Musical Instrument Auctions

Anderson & Garland are the leading specialist valuers and auctioneers of musical instruments in the North of England.

At our purpose built salerooms in Newcastle, we hold three dedicated musical instrument auctions each year. Our department head, Nigel Smith, has over 30 years experience in the valuation and cataloguing of wide range of instruments. A keen musician, he is passionate about his subject. 

Live internet bidding, social media marketing, targeted advertising and mailing lists ensure that we attract buyers from across the globe. Carefully researched, fully illustrated catalogues are mailed to our large database of specialist dealers, collectors and enthusiasts.

Items of interest for inclusion in our forthcoming auctions include Vintage and Modern:

Stringed Instruments:

Bows, Violins, Violas, Cellos and Double Basses.

Guitars, Ukuleles, Banjos and Mandolins. 

Brass & Woodwind:

Saxophones, Trumpets, Piccolos, Oboes, Clarinets and Flutes.  

Percussion including Drum Kits.

Concert and Baby Grand Pianos particularly by Bechstein, Steinway, Bluthner and Yamaha.

Accordions and Concertinas.

Vinyl, Hi-Fi and Mechanical Music.


Our specialists offer personal, friendly advice and free pre-sale valuations Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, on items that you're considering selling, either at our offices, by email or by arranging a home visit. Single items through to whole collections welcome. For higher value collections we travel throughout the UK. To book an appointment with a specialist please call us on 0191 4303000 or email :

We also value collections for probate and insurance purposes.

Remember, Auction is always the best way to realise the true value of your possessions. We act as your agent at all times and are here to maximise your return, for which we take a fixed percentage commission.



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Next Auction

The Music Auction
The Music Auction
28th Jun, 2023 10:00
Last consignment: 7th Jun, 2023