Are you thinking of splashing out on a musical instrument for Christmas?

Here are our recommendations for shops to try and find the right one.



17 Churchgate, Bolton, BL1 1HU

Established in 1832, Booths Music is an independent music retailer, as well as a centre for purchasing instruments, repairs and being among the oldest music shops in the country. Booths is also well known for carrying a vast supply of sheet music and tutelage for any burgeoning musicians.



29-31 Goodwin Street, Bolton, BL1 1UN

Rimmers Music Bolton, one of several outlets in the North West, supplies a wide variety of musical instruments as well as providing its own music school. They sell musical Instruments to the whole of the UK via their website.



126 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2GR

Forsyths, in Manchester, has been operating for 161 years. They sell almost every kind of piano available, as well as numerous other instruments and services such as music education and short-term piano hire. They also sell woodwind, percussion, and string instruments.


30 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4GS

Located in the heart of Manchester, Dawson’s is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of the famous Gibson guitars. This Dawson’s branch has been open since 2003 and sells all manner of musical instruments and guitar accessories.

HW Audio

180 – 198 St Georges Rd, Bolton, BL1 2PH

HW Audio is a chain of musical instrument and technical equipment supply shops based all around the North West, in Bolton and beyond. They sell guitars, drums, and music lessons amongst other things.