Our History

bellones music history

1964 –

Trained as a violin maker in France, John Bellone Sr. moved to Canada just as the great wave of rock music was sweeping North America in the early 1960s. John saw in the guitar a new future for music, and founded Bellone’s in 1964. The rest is… our history!

1986 –

Having worked around the shop from the age of ten, John Jr. became the natural successor to his father and took over ownership of the business. The family & staff have carried on a tradition of reliable, expert service and earned a place in the hearts of London musicians.

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2015 –

The times, they are a changin.’ Bellone’s joins the 21st century with the official launch of our web store. Featuring “glamour shots” of every instrument in the physical shop, our third generation of customers now have the benefit of national price matching, free tracked shipping, and our unmatched quality control process.