Sell your vintage guitar

✓ I pay top dollar
✓ Fast & easy process
✓ Quick & safe payment
✓ 100% Five-Star reviewed business
✓ Free & easy shipping
✓ I can fly to you to pickup

Sell your guitar to a Five-Star reviewed buyer

Do you have a vintage guitar you would like to sell? I am a high level buyer and collector of USA made vintage guitars from Fender, Gibson, and Martin made during the 1950s and 1960s. You can contact me to sell a vintage guitar - anywhere in the world. I travel world wide so that owners of fine vintage guitars from brands like Gibson, Fender, and Martin don't have to bother with shipping. If you're searching for where to sell my guitar near me, then anywhere in the world, I can make that happen for you. True Vintage Guitar is a vintage guitar shop, online music store, and professional guitar dealer. 

Please note, at this time I am only looking to purchase vintage guitars made before 1970. Thank you!

How to sell your vintage guitar

If you have a vintage Fender, Gibson, or Martin guitar and you're looking for a price quote from a five star reviewed dealer, please contact me today! See the quick, free, and easy selling process below.

1. Take a few basic pictures: A couple quick pictures do wonders for selling a guitar near me. Take one of the full guitar in its case, one of the back of the guitar, one of the front of the body, then one of the front of the neck.

2. Fill out my form: Click here to attach pictures of your old guitar and include contact information. You can include your price there too if you have one in mind.

3. I'll check out your guitar: I'm looking for vintage collectible guitars primarily from Gibson, Fender, and Martin.

4. Receive an offer: I want to be your highest offer and best selling opportunity for the guitars I'm looking for. 

After you've received an offer to sell your vintage guitar, you can decide if it's the right selling opportunity for you. I'm happy to come to you if the price of the guitar makes sense to both of us. If travel isn't an option, I provide ultra fast (overnight) and super safe (no risk to you) shipping options which might also make sense to us. 

Please check my Google Reviews here

Watch this video to learn more about me and True Vintage Guitar!


Where to sell vintage guitars?

You've just found a passionate buyer who travels all over the world for the finest vintage guitars.

A good friend once said of vintage guitars, “Always buy what you love.” I love classic, American made guitars and amplifiers made up until 1978. I’m looking to buy guitars made by Fender Electric Instrument CompanyGibson, C. F. Martin and Co., and all other American made guitars.

I would love to talk to you about selling your vintage, American made guitar or amplifier. I promise to treat you with the utmost respect and be transparent throughout our dealing. I am happy to either purchase outright or consign your piece for you. I’m always out on the road buying so I may be able to come to you. If that isn’t possible then my insurance company can make shipping easy and stress free (no risk for you!). Together we can find the player or collector who will cherish your instrument as much as its original owner.

How to sell your guitar near you

Selling your guitar to True Vintage Guitar is quick, safe, and easy. I am always happy to provide help along the way.

To get started: Take some basic photos and click the "Sell My Guitar" button on this page. Let me know what kind of guitar you have and send me your pictures. You can sell your vintage guitar to me anywhere in the world and get a personal, local deal for fair money. I can help by either coming to you or arranging - paying for professional packing, shipping, and insurance. I’m happy to help you with questions like “what is my vintage Gibson guitar worth?” or “how much is my vintage Fender guitar worth?”

Selling a 1950s - 1960s Gibson or Fender? I'd love to give it a new home!

Gibson Les Paul Custom
1953 - 1968

Gibson Les Paul "Burst"
1958 - 1960

Fender Stratocaster 1954 with Maple neck and Ash body, original leather strap, in center pocket case

Fender Stratocaster

Factory Custom 1950s Fender Stratocaster

Fender Broadcaster

True Vintage Guitar

My Good Home Promise

Many of the sellers who reach out to me want their vintage 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 will also help you feel comfortable that your guitar is going to a good home.

True Vintage Guitar Reviews - A Trusted Five-Star Dealer

From Robin, after I purchased her vintage Epiphone Texan

Wonderful experience selling my old guitar! John and Walter were wonderful. They took care of everything so all I had to do was drop it off at fed ex. This online transaction was so quick and easy from beginning to end and they are some of the nicest people I’ve ever talked to.

From Shane, after I purchased his Gibson SG

The process seemed a little risky, but John is true to his word. He walked me through packaging and everything needed to ensure the instrument was safe to ship. I dropped the instrument off at FedEx late afternoon, he received it the next morning and he transferred funds within a few hours. Great experience and I’d recommend him to anyone. Thank you John!

From Brock, after I purchased his 1967 Stratocaster

John demonstrates outstanding professionalism in his expertise and business practices. I enjoyed doing business with him, and highly recommend True Vintage Guitar to any serious collector.

How old is my guitar?

I can help with that. Let's start by getting some pictures of your guitar. Serial numbers on Gibson and Fender guitars can be very misleading so I've got to see what your guitar looks like in order to inform a serial number or factory order number. 

Here are a few links for help with dating your vintage guitar:

How to date a vintage Gibson Les Paul guitar

How to date vintage Fender guitars

How to date a vintage Fender guitar amp

Vintage Guitar Appraisal Service

If you've inherited a vintage Fender, Gibson, or Epiphone guitar then you need a certified appraisal to find out how much your guitar is worth. The value of a vintage guitar depends heavily on first determining the exact make and model, identifying the year by serial number, identify color and features, and a careful inspection for originality.

Click below to speak to a vintage guitar expert with over a decade of experience buying and selling vintage USA made guitars.