product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • electric guitars


Rosetti is a UK musical instrument distributor founded by Arthur Rosetti in the 1920s. In the 1950s and 1960s Rosetti distributed guitars made by Egmond - some were branded "by Rosetti" - like the Lucky Strike, Lucky Seven and Luck Star models. Many future UK rock stars started out on these budget Rosetti models. Rosetti was also a main UK distributor for other manufacturers during this period including Epiphone and Fenton-Weill. In the late 1970s Thorn-EMI bought Rosetti and they became the UK distributor for Gibson at least until 1986. Rosetti was bought out again by employees Doug Ellis and Barry Warner in 1985 and circa 2018 it is still a major UK distributor for brands including Hagstrom, BC Rich, Breedlove, Bigsby, Michael Kelly and Seymour Duncan.

Source: Vintage and Rare - Rosetti (27 February 2018)

Source: Rosetti website (27 February 2018)


Rosetti Ltd
6 Banters Lane Business Park Main Road Great Leighs
CM3 1QX Chelmsford , ESS
United Kingdom
Essex GB