About Us

Suppling music & instruments to musicians all over Australia for over 35 years

Cheapa Music are proud to be the premier music shop of Australia’s country music capital in New South Wales.

Founded in 1979, Cheapa Music Pty Ltd was run by Managing Director, Peter Harkins. After the retirement of Peter on 20th Jan. 2015  after 35 years, Cheapa Music has been purchased by Mr. David Alexander. All the staff have been kept on, to bring you all the best service and expertize that our customers are used to.  Musicians from all over Australia have been travelling to our store for the past 35 years and we are known to have supplied instruments and music to some of the biggest names in the industry, supplying the best name brands and equipment available at rock bottom prices.

We do all the little (but important) things to make it as easy as possible for our clients. We go that extra mile and we carry many of the little bits and pieces the opposition can’t be bothered with. Our stock is always around $400,000 retail so that the customer rarely has to wait for that important small item needed for tonight’s gig.

Cheapa Music was founded when Peter Harkins realised that Tamworth didn’t have a good used musical instrument store so Peter filled that need by consigning other people’s goods and gradually developing from a one man store in 1979 to a thriving operation with four permanent staff, several casuals and selling and servicing most major brands. Other stores have come and gone over the years and Peter says our formula is simple – “Never lie to customers if a problem occurs and treat them as you would like to be treated”.

Our customers are mostly beginners and families but we have gained the respect of both professional and amateur musicians alike. They have included and still do include people like Troy Cassar-Daley, Tommy Emmanuel, Lee Kernaghan, Jon English, Normie Rowe and Jerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers). We treat all equally no matter what status.

We are a member of the Capital Country Music Association and we are passionate about the music industry. Our top of the charts customer service is our first priority and we offer a wide variety of instruments and accessories to suit the styles of each individual. We offer sound, quality products that will provide hours of entertainment, whether you are a beginner or a rock enthusiast.
Our front men are the face of our company who specialise in their varied and various musical fields.

If you have any questions then we are only too happy to share our knowledge with you and we guarantee you will walk out with the right instrument and right advice to help you achieve your musical dreams and agenda - our customer service track record is off the charts!

At Cheapa Music Pty Ltd, we are the musical instrument experts of Tamworth that provide you with sound knowledge and advice with everything you need to know to kick-start your music career. The owner and manager, David Alexander has been playing Bass and Guitar from an early age all throughout the New England Area. He is also an Experianced sound engineer, so his knowledge will be an asset to the already  knowledegeable staff.

We are involved at all levels in the community helping charity organisations, schools, churches Billabong Clubhouse (people with mental difficulties) and Capital Country Music Association (assisting up and coming musicians and singers).  We have a record of assisting those in need where possible often lending equipment to raise funds for good causes.

Neil is an expert in the area of guitars, basses, amplifiers, PA systems, and effects. It is a pleasure to listen to Neil rave about guitars because his product knowledge is astounding.



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