Violin Department at
Hobgoblin Music Leeds

In the Leeds Violin Shop room at Hobgoblin Music in Leeds you will find an excellent range of new and second hand violins to suit everyone from complete beginner to expert.

We have a strong trade in secondhand instruments, so if you'd like to trade up from your current instrument, or just have us sell it on your behalf, bring it along to the shop and we'll work something out for you.

We can also offer an expert on-site repair service by Stephen Silcock, on all orchestral stringed instruments and bows.

Stephen Silcock, ALCM LLCM NSVM, our violin expert and restorer is available in the Leeds shop two days a week (please contact us to find out when he will be available). No obligation quotes for restoration, sound adjustments, valuations, bow re-hairs and repairs and friendly advice.

Stephen is not only a violin maker and restorer but he has over thirty years of teaching and playing experience.

Allow us to help you choose a new instrument or simply getting the best out of you old one, Stephen will be happy to help! Please call the Hobgoblin shop on 0113 245 3311 to let us know when you would like to come.

The Leeds Violin Shop has established itself as one of the best places to buy violins and bows in the North. Our constantly developing collection ranges from professionally set-up student instruments through to high quality intermediate and professional violins and bows. By creating a friendly, no-pressure environment to try our stock, we aim to offer the best possible opportunity for players of all standards to find their ideal instrument.

We are committed to offering good quality, professionally set-up instruments at reasonable prices. By hunting out the best instruments from the various specialist auctions around the country, we have built up a large stock of high quality violins, bows and other orchestral stringed instruments selling at prices very competetive with other specialist dealerships. While most of our stock is of the antique/secondhand type, we are developing a range of contemporary hand-made instruments by local makers, offering a good value alternative for the serious or intermediate player.

It is very important to us that if you do go away with an instrument, it is the right one for you, and that you are entirely happy and at ease with your purchase. Customers are invited to spend as long as they would like to trying out and comparing the instruments - stick around and you might even get a cup of tea!

All secondhand instruments are fully guaranteed for 6 months, and we will be happy to discuss your needs for alterations when you make your purchase, as well as afterwards. New instruments are guaranteed for a full year.

Links Around The Leeds Violin Section

Currently you can see all of our products listed on the Hobgoblin Music website. Our range of restored, antique and secondhand instruments changes all the time, so please contact us before travelling if you would like to see a particular item. The new violins, accessories and books listed are usually available in the shop, but again, if there is a particular item you would like to see, please check we have it before coming a long way.
Browse our Violins and Accessories here:

Antique, Restored and Secondhand Violins
We have a wide range of beginner, intermediate and professional violins in stock at all times.
Antique, Restored and Secondhand Violas, Cellos and Basses
You will always find a range of stringed instruments at the Leeds Violin Shop.
We have a good selection of new and restored bows for stringed instruments in the shop at all times.
New Violins
These new violins are available through Hobgoblin Music shops and by Mail Order. All the new student violins sold through Hobgoblin in Leeds are set up in the workshop to make them extra responsive and easy to play. (There may be a small additional cost for violin set-up)
Violin & Bowed Instrument Accessories
These violin spares and accessories are available through Hobgoblin Music shops and by Mail Order. Please call ahead before travelling to see these items to check we have them in stock.
Violin Tutor Books
These tutor books, CDs and DVDs are available through Hobgoblin Music shops and by Mail Order. Please call ahead before travelling to see these items to check we have them in stock.

Stephen Silcock, violin restorer