Founded in 1986 by John E. Marshall, Marshall Music has held its place in the South African music industry for over 30 years and has grown into one of the largest suppliers of musical and sound equipment in the country. Marshall Music now owns 4 branches nationwide, South Africa’s largest instrument retail warehouse and a gear and sound hire company.

We pride ourselves in providing outstanding quality and service to all our clients because we know that from Liszt to Hendrix and Paganini to Coltrane, the relationship between musicians and their instruments is fundamental to the development of music.

Dayne and John Marshall in 1980 at Summer NAMM in Chicago. John was honored by the NAMM Foundation as part of a public ceremony in January 2019 at Winter NAMM after his sad passing.
Dayne and John Marshall at John’s 90’th Birthday celebration.

At Marshall music, we have one single goal in mind: to make you a satisfied customer. That single focus, driven from every aspect of the company’s operation, is the key to our ongoing success. If you’re a satisfied customer, you’ll come back to us when you have additional gear needs in the future, and you’ll tell your friends about us. Then if we can make them satisfied customers, the cycle continues.

Why Choose Marshall Music?

The Marshall Music Difference is all about giving you the best shopping experience you’ve ever had. We want you to be 100% satisfied with not only the gear you purchase, but also with the service you receive. But the Marshall Music Difference goes far beyond this and includes extras you simply won’t find anywhere else, all designed to ensure that you are a happy customer.

  • The Human Touch – from helping you make the right gear decisions to ensuring that your order ships smoothly, to following up after you receive your gear, there’s a real person taking care of your order.
  • Ideal Gear Selection – our warehouse is overflowing with thousands of quality products from the very best names in the industry. When you shop with us you can be confident we have exactly what you’re looking for.