Folk & Acoustic Musical Instrument Specialists

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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...
Georgia Lewis Nominated for BBC Award
Hobgoblin staff member receives a BBC Radio 2 Horizon Nomination
Georgia Lewis from Bradford-on-Avon, hailed as the best voice to emerge from the English folk scene in recent years, has received a nomination for the Horizon award at this years Radio 2 Folk Awards the full story

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Definition: Acoustic Guitar of the type designed in the 1930s by Mario Maccaferri.
Introduction: Made famous by Django Reinhardt, the Gypsy Jazz guitar is making a big comeback. Often referred to as Macaferri guitars, there are two styles: the big mouth with the D shape soundhole is commonly used for rhythm, while the lead is played on the guitar with the small oval soundhole.
The Gypsy Jazz guitar began in the 1930s when classical guitarist Mario Maccaferri designed his patented D hole gu...
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