Hobgoblin Music Logo, Acoustic, Traditional, Celtic and Folk Musical Instruments from the British Isles and around the world
Established 1976
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BIRMINGHAM: 0121 212 9010 | BRIGHTON: 01273 760022 | BRISTOL: 0117 929 0902 | CANTERBURY: 01227 769484 | LEEDS: 0113 245 3311 | LONDON: 020 7323 9040 | MANCHESTER: 0161 273 1000 | SOUTHAMPTON: 023 8023 1099
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

ENGLISH GUITAR

   
Definition: A cittern popular in the 18th century, 10 strings, fan tuners, curved fingerboard. Almost identical to the Portuguese Guitar.
Introduction: The English Guitar or Guittar

They were more commonly used in Ireland and Scotland than in England and the leading exponents of the instrument were Scottish (James Oswald, who became court musician partly on the strength of this but was also an excellent fiddle player, and Robert Bremner). Oswald moved to London, bringing with him a craze for playing the guittar. His later published music m...
Read our Citterns FAQ Page or go to the Hobgoblin Instrument Info and FAQ Menu.

A SELECTION OF OUR BEST BRANDS

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Deering
Tony Dixon
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Chieftain
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Sherwood
Waltons
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Stagi
Shubb
Dunlop
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Gitane
Vox
Martin
National
Delgada
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Headway