Ivor Mairants Musicentre Ltd, London

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updated on 15/06/2020

Opening Times

Hours may differ
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
Opens in  15 h 31 min.
15 h 31 min


IVOR MAIRANTS was well known throughout the world to guitarists of all styles. After over 50 years as a professional guitarist, teacher, composer and leading UK musical instrument retailer, he devoted the last few years of his life to composing and writing for the guitar. Born in 1908 in Rypin, Poland. Ivor Mairants came with his family to the United Kingdom in 1913.
He took up the banjo at the age of 15 and became a professional musician at the age of 20. From the 1930's he was a featured banjoist and then guitarist of many of Britain's leading dance bands including those of Ambrose, Roy Fox, Lew Stone, Geraldo and Ted Heath. In the 1960's and 1970's his outstanding guitar playing was often heard on television, radio, film soundtracks, and many recordings with the popular Mantovani orchestra, and with Manuel and his Music of the Mountains.
His recording of the 'Adagio' from Joaquin Rodri-go's 'Concierto de Aranjuez' with Manuel sold over one million copies.

Company description
Established in 1958, Ivor Mariants first opened his now world-famous store in Rathbone Place in 1962, when his career as a guitarist, musician, teacher, author and composer was at its peak. The Musicentre has gone on to be as famous as its creator; establishing many brands which are now household names, and always offering an outstanding selection of the most interesting and highest quality instruments, catering to the seasoned professional, leisure and hobby guitarists, and, of course, because of Ivor's extensive tuition activities, the first time buyer. Modern, bright, clean, comfortable air conditioned showrooms, and as is the Musicentre tradition, with knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Main dealers for: Atkin, Bourgeois, Brook, Burguet, Collings, Eastman, Fret-king, Hughes and Kettner, Ibanez, Jose Ramirez, Larrivee, Lowden, Manuel Rodriguez, Sakurai/Kohno, Vintage and many others.
Music Store, CDs, Music Shop, Sheet Music, Cassettes, Sheet Music Store, Music and Musical Instruments, Sheet Music Shops, Music, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers, Sheet, Instruments, Musical Instruments for Sale, Retail Outlet, Musical Instrument Shops, Musicals, Microphones, Musical Instrument Tuning & Repair, Ukulele, Headphones, Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Pickup, Amplification, Bass Guitars, Classical Guitar, Mandolins, Musical Instruments & Sheet Music, String Instruments, Effects Pedals, Guitar Parts, Capos, Musical Instrument Stores, Jazz Guitar, Instrument Straps, Pedal Boards & Power, Plectra, Preowned Guitars, Stands and Hangers, Tuners & Metronomes, Bags and Cases
Printed Music, Cables, Banjos
Electric Guitars , Acoustic Guitars , Jazz Guitars , Classical Guitars , Bass Guitars , Preowned Guitars , Ukulele , Mandolin , Banjo , Amplification , Headphones , Microphones , Effects Pedals , Pickups , Tuners & Metronomes , Pedal boards & Power , Cables , Capos , Cases and Bags , Guitar Parts , Stands and Hangers , Instrument Straps , Instrument Strings , Plectra
musical instrument store, local business
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