our store

our store

Located in the inner western suburb of Annandale, this old iconic guitar store was first established in 1957 on what was commonly referred to as Sydney's "guitar strip".

Downtown Music Sydney (under new ownership mid-2013) has a new lease on life while keeping some of the unique features of the store.  With 3 rooms offering a diverse smorgasbord of new, preloved, vintage and rare guitars, amps and accessories for musicians of all levels & ages.

For those first discovering the world of guitars, as well as the professional musician or collector of unique instruments feel free to browse  through the store in a relaxed, no-pressure environment. Staff  are always on hand ready to offer assistance or advice if needed.

Downtown Music Sydney is constantly increasing its range of authorised dealer brands of quality new products including Fender, Gretsch, Squier, TC Electronic, Cole Clark, Roland, BOSS, AER, Takamine, Tanglewood, D’Addario, Elixir, Planet Waves, & Crafter – just to name a few.

We stock a full range of acoustic, electric-acoustic, solid body and archtop electric guitars as well as a growing bass section.

The often neglected lefty will not be disappointed as we have one of the largest left-handed selections in Australia. Our boutique vintage collection includes an array of rare and sometimes “quirky” items from noted American custom luthiers – guaranteed to take pride of place in any instrument collection.

From small practice amps – perfect for use in small rooms and units  – to compact lightweight amps with effects & recording features, to performance or high end boutique stacks, as well specialized acoustic amps & busking amps, our amplifier collection offers something for everyone.

Both new and used stomp boxes/effects pedals, loop stations, multi-fx, recording units & accessories are always in stock with a diverse assortment to help players achieve & record the sounds that they desire. 

In need of accessories such as strings, capos, slides, bags, stands, straps, and cables? Downtown Music Sydney caters to any guitarists’ needs, with an ever-growing range.

If you’re looking for something a little different, a choice of traditional / folk instruments such as mandolins, banjos and ukuleles are always on offer, as well as an assortment of small, inexpensive specialty instruments such as harmonicas, kazoos, tambourines, egg shakers & bongos.

We offer in-store guitar & bass lessons for all ages, levels and styles.   Other services we provide include guitar setups & instrument repairs.  Throughout the year we hold product demonstration nights for customers to see & sample some of the latest products available. We also have a comprehensive database for those looking for that special item.

Trading seven days a week, the staff are highly knowledgeable and experienced within the musical retailing industry as well as being passionate professional players.