Shopping online for the music maker in your life this Christmas? We’ve picked out some special online offers and highlights from our network of over 130 retailers – all of them run the Take it away scheme and many of them deliver nationwide too. Grab an online bargain or see if there’s a music shop near you!
Offers correct at time of writing, check each website for details!
Ebony and Ivory, London
Read our interview with them here
They offer a 7.5% discount to any customers visiting their shop in person to buy an item they saw in their eBay store. To qualify, simply show them the listing or tell them the listing number when you make your purchase. ebonyivory.co.uk
2. Early Music Shop, Yorkshire/Suffolk
The Early Music Shop specialises in early musical instruments and accessories. You can get £5 off your next order over £25 when you join their newsletter, and up to 15% off various beginners bundles. earlymusicshop.com
3. The Sax Shack, Stoke on Trent
The Sax Shack doesn’t just sell saxophones – you can buy clarinets, flutes, trombones and accessories from them too. They have a sale on selected instruments and accessories for a limited time only: thesaxshack.co.uk
4. Brittens Music, Kent
It’s not just about buying an instrument, but you also need to remember all the accessories that come with it! The music stand, the case, it goes on! Brittens offer a great selection of ‘Beginners Bundles’ which have everything you need to get started and are always very popular as Christmas gifts! brittensmusic.co.uk
5. The Soundgarden, Barnet, London
The SoundGarden music shop has been trading since 1994 and is a general music store specialising in guitars but also offering a broad product range including accessories for most instruments. They have a special offers page featuring a wide variety of instruments on their website thesoundgarden.co.uk/Special-Offers/
6. Rimmers – various sites including Blackpool, Edinburgh, Liverpool
Selling both new and used equipment, Rimmers Music offers competitive prices with long guarantees for peace of mind). If you’re stuck for ideas, Rimmers offers an excellent gift guide on their website. rimmersmusic.co.uk
Don’t forget some of our top instrument buying tips:
- Think about the person playing the instrument. What size will they need?
- Remember there are different buying options available!
- Check that spare parts/authorised service centres are readily available for the brand of instrument you choose.
- If you do decide to purchase online, make sure you are familiar with distance selling regulations.
Read the rest of our instrument buying tips here
The Accordion Shop – Rochdale, Lancs/Sunningdale, Berks
This long running family business is offering up to 20% off selected lines and various clearance deals on their website. theaccordionshop.co.uk
Southern Percussion Essex
This percussion specialist offers an array of instruments and accessories for the drummer/zylophone/marinba player in your life! They currently have a special offer running on soundproof practise mallets which are handy for keeping the noise down when playing at less sociable hours – buy one get 2nd half price! southernpercussion.com
Gough and Davy, Hull
If you’re not sure what to get your music maker for Christmas, a gift voucher could be a good idea so they can choose something themselves. Gough and Davy are among the many retailers that do these, as well as various special offers & discounted items on their website. goughanddavy.co.uk
Rainbow Music Carlisle
As well as various special clearance offers, Rainbow music has a great keyboard starter pack, the ‘School Pack’ which includes keyboard, accessories and online music lessons. rainbowmusic.co.uk