In Pictures: Gardiner Houlgate’s March 2020 Auction

More incredible instruments are set to go under the hammer courtesy of Gardiner Houlgate on 11 and 12 March.

Gardiner Houlgate’s first auction of the decade takes place on 11 and 12 March, with a plethora of vintage, player-grade and left-field guitars and amplifiers available. This month’s catalogue is packed to the rafters with exquisite electrics and beautiful acoustics, with the guitar sale taking place on Tuesday, March 11 and amplifiers, effects and audio equipment going under the hammer on Wednesday, March 12.

In the video above we put three player-grade instruments from the upcoming auction through their paces, featuring a 1955 Gibson Southern Jumbo which has had a neck reset, 1962 Fender Jazz Bass in Fiesta Red – which was previously refinished with the refinish stripped back to reveal the original colour – and a 1965 Stratocaster with a poly refinish and an additional switch added to allow for neck and bridge pickup configuration.

Elsewhere in the catalogue, you’ll find an exquisite 2010 Collings Custom Order D42 SB, 2019 Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Heavy Relic, 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom, 1934 Gibson L-00, and a 1959 Gibson ES-335 semi-hollow.


Scroll through the gallery below for a selection of the finest instruments on offer in the collection. Viewing hours on 11 and 12 March are 8:30am-5:30pm, with sales beginning at 11am. Visit for more.