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Our Reviews & Map

Our Reviews & Map

After over 50 years experience as a traditional music shop in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, in July 2017 we were forced to close our retail store in Pitt Street Barnsley and now operate online, but we still continue to offer some of the best deals you'll find on the Internet, whether you’re looking for guitars, amps, keyboards, brass, woodwind, microphones, accessories or anything else music related, except sheet music, check out our amazing prices, particulaly look at the "specials" list

In 1967 we established our business on New Street, Barnsley. We moved to our last location on Pitt Street, Barnsley in 1988. Over the past fifty years we have amassed a great deal of experience serving the music industry and built up a large clientèle. We still take a pride in giving a supreme service to all our customers, whether seeking advice or to buy instruments and or equipment. You can now purchase through our secure online shop, and we will provide you with the right information to meet your needs.

If you're local get in touch by phone or via email through this Website.                     PLEASE READ SOME OF THE FOLLOWING REVIEWS

Customer Reviews:

Best music shop in the country - and I've been to a few! It's not about how many instruments are hanging on the wall (though there are certainly plenty) - it is the quality of service, and Jax cannot be beaten. Bought my first guitar there in 1984, and have been going back ever since.

John Walker

"The service Jaxmusic provided was excellent. You found out the information I needed, you kept me informed what was happening with my order, and the price you got me was without doubt the best I could find anywhere.
I would recommend you to any prospective buyers.

I am delighted with my new guitar, an Aria 511 dreadnought acoustic. It arrived perfectly set up and was still in tune when I took it out of the case. It has a very easy action under the hand all the way down the neck..A warm resonant tone in the lower registers, and a sharper  clarity in the upper tones. I find it very satisfactory for both plectrum and finger style performance. It compares well to much more expensive guitars, and is better than many I have considered in a much higher price bracket.

Anyone looking for a solid well-made no frills acoustic dreadnought should take a look at the Aria 511."
John Hill
Southport  Merseyside

We found what we thought we were looking for, and Jack took care to get in touch to make sure we had exactly the right product for our needs. It was sensibily priced and arrived very quickly and very well packaged. We are absolutely delighted and will certainly look at Jax first for any future purchases.

With best wishes

Laura R

I bought my first guitar, amp etc from Jack when his shop was on New Street ...35 years ago! The shop window display changed every week and I was like a young kid in a candy store. I still am, and cant resist looking everytime I walk past. Quality, honesty and fair pricing has always been Jax policy. Just a brilliant shop run by genuinely lovely lads! Thanks n long live JAX. :-)

Chris Cherry

An outstanding little business with amazing customer service

Bri Cotney

Thanx Jax for the new Washburn, all mahogany set neck twin seymour duncan USA humbuckers ect.... brilliant quality guitar, fully set up, big range of tones and a low price too!

Graham Wormleighton

The Buffet E13 clarinet arrived yesterday and my son is very happy with the instrument. I am professional musician and can say that the instrument is as described and has a good tone and  though the keys are a little stiff at present the smoothness of the movement is excellent. The speed of the courier service was exceptional (three days over the holiday period!) and the packing of the instrument was careful and thorough. I was also very happy with the price. Can I congratulate you on a friendly, businesslike and thorough transaction. I will happily recommend your business to my colleagues and friends.

Dr David Alino-Wilcockson PhD, MPhil, MA, BA,BEd, LRAM, FcollP, FRCS

What a great find. I didn't realise shops like this still existed. Great guy served me - what he doesn't know about music....Came all the way down from Wakefield - well worth the visit. Barnsley's not too bad a place either!!

Steve Mann

Just want to say thanks to the guy who works at Jax (think it must be the owner). Really helpful and my guitar plucking is coming along nicely!! So good to find someone who knows what there talking about.

Will Davison

One stop place for all your musical needs! With friendly helpful staff, you need not go anywhere else!!!!

Rebecca Johnson

Great shop, well informed friendly staff what more can i say!

Angela Roebuck

Hi Jack, Thank you for your excellent customer service throughout my recent guitar purchase. Quick delivery, very competitive pricing and an excellent product. If only I lived near enough to visit!

