The Musical Instrument Department

The Musical Instrument Department have been undertaking specialist quarterly auctions for over 30 years.

Four dedicated sales are held each year at our Corsham saleroom, with an additional specialist auction of fine quality stringed instruments held during the autumn at the Westbury Hotel, Bond Street, London, W1S 2YF.

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 in 2015 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 13th March 2020Musical InstrumentsEntry Deadline – 14th February 2020
Friday 12th June 2020Musical InstrumentsEntry Deadline – 15th May 2020
Friday 11th September 2020Musical InstrumentsEntry Deadline – 14th August 2020
Friday 11th December 2020Musical InstrumentsEntry Deadline – 13th November 2020

Previous Sales

Friday 13th December 2019 Musical Instruments View Sale Results
Monday 21st October 2019 Fine Stringed Instrument London Music Sale View Sale Results
Friday 13th September 2019 Musical Instruments View Sale Results
Friday 14th June 2019 Musical Instruments View Sale Results
Friday 15th March 2019 Musical Instruments View Sale Results
Wednesday 6th March 2019 The Nigel Shipway Collection of Percussion (Part Two) View Sale Results