Here you will discover more about us and our history in the heart of Bolton. Booths Music shop is situated on Churchgate and has been one of Bolton’s leading musical instrument shops since 1832. It was Mr. James Booth, who is the great, great, great, great grandfather of the present owners who originally founded the store. His passion for music has been passed down through the generations and to all our expert staff and music tutors.
Our music shop stocks a wide range of new and preowned musical instruments and accessories. There range from guitar tutor books, banjo’s and electric violins to guitars, brass and woodwind instruments. We also have a workshop in store and can help with all musical instrument repairs and restorations. These include guitar setups, woodwind repairs, effects & amplifier repairs and more.
Booths Music is an independent music retailer, school and music recording facility operating from the heart of Bolton within a thriving musical community.
The staff at Booths play an integral part in the local music scene, supplying goods and providing services, advice and information to local musicians, venues, music societies and bands (from brass band to rock) for decades.
Booths Music is probably more known for carrying a fantastic stock of instruments, vast sheet music supply, music tuition studios and the best selection of accessories for all musicians in the area, but services also offered include event ticket sales and promotion, local musicians wanted or available as well as a professional repairs and restorations workshop.
Music Lessons at Booths
As of 2007 , we also have our music school with experienced music tutors on hand to give lessons and tuition in everything from guitar lessons to drum and woodwind tuition and vocal lessons. Our Bolton teaching studios are spacious and comfortable and all music lessons have highly competitive rates and flexible hours. To learn more about our music lessons, here you can discover How It Works, What We Teach and can Meet the Team.
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What they say about us - Facebook Reviews
- Christine Greenall
22nd January 2015Tony Tank Dooley
Unfaultable. Always has everything I need in stock and the staff are always willing to assist. From the small things of kazoos and harmonicas to guitar restringing I have been helped with everything. Highly recommendable and a joy to see a local business doing so well.keep up the great work.
9th September 2017Emma Riddiford
Took my guitar in for a repair, which is putting it mildly, god knows what had been done to it before it was given to me. New frets, and some serious rehabing later it looks great and sounds great.They even remembered to restring it for a left hander. I honestly though it was a lost cause but they proved me wrong and for less than a cheap replacement would have cost.
8th September 2017James ‘Edward’ Mcpherson
Helpful. Trustworthy. Honest.These 3 words sum up the service and excellence of Booths.Will recommend to one and all.
9th September 2017Joe Lomax
Always excellent service from excellent staff. Great info and advice and the best guitar set ups I’ve had! Serving us well for years and years, and here’s to many more.
30th May 2018
- Steven Luke
A most friendly and warm local store, well stocked with a veritable fountain of instruments and accessories. Experienced and knowledgeable staff
30th May 2018Chris Unsworth
Awesome products and the staff are awesome to everyone that walks through the door. Highly recommend these lot �
30th May 2018Josiah Greenall
30th May 2018Julie Dorne Leigh
My daughter as been having singing ???? lesson from rob, Iv got to say I’m very impressed with his lessons and the patience he has with my daughter, she has only been having lessons for the last few months but I’m so impressed with what she’s achieved so far. Thank you Rob I can’t wait to see the outcome this time next year can’t thank you enough for all your patience with her
30th August 2019
- Cash Wallwork
24th March 2018Jordan Windram
Great place for lessons, confidence with guitar has skyrocketed since starting with nick, recommend it to anyone
28th May 2017Leanne Ailsa Rowles
My daughter has been going to guitar lessons and has come on leaps n bounds in a short time. Tutors and staff are so friendly it’s great. Would recommend anyone to start lessons here or just go in and look around lots to offer.
15th February 2017
- Shawn Luckman
Just wanted to say Thank you again for the excellent repair you have, just done on my old Peavey bass guitar neck. The bass plays great and the neck is now straight as an arrow, which is my personal preference. A great shop run by wonderful people all the best.
27th September 2017Seann Grogann
Fantastic shop with great staff. If theres anything i need for my musical endevours then its Booths i go to.
30th May 2018Barry Watson
My 8 year old came in on Sunday for his first guitar lesson with James. At 12.00 he had to be told that he was holding his guitar the wrong way round and at 12.30 he came home to show his Mum he could play Jurassic World!!!!He’s full of enthusiasm and cant wait for next week.Thank you.
16th July 2018Gavin Walker
I have always had great service from Booth’s and all the staff, be it buying new or having repairs or refurbished. Always a happy atmosphere and a warm welcome and very expert advice.
12th April 2018
- Derek Williams
Amazing teachers and it’s great for getting guitars Amps violins trumpets flutes clarinetsPersonal experienceI have been at booths for a few years and they have always helped me , I have done my grade 8 recently and I can say that the teachers there are super friendly and positive
13th November 2019Rachel Carr
Always been really helpful,friendly staff.Any sheet music ordered has arrived as promised. Used recently for guitar (James) and piano (Tom) lessons and very happy. Instrument repair service used today which was brilliant and got us out of a big hole!
29th March 2018Don Logie
Friendly and enthusiastic staff. Great to hear music being taught in the back rooms too! Highly recommend to anyone looking to use their local music shop!
27th October 2018