Vista Musical Instruments (, home of the world’s most admired music brands, is delighted to announce its recent acquisition of the revered music retailer, Dawsons. This strategic move sets the stage for an exciting new era in the UK music industry, as they takes the reins of this iconic brand.

With a rich heritage spanning over 120 years, Dawsons has long been recognized as a trusted name and a haven for musicians of all levels. The acquisition of Dawsons marks a significant milestone as it brings its expertise and resources in music retail to the United Kingdom.

Vista Musical Instruments is committed to preserving the legacy of Dawsons while injecting fresh energy and innovation into the brand. The relaunch will pay homage to the brand’s heritage, while unveiling a modern and captivating aesthetic. The omni-channel experience built by and for musicians and music obsessives will feature an expansive selection of music equipment, accessories, lifestyle products and merchandise.

The return of Dawsons under Caldecott Music Group, which also owns NME Networks, will create unique cross-brand opportunities for the next generation of musicians and music fans.

“As one of the oldest music retailers in the UK, Dawsons holds a special place in the hearts of musicians and fans alike around the country,” says Meng Ru Kuok, Vista Musical Instruments CEO. “Countless musicians have found their first instruments or made their initial foray into the world of music through Dawsons. This legacy of nurturing talent and supporting aspiring musicians remains an integral part of Dawsons’ identity and something we care about deeply at Vista Musical Instruments. With such a rich heritage, and our ability as a group to rebuild this legacy name and supply an extensive, high-quality product range, the business aligns perfectly with our family of brands and vision for Vista Musical Instruments and we are proud to leverage our extensive retail experience as stewards of the brand’s future.”

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Vista Musical Instruments is an innovative, global collective of music-related brands dedicated to building meaningful products and experiences for the music community. Brands include MONO, Harmony, Teisco, Heritage Guitars, Dawsons and Swee Lee.

Established in 1898, Dawsons is the UK’s most trusted house of music retail and expression, offering an unrivalled range of renowned brands and labels. As a proud member of the Vista Musical Instruments family of brands, Dawsons ensures exceptional quality and service, making it the go-to destination for music-lovers and musicians of all levels.

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