Musical Instruments

Next Sales 7th-9th September 2022

A guitar by Jean-Baptiste Voboam, Paris 1699

Sold for £148,800

Musical Instruments Auction

Next Sale - Friday 9th September 2022

The Guitar Auction

7th-9th September 2022

An unfretted clavichord by Johann Adolph Hass, Hamburg, 1761

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

Musical Instruments at Gardiner Houlgate

Gardiner Houlgate is one of the premier auctioneers in Europe to offer specialist auctions of Musical Instruments.

Four large specialist sales are held each year, to include a large and varied selection of violins, violas, cellos, bows, guitars, miscellaneous strings, brass, woodwind, keyboards, and other related musical items.

We have established a reputation for offering highly professional, efficient and personal, and friendly service. This approach together with our competitive charges enables us to offer an unrivaled specialist auction service to both our clients and customers.

All sale items are offered on the international market with dedicated mailing lists and the option for customers to bid ‘live’ over the internet. We cater to both the professional and amateur player, the collector, and the trade.

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


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Sale Dates

September 2022

Wednesday 7th SeptemberThe Guitar AuctionEntry Deadline – 12th August
Thursday 8th SeptemberThe Guitar Auction - Amplification, Effects, Spares and Studio EquipmentEntry Deadline – 12th August
Friday 9th SeptemberMusical InstrumentsEntry Deadline – 12th August