full-line musical instrument store.

Not only are we nuts about guitars, we’re really nuts about all kinds of other instruments, banjos, mandolins, sound equipment amps, keyboards, and anything else that involves music.

Guitar Nuts

Steve Wright

Owner / Musician

Owner/Operator of Guitar Nuts, Steve is the backbone of the business. The store’s success comes from his love for music and commitment to making his customers happy.

Steve says “I want to thank everyone for supporting the store for so many years, and I will continue to do my best to support our local musicians and the music scene in Bancroft

Steve Wright owner

Used and consignment instruments and equipment

Our selection of used and consignment instruments and equipment continually changes, so you’ll need to stop by the shop or check out our facebook feed. If you have something you’re ready to let go of, or looking for something in particular, just let us know, or stop by for a chat.

What We Carry

Guitar Nuts is a full-line music store, so you will find a large selection of supplies such as strings, cables, capos, books, tuners, pedals, straps, stands and more…. with a focus on stringed instruments. Also, we always have some Yamaha keyboards in stock, and a selection of amps for electric, acoustic and bass guitars.

We welcome special orders, so just ask and we will do our best to find it for you!

Ukuleles have become increasingly popular

so you’ll find a great selection of Ukes in all sizes and colours hanging alongside the mandolins, dulcimers, and more.

Guitar Lessons

With Kevin Taylor

For almost two decades, Guitar Nuts has offered guitar lessons in their teaching studio at the back of the store, with Kevin Taylor as our instructor. 2020 has brought changes, as we all know and Kevin had to move his teaching to ‘virtual’ lessons from his home studio, and now in-person lessons there as well. Kevin owns Glory Studios in Bird’s Creek and continues to teach both in person and virtual private lessons from that location. 

Kevin teaches all of his students music theory and how to read musical notation, following some age-old teaching methods. Both children and adult students learn lead and rhythm guitar in various styles, and often remain his students  for several years. He also teaches bass guitar, Royal Conservatory Classical Guitar (Prep to Level 4 exam preparation) and will coach his students on keyboard, ukulele and vocals. Music software and recording techniques are also introduced using both Mac and PC computer platforms.

Kevin’s schedule has been full with a waiting list for many years, however now that he is teaching out of Glory Studios, it seems easier to accommodate different times of day and although he has a full schedule, he can often ‘create’ an opening, so please feel free to contact him about available times and pricing.

The relationship between Kevin and Guitar Nuts goes back to before the store was officially opened, and continues to be strong. Guitar Nuts stocks the instruments and music books required for Kevin’s students and refers students to Glory Studios, just as if they were in a partnership, which they are in many ways. Friends through thick and thin 🙂

For more information on Glory Studios, you can find them on FaceBook, or feel free to text/call Kevin at 613-334-0409. He can also be reached at

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