There is a pay and display car park nearby at the leisure centre, access on Grosvenor St next to Dominos pizza, just around the corner from the shop. There is also limited free parking in the bays directly opposite to Dominos, although this is almost always full.
The Manchester branch of Hobgoblin opened in December 1998. This was the first UK Hobgoblin shop to be run by another company. Based in the well known Johnny Roadhouse shop in Oxford Road, in a first floor showroom, it allows us to improve our service to customers in the North West.
As with all our own shops, you can find the full range of the Hobgoblin catalogue on display. And of course you can expect the same friendly, well informed service. Other departments on site are a superb drum cellar, rock shop and brass & woodwind section. There is a pay and display car park nearby at the leisure centre.
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.
Everyone from the store has been incredibly helpful and patient with various demands. The service is courteous and efficient.
Stu in Manchester’s Johnnyroadhouse was particularly knowledgeable and very helpful. He was keen to make sure I was a satisfied customer and went the extra mile to assist with my request about a National guitar….All in all filled me with confidence and happy to keep shopping there.
Stu at Hobgoblin sorted it, could not be more helpful, I will always use Hobgoblin in the future.
Really knowledgeable and lovely staff.
Very friendly and helpful, the same as last time I spoke to your staff.
Never been before. Recommended by work friend. Courteous, The manager is a star! Not a player of acoustic at all. 25 years of playing on and off. Talked me through without trying to change my mind what I wanted
The chap there was so helpful. I was buying my first melodeon and he really helped me to choose the correct instrument for my needs, without making me feel foolish for not knowing how to play. A real gent
Regarding the wonderful tunable Alba whistle…I want to thank you for your kind attention and effort in providing us with the best high-end whistle available. It is a great musical instrument! May the Lord bless you and all the folks at Hobgoblin