Get a great price for your vintage Gibson guitar

Sell your vintage Gibson guitar to a passionate guitar collector

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

Please note, at this time I am only looking to purchase Gibson Guitars made before 1970, thank you!

Sell your vintage Gibson with confidence

My name is John Shults; I'm happy you've landed on this page of my website.

After more than 10 years of buying vintage guitars, I am confident that the best deals are ones where both parties in the transaction operate from the same information. I want you to be fully informed about what it is that you're selling before we attempt to come to a price that works for both of us. Instruments often carry important legacies, and I want to do my best to honor those stories. 

Please see below to read my 5 Star Reviews, or to contact me for a price.

How to sell your vintage Gibson to True Vintage Guitar

Let's begin by getting some basic pictures of your Gibson guitar. As a Gibson guitar expert, I can quickly identify your guitar to find the year it was made, exact model, assess its condition, and look for any repairs or modifications. Vintage Gibson guitar values are very year specific since Gibson updated its manufacturing process over time. I'll need a few basic pictures to start with before we discuss your guitar. You can send me information and pictures by clicking the "Contact John" button below. 

The next step for how to sell a Gibson is a phone call to discuss proper guitar identification. I want you to know what a Gibson guitar collector sees when I evaluate the guitar. I may ask for additional pictures so that we know exactly what you are considering selling. At that point we might discuss your guitars value when we consider any repairs necessary. 

Sometimes the most important step is the transaction itself. I travel worldwide to make selling a Gibson easy and risk free. If you have a vintage Gibson of high value that I'm looking for, then I may be able to come to you no matter where you live. Or if I can't make it out to you then I can arrange for pro packing, shipping, and insurance to get it to me safely. 

A new home for your vintage Gibson

The "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.

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

Gibson Les Paul Custom
1953 - 1968

Gibson Les Paul "Burst"
1958 - 1960

Gibson Les Paul Junior
1954 - 1957

Gibson ES-335, 345, 355
1958 - 1970

Gibson Les Paul - SG
1961 - 1970

True Vintage Guitar Reviews - A Trusted 5 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.

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Vintage Guitar Appraisal Service

Appraisals for vintage Gibson guitars

If you've inherited a vintage Fender, guitar then you need a certified appraisal to find out how much your guitar is worth. The value of a vintage Gibson 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.