Tony Iommi Gear – How to Sound like the Black Sabbath Guitarist

Sound like an Electric Wizard Tony Iommi is the type of guitarist we can all look up to, regardless of whether we love metal or not – confident without being too flashy, melodic and instantly recognisable. His riffs have thrilled and inspired musicians for decades whilst his knack for beautifully fusing dark, doom laden riffs with… Read More

9 Essential Pedals And Their Smaller Friends

Know your options when pedalboard real estate is at a premium Pedalboard real estate is at a premium these days, haven’t you heard? Huge, bulky pedals are great and look really cool, but when you need more than 5 pedals on your board and you don’t want to make the jump to a multi effects,… Read More

The ultimate guitar quiz. The results are in!

 Guitar heroes, hand cramps and evolving guitars In April 2016 we asked all of our social media followers to offer their opinion on all things guitar and amazingly hundreds of you replied, stating who your favourite guitarist is, how you prefer to shop and the real reasons why we all don’t practice as much as… Read More

Dawsons Music Achieves Gold Accreditation From Feefo

Global feedback engine gives Dawsons gold, and it’s all thanks to your reviews! Dawsons Music has achieved Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant accreditation for 2016 in recognition of excellent customer service over the last year, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Here at Dawsons Music, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the… Read More

Of Amps And Apps – An Interview On The New Marshall CODE Series

Marshall CODE series unveiled at NAMM 2016 Marshall have been very busy recently, releasing two great new series of amps at NAMM 2016, namely the CODE and 2525 Mini Jubilee. It is the CODE series that has really captured our attention, with its huge selection of classic preprogrammed sounds and its seemless connectivity with smart devices…. Read More

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