Guitarbitz Guitar Shop has been nominated in the Best Independent Retailer & Best Specialist Retailer categories for the 2012 MIA Music Awards.
The Music Industry Association MIA Music Awards are a major celebration for the music industry, honouring the best selling, most reliable & innovative products, retail initiatives in the UK and celebrating the top individuals, retailers and organisations within the music industry.
There are 10 companies that have been nominated in the Best Independent Retailer category, and 15 companies nominated in the Best Specialist Retailer from the whole of the UK.
Guitarbitz was nominated in the Best Independent Retailer category in 2011 and have now been nominated again in the same category this year, as well as in the Best Specialist Retailer category. Out of the large number of guitar and music shops in the UK, Guitarbitz are very proud to have been nominated.
It is now time for the public to vote who they think should be the winners in the Best Independent Retailer and Best Specialist Retailer categories. Voting ends on the 10th October and the final shortlists will be announced on the 11th October. The winners will be announced at the MIA Music Awards ceremony in association with NAMM, on Wednesday 22 November at The Emirates Stadium.
Founders, James Oliver and Davin Kenwood said "It has taken time, and we are trying a different, more modern approach to guitar sales in the UK, and it is great to be recognised."
Guitarbitz, based near Frome in Somerset was created in early 2004 to cater for the UK’s 3 million guitarists, with a view to creating a guitar shop that could cater for guitar players of all levels, in a relaxed and uninhibited atmosphere where everyone feels welcome.
As well as the shop, Guitarbitz has a very popular website () where you can find products with clear, easy to understand descriptions; big and clear photographs; easy navigation and no techno babble! The shop, in Frome opened in the Autumn of 2007, giving customers the opportunity to visit us and try out our large range of guitars, amplifiers and accessories.
To place your vote in the MIA Music Awards, you will need to visit . Voting closes on the 10th October 2012.