John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. is the UK's leading independent trade distributor of musical merchandise, instrument amplification and pro audio equipment. Formed in 1965, JHS has grown steadily over the past 46 years to now distribute over 4000 individual products to more than 70 countries.

JHS's continuing success led to the firm investing in a huge, purpose-built warehousing complex spread over a four-acre site. An early decision to carry self-branded merchandise has resulted in international successes such as Fret-King, Vintage and Encore electric and acoustic guitars and basses, Santos Martinez classical guitars, Antoni stringed instruments, Kinsman cases and Odyssey brass and woodwind instruments.

JHS also distributes world-leading brands like Danelectro and Italia electric guitars and basses, Manuel Rodriguez classical guitars, Dunlop effects pedals and accessories, Shubb and Kyser capos, Snark, Seiko and Wittner tuners and metronomes, Fishman acoustic amplification, and the Rhythm Tech and Regal Tip percussion lines.

JHS Pro Audio Division counts HK Audio, Allen & Heath, Lab.gruppen, Lake and LA Audio among its range.

JHS has received many awards over the years, including recent successes for its SpongeBob SquarePants Real Musical Instruments range.

Renowned and celebrated artists using JHS products include Dragon Force, The Quireboys, John Parr, Jerry Donahue, Gordon Giltrap, Raymond Burley, Thomas Blug, and many more.