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#1 Posted on 9.9.03 0911.10
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I'm looking into getting a used guitar, and I've never played before(Further proof that politicians are guys who couldn't be rock stars). Anyhoo, does anybody know of a good place to get used musical instruments online? We used to have a local join called Music-Go-Round around here, but they dried up.

Any suggestions?
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#2 Posted on 9.9.03 1429.29
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Pawn shops?
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#3 Posted on 9.9.03 1512.07
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Try eBay. If you know what brands you're after it's pretty easy to find someone who is desperate to unload a good guitar for quick cash. I've never actually gone through with it, but I window-shop there a lot. There's a Gretsch Sparklejet up right now that I would totally buy if the money didn't need to go toward thank-you notes. And also plus I don't need it, but you know. It's pretty and sparkles.
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#4 Posted on 9.9.03 1625.38
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    Originally posted by bitchfactor
    Try eBay. If you know what brands you're after it's pretty easy to find someone who is desperate to unload a good guitar for quick cash. I've never actually gone through with it, but I window-shop there a lot. There's a Gretsch Sparklejet up right now that I would totally buy if the money didn't need to go toward thank-you notes. And also plus I don't need it, but you know. It's pretty and sparkles.


And so why was this not on your registry?
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#5 Posted on 9.9.03 1654.17
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You can always try the local Guitar Center or similar place. They normally have some good priced used ones.
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#6 Posted on 10.9.03 0351.47
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    Originally posted by pieman
    And so why was this not on your registry?
Sonoma-Williams didn't have it in stock.
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#7 Posted on 10.9.03 1405.39
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Do you have a guitar teacher? If so they might be able to sell you one or at least recommend some place to go. I bought a classical guitar from my teacher who got it second hand from another student and that was a great deal. If you've never played before I don't know that buying online would be the best bet. You might get it and not like the way it feels or the way it sounds.
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#8 Posted on 10.9.03 1434.43
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No teacher, just looking into getting one. But you're right, buying online could create a slight problem...
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#9 Posted on 12.9.03 2221.00
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as a guy who has owned several used guitars, allow me to offer up this:

1. don't buy online: basically, if you can't try it out, you are playing very bad odds....

2. for some reason, the older/beat up/generic copy guitars provide the most odd, and great sounds.

to recommend: go for mexican made and japaneese made strats (just like your USA strat, but changed in odd, great ways) or look out for lesser known companies who copy standard designs..... for instance, the best three guitars i have ever owned was a japaneese copy of a Jaguar, a generic copy of a Gibson SG, and a Mexican copy of a telecaster that had an oviation headstock, and 3 humbuckers...

basically, seek out guitar stores that have used stuff, and if they are chain stores, get their catalogs/newsletters. plus, pawn shops are literally the best places for great, wierd stuff
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