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.
Passing the torch
Fast-forward to now where the team is now led by Glenn Haworth, who runs and operates the business over two locations across NSW, Wollongong and Shellharbour, with a strong presence online as one of the Country's Leading Online Music Retailers and a growing reputation globally after being recognized as one of the Top 100 music retailers in the world in the 2018 Namm Awards.
A growing team
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 20 staff, the business continues to exceed expectations and has been the biggest seller of Cole Clark guitars world wide for the last 3 years.
What are our brands?
Haworth's stock all major brands and are one of the few stores in the country with access to a wide range of unique premium guitar brands such as Gibson Custom Shop, Duesenberg Guitars, Fender Custom Shop, USA Paul Reed Smith Guitars, USA Martin Guitars, Cole Clark Guitars, Prestige Plus Ibanez Guitars, Strymon and EarthQuaker Devices Pedals as well as Nord Keyboards and many more quality brands across the range. See all the brands we stock here..
The Repair Specialists
We have a highly skilled repair team with over 80 years of combined experience of repairing guitars and musical instruments. Our team consists of Phil Haworth, Xavier Lardner, Matt Raftery, Glenn Haworth and Ryan Beveridge who tackle all aspects of repair work from basic setups and servicing to re-fretting, neck re-glue work, bridge re-glue work, bone nut/saddle shaping, complete restorations and more. Find out more about our guitar repairs here...
Renowned amplifier technician Glen Bowker also joins the Haworth repair team under his business title Rockdog Amp Repairs and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team. Rockdog Amp Repairs operates within the Shellharbour store and specialises in all aspects of amplifier repairs and maintenance including pedal board construction and more. Find out more here...
The Haworth Music School operates within both the Wollongong and Shellharbour stores and sees hundreds of students arrive every week to better their skills in guitar, drums, piano, bass, ukulele, singing and more. With a team of over 25 teaching professionals and the bi-annual Haworth Music School concerts packing out consistently, the Haworth Music School is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after music school's in the country. Find out more about the Haworth Music School here...