Marlow Guitar International Spring Auction -- Closing Date Extended

May 8-June 19, 2022

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About Our Event

By participating in our Spring Auction, you can help sustain the community activity that is at the heart of the guitar world here in the Washington metropolitan area.  The following programs will benefit from your donations and bids:

  • Our Annual MGI-Myrna Sislen Youth Guitar Competition which nurtures aspiring young artists and seeds the future of classical guitar composition and performance in our community.
  • The world-class John E. Marlow Concert Series which showcases renowned and emerging classical, Flamenco and jazz guitarists from around the world. 
  • The MGI-Regis Ferruzza Guitars for Veterans program which serves those who have served our country in the armed forces.

How to Bid

  • Log in by entering your phone number or email address and tap GO.
  • You will receive an email or text with a one-time Login Code
  • Enter the code and click Next (code expires after 15 minutes)
  • Confirm you are the name listed then click "Continue".
  • Once completely logged in, you can search by item #, keyword, or by category.
  • To place a bid tap on the blue "Bid/Info" button. There you can place a fast bid, bid, or set a max bid, and read details about items. 
  • Tap on MENU > MY ITEMS to view your activity throughout the event.
  • Use the Blue Gear icon in the top left corner of the bidding site to update your information at any time.

Checkout From Your Phone

You can securely checkout from your phone with a credit card. Once you have a checkout available, a red "Pay!" button will appear at the top of your bidding screen. Tap on this button to proceed to checkout. If you have not already put a credit card on file, you will need to do so at this time in order to check out from your phone. *For one checkout, wait until all auction items (silent, live, appeal) have closed.


  • How do I remove a bid? Right after you place a bid, you have the option to "undo" on the confirmation banner at the top of the screen. Once this banner goes away, you will need to see an event volunteer that is using the butler to remove it.
  • I already selected "no" or replied "STOP" to the SMS text message alerts, not realizing that I wouldn't receive outbid notices. Can I fix it? Yes! Text "START" to 56651 to begin receiving these once again.
  • How do I place a Max Bid? To place a "max bid", tap on Bid/Info > BID/SET MAX > select the amount you are willing to spend on the item > SET MAX. The system will bid up to that amount for you automatically. You will be notified via text message if you are outbid on this item.
  • Did I win? Once the auction has closed, you can look under MENU/MY ITEMS to view everything that you have won/purchased.
  • Winning bidders will be contacted after the auction to arrange pick up of items at a mutually convenient time.
  • Note that we can not control carrier settings for receiving the code by text.  If you continue to not get your code via text, try via email or check with your cell phone provider.
  • Please check your spam for the login code email if you do not see it in your inbox.
  • To change/cancel your credit card information please click on the "gear" on the upper left side of the bidding page.
  • A processing fee of 3.63 percent will be applied to all purchases.
  • All registration information the bidder provides to Marlow Guitar International shall be current, complete and accurate.  You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity or otherwise mislead as the origin of a credit card or other content.  You will be suspended or banned if you provide false information when registering.  You must be 18 years or older to participate in auctions.

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About MGI


MGI’s programs create community through music, enriching the lives of the residents of metropolitan Washington, DC. In the past 40 years, MGI has presented hundreds of events, co-sponsoring with universities, embassies, Federal Government agencies, public school systems, and other community and cultural organizations.


Bringing people together to experience classical guitar music from around the world through performances, classes, competitions and guitar lessons to veterans.