Reasons to visit PMT Manchester
Manchester Music Shop
How could we not open a music shop in Manchester? Manchester’s music scene has a rich musical history that has created some of the biggest icons in pop, rock & dance music. The Smiths, Oasis, Happy Mondays, 808 State and (dare I say it...) Take That have all been a product of the city's rich culture.
To ensure Manchester's next crop of superstars have the right musical instruments from the start, PMT Manchester offers a 12,000 square foot music shop that’s packed with guitars, drums, keyboards, PA equipment and keyboards. Plus our helpful PMT Experts are always willing to help you find the gear you want, or just give practical advice if that's what you need to create award-winning music.
No wonder the likes of Ian Brown, Doves, Billy Sheehan, White Snake, Guy Pratt, Mike Harding, White Lies, The Courteeners and Trivium have all visited this Manchester music store to pick up a new toy!
If you're just getting started in music and don’t know where to start, our café area is a living breathing part of the Manchester music community, local music tutors advertise their music lessons, bands promote their local gigs & the next big thing could be recruiting band members today.
PMT Manchester also offers guitar workshops, drum clinics and a whole host of learning events to help build your skills and improve your playing no matter what level you are.
The Guitar Shop of the North West
If you fancy trying that new Gibson USA model, want a 7 or 8 string guitar or maybe you've been given the difficult task of buying a gift for a guitarist, our PMT experts will be more than happy to help you find what you're looking for.
Our extended range of guitars cater for every skill level of guitarist and we stock guitars from the biggest guitar manufacturers in the world, Fender, Gibson, Epiphone, Warwick, Rickenbacker, PRS, Ibanez just to name a few.
If you’re after an acoustic guitar, we have an entire room dedicated to beautiful Martin, Taylor and Washburn instruments, so you can get away away from the hustle and bustle of Manchester city center and try one out in your own time.
PMT Manchester also has the facilities on-site to repair and restore stringed instruments in the Guitar Workshop too, so if your guitar needs fixing or you want to get it professionally set-up, bring your axe in for some guitar TLC.
Vist theguitarrepairworkshop.com for more information on Guitar repairs.
Manchester’s Roland Planet & Yamaha Pulse Zone
PMT Manchester music shop has two particularly amazing features for pro-audio enthusiasts: the Roland Planet and Yamaha Pulse Zone, each of these areas house in-store experts who can give you professional and in-depth advice on hi tech musical equipment and they are specially trained to advise you on Roland or Yamaha synthesizers, pedals, mixers, speakers, digital pianos, electronic drum kits, DJ and recording equipment. This means you can test the integration of your newest synth to a midi set up or get help building the ultimate analogue & digital synth setup.
Manchester House of Drums
The first floor of the Manchester music shop is a drummer’s heaven. Mapex, Drum Workshop Inc., Yamaha, Natal, Tama, Crush and Pearl drum kits are dotted across the floor, set up and ready to be played. Sabian, Paiste and Zildjian cymbals gleam from the walls and armfuls of drum accessories and Vic Firth, Promark and Vater drumsticks are stacked high, all ready for you to try out.
How to Get Here
In the city: From the Arndale Centre it’s a 34 minute walk to PMT Manchester, however the 8N, 67 and 100 buses will take you to bus stops outside of the store.
By Bus: The nearest bus stop is on Regent Road, just outside the entrance to the Red Rose Centre. The buses that stop there are the Piccadilly Gardens 33 and 63 (from the city) or the Worsley 33 or Brookhouse Estate 63.
By Train: The nearest train station to PMT Manchester is Salford Central, and it is a 23 minute walk from the station to the shop.
By Car: PMT Manchester is less than a minute from the end of the M62 in an industrial state on the famous Regent Road. There’s also plenty of free parking available in the Red Rose Centre.