Normans Musical Instruments

About us

Normans is one of the country's leading specialist suppliers of Musical Instruments and accessories. As a family business, that has been established for over 50 years, our principle aim is to deliver the highest standards of quality and service to our customers. We offer a wide range of musical products including guitars, drums, orchestral and hi-tech products suitable for beginners right through to professional players making us the preferred choice of Musician’s throughout the country.

Our distribution facility, based in Burton-upon-Trent, carries 1,000’s of product lines to ensure our customers have a great choice of both instruments and accessories. Good stocks also ensure that we are able to supply you with specialist products in super fast time. We are here to support music makers nationwide and hope you enjoy perusing our range and are tempted to sample the Normans experience.

Delivery Information

Delivery rates and timescales

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Express delivery £5.95 Order by 3pm (Monday-Friday) for delivery next day
Standard delivery(Small Items) Free Order by 3pm (Monday-Friday) for delivery within 2-5 days
Standard delivery(Large Items) Free Order by 3pm (Monday-Friday) for delivery within 7 days

We use a number of delivery partners depending on the size of your parcel. Smaller items are sent using the Royal Mail 48 standard service which aims to deliver your goods within 2-3 days (including Saturdays) via your postman. However, some small items of higher value are sent using their 48 hour tracked delivery service for added peace of mind. Larger parcels are shipped using our courier DPD on their next day 'Predict' service. This includes an email/text confirmation of your one hour delivery window and the ability to track DPD's delivery vehicle online in real time. If it’s more convenient there are also options to leave the parcel with a neighbour or change the delivery date ensuring your parcel is delivered on the first attempt. Very large/heavy parcels are delivered by Arrow XL, a specialist 2 man delivery company. They provide a 3-5 day service and will contact you directly within 24 hours of your order being collected to arrange a convenient date and time for delivery.

Our orders are shipped Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) and the majority will leave our warehouse within 24 hours of receipt. Orders placed during the weekend will be despatched the following Monday. Please note that very large items shipped via Arrow XL are only collected on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Delivery locations and exceptions

We deliver throughout the UK but depending on the delivery partner used transit times are as follows. Royal Mail 48 Standard: Up to 5 Working Days. Royal Mail Tracked: 48 hour service. DPD: next working day delivery (Scottish Highlands and Ireland 2 working day delivery). Arrow XL: 3-5 days. (Scottish Highlands and Ireland 7-10 working days)

Requirements to sign for delivery

Royal Mail deliveries do not require a signature. If you are not available to receive the parcel, and the item will not fit through your letter box, a card will be posted through your door and the item returned to the local depot for collection at your convenience. Parcels delivered via DPD do require a signature but their 'Predict' service makes it very easy for you to rearrange delivery if required, ensuring that the majority of parcels are delivered on the first attempt. Due to the size of Arrow XL consignments it is imperitive that you are available at the prearranged time to prevent a failed delivery.

Missed delivery

If you are not available to receive a Royal Mail parcel that will not fit through your letter box, a card will be posted through your door and the item returned to the local depot for collection at your convenience. If you are unable to receive a DPD delivery they will leave a card with details of how to re-arrange your delivery. Due to the size of Arrow XL consignments it is imperitive that you are available at the prearranged time to prevent a failed delivery. If you are having any problems receiving your delivery then please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team.

Returns Policy

Changed your mind

That’s no problem. All of our Tesco Partners offer the same Tesco direct policy as a minimum, the full details of which can be found on our Returns Policy page.

Charges for returns?

You will be responsible for any costs incurred when returning an item to us that is not faulty/damaged but simply no longer required.

If required a collection can be arranged, costs vary depending on size of parcel: small items £7.95, medium items £14.99, very large items £19.99.

Returns guidelines

Please let us have any tabs, labels and accessories, and please package it all securely. If you’re returning an item because you’ve changed your mind, there may be a deduction from your refund if it has been damaged, opened more than necessary to check it’s working, or used more than reasonably expected.

Fragile items such as guitars need extra protection such as bubble wrap, newspaper or shredded cardboard which can often be recycled from other parcels you receive and ensures reduced movement of packaged items.

Normans reserve the right to deduct money from refunds where goods show signs of unreasonable use, which reduces their value.

Is your purchase faulty or damaged?

We do our best to make sure everything works perfectly, but if it doesn’t, please contact us.  Within the first 30 days we will issue a refund or replacement item to you.  Outside of the first 30 days we will be able to advise on the options to repair, replace or refund your item.

if there is a problem with your item, please call our Support Team on 01283 535333 or email

Contact us

Talk to Normans directly about their products or an order

If you have any questions or need any assistance with your order, we will be delighted to hear from you. Please use any of the means below to get in touch with us.

Email address:

We will acknowledge your email within 24 hours of receipt, excluding weekends and bank holidays

Phone 01283 535333

Our customer services are open from 9.00am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

Postal address:
Normans Musical Instruments
Third Avenue, Centrum 100
Burton on Trent
DE14 2WD

Company Registration Number 707581 Vat no: GB125658460

Talk to Tesco
If you prefer, you can also talk to Tesco about your order:

  • Phone 0800 323 4050†
  • Mobile 0330 123 4050
  • Or complete our online form to send an email to us. We aim to respond to your email within 48 hours of receipt.
  • We’re available Monday-Friday 8am-11pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
  • † 0800 numbers are free from BT landlines. Calls to 03 numbers from private telephones, including mobiles, are charged at the local rate, and are included as part of any inclusive call minutes provided by your phone operator. Calls may be recorded.
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