Our 40th Anniversary full colour printed Catalogue is now available! We offer 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, our staff are friendly and well informed. You pay the same price whether you buy online or in our shops. We do trade-ins, part exchange, appraisals and buy instruments for cash.
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...
Bright loud and perfect for sessions We've just received these new Glenluce 2 piece tuneable whistles (high D and high C) made from a robust ABS material. They also come with a lovely bag finished in a matt black ...read the full story
Definition: 4 string Chinese fretted instrument which has a round hollow body with f holes. Descended from the Pipa.
Introduction: The Ruan is very popular in China and has a round moon shaped body and again four strings and scalloped frets. This one has a floating mandolin type bridge with tailpiece.
It is a descendant of the Pipa used in both folk and classical music and is seen in various sizes. The ones we have are around the size of a mandola. Tunings to GDAE and ADAE can be used. Read our Other Fretted Instruments FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.