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Established 1976
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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...
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

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GU ZHENG

   
Definition: Long Chinese zither, typically with 21 strings, also known simply as Zheng (Gu meaning ancient). Related to Japanese Koto
Introduction: The Gu Zheng is said to be the oldest instrument of China. It is a long plucked 21 string zither with movable bridges and is played seated with the instrument on a stand. D major pentatonic is a standard tuning. The melody is played at the top (right hand side) with the right hand using four finger picks. The left side of the string is also used to bend the note and for vibrato effects. In modern ...
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