Music Shops in Bournemouth

Find the best places in Bournemouth to buy music equipment.

Being a prime location for music performance, Bournemouth also has its fair share of music stores where you can buy equipment to eventually grace those stages yourself.

With everything from guitars to ukeleles and microphones to monitors, the shops in Bournemouth have you covered. Here's our guide to what's on offer:

Absolute Music

Absolute Music is located on Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, BH11 8NE and stocks a vast range of guitars and equipment for that all-important home studio. Their website features all manner of guitars and drumkits but also makes it clear that electronic music and home recording is an important area of interest. With various offers on microphones, headphones, software and DJ equipment this really is a haven for the producer or sound engineer. However, if you are just browsing the website you really are missing out. The store boasts a huge team of experts on hand to help you find the perfect deal, along with a room full of synthesisers, a room full of drumkits, and a monitor auditioning room. These really are crucial to getting the most for your money, and it is clear that Absolute Music's staff really aren't just about getting that quick sale. Featuring workshops and events, too, the shop seems to have become the centre in Bournemouth for music makers alike, with the cherry on the cake being a café to unwind in after spending all your day testing out their equipment.

Music is Life

Music is Life is a family-run shop, offering all manner of strings, keys and assorted folk and orchestral instruments. Since the business is family-run, you can be sure to get personal advice and help from the experts on hand, who will demonstrate any product you wish so you can truly get a feel for a possible purchase. The website shows a wide range of instrument brands, at fairly competitive prices, but here at Singing Lessons Bournemouth would highly recommend trying out instruments before you buy so that you really know what you are getting. Besides, Music is Life state that they have many more products available in their store, so drop by at 190 Seabourne Road, Southbourne, BH5 2JB to try out that new instrument you have been pining after. Additionally, the shop also stocks a range of sheet music, so along with your new instrument, you can learn to sing and play your favourite tunes too.

Guitar Mania

Guitar Mania is located between Poole and Bournemouth so might be a little farther to travel, yet if you are considering buying a guitar it is probably worth going the extra mile. Since opening in 1994, Guitar Mania has developed to go on to win the Poole Retail Awards 'Top of the Shops' event seven times in total. If you need any more indication that the highest quality of customer service and value can be found here, you should check out the range of guitars, amplifiers, effects and accessories available. If you are after electric, acoustic, bass guitars or even ukeleles this shop has it all, supplying everything you need to get your first songs written and recorded. If you are particularly into Paul Reed Smith guitars, then the PRS lounge at Guitar Mania has you covered, with staff promising to know this brand inside out, you won't be hard-pressed to find the right guitar for you. If you have already bought your ideal instrument and something has gone wrong, Guitar Mania offers a full service and repair to keep everything in perfect order. Visit them at 118 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9BN if you also have the guitar mania.


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