About us

We have been professionally servicing the needs of woodwind & brass players, of all stages and standards, throughout the UK for 40 years. The initial axiom of 'serve as you would be served' has remained a central theme. It is always our intention to act as a friendly catalyst to help a customer with a problem to become a customer without one.

Buying an Instrument from Us

Buying an instrument from us is like joining an exclusive club - it gives you access to all our resources and facilities: huge choice; a wealth of experience; an independent viewpoint; total technical back up and friendly, intelligent and efficient service.

The John Packer Shop

We are the single largest stockists of brass and woodwind instruments in the UK carrying several thousand brass and woodwind instruments in our 10,000 sq ft facility. Our showroom is a purpose built space between Taunton and Wellington carrying products from brands such as Yamaha, Buffet, Besson Yanigasawa etc.There is a large display area and a selection of insulated practice rooms for customers, including a Yamaha studio which features a top of the range Yamaha piano so you can try your next instrument with accompaniment as well as a Denis Wick Mouthpiece studio and Yanagisawa studio.

Just off Junction 26 of the M5 motorway means no traffic to contend with. Parking is free and ample right on-site. We are fully accessible to the disabled and have a warm and comfy reception area. Customers of all musical experience are always made welcome by our staff and will find a supportive atmosphere to try instruments. Clients are free to browse with no appointment, however, it is often advisable to let us know of your visit if you require more guidance.

The Reputation

This expertise is at your disposal whenever you walk through our door or call us on the telephone and is part of our policy of ensuring that the customer has access to independent and informed opinion as well as a comprehensive range of instruments and accessories.

These high levels of skill have resulted in our involvement in design consultative work for such companies as Boosey & Hawkes, Schreiber, Trevor J. James & Co., and Yamaha.

The Choice

Our vast selection includes high quality, professionally checked models from novice to professional. Furthermore, we always endeavour to keep a number of each model in stock to ensure that the customer truly has the greatest number of options from which to choose.

Meet the team

Meet the team

Our retail store

Summerfield Avenue
Chelston Business Park
TA21 9JF

Mon - Fri - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday + Bank holidays - Closed

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