Modern Music is one of the South West’s biggest stockists of group music gear. We specialise in all types of Guitars, Drums, Amplifiers, PA Systems, Recording Equipment and various accessories. We offer over 40 years of comprehensive knowledge and service to help with any customer enquiries. As well as great customer service we can also match internet prices.

We are authorised main dealers for:

  • Fender (American Dealer)
  • CF Martin (Heritage Centre)
  • Paul Reed Smith
  • Music Man
  • Gretsch
  • Ovation
  • Jackson
  • Hofner
  • Faith
  • Marshall
  • Mesa Boogie
  • Orange
  • Blackstar
  • Ashdown
  • Eden
  • Electro-Voice
  • Dynacord
  • Shure
  • DW Design & Hardware
  • Mapex
  • Pearl
  • Natal
  • Sonor
  • Yamaha
  • Sabian
  • Zildjian
  • Plus many more!

Modern Music was opened on the 20th November 1982 by Andy Pascoe and Arthur Lloyd. We started with a shoe-string budget and it was a far cry then from the fully stocked shop of today.

Shop1985 saw Andy become a sole trader and about that time the Drum Department began to take off, and run by Dave Owen showed encouraging signs of growth. Since then Modern Music has gone from strength to strength taking on board more and more agencies over the years.

In 2001, Modern Music saw the start of an exciting new venture, the sourcing and importing of Vintage and Rare guitars. This has now grown into an established part of the business. Andy is in constant contact with vintage guitar dealers in America, and is always able to pursue any customer enquiries regarding Vintage and Rare guitars.

In 2014, Andy’s son Aaron became a Junior Partner in Modern Music. This new partnership heralds the next stage in Modern Music’s history. It will allow the business to continue to expand in new diverse ways and will see us go from strength to strength.

Opening hours
Monday to Saturday – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Get in touch
Tel: 01872 271701
Email us

Modern Music
21 Kenwyn Street