Music retailers during Coronavirus

Posted on: 27 April 2020

Your local music retailers are doing whatever they can to keep us playing, practicing and inspired

Music retailers are following government advice by keeping their doors closed during these unprecedented times. However, many of them are doing all they can to keep you playing and are also offering some great resources if you’re looking to learn or develop your skills whilst in lockdown.

We’ve highlighted a handful of retailers below but there are many more out there doing all they can. Why not follow them on social media and check out what’s on offer?


PMT are still selling all their products online with home delivery via DPD with a non-contact service.  They’re also releasing regular content via their social media channels and blog, including hints and tips from their staff and suppliers, product demos and live performances. Tune in to ‘Lockdown Live’ on Facebook for some awesome guitar riffs and ‘lick of the day’!

Check out your local retailer's social media and blog

Stringers London & Edinburgh

Stringers are covering the delivery cost on all orders placed online to keep you playing through lockdown. You can find a selection of student instrument outfits for violin, viola and cello, so if you’ve ever considered learning or are looking to upgrade, this could be a great opportunity. Along with other stringed instruments, there’s also a wide range of accessories available too!

Howarth of London

The team at Howarth have been sharing some great content on their Facebook page to keep you inspired and informed. They have a limited mail order service set-up and have even reduced the prices of all new instruments, accessories and music that they currently have in stock, as well as offering free postage on all orders over £60.


We have to applaud Andertons who have given 173 guitars to people working for the NHS, Police or Fire Brigade in the UK - yes, that’s right, given! No cost. What an amazing gesture. They are also operational online and are working hard to get orders to customers as quickly as possible but ask for patience due to the impact on courier networks currently.

Music retailers are still selling stock of all levels of instruments

We all can’t wait to be able to go out and visit these amazing stores up and down the UK, to hang out with our fellow enthusiasts, to try out new instruments and accessories, and to enjoy the warm welcome and experiences these stores give us. Your local music retailers are doing whatever they can to keep us playing, practicing and inspired, and we’re sure they’d appreciate your patience, appreciation and support in these tough times.

Along with the content that these and other retailers are offering, why not visit our other articles for more tips and advice to help get you through this time?

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