Whether you’re about to start your first guitar lessons, or if you’re an experienced player, I still need to think about where to buy the first guitar (or next). This article discusses some of your options.
Buy from a vintage guitar store
The main advantage of this technique is that you will generally be able to experience a large range of different guitars, from many different companies. A reputable dealer must carry a wide range of tools, and if you visit the right part of the city, you should find two streets or blocks where all the music stores gather together. This means that you should be able to find an example of anything you want to buy, within walking distance.
If you buy a second hand, you should be able to find a good package. Guitar shops are always looking for top-rated vintage guitars. This also means that you may be able to trade in your guitar, which removes the hassle of selling it in particular.
In addition, some stores sell “commission sales”, where they sell the guitar on behalf of a private individual, for a small percentage of sales.
The obvious downside to buying from a guitar store is that the person who runs the store needs to make a profit, so prices are likely to be higher than what you pay for your seller.
Buy from a private individual
That’s right, there are deals that can be purchased if purchased privately, from small ads in newspapers, or from menu sites such as Craigslist. But beware, there is a full load of labor involved, literally speaking. You must contact the phone number, leave a message with someone because the seller goes out, miss his call when he dials, and finally set the appointment, find the site, hope that the seller remembers it at home.
Even when you actually try guitar, you can sometimes end up with someone who does not want to sell his guitar at all, when the time comes. On the other hand, if you want it, and want to sell it, you can sometimes negotiate a good deal, especially if you catch someone who needs money. You should be harsh though!
Buy from the auction site
Websites like eBay are great these days, no wonder about it. See the problems you can get through a special sale? With an online auction, you do not need to leave home. You do not need to make any appointments, or go to the city through the rain; when the auction ends, either you win or lose, there are no uncomfortable questions; if you win, it will be yours – the seller cannot change his mind. Also, there is an undeniable excitement about winning the auction, and then there is excitement waiting for your guitar to come!