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The Top 5 Music Stores in Bangkok

The Top 6 Music Stores in Bangkok

How We Chose the Top Music Stores

Product Variety

A music store can carry instruments of every kind or specialise in just one or a few. It wouldn’t hurt if a store has a specialisation, but it sure is better if it offers more than one kind of instrument.

Product Quality

A top music store must have an inventory of products of great quality. We aren’t looking for “buy-for-life” products, but we sure do hope that any instrument we buy from a music store lasts for at least more than a year.

Pricing

Our top picks must pair excellent craftsmanship with reasonable pricing.

Accessibility

Aside from the brick-and-mortar store, we do hope that the top music stores in Bangkok have other channels that customers can use to buy products.

1. Theera Music

Theera Music Homepage

Services: Musical Instruments and Equipment

Website: https://www.theeramusic.com/

Address: 77, 55 Borommaratchachonnani Rd, Arun Amarin, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700

Contact Details: Tel: (+66) 02-424-8988

Line: @nso7553m

Email: info.theeramusic@gmail.com

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Google Reviews score4.7/5
Facebook reviews score 4.8/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4/5
Product Variety5/5
Product Quality4/5
Pricing4/5
Accessibility3/5

Pros

  • In business for over 50 years
  • Carries over 30 brands in its inventory
  • Convenient location
  • Polite and knowledgeable staff
  • Does not hard sell
  • Reasonable pricing

Cons

  • Online delivery platform needs improvement
  • After-sales service a hit or miss

Theera Music is one of the biggest and oldest music stores in Bangkok. It has a standalone building in Bangkok Noi, with the instrument showroom occupying two floors.

It prides itself as a sole importer and dealer of more than 30 music brands in Thailand, including Roland, Suzuki, BOSS, and M-AUDIO. 

The visuals don’t lie — its showroom is one of the biggest music places we’ve seen for this list.

Theera’s primary product categories are guitars, drums, and piano & synths. It also has a massive inventory of different amplifiers, speakers, guitar pedals/effects, and even internet streaming equipment.

The sales staff in this store is very knowledgeable about the products. 

Customers laud the personal yet practical approach they have — the staff doesn’t do a hard sell and suggests the most efficient products and product pairings based on the actual needs or budget of the customers.

One thing we don’t like about Theera is its after-sales service. If you message its online support channels for an issue on your purchase, your message might be left on “read” for days without any reply.

The online ordering platform could also use a significant upgrade. Although it has a Shopee store, ordering using its website is a tad tacky for our liking.

It’s impossible to make an order on its official website without being directed to Line or Messenger; the website only serves as an online catalogue. 

You can only pay via money transfer for your transactions here.

2. Strings Shop

Strings Shop Homepage

Services: String Musical Instruments and Equipment

Website: https://www.stringsshop.com/ 

Address: The Emporio Place, Sukhumvit 24 Alley, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110

Contact Details: Tel: (+66) 02-160-4141, 080-114-4141

Line: @stringsshop

Email: info@stringsshop.com

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Google Reviews score4.7/5
Facebook reviews score 5/5
Total reviews2/5
Score consistency 3/5
Product Variety3/5
Product Quality4/5
Pricing3/5
Accessibility5/5

Pros

  • Accessible location
  • Spacious store
  • Great for guitar and bass-only shopping
  • Excellent customer service

Cons

  • On the expensive side
  • Service might be over the top

True to its name, Strings Shop in Khlong Toei is a Bangkok music store specialising in stringed instruments, specifically guitar and bass. It also sells accessories like strings, amplifiers, and guitar pedals.

It’s big enough to fit many instruments but has ample space to walk through. The tastefully-designed interiors also offer a couple of benches for customers to sit on.

Strings Shop has been in business for more than 10 years. The most notable brands it carries are Gretsch electric guitars and bass and Yamaha acoustic guitars.

We’re not surprised to know that most customers consider this store high-end. It’s in an affluent part of central Bangkok, so we’ve already expected a more premium-priced inventory.

