MACARIS LETTERHEAD CIRCA 1960 . . . . . . . . . .
MACARIS LETTERHEAD CIRCA 1960 . . . . . . . . . .

About Us

We are now located at  . . . 7 Commercial Square . Haywards Heath . West Sussex . RH17 7QX - our email and telephone number remains the same - rock and roll !

Macaris Musical Instruments was established in 1958 by Brothers Larry and Joe Macari and is still very much a family business run by Joe's son Anthony and Larry's son Steve.

Now usually at this point we'd go on about us being the most well respected musical instrument retailer in Central London.




Quite a big decision after 60 years

Macaris has been in no less than nine different locations since Larry Macari startertd working in the legendary Jennings Vox shop  in 1956 .

You will soon find us down in leafy Sussex - in Haywards Heath - really easy to reach from town .

HH is dead easy to get to - its on the main Brighton line and runs out of Victoria , London Bridge , Blackfriars , Farringdon , Kings Cross St Pancras , Finsbury Park and probably some others . Macaris is 20 seconds from the station - right opposite !

Of course Macaris is also the home of Sola Sound; our sister company producing the famous Tone Bender fuzz pedal since 1965. Be sure to check out our current range by clicking on the Colorsound tab.

Anyone who has visited us will know that Macaris can be a very busy place, it is not unusual for 50 or 60 guitars to arrive in stock in a day, so please, please, PLEASE give us a shout if there is anything you are after or if you want to double check the stock levels of something that is on the website.

We do try – honestly but we apologize for not being able to always put every single item we stock on the site and also for sometimes not being able to remove items from our website the moment it has been sold.

You can call us on ++20 7836 2856, or email us at

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