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

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22 Lower Bridge Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2LG

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01227 769484

Canterbury staff members

  • Andy R
    Sales Assistant
    • Stringed - Violin family, Bow Rehair
    • Percussion - Bodhran
  • Connor M
    Sales Assistant
  • Kiran C
    Sales Assistant
    • Stringed - Ukulele, Guitar
  • Liz H
    Shop Manager
    • Electronics - Piano
    • Stringed - Bass Guitar
    • Percussion - Percussion
  • Tom L
    Sales Assistant
    • Electronics - Audio Engineering
    • Woodwind - Saxophone, Brass

The best places to park are Longport Car park (CT1 1TU) which is behind us and the City Wall Carp Park.

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Hobgoblin Music in Canterbury, Kent opened in October 2010. The shop moved into a premises previously occupied by Musicland – the keyboard and rock’n’roll superstore. The shop is unusual for a Hobgoblin shop in that it continues to stock keyboards, drums and electric guitars, with expert salespeople on hand to advise on these instruments. In addition, Hobgoblin’s huge range of celtic and traditional instruments makes this shop one of the most all-inclusive in the UK.

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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