Play Away Guitars – Patrick Keating


The MIA is very sad to report the news that Patrick Keating has died. Patrick was one of the genuine nice guys in the industry and had supported the MIA over many years. The message below is from his family on the company website

“We are devastated to announce that Patrick Keating, Founder of Play Away Guitars, passed away in March. Play Away guitars is not currently trading and will be closing down completely over the coming weeks.

Patrick was passionate about guitars and, in a short time, Play Away Guitars enjoyed fantastic success. Patrick was dedicated to providing excellent, hands-on customer care and after sales support. He cared about each guitar, and its new owner and would no doubt want us to thank all vendors, customers and anyone else involved with PAG for your support over the years.

We do have some stock remaining which we will list and sell in due course. We will also answer all outstanding stock enquiries as soon as possible and apologise for the current delay. If you would like to receive an update about available stock please send an email to with the subject line “Mailing List” and we will keep you up to date with information as we have it”.

The Keating Family