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  • Vega Soloist Vegaphone Tenor Banjo, 1925
    Estimate
    $700 - $900
    Lot 1

    Vega Soloist Vegaphone Tenor Banjo, 1925

    Est.
    $700 - $900
  • Giacomel J5 Mandolin, c. 2003
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 2

    Giacomel J5 Mandolin, c. 2003

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Lyon & Healy Washburn Style 5283 Mandolin, c. 1930
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 3

    Lyon & Healy Washburn Style 5283 Mandolin, c. 1930

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Lyon & Healy Washburn Style 5283 Mandolin, c. 1930
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 4

    Lyon & Healy Washburn Style 5283 Mandolin, c. 1930

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • C.F. Martin & Co. Style A Mandolin, 1919
    Estimate
    $200 - $300
    Lot 5

    C.F. Martin & Co. Style A Mandolin, 1919

    Est.
    $200 - $300
  • Bacon Peerless Banjo Mandolin, c. 1925
    Estimate
    $100 - $150
    Lot 6

    Bacon Peerless Banjo Mandolin, c. 1925

    Est.
    $100 - $150
  • Gibson Style U Harp Guitar, 1917
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 7

    Gibson Style U Harp Guitar, 1917

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • National Triolian Polychrome Resonator Guitar, c. 1931
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 8

    National Triolian Polychrome Resonator Guitar, c. 1931

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Collings D2H Acoustic Guitar, 1997
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 9

    Collings D2H Acoustic Guitar, 1997

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • C.F. Martin & Co. D-28 Acoustic Guitar, 1955
    Estimate
    $7,000 - $9,000
    Lot 10

    C.F. Martin & Co. D-28 Acoustic Guitar, 1955

    Est.
    $7,000 - $9,000
  • C.F. Martin & Co. D12-35 Twelve-string Acoustic Guitar, 1970
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,800
    Lot 11

    C.F. Martin & Co. D12-35 Twelve-string Acoustic Guitar,...

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,800
  • C.F. Martin & Co. 0-18 Acoustic Guitar, 1946
    Estimate
    $1,200 - $1,800
    Lot 12

    C.F. Martin & Co. 0-18 Acoustic Guitar, 1946

    Est.
    $1,200 - $1,800
  • Classical Guitar, Manuel Velazquez, 1967
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 13

    Classical Guitar, Manuel Velazquez, 1967

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Flamenco Guitar, Aaron Green, 1999
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 14

    Flamenco Guitar, Aaron Green, 1999

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Flamenco Guitar, Aaron Green, 2001
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 15

    Flamenco Guitar, Aaron Green, 2001

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Flamenco Guitar, Gernot Wagner, 2003
    Estimate
    $6,000 - $8,000
    Lot 16

    Flamenco Guitar, Gernot Wagner, 2003

    Est.
    $6,000 - $8,000
  • Flamenco Guitar, Manuel Bellido, 2005
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 17

    Flamenco Guitar, Manuel Bellido, 2005

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Flamenco Guitar, Antonio Raya Ferrer, 2000
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 18

    Flamenco Guitar, Antonio Raya Ferrer, 2000

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Flamenco Guitar, Manuel Cáceres, 1980
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 19

    Flamenco Guitar, Manuel Cáceres, 1980

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Flamenco Guitar, Vicente Sanchis, c. 1990
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 20

    Flamenco Guitar, Vicente Sanchis, c. 1990

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • Epiphone Riviera E360TD Electric Guitar, c. 1968
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 21

    Epiphone Riviera E360TD Electric Guitar, c. 1968

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Epiphone Casino E230TD Electric Guitar, c. 1966
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 22

    Epiphone Casino E230TD Electric Guitar, c. 1966

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Höfner Model 470SE2 Electric Guitar, c. 1967
    Estimate
    $200 - $300
    Lot 23

    Höfner Model 470SE2 Electric Guitar, c. 1967

    Est.
    $200 - $300
  • Harmony H44 Stratotone Electric Guitar, c. 1957
    Estimate
    $200 - $300
    Lot 24

    Harmony H44 Stratotone Electric Guitar, c. 1957

    Est.
    $200 - $300
  • Galanti Grand Prix Electric Guitar, c. 1967
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 25

    Galanti Grand Prix Electric Guitar, c. 1967

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Silver Street Nightwing Electric Guitar, 1985
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 26

    Silver Street Nightwing Electric Guitar, 1985

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 Electric Guitar, 2003
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 27

    Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 Electric Guitar, 2003

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Randy Wood Custom Electric Guitar, c. 1978
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 28

    Randy Wood Custom Electric Guitar, c. 1978

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Electric Guitar, 1953
    Estimate
    $8,000 - $12,000
    Lot 29

    Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Electric Guitar, 1953

    Est.
    $8,000 - $12,000
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar, 1978
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 30

    Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar, 1978

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Florentine Plus Electric Guitar, c. 1997
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 31

    Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Florentine Plus Electric Gu...

