Sell A Vintage Fender Guitar
Fender Guitar Buyer
If you're searching for where to sell a vintage Fender guitar near me, then you've come to the right place. My name is John Shults; I am a passionate Fender collector, player, and guitar buyer. I want to buy clean vintage Fender guitars from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. I'm always driving and flying across the US looking for good Fender Telecasters, Fender Stratocasters, Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Mustangs, and more. It's possible that I could come to you to check out your guitar, but if not, I can arrange fully insured and professionally packed shipping.
Click the red Contact Me button (lower right of your browser) to sell a Fender guitar.
This picture below is of me and a friend I met while buying a vintage Fender guitar. She purchased this 1950s Fender Telecaster for her husband as a gift back in the 1950s. I was honored to buy this Fender Telecaster and I'll never forget it. I'd like to check out your guitar and possibly be its next owner. Click the Contact Me button (lower right corner of your browser) to ask questions about how to sell a Fender guitar.
Fender Guitar Dating: An accurate identification of the date of manufacture and the specific model is imperative when evaluating a vintage Fender guitar. Let's take a look at some of the earlier years for the Fender serial numbers here. There is much more to dating a Fender guitar than just looking up the serial number, but it's a good start.
The earliest Fender guitar serial numbers are located on the bridge plate in the middle of the body. Please contact me if you have a guitar like this.
0001 – 0999 1950, 1951, 1952
1000 – 5300 1952, 1953, 1954
If there's no serial on the front of the body on the metal plate where the strings attach, look on the back of the guitar on the metal plate that helps secure the neck to the body.
For Fender guitars with serial numbers with 6 digits or less on the neck plate (please contact me if you have a guitar matching this description. I'm looking to buy Fender guitars from this time period):
0001 – 8000 1954
6000 – 10000 1955
9000 – 16000 1956
16000 – 25000 1957 0 or – prefix possible
25000 – 30000 1958 0 or – prefix possible
30000 – 40000 1959
40000 – 58000 1960
55000 – 72000 1961
72000 – 93000 1962
93000 – 99999 1963
Serial numbers preceded by an “L” also on the back of the body on the neck attachment plate (1963-1965). I'm also looking to buy these guitars:
L00001 – L20000 1963
L20000 – L55000 1964
L55000 – L99999 1965
Six digit serial numbers with a large stylized F on the plate (Contact me if you would like to sell a guitar in this serial number range):
100000 – 110000 1965
110000 – 200000 1966
180000 – 210000 1967
210000 – 250000 1968
250000 – 280000 1969
280000 – 300000 1970
300000 – 330000 1971
330000 – 370000 1972
370000 – 520000 1973
500000 – 580000 1974
580000 – 690000 1975
690000 – 750000 1976
How to sell a vintage Fender guitar
Accurate identification: The best place to start to sell a vintage Fender guitar is accurate dating. I'd like for you to know exactly what you have so I've written extensively on how to date a vintage Fender guitar. I'd be happy to help walk you through the process of how to date your guitar.
Fair market value: As a top vintage guitar buyer, my offers to buy vintage Fender guitars are the best around. I've built up cash reserves over the last decade in order to be financially ready to buy top dollar vintage guitars and even entire collections. My experience tells me that sellers will shop around; I intend to make offers which will simply out bid the next available buyer.
The "Good Home" Promise: Many of the sellers who reach out to me want their guitar to go to someone who is passionate about it. They want to know that their guitar will be cherished, protected, but most importantly: played! Those who know me personally are familiar with the sacrifices I made over the past eleven years to devote my entire career to vintage guitars. I hope that my passion will be evident from our conversations together. I think that my feedback on Google and Reverb will also help you feel comfortable that your guitar is going to a good home.