The Musical Instrument Department

The Musical Instrument Department have been undertaking specialist quarterly auctions for over 30 years, with four dedicated sales held each year at our Corsham saleroom. 

These highly successful auctions attract professional players looking to upgrade their instruments, students, collectors and international dealers.

Most notably we had the privilege of selling the Christopher Hogwood Collection of Keyboards which realised over half a million pounds.

Stringed Instruments Stringed instruments are individually appraised by our consultant and sold in individual section to include bows, violins, violoncellos and double basses.

Folk Instruments and Guitars feature in the auctions held in Corsham. There is always a strong demand for quality instruments in this category.

Brass and Woodwind A good selection of these instruments is always represented, ranging from student to professional and collectable and covering all areas of band and orchestra.

The Guitar Auction Guitar Auctions at Gardiner Houlgate have become the market leaders with the largest guitar auctions to be held in Europe, holding four dedicated two-day sales each year. Please visit our dedicated website where you will be able to view all the latest entries as they come in for sale.


For further information please contact Jamie South - and Luke Hobbs for Guitars enquires 


Forthcoming Sales

Friday 14th June 2024Musical InstrumentsEntry Deadline – 17th May 2024

Previous Sales

Friday 8th March 2024 Musical Instruments View Sale Results
Friday 8th December 2023 Musical Instruments View Sale Results
Friday 8th September 2023 Musical Instruments View Sale Results
Friday 16th June 2023 Musical Instruments View Sale Results
Friday 10th March 2023 Musical Instruments View Sale Results