#From the Team

Jeremy Zucker Picks His Top Vinyl at Swee Lee Lot 10

Jeremy Zucker has been taking the world by storm since dropping his hit song "All The Kids Are Depressed" last year. So when he announced a Kuala Lumpur leg as part of his Asia tour, his fans came through in strength! Swee Lee were honoured to host a fan engagement… Read more

#From the Team

The Ultimate Gear Lover Experience: We Want to Send YOU to The NAMM Show!

If you’re obsessed about your music gear, we reckon you probably know about the annual NAMM Show... You might have scoured Instagram for the latest gear shots each January, spent hours on Youtube browsing for gear demos on never-seen-before products. Maybe you even dared to dream of one day being… Read more

#Contests

Meet Jeremy Zucker in KL, in partnership with Universal

COMETHRU MALAYSIA FANS! Swee Lee and Universal know how much you love Jeremy Zucker! We have two exciting opportunities to get up close and personal with him. You can choose to participate in just one – or increase your chances by entering both! *Contest ends 10 September 2019 CALLING ALL… Read more

#From the Team

Meet Marty Friedman in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur!

Legendary guitarist Marty Friedman will be visiting Malaysia and Indonesia in September, bringing his particular brand of shredding excellence to KL and Jakarta fans! Known for fusing Eastern and Western musical styles, Marty's improvisation extends to progressive rock, metal, and neoclassical genres. Often referred to as a "shredder", Marty's technique… Read more

#Local Artist Spotlight

With the Band: Summations, T-Rex on Baybeats 2019

It’s been a little over a week since the annual Baybeats takeover at Singapore’s Esplanade and the diversity of talent seems to grow with every year. Every edition of Baybeats brings together well-loved local acts, the up-and-comers, as well as international headliners to the same stage — a treat for… Read more

#Local Artist Spotlight

Anis Kalisa’s Top 10 Guitar Gear for Rocking Out

Are you someone who swears by a particular style of guitar? KL-based guitarist and sessionist, Anis Kalisa certainly does. For her, it's Les Pauls all the way. For our first Malaysian artist feature, the Soul Statue guitarist shares her life-long love for the iconic Gibson design with us, her journey… Read more

#From the Team

Get to Know Heritage Guitars – the World’s Finest American-Made Instruments

Proudly handcrafted in the USA since 1985, Heritage Guitars are a great testament to fine, impeccable guitar building. Heritage guitars trace their lineage back to one of the biggest names in the guitar world – Gibson, whose heyday in the 50s saw many guitars change the landscape of music culture. The… Read more

#From the Team

Red & White: Our Picks this National Day

It’s our nation’s 54th birthday next week, and it’s always a special occasion for us having been part of the nation’s local music scene since the 40s. We’ve handpicked some of our favourite red and white products you can get at Swee Lee to celebrate National Day! Gibson 2019 Firebird… Read more

#Local Artist Spotlight

10 Essentials for Ambient Pop with Jazreel of Causeway Youth

In the world of ambient guitar music, reverbs are cavernous, lush modulation thrives, and delay controls are cranked up — but not without reason. The loosely-defined "ambient music" label itself is not genre-bound and is most identifiable by its focus on creating atmospheric layers. Some popularly associated styles of music… Read more

#From the Team

Best Picks: Electric Guitars Under S$500

Whether you’re a seasoned guitar player, or just learning the ropes, the “budget” or “beginner” axe will always have its place in the world of guitar. Perfect for those starting out who aren’t willing to invest in a high-end guitar from the get-go, or as a backup guitar for the… Read more

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#Contests

EXCLUSIVE: Meet José González this week in Singapore!

