Our lineup of guitars is wide and deep with more than 800 in stock. And we not only deal with international brands like MARTIN and GIBSON but with popular domestic brands (Morris,Takamine,etc) as well. We are also known for our distinctive selections of hand-crafted guitars by both foreign and Japanese luthiers, and all the guitars are inspected, adjusted and kept in most suitable condition by our dedicated staff. Furthermore,we sells Japanese high quality acoustic guitars under its own brand, "Switch Custom Guitars”.
Repair service is also available, and with our well-experienced technicians on hand your valued guitars are in good hands and are well cared for in a home -away-from-home environment at the workshop.
We also provide regular music lessons by professional teachers, and organize in-store live performances as well as concerts by domestic and international acts such as Masa Sumide, Masaaki Kishibe, Satoshi Gogo, Seiji Igusa, Laurence Juber, Peter Finger and Tommy Emmanuel to name a few.
To promote acoustic guitar music we set up our own CD label “IRUKA MUSIC” in 2003 and have published a few titles so far with more in the works.
We are glad to take orders from overseas, so please feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions about the guitars you are interested in on our website or if you have any enquiries in general. Either way we are happy to assist you in any way we can.
Regarding payment, please note that we only accept T/T remittance and PAYPAL, NO credit card transactions. Your goods will be shipped by EMS or FedEx or UPS with transport insurance.
You can purchase any item in our shop free of 8% consumption tax under certain conditions. (The purchase of JPYen5,000 of more excluding tax)
Masashi “Marr” Takeda, owner of Dolphin Guitars, started his career as a salesman at a reputable guitar shop back in 1983. In 1998, after accumulating enough experience, he set up Dolphin Guitars in Esaka, Osaka and then relocated to the current place in 2003.
Marr plays the guitar himself too and has many friends in the guitar scene at home and abroad. With the various interchange of business as well as friendship under his belt he is proud to state that Dolphin Guitars is managed from the viewpoint of everyday customers and guitar enthusiasts in mind.