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Sold for £148,800 – A Guitar by Jean-Baptiste Voboam, Paris 1699

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Welcome to Guitar Auctions

The UK’s premier guitar auction house. Gardiner Houlgate offer dedicated specialist guitar auctions through four bespoke sales a year. We offer a large selection of guitars, amps and related items, 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, tailored marketing and the ability for customers to bid ‘live’ on the internet we are able to offer an unrivalled international service.

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

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

2018 Sale Dates

Thursday 8th March – Closed

Thursday 14th June – Closed

Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th September – Closed

Monday 29th October (London Auction) Antique & Classical Guitars  – Closed

Wednesday 12th December (Guitars) & Thursday 13th December (Amps, Effects, Accessories, Audio & Memorabilia) – Entries Invited (Entry Dealine – 9th November)

2019 Sale Dates – TBC

March, June September & December

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