Thinking of taking up a new instrument? The kids are starting new music lessons? Or just want to upgrade your current violin, piano, drums or other musical instrument? Then this guide is for you. We’ve rounded up a definitive list of where to buy musical instruments, from brand-new to second-hand, that will suit every budget and taste. Many music stores even provide tuning and maintenance. Read on for where to buy musical instruments in Hong Kong, from Tom Lee, Parsons Music and beyond.
It is an established violin business since 1993 in Hong Kong that offers excellent fine instruments of authentic antique and contemporary violins, violas, cellos & bows for sale, instrument & bow restoration & instrument appraisals.
Andre Jutras Rare Violins, One Capital Place, 18 Luard Rd, Wan Chai, +852 27582349, http://www.andrejutras.com/index.html
A great place that offers a beautiful collection of artisanal and affordable string instruments. You can also trade-in an old violin that you've purchased here for an updated version.
Hong Kong Strings Limited, 72 Queen's Road Central, Central, +852 2529 2616, https://www.hongkongstrings.com/
A company made up of professional violinists and music lovers, customers can purchase quality instruments and accessories that are affordable and suitable for their learning/playing level. Music teachers and wholesalers can also receive special discounts.
Lyra Strings - RM 207, 2/F, Wing Shing Industrial Building, 24-26 Ng Fong Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, +852 6488 5177, https://www.lyrastrings.hk/en/home/
If you are looking for one-of-a-kind (slightly pricier) new or antique stringed instruments, this is the place for you. What makes it very prestigious is that no walk-ins are allowed, everything is by appointment only.
Orfeo Strings, Unit C, 2/F Trust Tower, 68 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, +852 2137 9600, https://www.orfeostrings.com/
At Solo Strings, the attention to detail in their handcrafted instruments is very much apparent. If you're a picky musician and/or looking for a European stringed instrument, this place uses only the finest wood and strings to ensure a top-tier finished product. Customers are left satisfied and loving their violins, cellos and bows.
Solo Strings, Simsons Enterprise Commercial Building, 137-139 Johnston Road, +852 3741 0499, https://www.solostrings.com.hk/
Guitarsofa was founded in 2006 to bring guitar lovers together where they can share thoughts, experiences and express their love for music. You can also purchase guitars from international brands and it also provides second-hand guitars as well.
You can come here to shop for guitars (brand new or second-hand), have your guitar checked/repaired or even sign up for courses! At Hong Kong Guitar Store, they'll show you steps on how to take care of and keep your guitar well-maintained.
Hong Kong Guitar Store, Flat C2, 8/F, Block C, Hong Kong Industry Centre, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, +852 5712 8146, https://www.hkguitarstore.com/
Hong Kong Ukulele Association was founded in 2009 with the aim to share and promote this beautiful Hawaiian instrument the world has grown to love.
You can buy your own ukulele from their amazing selection as well as take part in performances. If you’re brand-new to the instrument or looking to take your uke playing to the next level, this is a one-stop shop where you can join courses available for beginners and advanced musicians.
Hong Kong Ukulele Association, Friends' House, A3, 1/F, Block A, 6, 4B-6H Carnarvon Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2418 9355, https://ukehk.com/
At S.A.W. Music customers can purchase new instruments such as guitars, bass, adorable colorful guitar picks and drums and also sign up for courses, or rent a band room to have a jam session with friends. And who knows... you might spot a few cats roaming around the venue.
A boutique guitar shop where you can choose from an amazing selection of guitars and bass guitars plus accessories.
Uni Sound, Unit 6, 18/F, Max Trade Centre, 23 Luk Hop Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, +852 2320 2680, https://www.uni-sound.hk/
If you need to purchase Chinese traditional musical instruments, this is the best place for you. Harmony Music also offers some of the best products for different music genres (stringed, acoustic and wind instruments). With customers from all over the world, they have also opened a store in Canada.
Harmony Music, Blk D - F, 1/F, Honland Bldg, 108-118 Prince Edward Rd W, Mong Kok, (Portland Street Building Entrance), +852 2381 2025, https://www.harmony-music.com/
Parsons is an award-winning instrument company and one of the world’s top three piano manufacturers. It also offers almost everything you are looking for (classical piano and electric, wind instruments, guitars and acoustic, drums and percussion, stringed instruments) including books and accessories. Members also are entitled to shopping privileges and discounts. You can also enroll in either music or art courses.
Tom Lee’s Tsim Sha Tsui location is the largest instrument showroom in Southeast Asia, where you'll find just almost everything you are looking for (from any musical genre or brand). They also offer impeccable service, from tuning and maintenance services, provide spare parts, accessories, tutorial books, sheet music and more. They offer warranties for up to 3 years depending on which instrument or brand you go with.
The Nagoya Piano showroom has one of the widest ranges of pianos imported from Japan available all year long. This company provides Japanese second-hand and brand-new pianos, to suit a wide range of budgets and tastes.
Used pianos have to go through a stringent quality test which is conducted by their highly-trained and experienced piano technicians.
Nagoya Piano, Rm 804 - 805, 8/F, Block B, Hoi Luen Industrial Centre, 55 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, +852 2345 5383, Whatsapp +852 5389 8525, http://pianos.com.hk/
Founded by a Yamaha-recognized technician - Royal Piano Workshop offers second-hand piano trading at affordable prices. They also provide piano tuning, restoration and string replacement in order to properly maintain your beloved pianos.
Royal Piano Workshop, 8A, Van Fat Factory Building, 20-22A Ng Fong Street, San Po Kong, +852 9023 1523, https://www.royalpianoworkshop.com/
Founded in 2012, the store name makes it sound like a furniture store, but it sells affordable accessories, ukes, guitars PLUS other instruments such as kalimbas and cajons.
With 60 locations all over the city, this music center is a go-to for families and individuals for music courses. What's amazing is that you don't have to be a student to purchase an instrument on their website. There is a great selection of drums and as well as a DIY Cajon kit.
You can get an amazing selection of handmade drums from Brazil, custom cymbals from Turkey and more! It is a drummer's paradise at Pathway Jazz - from accessories and more. Courses are also offered for all levels.
Pathway Jazz Drum Center Hong Kong, A4, 12/F, Startex Industrial Building, 14 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, +852 9164 4031, https://www.pathwayjazz.com/
Elliot Brass Limited is the first company in Hong Kong that focuses on brass instruments. With its founder as a former conductor of the Salvation Army Command Band for over a decade, you know that you'll get amazing service. You can find trumpets, horns, tubas and more. They also offer amazing maintenance services.
Elliot Brass Showroom And Maintenance Centre, Unit A3, 2/F, Cheong Tai Industrial Building, 50-56 Fui Yiu Kok Street, Tsuen Wan, +852 8104 3848, http://www.elliottbrass.com/
High-quality saxophones, tubas, trombones, flugelhorns, almost every single brass instrument you can think of can be purchased here. Their Facebook page is constantly updated with brand new products.
Hong Kong Lower Brass Centre, Room3, 1/F, Block B, Fuk Keung Industry Building 66-88 Tong Mei Road, Kowloon, +852 6099 4135, https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057602372769
Check out the latest mixers, players and controllers - everything you need to get started with DJing! These guys definitely have the knowledge for it. You can also sign up for courses or rent their studios to conduct studio sessions if you don't have the space.
Owned by three passionate music lovers, White Noise Records is an events production group that has their own record store which also sells an impressive line of turntables. Their online store is consistently updated with new products. Some products are displayed in their Sham Shui Po store, and it is also a well-loved vinyl spot in town.
White Noise Records, G/F, 199 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, +852 25910499, https://whitenoiserecords.org/
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