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Hobgoblin Music Shop in


36 Park Street
Avon, BS1 5JG
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Tel: 0117 929 0902

Call Us: 0117 929 0902

Open Open All Week, 10am - 6pm Monday - Saturday | 11am - 4pm Sundays.

About Hobgoblin Music in Bristol

Hobgoblin Bristol is now one of our biggest music shops, having moved to great new larger premises a few hundred yards up the road in 2010. The same Aladdin's cave of musical instruments is there, plus much more in the way of music books and a full range of items for all types of musician at the counter - and room to move! Car parks & meters are close by, Temple Meads Station is a 20 minute walk, or short bus ride.
"The staff were extremely helpful when I bought my new fiddle - I was very impressed! I am very happy with the fiddle - it sounds great"
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The full Hobgoblin Music range of musical instruments is available through Hobgoblin in Bristol. If there is a particular item you would like to have a look at, please call ahead to make sure it is in stock.In addition, there are many instruments unique to each shop. We're not just a guitar shop - each branch has a great range of specialist instruments too.

Musical Instrument Repairs in Bristol

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 Musical Instruments

If you're looking to sell a musical instrument in Avon 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.

An Aladdin's Cave

Our shops are often described as an Aladdin's Cave of musical instruments. At Hobgoblin Music in Bristol, Avon you will find a huge range of acoustic, folk, celtic and world musical instruments to try out and compare. Our staff are friendly and knowledgable, and will be happy to give you pressure-free advice.

Musical Instrument Rentals at Hobgoblin Music in Bristol

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.

Meet the Staff in Bristol

Dan, Cris, Liam
Bristol Manager:
Tim Hearn(Expertise: Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo and other things with strings, Amps and band gear)
Sales Staff:
Cris Pierssené(Expertise: Mandolin family, Oud, Guitar, Baglama, Gypsy Jazz Guitars, Whistles, Accordion, Concertina and Melodeon repairs)
Felicity Prior(Expertise: Violin, Guitar, Flute, Piano)
Liam Kirby(Expertise: Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Hawaiian Guitar, Fiddle, Brass Instruments)

Who can help you with your enquiry?

Where to Find Us

Our Address:, 36 Park Street, , Bristol, BS1 5JG
Tel: 0117 929 0902, Email:
Car parks & meters are close by, Temple Meads Station is a 20 minute walk, or short bus ride.

News and Information from Hobgoblin in Bristol

Bristol Staffer up for Uke prize!

UKE Magazine have announced the shortlist for their 2016 Magazine awards, and the Bristol shop's own Liam Kirby has been nominated for Best UK Ukulele Luthier! You might have encountered Liam's the full story

Flatfoot dancing comes to Bristol

At the end of November we were happy to sponsor a workshop on Appalachian Flatfoot dancing with Sarah Cade, one of the UK's best exponents of the style. The day was organised by The Ninetree Stumblers, Bristol Hobgoblin's resident Old-Time String the full story

Welcoming new staff member Tim Hearn to Bristol!

We'd like to introduce you to Mr Tim Hearn, our new member of staff at Hobgoblin Music in Bristol. Tim specializes in all things guitar, 5 string banjo, drums and the full story

The Return of The String Club

Free strings!

Back at Hobgoblin Bristol - The String Club. For people who wish they had loyalty cards for something other than coffee and burritos! the full story

Hobgoblin Bristol's Links

BATH FOLK FESTIVAL and summer school. Another great event we're proud to support.
Bath Fringe Festival We're going to be sponsoring the marvellous Bath Fringe Festival this year. Absolutely brill event.
Bristol Folk Festival We're sponsoring the new Bristol Folk Festival this year. Drop by and see what's happening!
Ash Keys Music Presents the best of Contemporary Folk Music in venues in the Bristol area.
Wiltshire Folk Arts If you are interested in Wiltshire's rural musical heritage, then this is the site for you.
Somerset and Dorset Folk site SAD Folk is a good site for info about what's on down south in Somerset (and Dorset). We like the acronym too.
Malarchy Trans-European Roots Music from the ever popular quintet.

Interest Free Credit for 18 - 25 year olds, Typical 0% Finance

As part of the Arts Council's Take it Away scheme, Hobgoblin in Bristol is able to offer interest free credit to 18 - 25 year olds! Click here to see how you can buy instruments with ten months 0% finance.

We buy Concertinas!
All Hobgoblin shops have a big range of secondhand and handmade instruments. We do buy certain instruments outright, especially concertinas. Additionally we take trade-ins and can sell on a commission basis for you. If you have an instrument to sell, give us a call or pop into the shop!

Magazines stocked in Bristol: Folk Roots, Taplas, (Traditional) Music Maker, The Living Tradition, Songlines