Introducing the Jewel in Hong Kong’s Crown

Yep, you guessed it, today it’s all about Tom Lee Music HQ in Tsim Sha Tsui.

I dropped off my ailing acoustic to a guitar tech in Jordan yesterday and seeing as TST is so close I couldn’t resist a quick visit to everyone’s favourite mega-shop, Tom Lee Music.

This place is massive. Divided over three floors, there’s 7 or 8 distinct areas maybe more. You’ve got electric guitars & amps. mostly Fender as the licence for Gibson is with a competitor:

There’s also Gretsch, PRS, Godin, Ibanez, Yamaha and Musicman:

Spot the world’s ugliest guitar…

The best amp I’ve ever played through is there — the Marshall Silver Jubilee 25/50:

The Acoustic range is even better than the electric:

Not shortage of acoustic pianos, including the gorgeous Schimmels:

There’s also lots of pro-audio recording gear, live sound equipment, drums & percussion, sheet music, hi-fi, orchestral instruments and probably other stuff I’m forgetting. The only thing they’re really missing is a good collection of microphones. A mic booth here would be the icing on this rock n’ roll cake.

As a final recommendation, every single time I visit, there’s a big sale on. It’s always <insert holiday> sale, or at least mid-year sale or a blow-out sale and the discounts can be substantial.

Next time you’re in Hong Kong skip the cultural delights and head straight to Tom Lee Music in TST. It’s 5 minutes from the TST MTR (Exit D).


3 thoughts on “Introducing the Jewel in Hong Kong’s Crown

  1. I love that shop! Picked up my Martin “portable” practice guitar there- I’m cramped for room at my school, this kind of long-necked lute is easy to hide behind a door.


    1. I know your guitar well~! Isn’t it nicknamed the martin backpacker? My best mate had one for a year or so when we busked around Europe. Great neck on that thing for the price. Martin can’t help but make great guitars


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