Trade it. Sell it.

The best choice for selling your guitar

What can I Trade In?

Guitars, Basses, Amplifiers (in store only) & Pedals.

Visit us in Store

As a company we have over 1000 years of combined knowledge to make sure you get a fair price.

Prompt Payment

We’ll pay directly into your bank account

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does it all work?
A. First, choose whether you’d prefer to trade your old gear in against something else we have in stock, or to sell it to us outright.

Once you’ve decided, please fill in the Trade It. Sell It. enquiry form with as much detail as you can.

This information is sent directly to our friendly and experienced pre-owned experts who will get in touch with you with a valuation.

If you are happy to accept the offer then the next stage is to get your old equipment from you and your new gear or payment to you.

Q. What equipment can I trade in?

A. As the UK’s biggest and best guitar retailer, we are passionate about buying and selling quality pre-owned instruments.

We also love to take in quality amplifiers, PA and electronics but due to size and other factors, we can only take these in-store and can’t collect them from you.

Q. Is there anything you don't accept?
A. We don’t trade or buy in used headphones, microphones and in-ear monitors etc, for hygiene reasons.
Q. I don't have a local store. What do I do?

A. Fill in the form, select “Collect it from me” from the dropdown. We’ll then be in touch with an offer or to find out anything else we need to know about the instrument before we make you an offer.

Once we’ve reached a valuation you’re happy with and assuming your instrument meets our criteria for collection, we’ll send you a suitable shipping box and packaging instructions. When your instrument is ready for us to collect, just let us know and we’ll arrange for our courier to pick it up; all completely free of charge.

Once the item has arrived, we will confirm receipt of delivery with you and confirm or adapt our initial offer accordingly following our inspection of the item.

Q. What happens if something goes wrong?

A. If an item arrives with us, either in store or having been collected from you and is found to differ from the description given when submitted through our online enquiry form, we may have to adjust our valuation accordingly.

We reserve the right to withdraw our offer and reject any item at this point.

If you request your equipment be returned to you, this carries a charge of £12.00. guitarguitar does not profit from this charge; it is used to cover the insured return courier carriage and any additional packaging used.

Q. How do I get my money?

A. Your agreed offer will be paid via secure bank transfer to a bank account of your choice within three working days.

Q. Can I deal with my local store directly?

A. Yes! We buy and sell pre-owned gear in all of our stores

Q. What photographs should I include?

A. A clear, well-lit series of photographs showing:

  • The front/ top of the instrument
  • The back of the instrument
  • The sides of the instrument
  • The instrument’s headstock, neck and fingerboard including any fretwear
  • The instrument’s serial number (where possible)
  • Any damage or significant wear and tear

Will help us to quickly arrive at an accurate valuation.

You can also Sell or Trade your old equipment in person in all of our stores

36 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5ES - 0141 552 9896
283-287 St Johns Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7XF - 0131 334 7100
27 Grainger Street, Newcastle, NE1 5JE - 0191 261 1568
104 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8LT - 0121 456 1904
16 Delancey Street, Camden, London, NW1 7NH - 0203 675 9100
6 Capitol Square, Church St Epsom, KT17 4NY - 01372 730578