So, you’re in Barcelona, you’ve indulged yourself on all kinds of the different music around, you’ve seen lots of different bands and artists, heard lots of different styles, and now you want to play some music yourself. Just where can you get hold of an instrument? Whether you’re a professional, medium-level, or beginner musician, you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of options in Barcelona.
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Guitars are by far the most popular instrument these days, you can carry them around, play them anywhere, sing whilst you strum. So, I’ll start here. There are 3 main guitar shops in Barcelona, all located fairly close to the centre.
Located on Carrer de la Diputació, 282, near Passeig de Grácia, Fanatic Guitars is an all-around, stock-a-bit-of-everything kind of shop. They have a wide range of acoustics, electrics, amplifiers, effects pedals and accessories. They also have a second-hand selection too, if you want something a little cheaper.
Guitar Shop Barcelona, located on Carrer dels Tallers, 27, close to Plaça de Catalunya, is another all-round music store. They focus a little more on the electric guitars, and as well as stocking all kinds of amps and accessories, they also have some keyboards and percussion. They can also help you out with recording, if you’re looking to make your own product.
If you’re an advanced player or collector Casa Luthier is a shop that would be of much interest to you. Located on Carrer de Balmes, 73, in L’Eixample, these guys specialize in classical and flamenco guitars, tenderly crafted by some of the finest guitar makers of our times. As well as having a wide range of acoustic guitars, they also stock sheet music and accessories.
The main and most well-known drum shop in Barcelona is Paradiddle. Located on Carrer de Santa Tecla, 5, close to Diagonal subway station, they stock all kinds of acoustic kit products, as well as electronic kits and various accessories.
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Located on Carrer Monistrol, 28, a short walk from Passeig de Sant Joan, Musicalex stocks a little bit of everything. Whether it’s keyboards, guitars, wind instruments, amplifiers, cables, they have it all here. A small, but well-used space for musicians, they also offer a tuning and repair service.
La Clau de Sol is another store that stocks a bit of everything. Located on Carrer del Marquès de Campo Sagrado in Sant Antoni, 10, they have a nice selection of wind instruments, as well as many string, electric and keyed.
So, if you’re feeling inspired and you’ve got the music within, here’s a few places where you can get what you need to help bring it out!