We are Sutherland Trading.

Sutherland Trading are an award winning wholesaler and distributor of quality musical instruments.

Sutherland Trading can trace back its origins as one of the UKโ€™s leading musical instrument distributors as far as the 1930s, thanks to a long standing relationship with Hohner, a brand that is globally renowned for the manufacture of harmonicas and accordions. 

In the late 1940s, M Hohner Ltd was established in the UK to become the exclusive importer and distributor of Hohner musical instruments. It traded from a number of locations in the London area for almost four decades before relocating to the site that Sutherland Trading now occupies at Bedwas, near Caerphilly, in 1987.

Sutherland Trading, an independent company, was born out of M Hohner Ltd in 2001 and, whilst continuing to distribute Hohner, now represents a number of key product lines that have become synonymous with quality and value for money within the music industry.

So, what makes us a distributor with a difference?


We have exclusive brands that we promote all year round

Unlike most dealers, here at Sutherland Trading, we invest in promoting and ensuring that our brands are remain successful. We know selling is important to our dealers and we make sure that your investment is met with a great level of success. 

We have exposure in all the main publications, which include Drummer and Acoustic magazine, and we promote at annual trade shows such as the London Acoustic Guitar show. This benefits your business. We look for long term partners, which is why we invest in keeping you happy! 


We have the best quality musical instruments at the best prices

Every year, we have a Sutherland Trading Price List that we provide for free to our dealers. This is a beautifully designed book that's easy to follow and extremely organised. Here's where you'll find our trade prices and RRPs and product specifications. 

Our prices change year after year to make sure our dealers are met with the best value for money. And most importantly, we have every product possible from our warehouse listed in this catalogue with detailed spec. It doesn't get easier than that does it? 

We're on call to our dealers, all over the country

We have a dedicated support team and Brand Managers that have dedicated regions all over the country. For a dealer, you might come across some difficulties at times or you might need some urgent supplies. That's where our team at Sutherland Trading come in.

We have a 24 hour turnaround on our delivery process that ensures you get your stock in as early as possible. And what's an even bigger bonus is that you'll get to know your Sutherland Trading representative. They're quite the characters! Why not get to know them?


Our Quarterly Newsletter.

We have a quarterly Newsletter specialised for our dealers and individuals with an interest in the industry. We will provide updates on our current deals, the brand new products that are on their way and the artists we endorse. What's not to like?

Our Brand Family.

We have quality brands with quality instruments.

Here at Sutherland Trading, we are proud of our premium quality brands, they have the quality and the longevity to compete with the industry's finest. But we also have the budget brands that are perfect for the beginners and the education industry. Whatever you're looking for, we have it here at Sutherland Trading.

Why not check out our long list of brands? We have top end guitars from Furch and the world famous drum kits by Sonor

Interested in stocking any of our brands?

Get in touch today and we'll get right on the case!

Thought about becoming a dealer?

We want a long term partner in success.

Our dealers are vitally important and here at Sutherland Trading, we fully appreciate the time and effort that goes into stocking and promoting our products. Allow us to help you by advertising your business on our website, advertising the products you sell and push customers through your doors. We are with you each step of the way. Here are four reasons why you should partner with us:


We guarantee exposure of your chosen brands in the most popular publications.

Dedicated support with your own Sutherland Trading team member.

Get hands on with our products before you commit to buying.

We have the best prices in the industry and we constantly evaluate to guarantee value


Want to know more?

We have an endless list of why you should choose us as your Music Instrument supplier. Get in touch by filling in the easy form below and we'll get back in touch within 24 hours. Yes, 24 hours!

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