Learning to play a musical instrument can be both rewarding and fun – while also being a great way to challenge yourself – so this week on the Trafalgar Street blog we’re going to take a look at some of the best instrument shops in Leeds.
Our city is blessed with some fantastic options for everyone, from the budding guitarist to the professional concert musician, with a number of highly respected independent and chain stores.
Northern Acoustics – Leeds Corn Exchange, LS1 7BR
For many people an acoustic guitar is their first instrument, but finding decent and unbiased advice can be tricky! Situated in the heart of the Leeds Corn Exchange, Northern Acoustics is a goldmine for the budding acoustic guitarist. Main dealers for Martin, Sigma, and Faith guitars, this lovely little shop offers a service second-to-none along with over 30 guitars to try on site.
Musicroom Leeds –Unit A15, The Light, The Headrow, LS1 8TL
Musicroom really does have everything a musician could ever need in their Leeds store. From guitars to keyboards, percussion instruments to brass, and woodwind to string, there’s an instrument for everyone. On top of this, the store is a great resource for sheet music, tab books and all of the sundries required to progress in your chosen instrument, and take care of it appropriately.
Hobgoblin Music Leeds – 13 Eastgate, LS2 7LY
Situated in the heart of the city, Hobgoblin is the musician’s music shop. Walk through the door and you’re faced with a traditional music store that’s absolutely rammed full of new and second-hand instruments. The staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and they’re happy for you to hang around and play whatever you fancy and for as long as it pleases you. They never give you the hard sell and always recommend the best instrument for your skill, pocket, and playing style.
Hobgoblin is the only instrument shop in Leeds with a specialist violin department, where you can get expert advice and repairs carried out by the charming Philip Harrison. On top of this, they run a dedicated luthier service for guitar repairs and stock over 200 used instruments.
As you can see, Leeds is very well served in the instrument purchasing department so there’s really no excuse for putting off that new hobby! Why not leave your car with us at Trafalgar Street car park where we’ll take extra special care of it until you return. We don’t even mind if you play us a tune when you come and pick it up!