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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...
Selected from our Instrument FAQ

TRICONE RESONATOR GUITAR

   
Definition: Resonator guitar with three 6 inch aluminium cones attached to a metal bridge.
Introduction: The first type of resonator guitar available, the Tricone was originally made from metal, most often Brass, but steel was also used as were other metals.
It has three 6 inch aluminium cones inside which point away from the body, each attached at the centre to a 'T' shaped lightweight metal bridge with a wooden saddle.
Originally chrome plated, sometimes with etchings or sandblasted pict...
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
Blue Moon
Hohner
Scarlatti
Glenluce
Valentino
D'Addario
Carvalho
Deering
Cremona
Tony Dixon
Blueridge
Chieftain
John Pearse
Katho
Serenellini
Castagnari
Sherwood
Viking
Waltons
Leem
Marshall
Kentucky
Takamine
Hercules
Ernie Ball
Stoney End
Stagi
Shubb
Elixir
Dunlop
Martin
Vox
Golden Gate
Regal
Delgada
Excelsior
PRS
Sakis