This week we're looking forward to seeing the chill stylings of guitarist José González, supported by local singer-songwriter Charlie Lim. This one night only affair on 11 July is at the Capitol Theatre, presented by Collective Minds x Sing Jazz x Vamp Productions Our friends at Guitar.com are giving some… Read more

#Local Artist Spotlight

Top 12: Desiree Tay’s Must-Have Percussion Gear

The cajón, a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, under the hands of skilful drummers has proven to have more tonal options than its six sides seem to suggest. But that hasn’t stopped creative musicians from adding more and more hand-percussion and accessories to their cajon set up to take… Read more

#Local Artist Spotlight

Pedal Challenge: Hasyir Ibrahim’s picks under $500, $1K & $2K

Whether you’re new to pedalboard building or a long time pedal aficionado, the fact remains the same — trying to decide on your next pedal acquisition can quickly become overwhelming. The options never end and every permutation of your signal chain opens up new tonal possibilities. A good way to… Read more

#From the Team

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Say Thank You with Music

Even though our Dads deserve more than one day to be appreciated, this Father’s Day is the best time to show our appreciation to the man in our lives who never fails to go above and beyond. Father’s Day is just around the corner, so we’ve put together our top… Read more

#Local Artist Spotlight

Leo Goh Breaks Down His Top 5 R&B Licks

Leo Goh may seem like a relatively new face in Singapore’s music scene, but that’s only because the Musicians Institute graduate has been in LA for the past 6 years — first as a student and then a working musician. The young producer and guitar extraordinaire has been keeping himself… Read more

#Local Artist Spotlight

What’s in That Bag? Bassist Nicholas Lee and Performing Overseas

You may not recognise his name, but if you love catching local acts, you’ve definitely heard Nicholas Lee's basslines. He is quickly becoming a bass favourite in Singapore and can be found holding down the low-frequency for some of the city’s most prominent artists. Nick has sessioned for The Sam… Read more

#Handpicked Arrivals

Charvel and Jackson: 7 Shred Powerhouse Guitars Under $1,500

Not every guitar's made to handle the heaviest riffs, ultra-fast arpeggios or hottest licks. You can try to turn the gain to eleven on a Telecaster, but you know it doesn’t feel right... That's when you need a metal guitar. The calling cards of shred/ metal guitars are well-known and… Read more

#From the Team

Full Rundown: Every Strymon Delay Pedal Compared

Not so long ago, if a pedal sounded great, you’d ask, “but is it analog?” The popularity of digital pedals never quite hit their deserved height till Strymon announced itself to the scene with the blueSky Reverberator. Today, the analog question bothers few – and you can thank Strymon for… Read more

#Tutorials

A Guide to Starting Your Vinyl and Turntable Journey

There’s no denying it – vinyl is making one hell of a comeback. And it’s showing no signs of slowing down. There are so many reasons we want to own vinyl. The physical connection of owning a beautiful copy of an album you love, the act of pulling a record… Read more

#Handpicked Arrivals

Ibanez New Arrivals: Pushing Sonic Boundaries

Ibanez have hit a home run with their 2019 release, and we’re delighted to welcome another shipment of Ibanez products. Their mean streak of cutting-edge powerhouse guitars continue, pushing boundaries even further. You’ll find a wider range of pickups being used, from the remarkably versatile Fishman Fluence pickups to the… Read more

#Local Artist Spotlight

Billy Chua of Disco Hue’s Top 10 Must-Have Drum Equipment

Billy Chua is the hard-hitting, groove machine behind the ever-rising local synth-pop band Disco Hue. He has racked up a wealth of experience drumming on tour and as a session musician, and was a co-founder of The Drummer Co, a community of drummers in Singapore. Like every drummer and musician… Read more

#Handpicked Arrivals

Taylor Grand Pacific: A Round Shoulder Above the Rest

New Taylor Shape. New Taylor Sound. Read more

#Handpicked Arrivals

That Great Gretsch Sound: World Class Drum Kits

From innovators to the best in class. Read more

#Handpicked Arrivals

Gibson 2019 Acoustics: Staying True to the Classics

A winning formula. Read more

#Handpicked Arrivals

Fender Parallel Universe: The Best of Both Worlds

Limited Edition hybrid masterpieces Read more

#From the Team

Chinese New Year: Red, Gold and $88 off

New Year, New Gear. Read more

#From the Team

Simply the Best: Swee Lee By Appointment Only Boutique

Make your dream guitar a reality Read more