The Bonamassa Experience

October 14th, 2015 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Competitions - (0 Comments)

experience-bonamassa-twitter-cover-1500x421One lucky fan will win an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles CA to spend time with Joe Bonamassa and a selection from his vintage collection, a custom Ernie Ball Music Man guitar, a Dunlop JB95 Bonamassa Cry Baby, a Dunlop JBF3B Bonamassa, and an Ernie Ball strings and accessories prize pack.

Plus, get a free album download with your entry ticket. Special Bonamassa Ernie Ball sets will include a unique code that allows customers to register online for entrance into the draw for the main prize. In addition, some special sets will include an Ernie Ball colour coded Pick which will result in an instant win from a range of fantastic Ernie Ball, Music Man, Sterling by Music Man and Dunlop prizes.

Prize draw registrations can be made online until 1st December 2015. Order your Ernie Ball strings online or in store now.

Original Silent Brass Sale

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Special Offers - (0 Comments)

silent brass sale
We still have a few of the original systems left, for trombone & flugel horn – plus some flugel mutes on their own. So we are selling them off at sale prices to clear the decks.

Buy a trombone system for under £100, while stocks last. Click on the picture to see them on our website.


Singing lessons offer

September 8th, 2015 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


EXCLUSIVE to Ackerman Music customers. Jacquie Currie is offering 6 singing lessons for the price of 5! Click above or contact Jacquie on 07876 031822 for more details.

This video is from a String Day at our Hove shop. Stefan demonstrates the violin and effects that be achieved.

English violins
As part of our Stringday, our Luthier Vincent Purcell showed a collection of English violins through the last 255 years. We thought it would be nice to show them on our blog. Continue reading “250 Years of Violin Making in London” »

We are having a special String Day on 3rd July @ our Hove shop, to celebrate the release of the new ABRSM violin exam music for 2016-2019. Click on the image above to see more details.

Stefan Pintev is coming over from Germany, and will demonstrate the Yamaha Silent Violins, and some of the effects that can be achieved.

Thomas Gregory will be talking about his string series VAMOOSH.

  • Special Offers on Yamaha Silent Strings
  • New ABRSM Violin syllabus music at 20% discount
  • Take part in the ABRSM £100 music voucher prize draw (when you purchase new AB violin music)
  • Extra 10% off all other sheet music
  • “Make me an offer!” on special sale music
  • Refreshments
  • Our String repairer will be on hand, for help and advice
  • Violin display “260 years of English violin making”

All offers are only available in store & on the day.

The new 2016-2019 ABRSM violin music is available for sale from the 3rd July. Take this opportunity to Pre-order your copies and get 15% discount.

This offer is available until 3rd July 2015.

Yamaha Prices Reduced

May 7th, 2015 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

ylm_white_black_printWe have reduced all our Yamaha prices for the second time this year, making Yamaha instruments even more affordable.

We have been able to do this due to the favourable exchange rate against the Euro. It is likely that we will never see prices this low again, so why not invest in a quality instrument from Yamaha now.

Yamaha Prices Reduced

March 4th, 2015 | Posted by Brian Ackerman in General - (0 Comments)

yamaha_logoAll Yamaha prices have now been reduced by an average of about 5%.

This is due to the exchange rate against the Euro. Prices are now in line with prices across Europe again.

Tromba pro
The new Tromba Pro Trombone is now in stock at our stores. New colours due in later this year include pink!

Some of the improvements over the previous model include:

  • New bright glossy colours
  • The gig-bag is now more padded for protection
  • Comes with 2 mouthpieces
  • Smoother slide

They are only half the weight of a normal trombone, are durable, and cost less than £100.