Sold for £101,680

An unfretted clavichord by Johann Adolph Hass, Hamburg, 1761

The Christopher Hogwood Collection of Keyboard Instruments realises over half a million in auction sales

Sold for £148,800

A guitar by Jean-Baptiste Voboam, Paris 1699

Auction house record

Sold for £12,160

D’Aquisto New Yorker seven string, circa 1975

Europe's leading specialist in the auction of guitars and related items

Sold for £15,200

Fine and rare set of ivory British pastoral pipes, third quarter 18th century

Quarterly auction offerings of woodwind instruments

Sold for £86,800

A violoncello of the Vincenzo Trusiano Panormo school

Regular Bath and London based auctions of cellos & other fine stringed instruments

Sold for £58,368

A five-course baroque guitar by Matteo Sellas, Venice

Regular offerings of fine, rare, antique and historical parlour and small bodied guitars

Sold for £44,700

A fine and rare Italian violin by Filippo Gragnani

Over 2000 violins offered and sold yearly across six specialist Bath and London based auctions

Sold for £11,500

A violin bow by Eugene Sartory

Over 500 violin, viola and cello bows offered and sold yearly across six specialist Bath and London based auctions

Sold for £5,400

Rare Wheatstone symphonium

Quarterly auctions of miscellaneous musical instruments including antique, brass, woodwind, guitars, banjos, folk, percussion and much more

Sold for £3,800

Anglo concertina by C. Jeffries

Concertinas always feature within our quarterly auctions of miscellaneous musical instruments


Gardiner Houlgate is the premier firm in Europe to offer specialist auctions of musical instruments. Under each of our six specialist Musical Instrument sales a year we offer a large selection of violins, violas, cellos, bows, guitars, miscellaneous strings, brass, woodwind, keyboards and much more. Whether it be Antique, High end vintage or entry level we cater  for the player, collector, professional and the trade.

We pride ourselves that we offer a personal, efficient and friendly service and our professional approach to these innovative auctions, together with our competitive charges means we are able to offer an unrivalled specialist auction service.

With dedicated mailing lists and the ability for customers to bid ‘live’ on the internet we are able to offer an international service.

If you are interested in selling please contact  Jamie South or Luke Hobbs +44 (0)1225 812912 or by email at

Please visit the links below to find out more about our auction house and the specialist services we provide.