Musical Instruments

Next Sales 5th-8th March 2024

A guitar by Jean-Baptiste Voboam, Paris 1699

Sold for £148,800

Musical Instruments Auction

Next Sale - 5th-8th March 2024

The Guitar Auction

Next sale - 5th-8th March 2024

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

March 2024

Tuesday 5th MarchThe Guitar Auction (Four-Day sale)Entry Deadline – 2nd FebruaryView More
Friday 8th MarchMusical InstrumentsEntry Deadline – 2nd FebruaryView More

June 2024

Tuesday 11th JuneThe Guitar Sale - Four Day SaleEntry Deadline – 10th May
Friday 14th JuneMusical InstrumentsEntry Deadline – 17th May