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For the past 25 years John Bradley and Martin Smith have been
making and restoring mellotrons for artists, producers and
collectors, compiling an impressive client list.
John Bradley has been around mellotrons from childhood. Since the first MKI mellotron
was born in December of 1963, there have always been Bradleys involved, and the
lineage continues. John built many a mellotron for his father Les at the original factory
in Streetly, Birmingham, England, and his accumulated wealth of knowledge makes us
the foremost international resource for preserving these enigmatic instruments.
The original Streetly Electronics was forced into liquidation back in 1986 but in 1989
John met Martin and after a gentle start, soon there was a new Streetly Electronics for
mellotron owners to get their beloved instruments brought back to life by expert hands.
Streetly Electronics offers an unrivalled level of support for all things mellotronic. Having
held mellotron workshops in the US and Canada where owners gained hands on
experience in maintaining their instruments, Streetly have also tackled some of the most
derelict of mellotrons bringing them back to full functionality and restored appearance.
If you want a mellotron or need parts, tapes or friendly expert help, all you have to do is
email or telephone Martin on +44 (0)1889 504211.
History of mellotrons
Norm Leete’s website has lots of
interesting information about mellotrons
in general, including a great account of
his involvement in the development of
VEMIA have an old but thorough
account of the mellotron history, and
information on many of the models of
Wikipedia’s mellotron page is a good
place to read a broad history of the
instrument and find out about some of
the artists who have used it over the
Ken Leonard has lots of information
about symposia we have been involved
with in the US and Canada.