Music Shops in Oxford

Find the best places in Oxford to buy music equipment.

For a city that has produced such musical pedigree, the shops that supply these bands have to be equally high-quality, and Oxford does not disappoint.

Ranging from comprehensive and extensive selections to incredibly high-quality handcrafted instruments Oxford's guitar shops have something for the beginner and the professional, for whom buying a new guitar is of equal importance. Guitar Lessons Oxford has trawled the city for the best shops so all you have to do is get down there and give them a go.

PMT Music

PMT Music can be found on units 4 & 5, Tyndale House, Cowley Road, OX4 1JH just ten minutes walk from the city centre, making it a prime location for making that big purchase or just browsing. The staff boast expert knowledge of their stock without being intimidating for beginners, just looking to make sure you get the best out of your new equipment. Don't let this put you off if you already know exactly what you are looking for, for a seasoned professional PMT Music has an enormous variety of guitars, amps, basses, drums and PA systems for literally all your possible needs. Voted the best multiple retailers in 2012, and featuring regular custom from Oxford veterans Radiohead and Supergrass, you are guaranteed to be getting excellent gear and excellent service.

Vintage and Modern Guitars

Vintage and Modern Guitars are aptly named for their selection ranging from weatherworn and warm-sounding vintage guitars to more modern guitars that are perhaps easier on the wallet. Centrally located, Vintage and Modern Guitars is your choice of store for Fender, Gretsch and Gibson guitars, as well as being the exclusive retailer for Reverend Guitars, offering a unique alternative to make you stand out from the crowd. If your savings permit, you can make appointments to view the vintage guitars on offer, with Les Pauls from Gibson's heyday or Stratocasters from the early '60s the store's website also has video demonstrations to get a closer look before you make that trip. If you are interested in the finer specimens head down to 1a Cornmarket, Thame, OX9 3DX and get a feel of the best of the best.

Noted Guitars

If you are looking for a shop that specialises in guitars then noted guitars is probably your best option. Noted Guitars Ltd has been trading as a limited company since 2010, and operated before then under different management using the name 'Under the Bed Guitars'. They have a great range of both new and used guitars so there is bound to be something available for everyone. They are only a small store but also have a great online store as well I would recommend checking out. You can find the shop on 8 Arnold's Way, Oxford OX2 9JB.

Allegro LTD

Located at 404 Marston Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 0JE, Allegro LTD is a small business that caters to brass and woodwind players. On their website they state "Allegro do not stock "fake" & "Make Weight" models that have no pedigree or re-sale value. We are not a warehouse/shed or back bedroom Internet seller but a top proper shop where you can try models. All our advice is given with a background of vastly experienced playing careers plus day to day testing of current models from all established manufacturers." I think this really shows that they are a serious store stocking some great models for everyone that will last forever. They also have an extensive website I would recommend checking out.


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