Open 10am - 6pm, Monday - Saturday
11am - 4pm Sundays

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36 Park Street, Bristol, Avon, BS1 5JG
0117 929 0902

Bristol staff members

  • Tim H
    Shop Manager
    • Electronics - Amps and band gear
    • Stringed - Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo and other things with strings
  • Felicity W
    Sales Assistant
    • Electronics - Piano
    • Stringed - Harp, Fiddle, Ukulele
    • Woodwind - Flute
  • Sam B
    Sales Assistant
    • Stringed - Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele
    • Percussion - Drumkit and general percussion.
  • Cris P
    Assistant Manager
    • Electronics - Amps, FX, Recording & Studio
    • Stringed - Guitars, Mandolin family, Violin, Oud, Guitar, Baglama, Bouzouki, Banjos, Gypsy Jazz Guitars, Repairs
    • Woodwind - Whistles
    • FreeReed - Accordion, Concertina and Melodeon repairs

Car parks & meters are close by, Temple Meads Station is a 20 minute walk, or short bus ride.


Hobgoblin has been in Bristol since the 90s, and moved to a location halfway up Park Street in 2010. The same Aladdin’s cave of musical instruments is there, plus plenty in the way of music books and a full range of items for all types of musician at the counter. Car parks & meters are close by, Temple Meads Station is a 20 minute walk, or short bus ride.

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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