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Andy with one of his 
Coronado Red Devil

A SONIC MISSION

Andy Hidber has been an active guitarist for 30 years. In all those years, none of his guitars remained in their original condition. Whether it was Paulas, Strats, Teles, Gretsches or other cool guitars, there was always something that needed to be upgraded, usually pickups, electronics, hardware, etc. His experience in upgrading guitars eventually led him to build his own guitars from scratch to meet his own needs for good looking, great sounding, functional and concert ready instruments. 

 

Magneton Custom Shop Guitars is a small workshop, run by pure passion. All Instruments are handbuilt by Andy here at the Guitar Barn – a 130 Year old carpentry – in Oberwil, near Basel, Switzerland.

 

Although there are always a few finished guitars and basses in the showroom ready for a tryout, Andy would love to build the next guitar custom made for you, so feel free to contact him to discuss all possible options (shape, woods, colors and finishes, hardware, pickups, etc.) for your new dream 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
CUSTOM SHOP GUITARS

AT THE GUITAR BARN 
IN OBERWIL

Andy Hidber's Magneton Custom Shop Guitars is part of the Guitar Barn in Oberwil, near Basel, Switzerland. The "Gitarrenscheune" is a 130 year old carpentry workshop in the old part of Oberwil, a small village near Basel.

 

Andy shares the space with Barngain Recycled Guitars and Wildhoney Guitars and woodn.ch, and together they run the workshop and a little showroom and store for the avid guitarist.

Learn more on www.guitarbarn.ch

GUITARISTS
HEAVEN

All Magneton guitars and basses are available to be tried out and, of course, purchased in the Guitar Barn Oberwil.

 

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, the Guitar Barn offers a good selection, too. We are official Earnie Ball Dealers, check out our attractive prices on strings and accessories.

Our bags come from Fusion UK and they are simply the best bags on the market. We offer these Gig Bags exclusively for the swiss 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!

Besides all the machines and tools for building guitars and basses, we also have a nice and growing selection of finest 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.

LOVE AND 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?

 

The Guitar Barn is also a Repair Workshop: The "Barnies" Alain, Giacun and Andy find upgrade solutions and repair your instrument.

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Andy at his workshop

A GOOD INSTRUMENT
NEEDS A GOOD HOME!
GIG BAGS BY FUSION BAGS

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 Fusion Bag. Fusion bags are designed with pride in the UK and they are simply the best Gig Bags on the market. We are very proud to offer these bags exclusively for the swiss market.

In case you do not want a Gig Bag, we offer hard cases by Gator as well.

 

See why Andy is so convinced of Fusion Bags. 

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
AND VISIT MAGNETON
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 Custom Shop Guitars

GuitarBarn

Schmiedengasse 39A

4104 Oberwil

Switzerland

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