Hey music lovers! Have you forgotten that Barcelona is a city of arts? After watching buskers play guitar on street corners, and guitarists playing songs on bus stops, don’t you want to join in as well?
The first step is to get yourself an instrument, something you can do easily here in Barcelona. From the smallest stores to the biggest ones, you’re sure to find what you’re searching for in Barcelona’s music shops. So whether you’re a guitarist, pianist, or play something entirely different, don’t hesitate in checking out some of these places.
Undoubtedly the most popular musical instrument, the guitar is often put in the spotlight in most music stores, and for Fanatic Guitars, it takes over the whole shop. As well as being specialist guitar advisors, those at Fanatic also repair these stringed instruments. This is of course on top of offering a jaw dropping selection of guitars from classic acoustic to electric, including accessories like amplifiers. They also sell second-hand instruments, great for if you’re looking for something a little cheaper.
Carrer de la Diputació, 282.
Metro: Girona (L4)
Guitar Shop Barcelona
Just like Fanatic Guitars, Guitar Shop Barcelona provides expertise in the music field for both professionals and beginners. They focus more on electric guitars which is great if you prefer electric to acoustic. They will even help you record your own track if you fancy becoming an official recording artist– a unique opportunity here in Barcelona.
Carrer dels Tallers, 27.
Metro: Universitat (L1/L2),
For more advanced guitar players, we recommend heading to Casa Luther. Not only are they specialists in classical guitars, but they are also experts in how to play, the Spanish way… So if you’ve ever dreamed of sounding like Manitas de Plata or Aniya la Gitana, head to Luther to find your new best stringed friend. The authentic and welcoming ambiance is sure to seduce you…
Carrer de Balmes, 73.
Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (L2/L3/L4)
Just because you probably shouldn’t take a piano back home with you, doesn’t mean that you can’t. For any Mozart’s coming to Barcelona, head to Quatre40 Pianos who offer a great variety of all different kinds of pianos. They sell both digital and acoustic at a range of unbeatable prices.
Carrer de la Providència, 37.
Metro: Fontana (L3) or Joanic (L4)
The most well-known music store for drums and percussion in Barcelona is Paradiddle. The store stocks all kind of acoustic and electronic kits, as well as a range of various accessorises that can be used for DJing as well… don’t worry DJs, we’ve not forgotten about you.
Carrer de Santa Tecla, 5.
Metro: Diagonal (L3/L5)
If you’re still not quite sure what instrument is your calling, we know the shop for you. In the neighbourhood of Gràcia you can find Musicalex, a music store that sells all types of instruments and accessories; keyboards, guitars, wind instruments, amplifiers, cables, they have it all here. Musicalex is a small, but well-used space for musicians, and they also offer a tuning and repair service.
Carrer Monistrol, 28.
Metro: Verdaguer (L4/L5)
Choosing an instrument is a very special part of anyone’s musical journey. Just think of it like being in Olivander’s shop, not only are you choosing it, but it is choosing you as well! Let the symphony begin…