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Welcome to Guitar Auctions

Gardiner Houlgate is the premier firm in the country to offer specialist guitar auctions in the UK. Under each of our six specialist Musical Instrument sales a year we offer a selection of guitars, whether it be Antique, High end vintage or entry level to cater  for the player, collector, professional and the trade.

This site will regularly be updated with news and information of upcoming sales

We pride ourselves that we offer a personal, efficient and friendly service and our professional approach to these innovative auctions, together with our competitive charges means we are able to offer an unrivalled specialist auction service.

With dedicated mailing lists and the ability for customers to bid ‘live’ on the internet we are able to offer an international service.

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

If you are interested in buying please explore the website. If you have any questions about the sale that you cannot find here please do not hesitate to contact the office.

The Paul Day Archive

We are pleased to announce we have recently acquired the extensive archive of Paul “The Guitar Guru” Day. The comprehensive academic and commercial archive consists of decades of manufacturers catalogues dating back to the ’50s, press releases, magazine cuttings and other various research materials collated and organised by Paul for over 40 years in the industry. The archive is one of the largest known in the world and will further our arsenal of tools to authenticate and evaluate clients guitars and amplification.