Renewed and Reopened: Yamaha Music London

Yamaha Music London, Yamaha’s Only European Flagship Store,
Reopens October 12 Following In-Store Renewal

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, announces the renewal and subsequent reopening of its European flagship store, Yamaha Music London, on October 12, 2023.

Yamaha Music London opened its doors in 2007 in the heart of Soho, London as Yamaha’s European flagship store. This was its first in-store renewal in six years. Guided by the four themes of “Inviting,” “Inspiring,” “Experience,” and “Repeating,” the renewal has transformed the store into a place where a broad range of customers—from those who have never touched a musical instrument to professional musicians—can enjoy music and experience the Yamaha brand.

1. Ground floor redesigned to be more welcoming to everyone, with improved product displays geared toward events and beginners

The ground floor has been redesigned to cater to those who want to enjoy musical instruments, with a new “Yamaha Stage” event space and a “pre-beginner island” that features displays with models geared toward beginners and those who are new to musical instruments. With a booth where visitors can handle and try playing musical instruments, lesson-type events conducted by staff, and more, the store helps beginners and those new to musical instruments discover an instrument that suits them and get the most out of playing it. The floor offers Europe’s largest selection of digital pianos, with models geared toward a wide variety of uses, including those perfect for beginners. The first of its kind at a Yamaha Group directly managed store, a new permanent “AV gaming area” that allows visitors to experience Yamaha audio equipment through gaming has been added to attract those with little or no previous contact with musical instruments. Moving forward, the store also plans to expand global customer contact points by using the event space to host events in collaboration with Yamaha directly managed stores in Ginza, Yokohama, Singapore, and more.

2. New floor dedicated to Yamaha guitars offers Europe’s biggest selection, new guitar lab

The basement floor has been redesigned as a dedicated guitar area and now offers Europe’s biggest selection of Yamaha guitars (approx. 170). The first of its kind at a Yamaha Group directly managed store, the new “The Guitar Lab” features full-time technicians who can assist with guitar set up and servicing. The floor is also home to leading models of Yamaha guitars, displays featuring vintage guitars, and more.

3. New booth with musical instruments, audio equipment, and cameras makes sharing on social media easier

The first of its kinds at a Yamaha Group directly managed store, a new ‘content creation zone’ on the basement floor offers a permanent in-store recording booth that support both still photography and video to cater to the needs of customers who want to post photos and videos of themselves playing musical instruments on social media. Equipped with Yamaha musical instruments, audio equipment and cameras, the booth helps customer share their musical experiences with the world.

4. Classical architecture with around 100 years of history make piano displays unforgettable

The first floor, which boasts hundred-year-old architecture, is home to a showroom with approximately thirty acoustic pianos. With its high ceilings and classical architecture that features the original walls and wooden floors, the showroom offers superb acoustics, perfect for experiencing the sounds of Yamaha and Bösendorfer pianos. With its pianos on display against a background of carved oak paneling and chandeliers, the photogenic showroom is a popular London destination, frequented by tourists and other visitors looking to take pictures, both for themselves and social media.

5. Introduced store check-in system using the “Yamaha Music ID” member’s ID

As the first initiative of its kind within the Yamaha Group, the Yamaha Music London store allows registered members to check in at the door using their “Yamaha Music ID,” a Yamaha Group multi-service member’s ID. This helps support a richer musical presence in members’ lives via special benefits, such as original gifts, music lessons, and more.

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