The Guitar Auction – Wednesday 11th December 2019
Including the Gary Moore Collection

Public Viewing

Monday 9th December – 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 10th December – 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 11th December – 8.30am – 11am
Thursday 12th December – 9am – 11am

Sale Start times: 11am both days (approximate selling rate of 80 lots per hour)

Important sale information

– All lots sold under our standard Terms and Conditions of sale.

– All hammer prices subject to buyers premium of 20% + VAT (24% total)
NB:The Gary Moore Collection (Lots 101 – 187) subject to an extra 20% VAT on the hammer price

– Comments on condition and originality in descriptions are for general guidance and our opinion only.

– Buyers must satisfy themselves with the condition and originality of a lot before placing any kind of bid. Condition reports and extra images are available on request for those who cannot attend in person.

– For information on how to bid, please see the relevant section on our website.

– All non-EU buyers MUST ensure that they are aware of any potential CITES related shipping implications before placing a bid.


Commecing at 11am

The Gary Moore Collection

Section to begin at approximately 12noon

Gary Moore (1952 – 2011)

Born in Belfast, Gary Moore is considered to be one of the greatest blues rock guitarists of all time.  With a career spanning four decades, starting with Skid Row in 1968, alongside a young Philip Lynott, with whom he was to go on to play with in a number of Thin Lizzy line-ups, during the 1970’s.  The years 1975 – 1978 saw a move to British jazz-rock band Colosseum II, before a brief return to Thin Lizzy

After which, he focused on a varied solo career, gaining momentum throughout the 1970s and 80’s, peaking in 1990 with his multi-million selling album, Still Got the Blues.

Always in demand, Moore’s career saw him collaborate with some of the greatest artists in blues and rock including B.B King, Albert’s King and Collins, Greg Lake, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, John Mayall and Paul Rodgers to name a few.

Gardiner Houlgate is delighted to offer the following items on behalf of the Gary Moore company*, most of which have been used by Gary either live on stage, in the studio, or at his personal home studio.  The following eighty-seven lots feature a broad representation of equipment from Gary’s solo career spanning the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, right up to his last tour in 2010.

*Please note: “The Gary Moore Collection” is being sold on behalf of the Gary Moore company and therefore subject to VAT of 20% on the hammer price, along with our standard buyers premium. (Total fees including buyers premum and additioal VAT on hammer = 44%) Please see to view our standard buyers fees

Artist Guitars

Guitars Part II

Section to begin at approximately 1pm

Entertaiment Memorabilia, Guitar Amplification, Pedals, Spares and Audio – Thursday 12th December 2019

Over 350 lots of Entertaiment Memorabilia, Guitar Amplification, Pedals, Spares and Audio. Highlights below, Full listings available via

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