About Us

A bit about our shop….

Established in 1995, Martin Phelps Music are a traditional ‘bricks & mortar’ retail music shop. We take pride in giving our customers good old fashioned service with courtesy and a smile!

Our two man team have over 30 years combined experience, in both the instrument retail and educational sectors. We are committed to providing only the very best advice and service…..


Martin Phelps Music is very much a 'one-stop-shop' for musicians in and around Croydon. We combine a traditional musical instrument shop with our in house guitar repair workshop and a busy on site music school which, currently teaches over 400 students on a weekly basis. Between our staff and 14 teachers we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on, and we are always happy to give advice on anything from purchasing and maintaining an instrument to learning how to play it.


We believe that great service and convenience are the two most important things any good music shop can offer, not only while helping you choose the right instrument or accessories, but afterwards too. That is why we should be your first port of call if you ever have a query about your purchase. Our unique maintenance warranty means that you can rest assured knowing that we will help you to keep your guitar in perfect playing condition for up to two years after you bought it free of charge. This is taken care of by our dedicated on-site workshop for setups and repairs (see our Why Buy From Us Page).

Any non-guitar purchase such as digital pianos or amplifiers are covered by a comprehensive manufacturer's warranty, but do contact us first with any issues, and we will happily deal with the manufacturer for you. 

We keep in stock a comprehensive range of accessories such as strings, picks, cables, cases and stands, and an excellent selection of music books and learning material, which is complemented by our on-demand sheet music printing service.

So, for good old-fashioned friendly service and advice, and a great range of instruments and accessories, visit us here at Martin Phelps Music, we're always happy to help.....