We believe that selling an instrument should be a straightforward and transparent process. From meeting one of our specialists on a valuation day to receiving payment, our friendly team is on hand to help throughout the selling process. For those of you new to selling through auction we can advise the most suitable price range based on current market trends. We have regular auctions throughout the year which feature a large variety of violins, cellos, violas and bows to suit every budget. We have developed a robust online selling platform which utilises the latest 360 degree photography, meaning our many United Kingdom and international buyers confidently bid on Lots from the comfort of their homes. Not wanting to relinquish more traditional methods of auctioneering, we also host physical viewings in Mayfair, London.

Selling Your Instrument

Our handy online valuation service is a quick way to get a valuation online. Simply follow our 3 simple steps and we will contact you within 24 hours with your valuation.

Start Online Valuation

This section will provide more information about us - the who, what, when, where and how. If your question or thought remains unanswered please call us on +44 (0)20 7099 7114 and we shall do our best to help.

Next Auction
6th October

Our next online auction will be on 6th October and the catalogue will be available to view from Wednesday 23rd September. The auction view is taking place at the Lansdowne Club, Mayfair on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th October from 9am to 6pm. An aftersales list will be published on 7th October. We are no longer taking consignments for this auction but don’t worry as the next auction is on November 6th.

Next Valuation Day
4th & 5th October, London.

Meet our specialists at one of our valuations days if you would like to find out how much your instrument is worth. Alternatively please complete our simple online valuation form.

The Amati Exhibition
1st - 2nd November, London.

The Amati Exhibition brings together dealers and makers who showcase some of the most exceptional antique and contemporary instruments and bows for sale. Visitors are encouraged to browse, try and meet people from all over the world who share an interest in stringed instruments and classical music. An exhibition highlight will be a performance by the Gypsy virtuoso, Roby Lakatos with a special guest performance by Tamsin Waley-Cohen.

Explore Amati


The directory lists contact details and displays images of instruments currently or sale by dealerships and makers around the world.

Amati Magazine

Edited by Jessica Duchen, the magazine publishes news, reviews and features from the stringed and classical music world.

Makers Archive

An easy to use and comprehensive price and information database of thousands of historic makers.

Amati Team

With senior management and our specialist having worked at Christie’s, we have many years of auction experience and a comprehensive knowledge of trading in a highly specialised field.