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Gibson Les Paul Classic Goldtop Electric Guitar, 1993
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 32

    Gibson Les Paul Classic Goldtop Electric Guitar, 1993

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Gibson SG Les Paul '62 Custom Reissue Electric Guitar, 1987
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 33

    Gibson SG Les Paul '62 Custom Reissue Electric Guitar, ...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Gibson SG Les Paul '61 Custom Reissue Electric Guitar, 1999
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 34

    Gibson SG Les Paul '61 Custom Reissue Electric Guitar, ...

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, 1964
    Estimate
    $10,000 - $15,000
    Lot 35

    Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, 1964

    Est.
    $10,000 - $15,000
  • Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, c. 1960
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 36

    Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, c. 1960

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Supro Lap Steel Guitar, 1963
    Estimate
    $100 - $150
    Lot 37

    Supro Lap Steel Guitar, 1963

    Est.
    $100 - $150
  • Roybert Lap Steel Guitar, c. 1945
    Estimate
    $200 - $300
    Lot 38

    Roybert Lap Steel Guitar, c. 1945

    Est.
    $200 - $300
  • Fender Champ Amplifier, 1957
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 39

    Fender Champ Amplifier, 1957

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Fender Tremolux Amplifier, c. 1957
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 40

    Fender Tremolux Amplifier, c. 1957

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Fender Princeton Reverb Amplifier, 1972
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 41

    Fender Princeton Reverb Amplifier, 1972

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Fender Bassman Amplifier Head, 1968
    Estimate
    $200 - $300
    Lot 42

    Fender Bassman Amplifier Head, 1968

    Est.
    $200 - $300
  • Fender Reverb Unit, c. 1990
    Estimate
    $100 - $150
    Lot 43

    Fender Reverb Unit, c. 1990

    Est.
    $100 - $150
  • Marshall PA20 Amplifier Head, c. 1973
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 44

    Marshall PA20 Amplifier Head, c. 1973

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Vox AC30 Amplifier Head, c. 1964
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 45

    Vox AC30 Amplifier Head, c. 1964

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Vox AC50 Amplifier Head, c. 1965
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 46

    Vox AC50 Amplifier Head, c. 1965

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Vox AC100 Amplifier Head, c. 1965
    Estimate
    $200 - $300
    Lot 47

    Vox AC100 Amplifier Head, c. 1965

    Est.
    $200 - $300
  • Vox AC15 Amplifier, c. 1964
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 48

    Vox AC15 Amplifier, c. 1964

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500

Auction Description

Fine Musical Instruments by Skinner
Preview Times November 22, 12PM – 7PM November 23, 10:30AM – 5PM November 24, 9AM – 10:30AM Our fall auction, offering over 300 lots, runs the gamut of fretted, wind, and bowed musical instruments — from classic American guitars and British amplifiers to rare flutes, saxophones, and bagpipes, to fine violins, violas, violoncellos, and their bows. One highlight is an early viola by Jerome Bonaparte Squier, dated May 1886 and marked No. 2. Although the American violin has witnessed a renaissance in recent years, the American viola remains relatively scarce, making this lot a little-known example of this important Boston maker’s craft. Contact Us 508.970.3135 music@skinnerinc.com Read more
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United States

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Buyer’s Premium

Start Premium (%)
$0 25.00

Bid Increments

Start Increments ($)
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$300,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000
$1,000,000 $100,000

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Terms & Conditions

1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot.

2. All property is sold “as is,” and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability.

3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion to refuse any bid, or refuse to acknowledge any bidder. Any bidder that plans on spending in excess of $100,000 should make arrangements with the accounting department at least five (5) days in advance of the sale, as a deposit may be required to participate.

4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If any property has not been removed within three (3) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser.

5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases.

6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale.

7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item.

8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots.

9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston.

10. A premium equal to 23% of the final bid price up to and including $100,000, plus 20% of the final bid price from $100,001 up to and including $1,000,000, plus 12% of the final bid price from $1,000,001 and over will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price.

11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid.

12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalog. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalog, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent.

13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit.

Revised January 8, 2014