New Gretsch Streamliner Guitars For NAMM 2016

Great Gretsch guitars for 2016 When you hold a Gretsch guitar the history of the guitar is almost tangible, instantly transporting you back in time to feel like you’ve just joined the ranks of the guitarist hall of fame, sat beside Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Chet Atkins. For 2016, Gretsch have revived their famed Streamliner… Read More

Win an Unforgettable Day with Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa needs little introduction. Launched into the limelight aged just 12 years old, Bonamassa was asked to open for B.B. King, and played around 20 shows in the Summer of 1989. Born in New Hartford, up state New York, he was playing guitar almost from when he could walk. Heavily influenced and encouraged by… Read More

GoInStore at Dawsons Music

Visit our store from the comfort of your home! Dawsons Music has partnered with GoInStore to bring our in-store experience direct to your screen. GoInStore is a unique customer experience which uses wearable Smart Glasses or Android Handheld devices to connect visitors to the Dawsons Music website directly to our specialist in-store advisors. To access… Read More

Dawsons Music partners with Ont’ Sofa

Dawsons supporting live music channel Online music channel Ont’ Sofa has welcomed Dawsons Music into its growing family, as it seeks to expand its reach further into the UK music scene. The popular YouTube channel, which has more than 84,000 subscribers, gives up and coming musicians a platform to play their music to a global… Read More

Learn to Play Day 2015 at Dawsons Music

Have you always wanted to learn an instrument but never knew where to start? If you’re near our Altrincham, Huddersfield or Warrington stores then you’re in with some luck as Learn to Play Day 2015 is here! On Saturday 21st March we’ll be hosting a whole day of lessons and demonstrations in Altrincham and Huddersfield,… Read More

Best Gear of 2014

A vintage year for non-vintage gear It’s always fun looking back over the past year and revisiting some of the exciting nuggets of musical innovation we’ve been offered over the past 12 months. And there has been some great gear for musicians to get stuck into too. For guitarists, the drive has been to shrink… Read More

A New Look For Dawsons Manchester

Store re-fit offers DJs, producers and musicians more choice than ever The paint is dry, the stock has out and ready and the builders have left the building; Dawsons Manchester is now bigger and better than ever before, and we want to share this exciting new chapter with you. Cementing its place as the number… Read More

Launch of #FreeGig to Stage New Manchester Talent

  Today sees Dawsons Music launch #FreeGig – a talent search to find five completely unknown or up and coming acts to gig at Band on The Wall this December. We’re a North West company with a heritage of almost 120 years and our Portland Street store in Manchester city centre has been at the heart of… Read More

Top Marks for Dawsons Manchester

Industry mag rates city-centre store 5 out of 5 in mystery shop visit Recognition is wonderful when it comes, which is why we’re celebrating this week after our Manchester city centre store was awarded top marks by a respected trade magazine. MI Pro, the magazine written specifically for the musical instrument trade, conducted a mystery shop visit… Read More

Synth Riffs You May Have Missed

Oscillators have feelings too y’know What with all the recent excitement about the BBC’s guitar riffs poll, lovers of a slightly less mainstream instrument may have been feeling slightly left out. You see, their instrument can be as obscure, musical and plain filthy as any guitar riff, yet garners nowhere near the same hero worship… Read More