No Strings Attached
A blog for people who enjoy stringed instruments
The Dilworth Dictionary
This is an essential reference book for people working with or interested in stringed musical instruments.
Our after-sale policy has changed
We've recently updated our after-sale process for the Specialist auctions, here is an overview of what you need to know.
Rock n’ Roll at Amati
Thanks to having a beautiful, big new office, we finally now have room for the new department we’ve been wanting for years – guitars.
We’ve moved! Come and visit our new offices at Elm House, Monmouthshire
Last month we moved offices. With masses of space, we now have permanent viewing and practice rooms so please come and say hello and see what goodies we have coming up for auction.
Own an antique bow? The 2019 Ivory Act will affect you
On 20th December 2019, the Ivory Act received Royal Assent by the Queen and is expected to come into force in late 2019 or early 2020.
CITES Update: common sense at last!
CITES has just had its triennial conference (17 – 28 August) and we’re delighted to say that there is good news for musicians and musical instrument traders.
Beating Brexit: our October auction dates have changed
Brexit looms and with a possible no deal on 31st October, we've moved our auction view and sale date forward a week.
Top musicians back petition to exempt antique bows of stringed instruments from the Ivory Act registration requirement.
Is my label fake?
Probably, but don't despair. You can learn something about your violin from a fake label.
Lost for words
Giving Stephen King a run for his money - perhaps.
What is an Appraisal?
The Amati Glossary of Useful Auction Terms (A - Eye)
What is an Expert?
The Amati Glossary of Useful Auction Terms (Ex-Z)