Dawsons Music Manchester
Tel: 0161 237 1770
Fax: 0161 234 6757
30 Portland Street
|Monday||9.30 - 17.30|
|Tuesday||10.00 - 17.30|
|Wednesday||9.30 - 17.30|
|Thursday||9.30 - 17.30|
|Friday||9.30 - 17.30|
|Saturday||9.30 - 17.30|
|Sunday||11.00 - 17.00|
|Easter Opening Times|
|Good Friday (18/04/14)||9.30 - 17.30|
|Easter Sunday (20/04/14)||CLOSED|
|Easter Monday (21/04/14)||10.00 - 17.30|
Manchester Music Shop
Manchester was once described by social commentator Brian Redhead as “…where the modern world was born”, and is one of the UK’s major centres of cultural activity. Home to two highly regarded symphony orchestras (the Halle and the BBC Philharmonic), Manchester is a thriving centre for classical music.
However, it was the contemporary music scene that truly put Manchester on the musical map. Whilst the Smiths and Joy Division made the 1980s their own, the city stole headlines again in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s with the Madchester scene. The list of Manchester’s musical achievements goes on and on.
Dawsons Manchester is proud to be a part of this wildly creative and unique music scene. Opening its doors in 2003, Dawsons Manchester is spread across two floors in a stunning glass-fronted building. The store offers an incredible range of musical equipment of all kinds. The upper floor is a haven for all things guitar related, generally holding over 500 guitars. Dawsons are one of the UK’s leading Gibson dealers, and our Manchester store has an impressive showing of their instruments, from entry level Epiphone guitars, to limited edition Custom Shop Gibson guitars. In addition, Manchester has a comprehensive selection of electric and acoustic guitars from Ibanez, Fender, Farida, Squier, Taylor, Martin, Yamaha and more, along with guitar amps from Marshall, Blackstar, Orange, Fender and Vox.
Piano & Keyboard Showroom
The piano showroom encompasses a Yamaha Homeworld, one of only a few across the UK. This offers a wide range of acoustic & digital pianos, alongside and a keyboard centre, with everything from beginners’ home keyboards and stage pianos, to the full range of Clavinova & Arius digital pianos. This certainly is the place to come for Yamaha keyboards & pianos in Manchester. A wide selection of digital pianos from Roland also feature, alongside models from Korg and Kawai. A range of acoustic pianos is stocked, with models from Yamaha, Perzina, Winchester all popular. The store also regularly has refurbished pianos available at very attractive prices.
Recording & DJ Equipment
The pro-audio department has an extensive range of hi-tech, recording and DJ equipment, which modern producer may need to realise their musical vision. A wide selection of audio interfaces, software, microphones, headphones, MIDI controllers and digital recorders cater for any recording need, whilst an impressive range of synthesisers provide for those who like to perform. For those who prefer to play music rather than create it (or who like to do both), Dawsons Manchester has a rapidly expanding DJ section. The department features great demo facilities, with synthesisers available to try, a Time and Space software demo station, Focusrite-Ableton demo station, plus DJ controllers available to try. Brands stocked include, Focusrite, Nord, Numark, Novation, Pioneer DJ, Roland, SE, Shure, Zoom and many more.
Drummers are equally well catered for, with the full range of Roland V-Drums available to try, and digital drums from Yamaha and Alesis. In terms of acoustic kits, Tama, Mapex and Yamaha models all figure, along with a wide selection of Meinl percussion, and a comprehensive range of accessories.
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