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12 Guitars is live and we want to receive any musical instruments or equipment that you wish to donate to enable us to use, re-cycle, up-cycle or sell to generate funds.

We would like to hear from Guitar and equipment manufacturers and also Corporate organisations who would like to sponsor any of our events or support the conversion of our Double Decker Bus into a mobile recording and practice studio, a learning space and a meeting place.

We would also like to hear from you if you would to get involved in one of our events, volunteer for 12 Guitars or offer tuition.

Let us know about someone whom you think  might benefit from our support.

Contact us on the Get in Touch page.

12 Guitars Launch Party Aug 24th Tickets now on sale …… http://12guitars.org/events/

Support from the TV and Film World for 12 Guitars


We are delighted to announce that Film and TV Actor Scott Peden Swill be with us at the Launch Party on August 24th to share both his inspiration for guitar playing and song-writing and to perform some of his own songs.

Scott’s Film and Television credits include The Wee Man, Rise of The Footsoldier 2, Emmerdale, River City, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Break and The Strangers.

Scott has released two studio albums and has written the soundtrack for films including The Drama Club, The Wee Man and and Break.

This is what it’s all about

This is from The Govan Youth Information Project taster session. It says it all

Jason Stewart pitches in with two crackers and a new single …..


Two fabulous electro acoustic guitars donated today by Jason Stewart, guitarist and Lead Singer of Made Of Eyes Their latest single “Misery” is available now on Spotify. Thank you for your generosity Jason. With your help these guitars will soon be inspiring new young guitarists.
Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/track/7dlUvXTHBNXUTaZMXSAgb2…

The latest additions to the family today…….

It’s an Hohner Rachel

It was Whisky in the Jar or Country Roads for you Rachel. This lovely Hohner guitar will help a young person make their music soon!

A Takamine joins the family

Thank you to David MacDowall who donated this wonderful Takamine during our You Tube shoot the Big Feed venue this week.

Freeze Frame

All aboard the Number 12 ……..

Steve and I will soon be giving you some exciting news on what we are going to be doing with this London Bus.

Who will, who will Rock you!

Someone will soon, thanks to Allan Easton. Thank you for your support Allan.

Thank you Mr McD

Cheers Tom. Cracking guitar and practice amp added to the loan pool.

12G12 has entered the building


Thank you to Paul Robb from Glasgow for his donation of a great 3/4 size acoustic and tuner, capot, strap, gig bag and strings. This is a great addition to our instrument library.
This is also hugely symbolic for us as this completes the first 12 guitars in the library. Guitar 12G12 will be opening new doors for someone soon.
Thank you Paul.

Teaming up with The Govan Youth Information Project (GYIP)


12 Guitars is teaming up with The Govan Youth Information Project (GYIP) a non-profit organisation with the aim of delivering empowering and meaningful youth work to all children and young people within the Glasgow Govan area. http://gyip.org.uk
We are attending a number of GYIP Youth Groups on July 14th to promote 12 Guitars and to obtain valuable feedback from our target audience. We are hoping that some members from these GYIP groups will take part in our first 12 Guitars intake. 23/5/19

Loch and Roll……


This is my dear friend Robert Russell, in Cove on the shores of Loch Long this week, handing over his kind guitar donation. It is always a pleasure catching up with Robert and Irene in this beautiful part of Scotland. 15/5/19

Welcome aboard Steve



We are delighted to announce that Steve Plummer the guitarist from Classic Rock covers band Shardlake has joined the team at 12Guitars as a Trustee. Welcome to 12Guitars Steve, your expertise, experience and enthusiasm for guitar playing will be invaluable!

Guitar Guitar Glasgow add to our instrument library

Thank you to Guitar Guitar in Glasgow for their continued support. With their help we have just added 3 new Spanish Guitars to the instrument library 7/5/19

All together now ………

We are delighted to have joined the social enterprise community in Scotland to help us make the right connections. 7/5/19

Shiny happy people …..

Getting ready for our instrument library …… 29/4/19

All strings welcome at 12 Guitars…..

A lovely violin given to 12Guitars by Iain Robertson – 28/4/19

Start me up! – Packs donated by Guitar Guitar, Glasgow

We are delighted to have Guitar Guitar on board to support 12Guitars. Robert Robinson handing over two guitar starter packs on April 20th. 20/4/19

Steve from Shardlake Rocks!

Thank you to Steve Plummer from Classic Rock Band Shardlake @ShardlakeRock for this beauty. You can catch Shardlake at the Ferry, Glasgow on May 4th. https://www.the-ferry.co.uk/gigguide/may.html

The one and only! Our first donated instrument. Thank you Ellie


This is donation 12G01 – Thank you to Ellie for being the first person to donate an instrument to 12Guitars (in fact she donated 3) I hope many follow your lead. This Lindo, left-hander will have a special place in the 12 Guitars story……..

A Whole Lotta Cove from Robert Russell

Thank you to Robert Russell from Cove for this Black, Encore electric guitar.