About Polliacks Music

At Polliacks Music, our uncompromising dedication to providing our customers with only the very highest quality musical instruments goes back over 100 years. We can trace our roots as far back as 1896, when Aaron Polliack opened his first store on Hanover Street in Cape Town’s Disctrict 6. One can only wonder if he had any idea of how big his business would grow.

Joined by his son Herman in 1906, the father and son team ensured that 30 years later, H Polliack & Co. had three major branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria, selling a wide range of musical instruments, along with electrical appliances like radios and refrigerators. No matter how big the company grew though, Polliack still valued impeccable customer service over all and made sure that the stores offered nothing less than the best quality products that offer maximum value.

Polliacks Music (Pty) Ltd was established in 1965 and since then, much has changed and much has stayed exactly the same. We’ve embraced the digital revolution, trading primarily as an online retailer in order to offer our customers the total convenience of online shopping and we stock instruments made using cutting edge materials and techniques. We pride ourselves on staying up to date with the evolving needs of music students, and offering teachers and tutors the equipment they need to introduce music into the lives of their students.

The digital world can be a cold and impersonal place to do business though, so as the current owners of Polliacks Music, we still hold true to the values that have defined the Polliacks brand for over 100 years. We still personally select every single product in our range based on its quality and value and strive to make the browsing and ordering process as hassle free and enjoyable as possible. This means that you can rest assured that anything you order from Polliacks Music has been personally endorsed by us.

Elana is deeply passionate about music and music education. She teaches music at pre-school level and has also developed musical curriculums for use in pre-primary schools and studios. She is the conductor of the Laerskool Pretoria-Oos junior and senior choirs, and she is a member of The Chamber Singers choir.

Marais is the brains behind the technology and is responsible for maintaining the online shopping experience.

Polliacks Music is a physical expression of our love and passion for music. So we’ll keep working to make your shopping experience as easy as possible, so you can spend more time doing what you love, making music.

Kind regards

Marais and Elana Neethling




Polliacks Store District 6Polliacks Music can trace its roots back to 1896. Yes, that's right, more than a 100 years ago. Mr A. Polliack opened his first store in Hanover Street in District Six, Cape Town. Over the years, more stores where opened throughout the country. This image is published in

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