However, being higher-end doesn’t mean that the service is snobbish. 

If Strings Shop doesn’t have the item or service you’re looking for, its very knowledgeable staff would take their time to recommend comparable products and even other stores where you can get what you need.

We love such a display of humility, but on the flip side, some customers felt the store’s customer service was quite over the top as they’ve experienced assistance with the most straightforward task of picking up a guitar.

The online shop on its official website is good. International shipping is available, and you can pay using major credit cards.

3. CT Music Shop

CT Music Shop Homepage

Services: Musical Instruments and Equipment

Website: https://www.ctmusicshop.com/ 

Address: 72/1-6 Soi Sukhumvit 40, Phra Khanong Subdistrict, Khlong Toei District, Bangkok 10110

Contact Details: Tel: (+66) 89-786-6306

Line: @ctmusicshop

Email: info.ctmusicshop@gmail.com, chordtabs@gmail.com 

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Google Reviews score4.5/5
Facebook reviews score 5/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 2/5
Product Variety5/5
Product Quality4/5
Pricing4/5
Accessibility2/5

Pros

  • Excellent customer service
  • Varied inventory
  • Fair pricing

Cons

  • Hard to find location
  • Need to call to verify item availability

CT Music Shop, also known as Chordtabs, is a store selling different instruments and audio equipment. 

It’s just a little bit hard to find in Khlong Toei, being in an inner alley between Sukhumvit 38 and 40 (if you’re on Sukhumvit 38, you can reach its alley through a curve near the Silver Heritage Condominium).

The store premises are spacious but feel quite cramped due to the boxes of different music equipment filling its floors — no wonder some customers see it more as a warehouse than a music store. 

The store needs to organise its inventory better.

Despite this, CT shines with its sales staff’s knowledge and assistance; the team can provide you with the best deals in line with your skills or budget. 

Inventory is also reasonably priced based on quality, so you’ll get your money’s worth. 

CT carries many brands like AKG, Audio-Technica, Casio, D’Addario, Epiphone, Fender, KORG, and Pearl. 

However, stocks are not updated on its website, so you’d have to call and ask if what you’re looking for is available before visiting in person.

The store can also deliver products to your home via EMS, Kerry, or Flash Express for farther areas and Line Man or Grab for areas around Bangkok.

4. Peterson Sukhumvit #26

Peterson Sukhumvit #26 Homepage

Services: Musical Instruments and Equipment, Music School, Instrument Rentals, Piano Tuning & Repair

Website: https://www.peterson.co.th/ 

Address: 712/1 TBI Bldg. Sukhumvit Rd. (Between Soi 26 & 28), Klongton Klongtoey Bangkok, Thailand 10110

Contact Details: Tel: (+66) 02-661-2160, 02-661-2161

Line: @peterson

Email: info@peterson.co.th

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Google Reviews score4.5/5
Facebook reviews score 4.8/5
Total reviews1/5
Score consistency 2/5
Product Variety3/5
Product Quality4/5
Pricing2/5
Accessibility3/5

Pros

  • Specialises in classical instruments
  • Excellent after-sales service
  • Has a music school
  • Assists in the London College of Music exams

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Showroom visit by appointment only

Peterson Sukhumvit #26 is a music store and school inside a classically-designed building. It’s literally along Sukhumvit 26 in Klong Toey and has been operating since 1995.

We’re slightly disappointed that visiting the shop’s showroom is only by appointment.

If you manage to book a visit and are now wondering about parking, don’t fret. Up to 10 parking spaces are inside the building — just enter the driveway right behind its LED billboard for access.

This music store specialises in grand and upright pianos. 

However, we’re glad it also offers the rest of the classical instrument package for an orchestra: woodwinds like clarinets, saxophones, and flutes, and strings like guitars, violin, and cello.

Since we’re talking about classical instruments, or (arguably) the crème de la crème of music, it’s undeniable that Peterson’s products are on the expensive side. 

