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Shades Music

214-218 Alcester Road Moseley Birmingham B13 8EY 0121 449 8181

We say

Keeping Birmingham's fledgling rock stars in plectrums and guitar strings is Moseley's Shades Music. Guitar slingers, in particular, will be able to spend an insurmountable amount of time here, given the varied stock of Strats, Telecasters, Gibsons and acoustics. For musicians harbouring 'folkier' aspirations there's a fine selection of banjos, ukuleles and other stringed instruments, plus a nice collection of distortion pedals for noise junkies, as well as keyboards and other instruments. A family-run shop, Shades also specializes in guitar repairs and setups. But perhaps the most interesting thing about Shades is that it is what was once the home of JRR Tolkien, making it the ultimate hippy hangout, bar none.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Honest and friendly staff. ★★★★★

I recently bought a set of drums from Shades. I got into the shop and told a member of staff what I wanted. Initially I was confused with the array of drum sets there but he quickly allayed my fears. He asked me what the drums would be used for and the frequency of use. Based on the information, he advised me on the right set of drums to buy. And the price, too, was very competitive! After-sales service was thrown in at no extra cost. Thanks Shades.

Shades Music reviewed by on April 21st, 2015

Great music shop ★★★★★

Great place to visit for lots of instrument choice and friendly help from staff. The lessons on offer were great , even for a complete novice like me :-)

Shades Music reviewed by on January 21st, 2015

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