Who is Amati?
We are a small, hardworking and friendly team of six, combining years of experience in the stringed instrument sector, distinguished London auction house, Christie’s, and fine dining to offer exceptional customer care, help and support throughout the entire valuation and auction process.
What is Amati?
Amati is an online auction house specialising in violins, violas, cellos and bows. We hold six auctions a year and the occasional single owner collection. We source and sell instruments all over the world and strive to offer a professional and transparent auction service. Lots in our auctions are mostly from private sellers, people who have often found a violin in the attic and we sell to an international buyer base made up of students, musicians, collectors, investors and of course our many trade colleagues.
We also host The Amati Exhibition – a London based event which showcases exceptional antique and contemporary instruments and bows for sale. Exhibitors come from the UK, US, Europe and Japan to display the very best of what they have to offer in the magnificent surroundings of The Langham’s Grand Ballroom.
We are a limited and VAT registered company. Insurance is provided by Lark (Group) Insurance who specialise in musical instrument cover.
Where is Amati?
The viewings for our Fine Instrument Auctions are held at the The Langham Hotel, Regent Street, London. We also hold The Amati Exhibition at The Langham Hotel every October. In addition, we attend the largest annual string trade fair, Mondomusica, held in Cremona, the hometown of the great Italian violin makers.
When are Amati auctions?
We have regular auctions throughout the year in March, May, July, September, October and December. We are also able to host large single owner collections and offer full administrative support which may include working on location.
How do I contact Amati?
We are always on hand to help with any questions you have about selling and buying instruments at auction. Please complete our [contact form] or:
Call – +44 (0)20 7099 7114
Email – email@example.com
Write – Amati Instruments Limited, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA.