Important Lute by Mangnus Hellmer, Füssen 1601

SOLD FOR £64,000 View Details

Musical Instruments

Next Sales - 3rd-6th September 2024

A guitar by Jean-Baptiste Voboam, Paris 1699

Sold for £148,800

Musical Instruments Auction

Next Sales - 3rd-6th September 2024

The Guitar Auction

Next sale - 3rd-6th September 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

September 2024

Tuesday 3rd SeptemberThe Guitar Auction - Four Day SaleEntry Deadline – 2nd August
Friday 6th SeptemberMusical InstrumentsEntry Deadline – 9th August

December 2024

Tuesday 3rd DecemberThe Guitar Sale - Four Day SaleEntry Deadline – 2nd August
Friday 6th DecemberMusical InstrumentsEntry Deadline – 8th November