The Best Rock-Ready Guitars for Under $500, $1,000, and $2,500
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The Best Rock-Ready Guitars for Under $500, $1,000, and $2,500

What makes a rock guitar, y'know, rock? We can debate hardware and build all day long, but it boils down to one thing – sound. Glassy cleans. Colossal distortion. All the staples of your favourite rock song, pumped out by the sexiest stringed instrument in town. These days, competition between… Read more

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Lowden Guitars: Boutique Acoustic Guitars from Northern Ireland

Remember how we welcomed Ed Sheeran by Lowden to Swee Lee a couple of months ago? Now, it’s Lowden Guitars' turn, and it's about time! No, you're not seeing double. Lowden Guitars are collaborators behind Ed Sheeran's signature guitars. While Sheeran's instruments retain the Lowden integrity, they're a lot more… Read more

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Fender 2022 New Arrivals

Take us on a Fender bender any day. Their offerings keep getting better and better each year, and for one good reason. The company stays loyal to its roots, but is also bold enough to embrace industry advancements. The result? Revamped versions of old favourites that can hold their own… Read more

Marian Carmel, vinyl and custom drink from Swee Lee Social Club
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Marian Carmel’s Favourite Vinyl, Latest Album and an Exclusive Beverage

Like many of you, we’re no stranger to local singer-songwriter Marian Carmel and her ethereal voice and infectious personality, having had the pleasure of listening to her live (yes, pre-covid things) performances at The Star Vista a couple of times. To find out more about the music that inspires her,… Read more

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From John Mayer to John Petrucci: The Best Signature Guitars at Swee Lee

It’s oh-so-natural to obsess over your favourite artists' gear. Even brands go crazy when they see their best guitars on stage in front of millions of people. That’s why it’s become even more common that brands rope in these famous artists to collaborate on developing their very own signature guitar… Read more

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joan Answers Your Questions on Songwriting, Dad Life, EPs, and More!

If you're missing the radio vibes from the late 1990s and early 2000s – Arkansas-based pop duo, joan, just might be the ones to scratch that nostalgic itch! Fusing together retro sounds with modern pop sensibilities, Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford have spent the past 4 years building a… Read more

CNY Ernie Ball Merch giveaway
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Win Ernie Ball Merch this CNY!

We wholeheartedly hope your year of the tiger is off to an auspicious start, and we’ve got something in store for you if you’re feeling extra lucky these days!  Ernie Ball make some of the best music accessories around like strings and capos and more. Their guitars are simply world-class.… Read more

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The Year of the Tiger: Our Gear Picks for CNY 2022

The hectic start of the year has gone by so quick – another holiday season is fast creeping up! If all the festivities around you weren’t enough of a reminder, we’re here to tell you Chinese New Year 2022 is almost here! There’s still time to fill up those red… Read more

Swee Lee AMA: Carter McLean Answers Your Drum Questions
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The Swee Lee AMA: Carter McLean Answers Your Drum Questions

Carter McLean isn’t your ordinary drummer – he's what you might call a pro's pro! From jazz adventures with Charlie Hunter, drum work on Broadway's Lion King, all the way to his many solo albums – Carter McLean is known for being extremely prolific and well-versed across multiple genres. He's… Read more

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Buying Your First Drum Kit: A Guide For Beginners

Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are ‘exercising more’, ‘finding a way to destress’, and ‘learning a musical instrument’. Kill three birds with one stone and try drumming! Jokes aside, if you're reading this, there's no doubt you harbour ambitions of playing the drums! A great choice, might… Read more

Swee Lee Welcomes Ernie Ball Music Man
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Swee Lee Welcomes Ernie Ball Music Man

The good news never stops coming over here at Swee Lee! We just unveiled Chapman Guitars and now we're chuffed to announce that Ernie Ball Music Man instruments are now available at Swee Lee! Shop Ernie Ball Music Man We’re always looking to bring in top-notch brands, so imagine how… Read more

Swee Lee Welcomes Chapman Guitars
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Swee Lee Welcomes Chapman Guitars

2022 is still fresh off its feet and we've already got great news. Swee Lee has now added Chapman guitars to our roster of brands! Though still a relatively new player in the industry, Chapman Guitars are already a fast favourite with many due to their fresh approach to guitar… Read more