We are close to the city centre opposite John Lewis and there are plenty of car parks near by with the nearest car parking located behind the shop off Lady Lane.
The new larger Hobgoblin branch in Leeds opened in 2010 and is right in Leeds city centre.
As well as the full Hobgoblin range of Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, Free Reed and other instruments, we have an extended range of percussion and a good range of both tutor books and songbooks for various instruments.
We also have a specialist violin department (The Leeds Violin Shop) with a large range of violins, violas and cellos from the student instruments and upwards.
There are plenty of car parks near by.
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.
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.
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.
Just to say thanks for the prompt service – Mark in Birmingham has been great and resolved my issue.
I’d also like to say that Nico Poratelli at your Leeds store is great as well – which is why I’ve bought two guitars from there!
I travelled from Doncaster to the Leeds store to look at resonator banjos, as for ergonomic and physical reasons I was having trouble fretting on my Deering Goodtime Classic and thought that a resonator version may help. Many thanks to Nick for his help and patience. We did find that I was more comfortable with a resonator banjo. Nick did recommend that as I already had a Deering I should probably not risk! an Asian import. Agreeing with his negative recommendation I bought a Deering Goodtime Special. I am delighted with it. Thank You.
Spot on customer care. The guys have a really light touch, allowing you to trawl the amazing selection of instruments completely unhassled. Super vibe in this shop that I love. A real gem in the heart of Leeds!
Just to let you know we are delighted with the replacement Bristol guitar and really pleased with the service we received. will certainly recommend. Thank you so much.
I was advised by all my musician friends to make the journey to Leeds to visit your store. I wasn’t disappointed! Fantastic customer service – simply the friendliest, most welcoming, well-stocked and all round best music shop I’ve ever been in! Thanks Hobgoblin – am thrilled with my beautiful mandolin!!
Friendly staff who are always willing to help! Excellent stock.
Massive thank you to Laura and the guys here for helping us out with our broken banjo which we are using in our Panto this year. It was really kind of you to help!
Incredibly friendly and helpful staff, great selection and quality stock, good price range and my go-to music store in Leeds!
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help with this. I visited Leeds on Saturday and was helped out for ages going through the various OOO guitars and out of all of them, it was the AG-46 that I went for in the end. I would not have felt that I had had a good choice without this other guitar having been sent. On the one hand I am really sorry for all the fuss in finding the Rathlin, on the other hand I did go with the more expensive of the two! 🙂
Thanks again, and I will have no hesitation in using your Leeds store for all my guitar needs and in recommending you to others. It is greatly appreciated.
Please pass on my thanks to Phil for doing such a great job with my violin and for polishing it, it looks amazing. My family really enjoyed chatting and seeing all the violins.
I was impressed by the warm friendliness and patient listening and advice from your Leeds staff
Great teams at the various shops..particularly Leeds and London
I have had reason to send a guitar back to your Leeds branch . i wirtered at them and got sympathatic support also sent my guitar back and had excellent repairs done by Chris . excellent service and patience brilliANT
Hi there, just a quick email to say thank you for the exceptional service I received in your Leeds shop this morning. I am the chap that brought in a faulty Baritone Ukulele. The replacement you gave me is really good, no problems at all. The way you dealt with the problem was first class and a credit to your business. Thanks again Mick Roberts
The service received from Sarah and her staff was quite exceptional in every respect. Every enquiry I made, by phone or e-mail, was met with friendly, knowledgeable and helpful advice for which I’m grateful. The melodeon purchased, a Serenellini Saltarelle ,is a great wee box and it’s reassuring to know that any instruments I might need in the future can be bought from you with confidence.
My GORGEOUS Simon and Patrick Guitar arrived at 9 o’clock this morning and I thrilled to bits with it. The damage is barely visible and the sound is amazing. Thank you very much for all your help and for getting it to me so quickly. I am astonished and very impressed. I have always known Hobgoblin were good but this is mind-blowing.
Thank you very much for the manner in which you dealt with my problem re the Uilleann Pipes. I had hoped that things could have been sorted with the pipes but when they returned with the regulator still broken I lost confidence in the instrument. It makes shopping easy when dealing with professionals who are more than willing to help and who also understand when there is a problem. Thank you once again for the full refund with no question asked and may I also say that I will be passing the good word around about Hobgoblin and the professional team they have working for them.
Shop improvements…….: Apart from the fact that the place is so stuffed with wonderful goodies that it must be hard for people to find space in which to test instruments if it’s a busy day – I can’t think of a single thing other than to buy up the adjacent premises and double the size ! Service expectations….: Exceed Service improvements….: More than absolutely satisfied. Just before Christmas, my wife and daughter had visited the Leeds shop to see if it was possible to buy me a gift voucher as part of their Christmas present to me. It was, and they must have been served by Nick. When I received the present, they commented how helpful the assistant had been as he’d never been asked for a voucher before and had to check. Today, I went to the shop myself to look for a guitar case and to look over the stock of nylon- strung guitars. I arrived on my own and, after being welcomed, I just pottered around without being
I am writing to thank you for the wonderful service you provided and the beautiful Avalon DS200 you sent me last week.
You were kind enough to cut me a new bridge for my Yamaha APX-8A, which was suffering from intonation problems. The guitar now plays and sounds superb and I just wanted to thank you for the excellent job
Just a quick note to thank Russ in the Leeds shop for his advice and his handling of my problem. He was a comsumate professional and once we had sorted my new Mandolin his quick skills in setting up the instrument were fantastic. I am looking forward to many happy times with my new Mando
The shop assistant was very pleasant and helpful. Give him a bonus.
Also a big thanks to the staff at the Leeds branch who gave me such great advice and encouragement whilst investigating Uilleann pipes.
I should like to thank Sarah in particular…There aren’t many businesses these days who are so helpful to their customers, so please accept my sincere thanks to you all.
I will say again, I am impressed with your service (tell your boss!)