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Andy at Magneton's 2019 Guitar Fest Booth

THE MAGNETON

In atomic physics, the Bohr Magneton (symbol uB) is a physical constant and the natural unit for expressing the magnetic moment of an electron cause by either its orbital or spin angular momentum … got it? 

 

Well, you‘ve probably picked up „the magnetic moment“. Sounds already like a decent title for your next album. And it's exactly what the pickup in electric guitar does, picking up the magnetic moment of your strings!

 

Andy Hidber is an active guitar player for more than 30 years. In all these years not one of his guitars remained stock. Whether it be Paulas, Strats, Teles, Gretsches, or other cool guitars, there was always something that had to be improved, mostly pickups, electronics, hardware etc. His experience in upgrading guitars finally lead him to build his own guitars from scratch, to fulfill his own needs for great looking, excellent sounding, functional and gigging ready instruments. 

Magneton Guitars is a custom shop.

Although there are some finished guitars and basses in stock, Andy would love to build the next guitar for you – don't hesitate to contact him to discuss all the possible options (shape, woods, colors and finishes hardware, pickups, etc.) for your new guitar!

THE INSTRUMENT MADE
FOR
YOUR
 HANDS

Each player has different preferences when it comes to neck shapes, fret sizes and the overall feel and sound of their instrument. That is why all of the guitars and basses are unique pieces of inspired craftmanship, handbuilt for your hands here at the guitar barn in beautiful switzerland. 

 

There is always a choice of finished guitars in stock, ready to be tested here at the barn. But chances are, the ideal instrument for you is yet to be built. 

 

Contact Andy to discuss all the possible options (shape, woods, colors and finishes hardware, pickups, etc.) for your dream axe. Built time may vary, but is approximately around 6 months.

 

You will of course be informed about the status of your build and I will update you regularly with the building process of guitar – thats a big part of the fun! 

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Magneton Artist Tim Jonas Wahl with his signature Priscilla Bass on stage with Chicken Reloaded

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The Guitar Barn stage
and showroom

MAGNETON 
AT THE GUITAR BARN 
OBERWIL

Magneton Guitars is part of the Guitar Barn in Oberwil, near Basel, Switzerland. The Guitar Barn is a 130 year old carpentry in the old part of Oberwil, a little village near Basel.

 

We share the space with Mag O'Lee Archtop Guitars and Rudy Caraci Photography and together we run a workshop and a tiny little showroom with a shop for the enthusiastic guitar player.

GUITARISTS
HEAVEN

At the Guitar Barn, you'll find Magneton's and Mag O'Lee's stock guitars and basses ready for you to be checked out.

 

We have a small but very elaborate selection of beautiful sounding amplifiers for many musical styles and our selection of effect pedals – used and new – is continuously growing. 

If you need new strings, straps or bags, we have a small but good selection, too. Our bags come from Fusion UK – simply the best bags on the market. 

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The Guitar Barn showroom and lounge

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Magneton's stock of bodies and necks

HERE'S YOUR NEXT GUITAR!

Together with Mag O'Lee Guitars we run a collaborative luthier's workshop at the second floor of this 130 year old carpentry.

Besides all the machines and tools for building guitars and basses, we also have a nice selection of fine tone woods, already prepared bodies and necks stock, including a variety of hardware parts and pickups.

 

Drop by, have a look and let you inspire! Together we'll find the perfect ingrediences for your dream instrument.

WE CARE
FOR YOUR 
INSTRUMENT

Maybe, you have a guitar or a bass that needs some care and attention, probably a repair, too?

 

Maybe you are not 100% happy with it's sound and you want some upgrade?

 

Talk to us, we'll find upgrade solutions and we can repair your instrument.

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Magor Szilagyi of Mag O'Lee Guitars repairing a fender bass at guitar barn's collaborative workshop

A GOOD INSTRUMENT
NEEDS A GOOD HOME!
BAGS BY FUSION BAGS
CASES BY GATOR

A sturdy case or a comfortable, functional, waterproof and flexible bag is essential for the long life of your beloved instrument. That's why a Magneton guitar always comes in a Gator Case or Fusion Bag.

 

See why Andy is so convinced of Fusion Bags. 

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
AND VISIT US
AT THE GUITAR BARN.
YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!

We're almost always at the Guitar Barn, but still: make an appointment before you visit us! So we can arrange all what's needed for your specific purpose.

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Magneton Guitars

GuitarBarn

Schmiedengasse 39A

4104 Oberwil

Switzerland

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