In Pictures: Gardiner Houlgate’s June 2019 auction

These beautiful specimens are about to go under the hammer at the upcoming Gardiner Houlgate guitar auction.

1937 National Triolian Resonator

If you haven’t already made plans to head down to the upcoming Gardiner Houlgate guitar auction – 12 and 13 June in Corsham, Wiltshire – then you’d best hurry. Its catalogue is brimming with great finds, both electric and acoustic, including the two you see in the video above.

The acoustic model is a 1930s Kalamazoo KG-14 that features a completely reworked internal X bracing. But as you’ll hear, it still has a lovely vintage ring to it. Other mods on this guitar include an LR Baggs bridge pickup and a contemporary strap button. The hammer is expected to fall on this KG-14 at an estimated £600 to £1,000.

The two-tone smoke green electric, on the other hand, is a 1962 Gretsch 6118 Double Anniversary Model. Apart from its gorgeous original finish, the hollowbody guitar also features stock HiLo’Tron pickups and hardware, and is estimated to fetch between £1,200 and £1,800.

Listen to both guitars in the demo above.

More information on the upcoming Gardiner Houlgate auction at


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