About PMT Online

Established in 1991, PMT has been proudly serving our local music communities for over 30 years.

Although our business has grown since then, our values and mission remain the same; To ensure we enable as many people to Play Music Today. Our staff are our heartbeat, and represent the diverse musical communities we serve. Across our online and in-store teams, you will be met by knowledgeable and passionate individuals where your experience is the priority.

Whatever level of musician, you are sure to receive the advice, back-up and after-sales service you need. At PMT, we are much more than just the finest musical instruments at unbeatable price-promised value. Join our ‘Backstage’ loyalty programme where you will have instant access to news, competitions, exclusive discounts and so much more.

Our online store gives you thousands of in-stock products available for next day delivery, or to be reserved with our 2 hour click & collect service at your nearest PMT location.

Our Nationwide, world-class stores are musical hubs. Here, you can demo the instrument of your dreams in a private room, get tuition from a local teacher, or perhaps discuss a setup or instrument repair with our in-house technicians.

Discover new stuff. Meet kindred spirits. Or just come and hang-out.

Welcome to PMT.

PMT is an award-winning chain of musical instrument superstores, with 16 UK Store Locations nationwide.

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As the UK’s premier music retailer, we specialise in the supply of GuitarsDrumsAmpsKeyboardsPianos, PA & Live SoundRecording & Studio Equipment and DJ Gear.

When we say ‘music shops’ we don’t mean tiny, old-fashioned, creaky, musty places - we mean mega Houses of Rock that are rammed to the rafters with the latest gear and loads of experts to help, like this…

At PMT we live, sleep, and breathe music.

Our mission: To inspire and enable more people than ever to Play Music Today.

Expect so much more than the finest instruments and equipment - at unbeatable price-checked value.

When you shop with us, you can be sure you will receive all the advice, back-up, and after-sales service you will need. Whatever level of experience musician you are.

Join our ‘Backstage’ loyalty programme where you will have instant access to news, competitions, exclusive discounts and so much more

But most of all, visit one of our world class music stores across the UK where your experience is our priority.

Check out the instruments and equipment waiting there for you. Play them. Get tuition. Watch demonstrations. Talk to our technicians for repair and tweaking.

Discover new stuff. Meet kindred spirits. Hang out. Belong.

Welcome to PMT.

  • PMT Guitar Wall
  • Gibson Guitars
  • PMT Manchester
  • Roland Keyboards and Synths
  • Bass Guitar Gear in a Music Shop
  • Guitar Effects Pedals
  • Snare Drums in a Music Shop
  • Vox Guitar Amp Display

Our History & PMT Stores

On the 17th August 1991, entrepreneurs Simon Gilson and Terry Hope opened PMT Southend, with a desire to create a retail environment that was pure "Rock and Roll", at the same time making it open and inviting to all.

This was quickly followed by the first PMT Romford store in August 1994, which moved to a bigger location to contain over 8,000 square foot of goodness in August 2015.

In August 1995 we opened the first PMT store outside of Essex, PMT Oxford, which was followed by more national expansion in 2001.

PMT Birmingham was opened in November 2001, which houses the UK’s largest guitar wall. PMT Northampton followed this in August 2005.

Three years later, we opened PMT Manchester, PMT Leeds, and PMT Norwich in June 2008. PMT Bristol opened it’s doors in May 2010 shortly before we acquired the online ‘Dolphin Music’ business in May 2011.

In April 2013, we opened PMT Cambridge and more recently in April 2015 we opened PMT Newcastle. Plus, in November 2015, we opened our first music shop in Wales, PMT Cardiff.

In March of 2016, we opened PMT Portsmouth, and PMT Nottingham in October 2016.

The latest music store, PMT London, opened in October 2017, and our flagship store PMT Birmingham moved to an even better premises in June 2019.


Our Website

PMT Online has grown alongside our stores to give our customers all the latest product news and information about our shops and also allows you to do your shopping on the go, but with the same trusted PMT standard.

In 2017, the popular North-West-based website Dolphin Music joined forces with PMT Online to provide one of the UK's best online Musical Instrument platforms.

We also have dedicated channels via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter to answer your questions, offer helpful advice and share the latest news.

With a dedicated Blog for Advice, Guides and Music News, a growing Youtube Channel and a massive shopping platform for new products, there's no better place to buy Musical Instruments than Professional Music Technology!


Our Awards

And when we say ‘Multi-Award Winning’, we mean loads! We currently have 9 Music Industries Association (MIA) awards for Excellence including:


  • MIA Best Multiple Retailer/ Best Retailer (Large) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
  • MIA Best Presented Retailer 2014
  • Orange Amplifiers' No.1 Retailer in the UK
  • Fender Europe's Top Dealer Award 2005

We are also a member of the MIA's (Music Industry Association) Trusted Music Store programme, which recognises our services to the music industry for over 25 years.

Contact Us - 7 Days a Week!

Have any questions? Get in touch and Contact Us through the website, or pop into your local PMT Store for helpful advice, information and the best music gear in town.