How to Buy a Used Guitar

Learn everything you need to know about buying a used guitar in this Howcast video.

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Buying a used guitar is a great way to get started because you get a lot of value for your money, right, it's been used. You'd be surprised, a lot of these chain stores that sell brand new instruments also sell used guitars. That's a good way to save money. They're fully guaranteed at these stores, so you have 30-day money back guarantee a lot of times.

One tip is to really bring somebody you know that plays guitar that knows a little bit about guitars. The other thing you can do, I give this advice to my students, is go ahead, buy the guitar that you like, maybe it's because of the color. Go ahead, buy that guitar. Make sure you have a 30-day money back guarantee. Take it home. Bringt it to me. Bring it to a teacher. Let them check it out, see if they like it. If not, you can always return it, get yourself something else.

There's not much that can go wrong with a guitar, especially electric guitar. It's a very simple instrument. There's just a few parts. You want to look, just like would anything you buy used, you want to look it over. Maybe it's got some scratches and stuff. That's okay. That has nothing to do with the sound.

An acoustic guitar you have to be a little more careful because acoustic guitars can develop cracks. You know, that's something to watch out for. Other than that, there's not much that can go wrong with them. Anything that's really wrong with it, you can see right from the beginning. Everything can be fixed.

Buying a used guitar is a great way to get started. In fact, I would suggest that. You get a lot of value for your money.

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