Edinburgh

Open (with safety measures in place) on
Monday to Saturday, 10am - 6pm
and Sundays, 12pm - 5pm.
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50 St Patrick Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9EZ
0131 667 8241
Description

Scayles Music in Edinburgh is now part of the Hobgoblin Music family.

We are a traditional music shop based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We buy and sell a huge selection of different musical instruments and accessories, from the usual instruments everyone knows and loves like Guitars and Mandolins to the weird and wonderfully exotic one such as udu’s and Dulcimers.
We pride ourselves on having the best range of traditional musical instruments in Edinburgh, and for some instruments the whole of Scotland! We have an extensive range of Mandolins, Mandolas, Bouzoukis, Banjos, Traditional Folk Whistles and Flutes in our Edinburgh store. Whether it’s traditional Scottish Folk Music or Irish session tunes we are pretty much guaranteed to have the instruments you need.

Scayles isn’t just a ‘Guitar Shop’ – we have the largest range of different musical instruments in town. We try and keep a decent range of instruments in every different section of the shop – from more inexpensive beginners instruments through to professional models in the upper price ranges. Our friendly staff are always at hand to help with guiding you through the differences between the instruments to help you find what is best for you. None of our staff are on commission, and we will never try to sell you things we feel you don’t need. If we feel you don’t need to buy anything at all we will happily tell you! Our job is firstly to advise and help rather than just try to sell products. This is what we feel is the benefit of still having traditional style music shops – customers can visit the shop, try the instruments and receive constructive advise, rather than just having everything available online.

We are open 7 days a week and love having visitors to the shop but if you can’t make it in you can contact us by phone, email, or find us online at Facebook or Twitter, we are always happy to help.

If you can’t find what you are looking for why not get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

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