Music Shops in Colchester

Find the best places in Colchester to buy music equipment.

Here at Guitar Lessons Colchester, we are often asked about where is best to get new instruments and other musical gear.

Colchester has a multitude of music shops, each with its own strengths. So, in no particular order, we have put together a list of the top music shops for you to check out.

Mann's Music

Mann's Music is located at 123 High street, Colchester, CO11SZ and is one of the oldest music shops in Britain, run by the great great grandson of the original founder that opened it way back in 1854. Manns have a wide range of products available and cover all types of instruments including Strings, Brass, Woodwind, electric and acoustic pianos and both electric and acoustic guitars. Mann's also offers a wide range of recording gear, amplifiers, sheet music and tuition books and musical accessories and gifts. Competitive prices are always offered and great customer service is always available to aid you in your purchase and make sure that you are getting what you need.

Music Warehouse

Music Warehouse can be found at 35 and 36 St John's Street, Colchester. It was formed in 1985 and opened with a motto that still stands today, 'the best range of guitars and amplification, sold at the very best price with the very best advice and after sales service'. The shop is run by 3 full-time members of staff, each with their own area of expertise in guitars/ basses/ P.A and recording sales. Music warehouse offers personal service in store and also an online shop if you are already happy with what you want to get. Rehearsal spaces are also offered by the shop.

Allegro Music

Allegro Music is a warehouse in Colchester located at 5 Davey Close CO1 2XL that offer instruments at great prices. A huge range of stock is available through the store from orchestral instruments right through to contemporary and folk. Allegro music gives free delivery on most orders over £50 and also offer a part exchange scheme, so if you are considering upgrading an instrument or just fancy a change you can send in an enquiry form and Allegro music will offer you a great part exchange deal.

Peach Guitars

Peach Guitars also have a home here in Colchester, located at Cowdray Avenue CO1 1BW. Peach guitars are a family run business founded in 1991 who aim to collect high-quality equipment from all over the world for easy accessibility in the UK. Peach guitars offer an online shop as well as great customer service in both stores and have stock of over 1000 guitars. They are also the only Epiphone and Gibson dealer in Colchester so this is the shop for any Slash lovers looking for a great new instrument.


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