Cape Town: Paul Bothner Music Somerset West

Paul Bothner Music Somerset West


Contact Details

Shop 16, Checkers Centre
c/o Main & Gordons Street
Somerset West, 7130
Cape Town, South Africa

Ref Point:  Checkers Centre c/o Main rd and Gordon rd

GPS: -34.086449 +E 18.853478

Tel: +27 (0)21 852-2030
Fax: +27 (0)21 852 2279

Shop Hours

Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am to 2 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

We offer the growing local music community a professional, full-service music store, as well as a music education facility in the form of Do Re Me music school.

Shoppers familiar with the company, will find everything they’d expect to, in a Paul Bothner Music store: a wide range of all instruments including guitars, amplification, drums, percussion, keyboards, pianos, orchestral instruments, PA systems, recording gear, accessories, and spares. As always, the emphasis is on stocking a range of trusted brands that suit all budgets, and backing them up with well-informed salespeople and expert technicians.

Paul Bothner Music is also known for its hands-on involvement in educating, enlightening and developing musicians through the presentation of regular free workshops, product clinics, and community music development initiatives. The new Somerset West store will, of course, follow suit and local musicians can expect a full calendar of such activities.

Paul Bothner Music, Somerset West, is also proud to be able to offer its customers the opportunity to take music classes right on the premises, as the new store incorporates the well-known music school, Do Re Me.

The gear we stock is focused on what’s hot in the music industry right now, plus the ubiquitous classics and cutting edge state-of-the-art musicians’ tools of the trade. We’ve been involved in supporting artists like Mark Haze, Freshlyground, Kyle Petersen and Mark Fransman (please see our Endorsees Page for a list of artists) besides assisting at major music festivals, such as Up the Creek, Oppikoppi and Rock the River. The staff at our branches are also adept artists who have strong influence in the industry, both live and in studio.

A New Landmark in Somerset West

Travelling down the Main Road, from Somerset West, there are a few visible landmarks to look out for. Most notably, has always been the Checkers Centre. With the recent addition of window signage, Paul Bothner Music is fast becoming the newly recognized landmark.

A Musician’s Hub

The shop itself, is not only the place to go, for all your musical instrument needs and queries, but also a hub or ‘safe place’, so to speak, for musicians to visit and casually trade ideas and knowledge.

Spending time in the Helderberg area, and attending popular live music venues, will undoubtedly lead to one discovering Paul Bothner Music.

Our visibility and involvement with the local music scene is at an all time high.

Continuality is all important, whether you see a poster or banner on a Friday night, or indeed one or more of the staff members at a local gig, or visit them during the working week at the shop. It has become much clearer who and, indeed, where we are.

An Invitation

Despite the misconception that musicians are part of an Elite group, feel free to pop in and give it a go… Our staff is keen to help you develop… Take us up on the offer!


A New Landmark in Somerset West

A Range of Beautiful Instruments

Accessories for Africa…

Catering to All Musicians