This is where it all began,our showroom in
Essex Road. The bit out the back which used to be the workshop is
now the main office, and still seems packed, the front, relieved
of the pianos, drums and all the rock and stage gear is still
overflowing with instruments. If this picture doesn't look
crowded with instruments that is only because the photographer
used a very wide angle lens.
The Instrument index will take you to pages devoted to individual instruments.
Please scroll around the shop, or use these links to choose a department.
Strings . . . Guitars . . . Percussion . . . Brass . . . Woodwind . . . Keyboard
Sheet music and Accessories
Olivia runs the sheet music department from here, the cupboards under the display cases contain thousands of scores, tutors and books of music, everything from early music to the current top ten. If it is not in stock it can be ordered. There is too much to catalogue on this site, contact us to see if we can find it for you. This is also the place to find t-shirts, badges, music stands and all the other bits and pieces associated with music.
Mike stocks many different string instruments.
Here are a few of the violins on display. Even the cheapest will
have been set up to maximise playability.
Non fretted String Instruments.
Violin . . . Viola . . . Cello . . . Double Bass
When all the individual instrument pages are ready these links will take you to them.
clarinet page . . . Oboe . . . Flute . . . Recorder . . . Bassoon . . . Saxophone
So far only the clarinet page has been started, but we also stock a large range of saxophones, flutes, oboes and other woodwind instruments. Only Clarinet has much as yet, and there is much more to be added. Pages are being written for each instrument, and contributions and comments would be welcome. For servicing and repairs please visit the woodwind workshop.
Many of the percussion instruments are now on display in the Rock Warehouse. The links to the relevant instrument pages will be added here as soon as they are ready.
The traditional shop deals mainly with classical guitars. Electric guitars and the other fretted strings live over the road in the Rock Shop. These links will be turned on as soon as the relevant pages are ready.
Pictures of some of Andy, one of our resident instrument makers' work.
Trumpet . . . Cornet . . . Trombone . . . Tenor Horn . . . Baritone Horn . . . Euphonium . . . Tuba . . . French Horn . . . Flugal Horn
Everything from a wide range of trumpets & cornets to the massive bass tuba. As the individual instrument pages are ready these links will be turned on. (There is nothing in trumpet yet, its just a test page)
As well as the range of keyboards and electric pianos stocked in the traditional shop the Piano showroom stocks acoustic pianos, and the Rock Shop carries synthesizers, vintage synthesizers and stage oriented equipment. Once the individual instrument pages are ready they will link from here. Until then use the Instrument index to jump the pages that are ready.