When you go into a guitar shop and see a guitar selling for $2,000, you may balk at the price, especially if you see that it has its share of scratches. The value of guitars both old and new are determinate on a set of factors such as their age and condition.
Here are the most common factors that affect the value of guitars:
The Condition Of The Guitar
The condition of the guitar is one of the biggest factors that affects its value. Typically, the better the condition the guitar, the better the value. But that does not hold true of many guitars. For example, an old, battered guitar from a famous guitarist like Rory Gallagher is considered rare and priceless, whereas a budget guitar’s value will be much lower.
The Age Of The Guitar
How old is your guitar? While older guitars have a greater value than newer ones, there are model-specific exceptions. Always identify what guitar you have as well as the condition of the guitar and if it has been altered. An older guitar with all of it’s original features, even if it does have a few scratches and dings, will often be worth more than a refurbished one.
The Quality Of Build
How is the quality of the build of the guitar? Higher quality guitars made with higher end “musical” woods, or tonewoods, will maintain their value. Guitars built in Japan, North America, England, and Western Europe are known for their high-quality, reliable guitars and master luthiers. However, don’t let yourself be fooled by “inexpensive” tonewoods like basswood, which is easy to work with and softens sharp highs.
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To get the best offer on your used guitar, bring it in and let our experts take a look. We will provide you with the fair market value, assess its condition, and give you an offer. It is completely up to you if you decide to sell or not!