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Hobgoblin Music Shop in


22 Lower Bridge Street
Kent, CT1 2LG
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Tel: 01227 769484

Call Us: 01227 769484

Open 10am - 6pm, Monday - Saturday

About Hobgoblin Music in Canterbury

Hobgoblin Music in Canterbury, Kent opened in October 2010. The shop moved into a premises previously occupied by Musicland - the keyboard and rock'n'roll superstore. The shop is unusual for a Hobgoblin shop in that it continues to stock keyboards, drums and electric guitars, with expert salespeople on hand to advise on these instruments. In addition, Hobgoblin's huge range of celtic and traditional instruments makes this shop one of the most all-inclusive in the UK.
"Can't improve on perfection. It's a veritable Aladdin's Cave of music...ALL kinds of music."
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The full Hobgoblin Music range of musical instruments is available through Hobgoblin in Canterbury. If there is a particular item you would like to have a look at, please call ahead to make sure it is in stock.In addition, there are many instruments unique to each shop. We're not just a guitar shop - each branch has a great range of specialist instruments too.

Musical Instrument Repairs in Canterbury

We do repairs! We carry out some instrument repair work on site, and can also send instruments to specialist repairers for more complicated work. Repair work undertaken includes ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin and guitar setups and restringing, accordion, melodeon and concertina tuning and repairs, woodwind and brass repairs and maintenance, specialist violin set ups and repairs, bridge and peg fitting, bow rehairs, banjo or drum skin replacement, and much more besides - contact us for information or bring in your instrument for a free, no-obligation quote.

We buy Musical Instruments

If you're looking to sell a musical instrument in Kent then get in touch to see what we can offer you. We buy some instruments outright if the price is right, and we'll consider a trade-in for almost any instrument. We also take lots of instruments on a commission basis, and we're particularly keen to stock instruments by local luthiers and makers. Bring in your unwanted guitars, ukuleles, banjos, concertinas, melodeons, accordions, flutes, woodwind and brass instruments, violins, keyboards and more, and we'll see what we can do for you! If your instrument is bulky or you would need to travel a fair way to get to us, please do contact us by email or phone first so we can let you know whether it's worth bringing in.

An Aladdin's Cave

Our shops are often described as an Aladdin's Cave of musical instruments. At Hobgoblin Music in Canterbury, Kent you will find a huge range of acoustic, folk, celtic and world musical instruments to try out and compare. Our staff are friendly and knowledgable, and will be happy to give you pressure-free advice.

Meet the Staff in Canterbury

Assistant Manager - Pip Ives & Manager - Adam Pinner
Canterbury Manager:
Adam Pinner(Expertise: Electric Guitar & Bass, Drum Kit, Amplifiers)
Sales Staff:
Pip Ives(Expertise: Melodeon, Concertina)
Yianni Zaronis(Expertise: Jazz Guitar, Greek Bouzouki, Arabic Percussion)
Aisling O'Neill(Expertise: Guitar, Flute, Whistle, Piano, Keyboard)
Krista Uphill(Expertise: Violin, Guitar)
Alex Porro(Expertise: Electric Guitar and Bass, Amps)

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Where to Find Us

Our Address:, 22 Lower Bridge Street, , Canterbury, CT1 2LG
Tel: 01227 769484, Email:
The best places to park are Longport Car park (CT1 1TU) which is behind us and the City Wall Carp Park.
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News and Information from Hobgoblin in Canterbury

Warwicks now in stock & new bass section

at Canterbury

We are pleased to announce our bass section has grown massively within the last few months. It has been completed today with the addition of 6 Warwick basses and 6 warwick amps, Happy Times :) the full story

PRS SE Guitars now in stock!!

At Canterbury store

We have added the PRS SE guitar range to our stock. These guitars are fantastic value for money with quality finishes and massive the full story

Introduction to Melodeon Workshop FREE


On Wednesday 17th July we have an "Introduction to the Melodeon Workshop" which is to be lead by our resident squeeze boxer Pip Ives the full story

Digitech in store Demonstration

Very last minute, but we have Drew in store from Digitech this Saturday (11 - 4:30) demoing our new pedals, come have a listen:- the full story

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Interest Free Credit for 18 - 25 year olds, Typical 0% Finance

As part of the Arts Council's Take it Away scheme, Hobgoblin in Canterbury is able to offer interest free credit to 18 - 25 year olds! Click here to see how you can buy instruments with ten months 0% finance.

We buy Concertinas!
All Hobgoblin shops have a big range of secondhand and handmade instruments. We do buy certain instruments outright, especially concertinas. Additionally we take trade-ins and can sell on a commission basis for you. If you have an instrument to sell, give us a call or pop into the shop!