Tag Archives: Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments Consignment Day | New York Area

Consign your musical instruments online!


Speak to Skinner’s Director of Fine Musical Instruments, Adam Tober, face-to-face via video call to have your musical instruments evaluated and to discuss consigning for upcoming 2021 auctions.


Skinner’s expert musical instrument appraiser, Adam Tober, carefully evaluates the condition and researches the provenance of every musical instrument that comes through Skinner, from 18th and 19th century violins of Stradivarius, Balestrieri, Guadagnini and others to classic Martin guitars and Gibson mandolins.… Read More

Skinner Offers The Andy Goessling Collection to Benefit MusiCares

Multi-instrumentalist and founding member of festival mainstay Railroad Earth, Andy Goessling (1959-2018) had a passion for musical instruments as big as it was eclectic. Accumulated over a lifetime, this special collection of more than 100 lots bridges centuries, from pre-Columbian flutes to Jazz Age saxophones, orphaned antique zithers to sought-after vintage guitars, and each a part of Andy’s musical legacy. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this collection to benefit MusiCares, providing a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need, including our peers in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.Read More

Fine Musical Instruments Consignment Day | New York


Skinner is inviting consignments of Fine Musical Instruments for upcoming 2019 auctions. Skinner’s Director of Fine Musical Instruments, Adam Tober will be in the Westchester, NY office on Tuesday, July 30 to offer verbal evaluations and accept consignments of your bowed and fretted string instruments, including antique violins, violas, cellos, and their bows, as well as vintage guitars, mandolins, and banjos.Read More

A Charmed Life: Eugenio Praga and Paganini
Italian Violin and Bow, Eugenio Praga, Genoa, 1892 (Lot 104, Estimate: $30,000-50,000)

Four centuries of music-making tradition cross the auction block at Skinner, with works of Hendrik Jacobs, Giovanni Battista Gabrielli, Charles François Gand, and Eugenio Praga. With approximately 360 lots on offer, including a broad selection of violins, violas, violon cellos, and their bows, the June 2 auction will also feature a collection of contemporary classical and flamenco guitars, in addition to vintage fretted instruments by Gibson and C.F.… Read More

April 25 | Classical Salon featuring The Vasari String Quartet
Saturday April 25th, 5:30PM in Boston

Classical Salon Featuring the VASARI STRING QUARTET, Honors string quartet at New England Conservatory


Reception 5:30-7PM Free and open to the public

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza, Boston

Please join us for a Classical Music Reception at the Skinner Boston gallery on Saturday, April 25 featuring the Vasari String Quartet. This reception is held directly following a preview of Skinner’s April 26th  Fine Musical Instruments Auction.… Read More

Skinner, Inc. Announces Fine Musical Instruments at Auction on April 26th

BOSTON, MA – April 13, 2015 Skinner, Inc., the only American auction house hosting in-person auctions of high-quality musical instruments, is pleased to announce its next Fine Musical Instruments auction on April 26th. This sale will feature nearly 400 lots, highlighting a strong selection of violins, violas, bows, and cellos, a small but intriguing collection of ukuleles, fine woodwind instruments, collectible publications, sheet music and more.… Read More

Fine Musical Instruments California Consignment Days | January 2015

Meet with Skinner Fine Musical Instrument Department Director, Jill Arbetter, for a complimentary verbal assessment of your stringed or fretted instruments. Jill Arbetter will be holding consignment days in West Hollywood and San Francisco California in January 2015.

These events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, although we strongly recommend booking an appointment in advance.

West Hollywood

Monday January 12, 2015

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Tuesday January 13, 2015

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San Francisco

Friday January 16, 2015

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Saturday January 17, 2015

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Italian Violins and Fine Bows Highlight Fine Musical Instruments Auction at Skinner

BOSTON, MA – March 17, 2014 – Skinner, Inc., the only American auction house hosting in-person sales of exceptional, high-quality instruments, will present an auction of Fine Musical Instruments on November 9, 2014. A fine Italian violin by Giovanni Francesco Pressenda leads the auction, which includes over 300 lots of violins, violas, cellos, and bows along with fretted instruments and woodwinds.

Violins, Violas & Cellos

Giovanni Francesco Pressenda was perhaps the most important Italian violin maker of the 19th century and certainly is considered among the very best of the Turin school.… Read More

The Story of Dom Nicolaus Amati

Dom Nicolaus Amati: a fine and unique violin maker, to be sure. But was he an Amati? No. Who was he really then, and why the Amati name?

Dom Nicolaus Amati is none other than Nicola Marchioni, born in 1662 in Bologna. He entered the priesthood in 1687 and was also a violin maker, though historians don’t know who trained him. He pursued these two careers simultaneously.

It has been said that Marchioni took the Amati name for his craft because of its fine reputation.… Read More

Skinner Presents Exceptional Violins, Double Basses and More at April 13 Auction of Fine Musical Instruments

BOSTON, MA – March 17, 2014Skinner, Inc., the only American auction house hosting in-person sales of exceptional, high-quality instruments, announces its spring auction of Fine Musical Instruments on April 13, highlighted by the offering of a fine Italian violin, circa 1740, by Dom Nicolaus Amati. More than 300 lots will be featured, including stringed instruments from notable makers such as Landolphi, Gragnani, Rovatti, Baldoni, and De March as well as a selection of fine bows from Peccatte, Hill, and others.… Read More

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