The veteran MI retailer is closing after nearly 30 years, during which time it established itself as one of the country's most successful and respected indie dealers.
The store was owned by Jeff Pumfrett, who now runs World Guitars in Gloucestershire, for 23 years but was sold to the current owner Dave Barlow in 2006.
The store had a mix of quality guitar brands such as PRS, Taylor and Fender.
A statement from Barlow on the Machine Head website reads: "Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with deep regret that I have to announce that Machinehead will be closing its doors for the final time on Tuesday 7th August. Falling sales and demand, coupled with the general economic climate means we can no longer compete with the internet and have been forced to close.
"I would like to thank our loyal customers who have enjoyed the benefit of good customer service and wish them the best of luck for the future."
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