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Hobgoblin Music offers you a unique range of unusual and exciting acoustic and folk instruments from all over the world at great prices. Every item has been chosen to give the best quality at each price level. So give us a call, buy here online, or visit one of our music shops, and we’ll do our best to help you find the instrument you want. You pay the same price whether you buy online or in our shops, we don't add charges for paying by card.

* To give beginners a chance to take up a folk instrument, as well as to provide the best for those who already play.
* To encourage people to discover and enjoy their own musical heritage & all types of folk music now played in these islands.
* To help keep music live, by making real acoustic instruments widely available at affordable prices, and sponsoring live events.
* To encourage people to make music themselves, by taking up a musical instrument. You are never too young or too old to start! Read our Aims in Full
Hobgoblin Music was founded in 1976 by Mannie and Pete McClelland while searching for a concertina for her to play. Many other interesting instruments came to light and the search grew into a business as they discovered they were not the only ones who wanted to buy folk instruments, but couldn’t find any. read more...
Hobgoblin opens in Southampton!
New Music shop for Hampshire
Hobgoblin Music opens its doors to the public in Southampton on Friday 10th July. The fun continues to the official opening day Saturday 11th when there will be music, free gifts and balloons! ...read the full story

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CUATRO DE PUERTO RICO

   
Definition: Of the guitar family; found in South America and the West Indies. The Venezuelan Cuatro has 4 strings, looks like a ukelele. The Puerto Rican Cuatro has 10 strings and looks more like a Cuban Tres.

Introduction: The modern Puerto Rican Cuatro is a flat top instrument with a violin profile body. It has 10 metal strings in 5 courses, tuned: B E A D G
Read our Other Fretted Instruments FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.