The Amati Team
Amati is a knowledgeable and welcoming company. Together, we have decades of experience in the stringed musical instrument sector, the auction business, and in customer care. We aim, at all points of your contact with us, to help and support you through the valuation and auction process.
The work we do at Amati makes me very proud: we work incredibly hard and have turned a family business into a company with a genuinely global reach and reputation. It is a great privilege to see the many beautiful instruments that people bring us to value and sell.
James Buchanan, specialist and director
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, auctions of Single Owner collections, and Amati Affordable Auctions. We also provide free market valuations of stringed instruments online and in person at valuation days. 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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What is an Expert?
The Amati Glossary of Useful Auction Terms (Ex-Z)
The Makers’ Archive
The Makers’ Archive contains biographies for more than 14,000 makers of stringed instruments and bows, and the prices their creations achieved at auction.