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Celebrating 55 Years of Singapore with 55 Products

Our nation celebrates 55 years in a few days and we're celebrating this special day in the best way we know: music! To mark Singapore's 55th birthday, we've picked out 55 products for you. What's special about them? They are part of our National Day 8% Special Collection which is… Read more

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Andy Powers Live Session Part 1: Working From Home, Laminate Woods and Fretboard Radius

It's not everyday that you get the chance to speak to a world class luthier. And not just any luthier, but the luthier behind the now legendary V-Class bracing and many other revolutionary innovations. That's right, we, along with other Swee Lee friends got a chance to talk with Taylor… Read more

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The Swee Lee Staff Picks: Drums & Percussion

At Swee Lee, our world revolves around music everyday. So it's not surprising that many of our staff on this side of South East Asian are incredibly talented musicians themselves. As the people who buy, play and sell some the best gear the world has to offer, our people really… Read more

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Ask Marshall Anything: Luke Green of Marshall Amps Answers Your Questions

While it’s hard for us to envision, there was a time when rock ‘n’ roll did not exist. A dark age for those of us who love our music with a little more octane, the advent of the sixties brought us sweet salvation with the arrival of artists like Pete… Read more

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Dads, It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Rockstar Dreams

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it can sometimes be tough to buy the perfect gift for dad. Naturally, we’d tell you to give the gift of music! And we believe that a beautiful way to honour dads is to help them realise their musical dreams. Because it’s… Read more

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Vinyl Titles are 10% Off for a Limited Time

We love shopping online as much as the next person... but there's a unique satisfaction to properly digging through vinyl. And we're happy to say that once again you can come into our flagship store at The Star Vista to browse our selection in person once again. To celebrate, we've… Read more

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Pondering Pedals: 10 Questions with Strymon Engineering

The good people at Strymon have been very busy in 2020. After releasing their critically-acclaimed Iridium amp & cab simulator, they've wasted no time resting on their laurels with the unveiling of the new Compadre boost & compressor pedal. The new pedal has definitely piqued our interest and who better… Read more

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Learn a New Instrument: Drums and Percussions

If stringed instruments aren’t exactly up your alley, there’s always the boisterous world that is drums and percussions.  The oldest known musical instruments known to man have made leaps and bounds today – modern percussion is as wide-ranging as they come with more types of drum and percussion instruments that… Read more

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Jeremy Zucker Answers Your Questions

You might know New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Zucker from his 'comethru' fame. Maybe you were one of the lucky few who got to meet him in Malaysia last year. Well, last week we were lucky enough to have Jeremy Zucker agree to answer anything on our Instagram page. So we turned… Read more

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Guitars, Basses, Ukes: It’s Time to Learn a New Instrument

Remember that one time you told someone that some day you'll learn the guitar? Back then we had all the excuses in the world, "I'm wayyy too busy!" Well, now we do – and thanks to the Internet, we’ve also got the resources to learn to play at home for… Read more

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Epiphone’s “Inspired by Gibson Collection”: More Than Just a New Headstock

There’s a new headstock in town, and it’s not just this new shape we’re excited about. Announced at Winter NAMM 2020, Epiphone followed Gibson's lineup restructuring and streamlined their instruments into the “Inspired by Gibson” Collection. Not only do the guitars now look more reminiscent of their Gibson counterparts, Epiphone… Read more

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Our Roving Reporter’s Top 5 Gear Finds at NAMM 2020

Winter NAMM 2020 might be over, but one person is still wishing he was there, swooning over the pedals, guitars and gear – our Roving Reporter, Shay. You probably saw Shay and his antics all over our social media channels last month. He took over our Instagram (see our highlights)… Read more

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Katong 112 Moving Out Sale: Our Top Picks

It’s been one hell of a run – we shared the love of music with many new friends, made dreams come true for some, but it’s time to say farewell to our 112 Katong Lifestyle Store. We’re thankful for all your unwavering support all the years we’ve been here. And it’s… Read more

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Your Lunar New Year Buyers’ Guide: Hit That S$888

The Festive season is still in full swing. Christmas and New Years Eve flew by and seems like we barely had a chance to catch our breath, and now the Lunar New Year is upon us! For the young 'uns, it's time to dust off your rusty mandarin pronunciations and… Read more

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Gearing up for NAMM with our Roving Reporter

It's T minus 10 days and we're gearing up to send Hasyir, our Roving Reporter to the 2020 NAMM Show. You might remember that last September, we put out an open call to our followers in the region to head over to the states, not just for a random trip,… Read more

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Xmas Buyers’ Guide 2019

It’s that time of year again. In a blink of an eye, December has dawned upon us bringing those nostalgic holiday tunes and decorations into full bloom. You walk around the city streets taking in the festive sights and sounds, smiling faces and excited chatter all around. You let out… Read more

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Well Played Gear x D’Addario: No Need to Get Strung Up

What’s the best pickups to sound like Jimi Hendrix? What pedals should I use for that John Mayer tone? The burning questions you find on the lips of guitarists at a table will somehow always revolve around these topics. Of course, these all play a big part in your sound,… Read more

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The Taylor Guitars Road Show 2019 in Singapore and Jakarta: A Wrap Up

Earlier this month, Swee Lee had the honour of hosting the Taylor Guitars Road Show at both our Star Vista and Jakarta stores in Singapore and Indonesia. We had the pleasure of welcoming Billy Gill, Taylor’s District Sales Manager, to give us the complete rundown of the luthiery process for… Read more

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Strings Attached: Well Played Gear x D’Addario Coffee Morning

Join us on Saturday morning, 23 November 2019, at Swee Lee Social Club with James Gay, Head Luthier at Well Played Gear for a coffee morning all about guitar set ups, strings and more. Read more

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Taylor Road Show 2019: The Guitars

It’s that time of the year again, the season of guitars that is! Once again, we’re honoured to be able to bring back to Singapore the highly-acclaimed Taylor Road Show. The Taylor Road Show brings Taylor’s friendly factory experts to select dealers, where you get to hear the latest from… Read more

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Taylor Guitars Road Show 2019

Taylor's award-winning Road Show is coming to Swee Lee at The Star Vista in Singapore, and we want you to join us for an afternoon of guitar talk and demos with the Taylor team's friendly factory experts. You'll get to learn from the experts on how different guitar shapes and… Read more

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Caring for Your Guitar in Southeast Asia: Fighting the Humidity Battle

Store in a cool and dry place. Sound familiar? So many of the products we buy come with that label, and it's not surprising we take it lightly. But reconsider that advice when it comes to your guitars! We've spent too much of our hard-earned money on these precious instruments… Read more

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Off The Record: All About Jazz and Vinyl

Join us at Swee Lee Social Club for an afternoon all about jazz and vinyl. There'll be a Q&A session with a panel of experienced DJs and tastemakers, where we'll talk about all things jazz and vinyl culture, and of course, great music and drinks. Hear from the expert panellists… Read more

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Jeremy Zucker Meets His Fans in Swee Lee Lot 10

♫ And there's one thing that I need from you, can you come through?♫ Jeremy Zucker's Malaysia show sold out in hours! JZ fever had a hold on KL. And if there’s one thing Jeremy Zucker fans in Malaysia wanted more than anything, it was to meet him in person.… Read more

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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

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

UPDATE: We have tweaked the way you submit your entries. All you have to do now is upload your video entry via a Google Form. We also extended the contest end date by one week. You now have until 20 October 2019 to submit your entry! If you’re obsessed about… Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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