of Maton guitars in Australia for the past two years and the biggest seller of Line 6 in Australia in 2011.
Glenn has now also taken his passion for music to the schools with his anti-bullying program aimed at fighting bullying and depression with music.
With a continual high focus on customer service just like his Dad taught him, Glenn and his team will continue to grow the business in a fun and exciting way with a mission of providing customers with the ROCK-STAR experience and a vision of being the best music store in the world!