About Mann's Music


Our History - 160 years

"Mann's Music" was established 160 years ago in 1854 by Mr Frederick Mann. It is one of the oldest music shops in Great Britain, and possibly the world, under the same ownership.

Mann's is currently run by Tim Mann, the great great grandson of the founder. They moved to their current location in 1891 and have been there ever since. They retailed the first iron framed pianos before the first world war for less than half the cost of a modern day tuning!

Please feel free to read more in the Our History section.

A few words about Mann's Music by Tim Mann, Managing Director:

Over the last 160 years we have retailed virtually all musical products from Wireless Sets and Gramophones before the first world war for around 10 guineas, vertical and overstrung pianos for between 30 and 40 guineas in the twenties, Pathescope home cinema movie cameras in the fifties for £6:15:0. We now sell over 15,000 stock lines, from reeds and strings, to brass and woodwind, a huge stock of printed music, both electric and acoustic guitars and electronic and acoustic pianos. Indeed it could be said there are few music shops in the UK with such a large and diverse stock.

Guitar Showroom

We have been offering the best prices on the top products to the general public since 1854; we are a family run business that has been operating for 160 years. Unlike our competitors we do not offer a price promise, because we have done your homework for you. You can choose products from this online catalogue knowing that you are getting the best possible price in the market place today.

We've listed 1000's of our most popular lines, however this catalogue is continually expanding to take in almost 15,000 items, so please visit us again soon. Everything we sell is backed up by experienced staff, and offered at the most competitive prices. If you can't find what you're looking for,  email  or ring us on (+44) 01206 572783.

Mann's Music is truly your one stop shop for everything musical..

Piano Showroom