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Hobgoblin Music Shop in


123 Oxford Road
All Saints, Manchester
M1 7DU
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Tel: 0161 273 1000

Call Us: 0161 273 1000

Open 9.30am - 5-30pm, Monday - Saturday

About Hobgoblin Music in Manchester

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.
"Stu at Hobgoblin sorted it, could not be more helpful, I will always use Hobgoblin in the future."
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The full Hobgoblin Music range of musical instruments is available through Hobgoblin in Manchester. 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 Manchester

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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester

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 Manchester

Stuart Cowley
Manchester Manager:
Stuart Cowley(Expertise: All Guitars, Mandolin family, and most stringed things, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Harmonium)
Sales Staff:
Ken Thompson(Expertise: All Frets, Mandolin, Banjo, Violin, Vintage Instruments)
Danny Blomeley(Expertise: Guitar, Bass Guitar)
Ed Baker

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Where to Find Us

Our Address:, 123 Oxford Road, All Saints, Manchester, M1 7DU
Tel: 0161 273 1000, Email:
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.

It is also free to park on Oxford Road at the shops front, but only after 12.30 pm on a Saturday afternoon

News and Information from Hobgoblin in Manchester

New Manager in Manchester

Stuart Cowley Takes Over

Stuart Cowley has joined the Hobgoblin team in Manchester as the new shop manager. He replaces long-serving Ken Thomson who has partially retired, but is still coming in a couple of days each week. the full story

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

As part of the Arts Council's Take it Away scheme, Hobgoblin in Manchester 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!

In addition to the dedicated Hobgoblin floor and two Johnny Roadhouse floors, we also have the Woodwind Workshop in our building, run by John Clark.

One of the best repairmen in the North West (if not even further), he offers servicing and repairs on all woodwind instruments and is usually in all day Monday to Friday as well as Saturday mornings.

Phone him on 0161 2738040 for quotes and advice

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