In pictures: Gardiner Houlgate’s September guitar auction

The full auction will offer over 500 guitars.

Gardiner Houlgate September
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Gardiner Houlgate is gearing up for its September guitar auction, which features over 1,000 lots of guitars, memorabilia, and related items. You can see some exclusive photos of some of the guitars going under the hammer below.

The full lineup of instruments features some standout vintage lots, with a range of acoustic and electric instruments from the 1950s and 60s. Below is one of the rarest, a 1951 Gibson L-5 CES.

Gardiner Houlgate September
A 1951 Gibson L-5 CES.

There are a plethora of other notable instruments, with Cream bassist Jack Bruce’s own 1986 Warwick Fretless Thumb Bass going under the hammer along with an eclectic mix of other entertainment memorabilia. There are also some extremely limited edition Eric Clapton replica guitars, both a Gibson Custom Shop Crossroads ES-335 and a Fender Custom Shop Brownie Tribute Strat.

Luke Hobbs, comments “The strong COVID-driven instrument market appears to be continuing despite the lifting on many restrictions that kicked off [the] boom in the first place. The buoyancy has caused an influx of fantastic entries across all sections. It’s a great opportunity to see some fresh to market and unusual items. It’s always a fun way to buy and a great distraction in the now commonplace home office!”

See some more photos of the instruments going on sale below.

See full details at auctions.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk. The lots will be available for public viewing online until 7 September. Bidding will take place over 8 and 9 September.


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