How to buy a stringed instrument at auction

28 Jun 2018



“The public perception of auctions is often of a shady business conducted largely behind closed doors, with secret signals, tricks of the trade, and the chance that if you scratch your nose you might accidentally spend £100,000,” says Tim Ingles, director of Ingles and Hayday auction house in London. “The truth could hardly be more different—over the 23 years that I have been auctioning stringed instruments and bows, the auction houses have worked hard on dragging themselves into the 21st century, with most now providing a transparent service with reliable expertise and accessible viewings.”


To read the full article published in the July 2018 issue of Strings magazine, please click here