Best regards, Dave Cottle

My PRS guitar is back in music room. Wow what a difference the setup has made! Thanks too the chaps at Jax Music Centre for giving me back a new guitar!

Ben Morley

Dear Jack

This parcel has arrived.  Thank you very much for the prompt attention and the really good packaging.  I am well impressed with your service!

Best wishes


Hi Jack,

Yes the guitar came just in time for my grandson's birthday and he is delighted with it.  He has been practising on it every day without any prompting!  Many thanks for your excellent service and personal attention.

Veronica Williams

Great shop! A hidden gem. Bought a bass there over 20 years ago and it's still sounding fab.

Leah Pettinger

Superb shop with very knowledgable people running it. Have had the pleasure of dealing with them over the past 2 years and will definatly miss our chats. Can't recommend them highly enough.

Paulo Cardoso

Spent so much money in your store over the years, worth every penny and will always be my first point of call.

Kyle Dawson

Bought my very first pedal from you years ago. Excellent service and will always comeback.

David Gotteri

Bought my first ever pedal from these guys! Excellent service.

Scott Crowther

" I recently bought  the ARIA Elecord Series, FET-01FX Acoustic-Electric guitar from Jax Music. I was very pleased with the swift service, the delivery and of course the guitar. This innovative guitar is a joy to play.Plugged in it has some amazing effects and for what you get the price is astonishingly reasonable. I have a number of high end acoustics but this model is my go-to instrument now. I thoroughly recommend this guitar and Jax music as the supplier."

Mike Dixon.

Thanks for restringing and setting up my guitar. As usual a first class job and quick turnaround too thanks again.


Hi Jack  very happy with my Aria ABU1 banjolele having fun learning to play may see you in future great service and understanding cheers Lee Robinson


Hello Jack,

A word of thanks, the Washburn Woodcraft-Series WCSD30S guitar is superb, the service flawless !  Many thanks for a pleasant and efficient transaction. Kind regards,

Jack Redfearn.

Hi Jack,  Just a short note to thank you and your team for your assistance in the purchase of the Washburn. It arrived well packaged,  secure and on the date you specified. I am delighted with the purchase and after tuning and checking the action, got straight down to it ! Can't thank you all enough and for anyone reading this I would give a 5* rating for the service.   Many thanks,   Karl Hopkins

Hi Jack, I am very pleased with the Aria Tenor Guitarlele: It's a well made, good quality and good value instrument and it was setup very well before shipping too. You may remember I asked about that before purchase and I was pleased to find that you do perform a setup and that it was playable upon delivery. The instrument is capable of quite a reasonable volume although I find the timbre is perhaps a little nasal. Given the size of the body that's not surprising. The case that Aria supply is only really adequate to protect against scratches and will not stop any damage should it get knocked. I still need to find a suitable travelling case but I'm not sure that a normal tenor ukulele case will work because the headstock is slightly larger than you would find on a 4 string tenor uke. All in all I am certainly a satisfied customer both with the product and the level of service and would certainly buy from Jax Music Centres again. All the best, Tony


Hi Jack.

I was just playing the guitar I bought from you recently, about five minutes ago. It's become my no.1 guitar at the moment, and I have a lot of guitars. I was really impressed with the setup you did on it. I think we talked about this on the phone, but the action was set a little lower than I usually go for (I like quite a high action). This made the guitar play like an absolute dream (I do have guitars with action even lower than this - but it's not my usual setup). It did show up a couple of high frets, but that is only to be expected - otherwise it was just about perfect. It won't take much effort to sort them out. But the whole intonation and everything else was spot on. Thank you for the very fast delivery and then checking I was happy with the order - great service. I would be more than happy to use you again.



Our Charity Of The Year!

This year once again we have chosen to support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. All of our customer donations will go towards this fantastic charity! They require over £10000 a day to help run and maintain their helicopters! If you would like to donate click the link at the bottom of this page or call instore and put your donation into our collection box, thanks!

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