Sell Your Instrument

Avenue Guitars is always looking for quality used acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, and ukuleles.

We do not offer consignment services, but we're happy to consider taking in your item on trade.

What we're looking for

We’re mainly interested in American-made acoustic instruments from well-known brands like Martin, Taylor, Gibson and Collings. In most cases we're looking for items with a resale value over $500. 

We don't carry many electric guitars but we'll always consider clean US-made electrics companies like Fender and Gibson.

We usually pass on amps, entry-level imports, instruments from individual builders, and boutique items.

How we determine purchase price

We'll start by looking at sold listings on sites like Reverb and ebay to see what similar items have selling for in the real world. We'll also draw on our own experience and knowledge of our market and customer base.

Once we come up with a fair market value, we'll tell you that amount and offer around 50% to 60% as our purchase price. The exact percentage may vary depending on condition and desirability.

Some things to keep in mind

  • Condition is a bigger part of value than many people realize. Even a handful of minor dents and dings will have a big effect on the resale price.
  • We can often provide a rough quote by web or phone, but we can’t guarantee a price without an in-hand inspection.
  • You can always get more for your instrument by selling privately through sites like Reverb, ebay, or Craigslist.