Sixty-one years ago, in 1958, Ivor and his wife Lily opened The Ivor Mairants Musicentre, Britain’s first specialist guitar store, situated in the heart of London’s West End. Many of the world’s best guitars and guitar accessories were introduced into Britain by Ivor at his store, which became and has remained, a mecca for professional and amateur guitarists at all levels of ability.
On 31st December 2019, the lease on our iconic Central London storefront ends. Sadly, the Musicentre in Rathbone Place, London will close on Saturday 14th December 2019.
The proprietors of The Musicentre would like to extend a huge thank you to the countless customers who have supported us and become our friends over the decades.
We’d like to thank our suppliers and commercial partners, who over the years, have been immensely accommodating and helpful.
A huge thank you too, to the fabulous staff The Musicentre has benefited from throughout those five decades, all of whom have been wonderful people, skilled and talented musicians in their own right and many of whom have gone on to be legendary musicians in their own rights.