JOHN HORNBY SKEWES

product types: 

  • electric guitars
  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • classical guitars
  • mandolins
  • ukuleles
  • violins
  • banjos
  • distortion effects
  • EQ effects

Information: 

JOHN HORNBY SKEWES & Company Limited is a UK musical instrument distributor. It was founded in the 1960s by John Hornby Skewes in Garforth, Leeds, England. Skewes had learned the musical instrument distribution business as a sales rep with Hohner, and British guitar company Fenton-Weill. As the business began to take off Skewes aquired various local storage premises including the old Garforth cinema and car park, the old Victorian Police Station and two Methodist chapels.

JHS was one of the first companies to appreciate the profitability of manufacturing in the Far East. Imported merchandise forms the bulk of the JHS catalogue, with the Far East and the USA playing a prominent role in providing JHS with instruments.

e-mail: 

Telephone: 

+44 (0) 1132 865 381

Fax: 

+44 (0) 1132 868 515

Location

Salem House
Parkinson Approach Garforth
LS25 2HR Leeds
United Kingdom
GB