Please Choose Your Location
This is the UK & World site.
In the USA
In the UK
Rest of World
YOUR BASKET

SHOPPING BASKET IS EMPTY

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.

  • 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...
Calling all Ukulele Players
The Richard Durrant Orchestra needs you!
Richard Durrant’s Six Grooves For Ukulele is being performed at the Hawth in Crawley on Saturday 21st April. An integral part of the performance is the group of community ukulele players. We need a ...read the full story

Visit the Hobnobbin Section for:

Selected from our Instrument FAQ

SLIDE GUITARS

   
Definition: A guitar designed to be played horizontally on a table or across the lap. Has a high action and is played with a metal slide. The frets are not used.
Introduction: A guitar designed to be played horizontally on a table or across the lap. Has a high action and is played with a metal slide. The frets are not used.
This group includes electric Hawaiian guitars, lap steels and the Weissenborn guitar which is a kind of cross between a guitar and a zither - its neck and body are all one long box.
Read our Resonator & Slide Guitars FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.

A SELECTION OF OUR BEST BRANDS

Ashbury
Atlas
Yamaha
Scarlatti
Blue Moon
Valentino
D'Addario
Hohner
Glenluce
Castagnari
Viking
Deering
Blueridge
Carvalho
Cremona
Tony Dixon
Serenellini
Chieftain
John Pearse
Waltons
Leem
Kentucky
Stoney End
Ernie Ball
Katho
Delgada
Vox
Hercules
Elixir
Takamine
Marshall
Simon & Patrick
Hathway
Dunlop
Stagi
Clarke
Sakis
Admira
Shubb
Martin