Sheffield music shop closes after more than 40 years in business with final message to customers

A long-running music shop in Sheffield has closed, with the owner thanking customers for all the ‘laughs and stories’ over the years.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Monday, 20th January 2020, 4:04 pm

Wavelength Music on London Road had been a mecca for guitarists and other music lovers for more than 40 years.

But owner Glen Ibbotson is finally calling it a day, with the store having already shut but due to reopen briefly for a big sale.

Posting on Facebook, he wrote: “After over 40 enjoyable years I am closing my music shop on London Road, Sheffield. I should like to thank all my friends for the laughs and the stories and the teas and coffees and the comradeship you have shared with us at Wavelength Music. It was never like a proper job.

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Wavelength Music is on London Road in Sheffield (pic: Google)

“We have had many famous customers over the years but it has always been the local musicians of every age and accomplishment that have inspired us to keep on making music and a brew….

“I hope that, over the years, myself and the other nutters that stand behind the counter may have inspired even just a few people to join our happy band of musical brothers. There is no cure. We are all a bit mad….”

He added that the shop would reopen on Saturday, January 25, from 10.30am, for a clearance sale where guitars, amps and much more will be available with a 40 per cent discount.

Signing off as ‘the ginger one, currently to be found in the home for confused guitarists’, he added ‘once again my thanks to everyone for over 40 wonderful musical, magical, years’.

Wavelength Music, on London Road, Sheffield, which is closing after more than 40 years, is holding a clearance sale on January 25 (pic: Google)