PMT Oxford will be moving to a new premises on Cowley Road on Saturday 4th March - and you're invited to the Grand Opening Day!
is moving to a bigger and better premises in March – but don’t fret, the new store is still based on Cowley Road and is only a stone’s throw away from the old location. In fact, with free, on-site parking for customers and fantastic access for public transport users, the new Oxford music shop is even easier to get to!
New PMT Oxford Music Shop
The new Oxford music shop will be 7,000 square foot (which is more than triple the size of the current store!) so they can accommodate even more instruments, provide customers with more space and free on-site parking, and host more events to bring masterclasses, clinics and live music events from endorsed and local artists to the Oxford music scene.
“It’s going to be great. Guitars are our highest turnover, so we’ll have twice as many electrics and more acoustics, but mainly what we’ve wanted is to be able to have a healthy stock of digital pianos: we are forever getting people coming in for them but we just don’t have space for them. We’ll have more drums – more of everything.” - Tim Midlen, PMT Oxford store manager
PMT Oxford will be the city's first music shop with a dedicated home piano
showroom, set in an open-plan room that has been furnished with solid, reclaimed wooden floor for a homely, relaxed feel.
The drummers of Oxford will be very happy to know that the new music shop will have a huge drum department
, which will be stocked with acoustic kits by Drum Workshop Inc., Mapex and Yamaha and will also house a ‘wall of cymbals’ featuring hundreds of crashes, splashes, chinas and rides by Zildjian, Paiste and Sabian.
And of course, PMT would not be known as the ‘House of Rock’ without its fantastic guitar department. PMT Oxford will house 600 electric, acoustic and bass guitars to try at any one time in-store. There will also be two demo booths, branded Orange Amps
and Taylor Guitars
, where customers can try out guitars in private on the latest amplifiers and equipment, and PMT's trademark 'subway' Fender
The new Oxford music shop will also feature a state-of-the-art Hi-Tech department featuring the newest synthesizers
and music production
equipment and software from Roland, Korg, Moog, Native Instruments, Pioneer and more. Plus, in the centre of the hi-tech area, there will be a studio monitor reference area, which will be set up in a professional studio environment where customers can test monitors
from top brands such as Focal, Yamaha, Genelec, KRK and Adam AUDIO.
PMT Oxford will also feature a fully-functional live sound stage, where customers can try out the latest PA speakers
, plus the stage will also double-up as a performance space for in-store music events
The Grand Opening Day
The Grand Opening Day will take place on Saturday 4th
March, and special guests Colin Greenwood of Radiohead
, Gaz Coombes of Supergrass, Iain Harvie of Del Amitri
will be cutting the ribbon to open the new music shop (plus more to come on the day!). Local acts, including Duotone
, Megan Henwood
and Beth Thornton
will be performing acoustic sets on the day, plus the shop will be hosting special discounts, freebies and giveaways to customers who visit the store over the weekend.
- Date & Time: Saturday 4th March 2017, 9:00AM.
- Address: 381 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 2BS. View store details.
- This is a free, non-ticketed event.
And don't forget to enter PMT Oxford's Grand Opening Giveaway with Taylor Guitars