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Skinner to Host Fine Musical Instruments Auction on May 22

BOSTON, MA – May 10, 2016 Skinner, Inc. will present its first Fine Musical Instruments auction of 2016 in its Boston Gallery on Sunday, May 22 at noon. This auction will feature 250 lots, including a selection of antique and vintage fretted instruments, several historically significant wind instruments, and a wide variety of classical stringed instruments and bows.

Fretted Instruments

Leading a selection of antique and vintage mandolins, banjos and guitars is a fine Classical Guitar by Robert Bouchet (Lot 26, estimated between $40,000 and $60,000), from the estate of noted Mexican classical guitarist Mario Beltrán del Río.… 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

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

Oustanding Double Basses and Bows at Auction April 13, 2014

In a somewhat rare event, Skinner is pleased to offer two outstanding double basses in the upcoming April 13, 2014 Fine Musical Instruments auction. One bass is ascribed to Auguste Sebastien Philippe Bernardel and the other is made by Gragnani. They are accompanied by two wonderful double bass bows.

Auguste Sebastien Philippe Bernardel was born in 1798 in Mirecourt and died in 1870 in Bougival. A gifted maker, he was one of three giants among the French makers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries alongside Lupot and Vuillaume.… 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

Skinner Presents Exceptional Stringed Instruments and More on November 24

BOSTON, MA – November 4, 2013Skinner, Inc., the only auction house hosting in-person sales of exceptional, high-quality instruments, announces its fall auction of Fine Musical Instruments on November 24, highlighted by the offering of a fine Pressenda violin. More than 300 lots will be featured, including stringed instruments from famed makers such as Gagliano, Rocca, Bisiach, Gadda, and Lucci, as well as a selection of fine bows.… Read More

Skinner Hosts Online-only Musical Instruments Auction

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.September 17, 2013Skinner, Inc. is pleased to offer its first online-only Musical Instruments auction, taking place from September 18th through September 26th on the Skinner website. The auction will offer 250 lots of violins, violas, cellos, and bows for students, restoration, and the trade. Books and framed works of musical interest will also be offered.

Violins, Violas, and Cellos

Highlights from violins to be offered include instruments originating in New England: a violin made in 1933 labeled “Robert Holt, Belfast, ME” (lot 43, estimated from $300 to $500) and another from 1878 by Calvin Baker of Boston (lot 90, $2,000 to $2,400).… Read More

Auction Features Vintage American Guitars and Rare Violoncello

First Dall’ Aglio violoncello to be offered at auction

BOSTON, Mass. – APRIL 17, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Fine Musical Instruments on Sunday, April 28th in its Boston gallery. The sale offers more than 300 lots of stringed instruments including vintage American guitars, violins, cellos, and bows, as well as two instruments by Giuseppe Dall’ Aglio of Mantua. Instrumentalists are welcome to come play the instruments during the previews on April 26th through April 28th.… Read More