Open 10am - 6pm, Monday - Saturday
11am - 5pm Sundays

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108 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3XF
01273 760022

Brighton staff members

  • Louie R
    Shop Manager
    • Electronics - Piano
    • Stringed - Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar, Ukulele, other fretted instruments
    • FreeReed - Harmonium
    • Percussion - Drum Kit, Bodhran, Cajon, Handpan, General & World Drums/Percussion
  • Neil C
    Sales Assistant
    • Stringed - Hurdy Gurdy, Balalaika, Ukulele, Guitar (and all other things weird!)
  • Maia R
    Sales Assistant
    • Electronics - Piano
    • Stringed - Guitar
    • Percussion - Drum Kit, General Percussion
  • Claire C
    Sales Assistant
    • Electronics - Piano, Vocals
    • Woodwind - Colombian Gaita Flutes
    • FreeReed - Accordion
    • Percussion - Maracas
  • Jozi H
    Sales Assistant
    • Stringed - Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar and other fretted instruments
    • Percussion - Drum Kit and General Percussion

We are on Queen’s Road, which is the main route from Brighton’s main railway station into the city, or to the North Laines.

By train: Head South from the station, we’re on the left about three minutes down the road.

From the beach on foot: Head up West Street, past North Street and the Clock Tower and continue up Queen’s Road to find us on the right hand side, just after North Road.

By Bus: Most of the city’s buses stop either at the Churchill shopping centre or the train station, and we’re a very short walk from either. Several buses including the 6, 7, 12 and 47 stop on Queen’s Road right near our shop.

By car: The city’s NCP carparks are very convenient to the shop but a little bit pricey. There’s one just round the corner on North Road but we’d recommend either the London Road or Train Station car parks as they’re much more reasonably priced.


Hobgoblin Music arrived in Brighton in June 2014 and has been in Sussex since 1976. The Brighton branch offers Hobgoblin’s huge range of new and secondhand folk and acoustic musical instruments, in a splendid location a 3 minute walk down the road from Brighton’s main train station, so quick to get to from Hove, Lewes, Worthing, Crawley and Haywards Heath, and an easy stroll from both the North Laines and the Churchill Shopping Centre.

Musical instrument repairs

We do repairs! We carry out some instrument repair work on site, and can also send instruments to specialist repairers for more complicated work. Repair work undertaken includes ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin and guitar setups and restringing, accordion, melodeon and concertina tuning and repairs, woodwind and brass repairs and maintenance, specialist violin set ups and repairs, bridge and peg fitting, bow rehairs, banjo or drum skin replacement, and much more besides – contact us for information or bring in your instrument for a free, no-obligation quote.

We buy instruments

If you’re looking to sell a musical instrument then get in touch to see what we can offer you. We buy some instruments outright if the price is right, and we’ll consider a trade-in for almost any instrument. We also take lots of instruments on a commission basis, and we’re particularly keen to stock instruments by local luthiers and makers. Bring in your unwanted guitars, ukuleles, banjos, concertinas, melodeons, accordions, flutes, woodwind and brass instruments, violins, keyboards and more, and we’ll see what we can do for you! If your instrument is bulky or you would need to travel a fair way to get to us, please do contact us by email or phone first so we can let you know whether it’s worth bringing in.

Short-term rentals

We are often able to offer short or long term musical instrument rentals for various types of instrument. If you would like to rent a musical instrument from us, please get in touch to find out how we can help.

Take It Away financial scheme

Interest Free Credit for 18 – 25 year olds, Typical 0% Finance
As part of the Arts Council’s Take it Away scheme, Hobgoblin is able to offer interest free credit to 18 – 25 year olds!

Click here to find out more – Take It Away

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