With this price point, we’re relieved to know that the after-sales customer service of this store lives up to its pricing.

If you’re not ready to buy your own instrument, you can rent it from here instead.

The store also offers lessons for playing the classical instruments it sells; it can even assist those aspiring to take the London College of Music exams. 

Peterson is truly a one-stop shop for aspiring classical musicians in Bangkok.

5. Siam Music Yamaha Co., Ltd.

Siam Music Yamaha Co., Ltd. Homepage

Services: Musical Instruments & Equipment, Music School, Piano Rental & Repair

Website: https://th.yamaha.com/ 

Address: 3,4,15 and 16th FL, Siam Motors Building, 891/1 Rama 1 Rd., Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Contact Details: Tel: (+66) 02-215-2626-39

Email: contact@yamaha.co.th 

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Google Reviews score4.3/5
Facebook reviews score 4.7/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency 3/5
Product Variety4/5
Product Quality4/5
Pricing2/5
Accessibility3/5

Pros

  • One of the oldest music stores in Thailand
  • Huge inventory
  • Direct distributor of Yamaha instruments
  • Great service

Cons

  • Quite tricky navigating the building
  • Difficult to park
  • Generally fair pricing but can still be expensive

Whether you’re a music fan or a motorcycle enthusiast, we’re sure you’ve heard of the Yamaha brand at least once. Here in Bangkok, it’s one of the biggest and oldest-standing music stores.

After an agreement between Dr. Thavorn Phornprapha and the Yamaha Music Foundation of Japan, the music school was established in Bangkok (as the Yamaha Music Academy) in 1966.

The move to develop Siam Music Yamaha Company, Ltd. came later in 1989. It’s the company that distributes Yamaha products to all of Thailand.

Yamaha and its Music Academy occupy multiple floors of the Siam Motors Building in Pathumwan. 

Parking is difficult, and we agree with the consensus that it’s pretty tricky for first-timers to navigate their way to the Yamaha showroom from the outside.

The showroom is on the ground floor, but you might have to do a double take because the cars displayed at the front (the Siam Motors showroom) are the first thing you’ll see. 

However, once you get in, you’ll be welcomed by the vast display of different classical and modern instruments.

You can try any instrument you want — we’ve noticed that the sales staff doesn’t bug the customers as much as they do in other music stores. Siam Yamaha staff is also excellent when assisting or handling repairs.

We believe the product pricing is fair for the quality, but still, expect some big-ticket items like grand pianos going for millions of THB (what else can you expect from the Yamaha brand?). 

We highly suggest visiting this music store.

6. Meesin Company Limited

Services: Musical Instruments & Equipment

Website: https://meesin.com/

Address: 22/7-8 Atsadang Road, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200

Contact Details: Tel : 02-2244669, 083-7733663 | Line: @meesin | INFO@MEESIN.COM

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9AM to 6PM

Google Reviews score4.4/5
Facebook reviews score 5/5
Total reviews4.7/5
Score consistency 4/5
Product Variety4/5
Product Quality4/5
Pricing4/5
Accessibility4/5

Pros

  • Variety of musical products
  • High quality instruments
  • Good pricing

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays
  • Staff doesn’t speak English so it might be difficult for tourists to purchase

Meesin Company Limited is one of the best music stores to go to in Bangkok.

What we like about them is the wide range of musical instruments, equipment and accessories they sell.

They’ve got guitars, banjos, mandolins, drums, and so much more! We think there’s a high chance for you to find what you need.

It’s not just the variety of products they sell that we like, but the quality as well. The instruments they sell have very good sound and overall quality that’s why we like purchasing from them.

For the quality of their instruments, we think the prices are great too.

One thing though is that their staff doesn’t really speak English so if you’re a tourist or foreigner it might be a bit of a challenge to communicate with them. It would be best if you already know what you want to purchase beforehand.

All in all, we think it’s a good place and we recommend!

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