10 Best Music Stores In Mumbai To Become The Rockstar You Are

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For someone who loves music, there’s no bigger joy than stepping into a music store and spending hours browsing through a collection of guitars, or testing out drum kits. It’s never too late to pick up an instrument and start learning! So, if you’ve been thinking about buying a musical instrument or are a beginner and looking to get started, here is a list of music stores we’ve rounded up in the city. Get strumming, folks!

Furtados, Marine Lines

One of the most iconic music stores in the country, Furtados in Kalbadevi is almost 150 years old, with its other outlets spread across Mumbai. The chain has been owned by the Gomes Family (from Goa) since 1959. A musician’s paradise with its diverse collection of guitars, drum kits, amps, and even sound books, one can easily spend a quality afternoon here going through all that they have to offer. They sell all sorts of instruments imaginable — pianos, keyboards, drums and guitars (acoustic or electric). 

LBB-tip: They also have a Furtados School of Music, in case you want to enrol yourself after buying one of their Gibson Melody guitars.

Timing: Mon to Sat, 10 AM to 7:30 PM

Closed on: Sunday

Google rating: 4.4 based on 1,290 reviews

Instruments available: Pianos, keyboards, drums, guitars (acoustic or electric)

BAJAAO, Andheri East

BAJAAO Music Store is a boon to the music community in Mumbai (and the rest of the country) with their efficient and well-stocked e-retail website, as well as the offline store in Andheri East. Bajaao was started by Ashutosh Pande back in 2005, and they have only expanded ever since. They have every other instrument that one can possibly imagine! You can buy the stuff off their website, and it will be delivered to you anywhere in India.

Timing: Mon to Sun, 11 AM to 8 PM

Google rating: 4.1 based on 3,472 reviews

Instruments available: Guitars, amplifiers, drums and percussion, cello, violin, DJ pro, audio equipment

Musicians Mall, Girgaon

You'll be fascinated to know that the Musicians Mall on Grant Road is completely dedicated to musical instruments, audio equipment, gear and much more. If you're planning to be here, you should set a few hours aside to zero in before finalising your favourite musical instrument. With a friendly and knowledgeable staff, they’ll be more than happy to assist you in case you’re lost or don’t know where to start. They also distribute Mesa Boogie amplifiers and Aria guitars at their store.

LBB-tip: Apart from this, find brands like Gator, Tama drums, Sonor, and Remo drum heads here, and if you want something specific, they can try and arrange it for you.

Timing: Mon to Sat, 11 AM to 8 PM

Closed on: Sunday

Google rating: 4.3 based on 727 reviews

Instruments available: Guitars and amps and effects, drums and percussions, keyboards, pianos, harmonicas, cajons, ukuleles, wind instruments

Shalu Music, Bandra West

If you live in and around Bandra, you should definitely check out the Shalu Music Store. Set up in 1988, it has been affiliated with all major music brands since then. There’s Yamaha, Focusrite, Avid, Apogee, Neumann, Roland, Walden and so on. In fact, before going to the store you can send in your query about a specific instrument, or the product you’re looking to buy via their website and then head there. They even have a store in Fort in case Bandra's not nearby.

Timing: Mon to Sun, 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Google rating: 4.1 based on 239 reviews

Instruments available: Keyboard, piano, guitar, drums and percussions, all kinds of brass and woodwinds like clarinets, flutes, trumpets, tubas

Alberto Music, Malad West

Alberto Music in Malad West is a slick music store with a myriad of musical instruments, books, and other audio equipment. Apart from its standard collection of instruments – we’ve been told they also house a great luthier. They service, maintain and repair instruments – a broken string, a faulty amp and more. Just take it there and get it fixed. They also have a rare gear available at the store, all you need is an hour's time and the staff will show you around.

Timing: Mon to Sat, 10 AM to 7:30 PM

Closed on: Sunday

Google rating: 4.6 based on 1,133 reviews

Instruments available: Guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards, amps, pickups, pedals, violins, cajon

Bhargava’s Musik, Bandra West

Another one in Bandra West, Bhargava’s Musik is also one of the oldest musical instruments chain stores in the city. Trust us when we say that this place is worth visiting, since it is known for an invested staff that maintains solid relations with their customers, especially when you’re starting out and are looking to buy your first ever instrument. They will guide you well and show you the options at hand (depending on your interests and requirements). The prices are budget-friendly and they have an excellent maintenance service once you purchase a product.

Timing: Mon to Sat, 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Closed on: Sunday

Google rating: 4.6 based on 868 reviews

Instruments available: Guitar (bass, acoustic, electric), ukulele, keyboards and piano, drums, sitar, dilruba

S.B. Music, Malad West

S.B. Music Store in Malad West is known for importing its instruments from the US, UK and other countries. Saw a kick ass cymbal online but it’s only available in the U.S? You can ask the good folks at the store if they can get it for you. Not only do they offer in-store pick up of instruments, you can also call them up and place an order for them to deliver it at your home.

Timing: Mon to Sat, 11 AM to 7:30 PM

Closed on: Sunday

Google rating: 4.5 based on 387 reviews

Instruments available: Amplifiers, harmonica, violin, ukulele, DJ consoles, guitars, keyboards, piano, drum kits

SoundMonk Musical Instrument Store, Bandra West

SoundMonk is an e-retailer as well as a music store in Bandra. The first thing you'll notice as you enter the store is how the guitars and tablas are lined in a synchronised manner. SoundMonk offers a custom-made service for customers and has all sorts of instruments at their store, and the website. They also have a really good collection of Indian classical instruments, which are pretty affordable to buy here. For your guitar needs, they offer Gibson, Pearl, Ibanez and more, you can simply try these out there and decide what you want.

Timing: Mon to Sun, 10:30 AM to 8 PM

Google rating: 4.9 based on 907 reviews

Instruments available: Guitars, tabla, daga, dholak, dholaki, harmonium, keyboard

Haribhau Vishwanath Music Industries, Girgaon

Nestled in one of the oldest lanes in South Bombay, Haribhau Vishwanath Musical Industries is home to some of the most loved and played music instruments. The store is a gold mine for music lovers. Established in 1925, the space is well-organised, with tablas, guitars, and sitars arranged neatly. It's truly a one-stop shop for all your needs because they've got experts for fixing up your beloved sitar or other Indian classical instruments.

Timing: It varies depending on days, but usually it’s open Mon to Sun, 10:30 AM to 7 PM

Closed on: Sunday

Google rating: 4.5 based on 202 reviews

Instruments available: Harmoniums, percussions, strings, shruti box, guitars, sitars, tanpura, banjo, dhol, swarmandal

Procraft, Andheri West

Started by a bunch of passionate young folks, Procraft in Andheri has something for everyone and their budget. Whether you're looking for classic instruments or something innovative, you'll get it here. Ever since they opened their first physical store in 2021, the response of customers has been surprising, especially towards their electric guitar. Their staff is very polite and knows their stuff, helping and guiding you through every step.

Timing: Mon to Sat, 10 AM to 6 PM

Closed on: Sunday

Google rating: 4.7 based on 160 reviews

Instruments available: Guitars (acoustic, electric, bass), ukulele, amplifiers, violin, drumkits, flutes, saxophone, keyboards