The Unspoken Tips and Etiquette to Music Shops

16th October 2017
The Unspoken Tips and Etiquette to Music Shops

It’s always good to know the best ways to shop, as well as the unspoken rules of music shops. With some basic tips and etiquette, you’ll be able to make the most of your journey to the music shop while also keeping your name off the blacklist.

Don’t Think Little of The Employees


Seek out salespeople for advice, as most employees are either musicians themselves or mega fans. Most employees normally tend to keep up with industry trends as well as new equipment and solutions to common problems, so don’t be intimidated about talking to them!

Don’t Blare Amps in the Main Room

You know the person who has the amp up all the way and is blasting some riffs they learned years ago? This person is irritating, and you should try not to be this individual. If the shop doesn’t have a soundproof room you can use, ask the salesperson if they mind you cranking up the amp. The likelihood is that they’ll be fine with it. The key is to ask first!

Take Your Time

When it’s time to purchase, it’s absolutely acceptable to take as much time as you need to make sure you like the instrument or gear. There’s no need to speed up this process, and any good salesperson will understand and help you.

The ‘Do Not Touch Signs’ Aren’t Placeholders

Don’t be the person who leaves the super expensive instrument leaning carelessly up against a stool asking for it to fall over. This will quickly label you as a sloppy person. Discovering that there’s a dent on your guitar because someone hit it when removing it from the rack, is bound to ruin anyone’s day. If you’d like to try out any of our instruments, we’re more than happy to oblige. Kindly ask first.

These tips and etiquette will make you a better music shop customer. Be sure to practise these tips in our shop, Olimpus in Mosta. Our dedicated staff is always ready to help you choose the right equipment whilst giving you tips and tricks to keep in mind.

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