If you're looking for used guitars online, you've come to the right place! We have listings for most major manufacturers of quality used guitars, amplifiers, effects and accessories. We list quality music gear from companies like Fender, Gibson, Guild, Mesa Boogie, PRS, Martin, Peavey and many more. Most are auction listings on used guitars, amps and related music equipment, but you can also find new equipment. With the down economy of recent years there has been some unbelievable deals on some fantastic used guitars and amps. Many times you can buy an instrument, amp or effect with like-new quality at just a fraction of what a comparable new piece of equipment would cost. With the dollar value of new music equipment dropping substantially the moment that you purchase it (new), it just makes good sense to look for your next guitar or amp in like-new, used condition and buy from a seller that is eager to sell in an auction. Used guitars online, the only way to buy!
Also, it's good to buy used musical instruments not only for the great prices, but also from a conservation aspect. If we can keep more of the current musical instruments in the hands of active musicians, that's at least some that won't have to be produced in the future, thereby saving natural resources. Every little bit helps. So, save yourself some money, help the planet a little, and who knows, that $200 guitar that you bought after searching for used guitars online may someday be worth a lot of money. Plus, older guitars and amps just look cool, like they've got a story to tell. Lastly, many (most ?) guitars don't produce their best tones until well after they're produced and have been around a while. Some players and luthiers claim that classical guitars especially continue sounding better with age, up to a certain point of course.
If you decide to bid on a vintage piece of music equipment, know exactly what you're bidding on, ask the seller any questions about the gear whether it's a '60's Fender Telecaster or an original Vox amp. You are protected against fraud in the auctions, but you are still responsible for due diligence in being knowledgeable about what you are bidding on.
If you have yet to look at our listings on used guitars online, some of the guitar brands that you can find listed in auctions are Gibson, Fender, Guild, Ibanez, Paul Reed Smith (PRS), Martin, Takamine, Peavey, Yamaha, Epiphone, Ovation, Taylor, Gretsch, Washburn, Rickenbacker, Hamer, Dean, BC Rich, Kramer and Jackson. You'll also ind other brands listed in the guitar auctions section after you click through.
The used guitar amps that we list (again, there will be others in the amp section after you click through) are Fender, Marshall, Vox, Mesa Boogie, Crate, Peavey, Hartke, Hughes & Kettner, Hiwatt and Gibson. As with the guitars and other equipment, there will also be some new gear listed.
Although you're protected against outright fraud by the Buyer's Protection Plan, it's obviously very beneficial to have some knowledge on any music equipment before you bid on it. Whether it's a used Fender guitar, Mesa Boogie amp or maybe a Guild acoustic guitar, you should know the condition of the music equipment (from the ad and from asking the seller any pertinent questions) and the approximate value of an instrument in that condition.
Many times the value of a certain make and model vintage guitar or amp may not be known without further research. There are various publications available that are valuable to have if you plan on purchasing vintage guitars and/or amps. One is Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars. Another is the annual Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide. A quick search in the book section on Amazon will give you a list of other buyer guides and resources that may be helpful.
Remember, just because there may be someone else bidding against you in an auction, driving the price up, it doesn't mean that the item you're bidding on is necessarily worth the current bid. If it's that original 1962 Fender Telecaster that you've always wanted and you know the approximate dollar value of it, you may be willing to go a few dollars higher to get it. It would just be gut-wrenching if you didn't do your homework and wind up spending a lot of money on a used guitar of substantially less value. Remember - DUE DILIGENCE!!