Music shops - instruments, books, supplies, repairs

Hobgoblin Music all folk instruments, also some books and CD's. Worldwide mail-order service.

Hobgoblin Music
17 The Parade, Northgate,
Crawley, West Sussex.  RH10 2DT

Phone: +44 293 515858
Fax:   +44 293 851620

(Open Mon. to Sat. 10.00am-6.00pm
From London Victoria station: about 1 hour,
then a 10-minute walk)

US representative:
Stoney End Music Co.
34000 205th Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066
Phone & Fax: 612-923-4709

The Music Room "Britain's Centre Of Excellence For Tradition Musical Instruments" Formerly known as Dave Mallinson Music. all folk instruments, also books, CD's and videos.

The Music Room
35 Bradford Road,
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire,
BD19 3JN England

- Sales & Repairs: +44 (0)1274 879768
- Worldwide Mail Order: +44 (0)1274 852020
Fax: +44 (0)1274 852280


Lark In The Morning all folk instruments, also some books and CD's. Be warned though, they are not known for their customer-friendliness :-(

Lark In The Morning
P.O. Box 1176
Mendocino, CA  95460

Phone: (707) 964-5569

Hobgoblin London
all folk instruments, also some books and CD's. Worldwide mail-order service. They are the London outlet for Hobgoblin.

Hobgoblin London
24 Rathbone Place
London W1P 1DG

Phone: (0171) 323 9040
(Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm
Nearest tube station: Tottenham Court Road)

Ivor Mairants Musicentre guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis, etc.

Ivor Mairants Musicentre
56 Rathbone Place,
London W1P 1AB

Phone: (0171) 636 1481
Fax: (0171) 580 6272
(Open Mon.-Fri. 9.30am-6.00pm, Sat. 9.30am-5.30pm
Nearest tube station: Tottenham Court Road)

Hampe & Berkel Muziek One of the very few shops in Holland where you might find a bouzouki. They try to have them in stock, but that's not always easy, it seems. Also lots of guitars, some mandolins, various wind instruments, sheet music and supplies.

Hampe & Berkel Muziek
Spui 11,
1012 WX Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
Phone: 020-6242323.
Fax: 0031-0235269360.

Trehantiri Greek bouzoukis, baglamas, guitars. Sheet music and accessories. Records/tapes/CDs of Greek and other music. Also mail order.

365-367 Green Lanes,
London N4 1DY

Phone: (+44/0)208 802 6530
(Open Mon.-Fri. 9.30am-6.00pm, Sat. 9.30am-5.30pm
Nearest tube station: Manor House, on Piccadilly line,
or bus 29 from Trafalgar Sq. or Camden Town)

Dusty Strings Acoustic Music Shop
Specializes in high-end acoustic instruments, with a well-reputed in-house repair shop. They also build dulcimers and harps, and have a bookshop and record store. Instruments also sold mail-order. And the best part is.... they have a large selection of citterns & bouzoukis:

Stefan Sobell
Fletcher Brock
Lawrence Nyberg
Graham McDonald
Peter Howlett ( a wonderful English builder now living in the United States)
Weber (the former Flatiron and Gibson builder)
Audey Ratliff (mandocellos, etc.)
Viken Najarian (buzuqs and ouds)

Dusty Strings Acoustic Music Shop
3406 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA. 98103

Phone: 206-634-1662
Fax: 206-634-0234

Kalis & Co. International Greek bouzoukis & bouzouki strings, also guitars and mandolins.

Kalis & Co. International,

Phone: 905-770-1165

Folk of the Wood
PO Box 200
Ruidoso, NM 88355
phone: 505-257-2393
fax: 505-257-3090
Monday-Saturday 8:30-6:30 Mountain Time.

Soar Valley Music
3 Waldron Court, Prince William Road,
Loughborough, Leicestershire  LE11 5GU  UK
Tel. 01509 269 629
Fax. 01509 269 206

McQuaid's Trad. Music Shop Noel McQuaid is a bouzouki player himself, so knows what's worth selling. Of course they also supply most other instruments for Irish traditional music.

McQuaid's Trad. Music Shop,
38 Pearse St.
Nenagh, Co.Tipperary

Acoustic Corner From their web site:

Located in the mountains of Western North Carolina in historic Black Mountain, Acoustic Corner is a different kind of musical instrument shop. In these days of large corporate chain-stores and impersonal internet sales, Acoustic Corner offers an array of unique acoustic instruments in a hands-on, relaxed, helpful atmosphere. We feature guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis, banjos, violins, lap dulcimers, and other instruments popular in Celtic, Old-Time, Bluegrass, and other folk genres. Most of our instruments are hand-made or manufactured by hand in small factories. We also carry a full array of accessories, books, and instructional materials.
Acoustic Corner,
105-F Montreat Road,
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Søren Venema / Palm Guitars Palm Guitars has an interesting selection of (imported, mainly from the US and UK) used instruments, but are also importers and distributors of new instruments (acoustic guitars, resonator guitars, mandolin family). Located opposite Mulligan's Irish Music Bar, the best known Irish pub in Amsterdam :-)

Søren Venema
Palm Guitars - part of Bark Musical Instruments.
's-Gravelandse Veer 5 bg
1011 KM Amsterdam
Phone: (+31) 20 4220445
Fax: (+31) 20 4222571

Folkladen The FolkLaden was established in 1979 in Munich by Rüdiger and Heidi Helbig. Their love of acoustic music and vintage instruments has turned the FolkLaden into Germany's most active center for fine old Martins, Gibsons, Epiphones, Guilds, Kentuckys, Deerings, Vegas and many others.
Besides our many lines of new instruments, from e-guitars to brass and accessories, we are constantly scouring the US for the kind of good used instruments sought after by European players. Check out these pages for some idea of what we have but make sure you call to get up-to-date availability info because things move fast. We welcome you to our web site and hope to see you in Munich soon.

Weissenburger Platz 1
D-81667 Munich,

Tel: +49 (0)89 44 84 619
Fax: +49 (0)89 44 87 093

We're Open:
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri - 10:30-18:00
Tues - 14:00-20:00
Saturday - 10:00-13:00

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