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Reading Music Shop

Reading Music Shop

As government restrictions around non-essential retail stores are lifted, we will be implementing a phased rollout in the reopening of our stores.

Our Reading store is not scheduled to reopen on 12th April. However, future announcements regarding a projected reopening date will be published via our social media channels and newsletters so, follow us to stay up to date.

About the Store

Reading is a place with strong ties to the world of music, despite its modest size. The town has been host to the huge Reading music festival for decades, and until recently, the WOMAD festival. As a result of these long-standing, major musical events, music is ‘in the blood’ of the people of Reading, and the very healthy local music scene is a testament to that. As befits the host to one of the UK’s biggest music festivals, our Reading store is the biggest store Dawsons currently has, in fact, it's also one of the UK's largest music stores. The aircraft-hanger sized space is home to just about everything a musician may need, conveniently with ample free parking available at the rear.

Guitar Shop Reading

The Reading Guitar Shop is simply the guitar store to visit in Reading. The massive guitar wall to the right of the store entrance has been known to make mouths fall open. This impressive, treasure trove of guitars is furnished with a huge selection of electric guitars and bass guitars from Gibson and Epiphone, with everything from beginners’ guitars through to Custom Shop collectors’ models. These share the space with an equally impressive range from Fender, Ibanez, Gretsch, ESP, PRS and many more. Acoustic guitars are also well represented, with a wide selection of guitars from Taylor, Martin, Gibson, Takamine, Yamaha, Farida, Fender, Epiphone and more. The store features two state-of-the-art air conditioned demo rooms.

Recording & DJ Equipment

For those whose approach to music is a bit more electronic, or for those looking to record their own music, a healthy selection of hi-tech and recording equipment is available in our Reading store. DJ equipment is available from key brands such as Pioneer, Numark and Native Instruments in this impressive section. A wide range of audio interfaces from Focusrite, Roland, Alesis, Apogee and more are stocked along with controller keyboards from Novation, Alesis, Roland and many more besides. These share the space with a range of microphones from SE, Rode, Shure and Samson, with studio monitors by brands such as KRK and Yamaha, plus just about anything else you may need to record.

The Best Piano Showroom

For keyboard and piano players, we probably have the best piano showroom in the UK. Our acoustic piano department features some beautiful Yamaha upright and grand pianos. For digital pianos, we are the only stockist in the UK to offer the full range of Roland digital pianos, along with a wide selection from Yamaha (including the full Arius and Clavinova range) and Kawai. To cater for those who like to programme and tweak their own sounds, Dawsons Reading has a wide selection of Synthesisers from brands such as Roland, Korg, Nord and more. Quite simply, this is a piano showroom that others' can only dream of emulating.


Dawsons Reading also stocks a selection of PA products, along with orchestral instruments and a huge selection of accessories. 

Free Car Park at the Rear of the Store

The store is a short walk from Reading train station and Reading town centre but for those driving to the store, we have a large, Free Car Park located at the rear of the store which can accommodate up to 80 cars.

Reading Music Shop

Address:65 Caversham Road,

Telephone Number: 0118 958 1320

Email: reading@dawsons.co.uk

Opening and Closing Times:
Temporarily Closed

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