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About Amati

Amati is an online auction house specialising in the sale of stringed musical instruments: violins, violas, cellos, and bows. We hold at least ten auctions a year. These comprise Specialist Auctions (prices ranging from £1000 to more £1million), Amati Affordable Auctions (prices starting at £10 to more than £5000, with the occasional very high-achieving lot), and auctions of single owner collections.

We source and sell stringed musical instruments all over the world. Instruments sold in our auctions are mostly from private sellers: people who have long given up playing, people who have inherited an instrument, or even those who have found a violin in the attic. We sell to international buyers - students, musicians, collectors, investors, and to many trade colleagues.

We also provide free auction valuations of stringed instruments online and at valuation days around England, Europe and in many other countries. Having your violin valued by Amati is a great way to find out who made your violin and how much it is worth in the market today.

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Thank you Amati for doing such a great job of selling my mother's cello and 2 bows. You sold the instruments quickly and were professional and courteous at all times. I would recommend Amati to anyone looking to sell a string instrument.


Thank you also for your many phone calls and updates by email. This was a new experience for me, and my contact with Amati to date has been enjoyable and stress free.


Thank you for letting me know and for the efficiency of the Amati service throughout. Please thank Simon Howes for his expert advice when I met him at his valuation day in Ely back in January. I especially hope my Hill violin bow, which sold in January, ends up with someone who appreciates it as much as Simon did!

Meet the team
Meet the team

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