We are the leading auction house in Europe to hold dedicated stand alone sales of Guitars and Related Items, selling over 2000 guitars a year, within our quarterly auctions. 

Guitars form an integral part of the Three-Day Musical Instrument auctions. 1962 Fender Stratocaster - Sold for £13,000!We are the only auctioneers outside London to regularly hold dedicated Musical Instrument sales, with over 30 years experience they form an important part of the International auction market.

Luke Hobbs is our in house expert and auctioneer. Having played and studied guitar since the young age of 10, as well as having over ten years experience within the auction industry itself, he has sold well in excess of 10,000 guitars & related items since working with Gardiner Houlgate alone. Over the years Luke has formed close relationships with some of the biggest international guitar experts and collectors, also selling for and to many famous names. We are at the forefront of the market, ensuring the best possible prices are achieved by working closely with many of the top international guitar magazine publications, having a strong online and social media presence and holding probably the biggest guitar auction mailing list in the country.

Gardiner Houlgate is one of the premier firms of auctioneers in the Country, handling thousands of lots a year in 46 specialist auctions.

We are market leaders in the auction world in the marketing and sale of Antiques, Paintings, Clocks & Watches, Musical Instruments & Guitars, Pawnbroking Pledges, Vintage & General Furnishings; Modern & Decorative Arts.

We pride ourselves that we offer a personal, efficient, friendly and professional service. Auctioneering is reputed to be one of the oldest professions in the world and has been used by countless generations to establish and achieve the true market value of goods.  It is a traditional profession based on trust and responsibility for other people’s possessions, a tradition which Gardiner Houlgate is proud to uphold in the world of Antiques and Fine Art.

Unlike the archetypal provincial auctioneer, we have developed a range of specialist auctions, aimed at specific markets.  With the use of modern information technology, dedicated mailing lists, live internet bidding and targeted advertising and marketing, we ensure our clients have access to the International markets where we have established a strong presence over recent years. years.

We hold regular specialist auctions of Antique Furniture and Works of Art; Paintings; Watches and Clocks; Musical Instruments; Jewellery; Modern & Decorative Arts; as well as frequent Vintage & General sales.

Our professional approach to these innovative auctions, together with our competitive charges means we are able to offer an unrivalled specialist auction service outside London.

We are located in Corsham, close to Georgian Bath and the M4.  Our 15,000sq ft purpose design building has four specialist salerooms, high security storage and ample free parking.  The location was specifically chosen to allow easy access for our vendors and buyers, and our sales are regularly attended by national and International buyers as well as local collectors and enthusiasts.

Under the direction of Jamie South and David Hare, more than £5,000,000 of Antiques, Fine Art and Specialist items are offered for sale by auction every year in some 46 sales.