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The Top Benefits of Buying a Refurbished Guitar

You've always dreamed of rocking out like some of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Whether you play the blues, folk music, or good old rock n' roll, you know that getting the right instrument can make all the difference in your sound and even your confidence onstage.

However, the price point of a brand new guitar might be a bit too expensive for your musician lifestyle. But no matter what kind of music you play or your current skill level, you deserve to have a quality guitar.

That's why you should consider a refurbished guitar.

Read on to learn more about what they are, and why they're worth it.

Refurbished doesn't always mean used.

First thing's first: a refurbished guitar is not always the same thing as a used one.

Refurbished guitars usually haven't been pre-owned. Instead, they were often brand new, but cosmetically imperfect, needed to be repaired, or simply weren't approved to sell by the manufacturer.

Many of the refurbished guitars will be stamped as "used" on the back of the headstock. This means that in most cases, the only issues with these guitars are cosmetic blemishes. But you can rest assured if it was a more serious problem that the instrument has been professionally repaired by a certified luthier.

This way, you know what you're getting -- and that's certainly not always the case when you shop for used guitars off a personal online guitar listing.

A Refurbished Guitar Is an Affordable Option

The most expensive guitar ever sold went for a whopping $2.7 million at auction.

A new guitar might be out of your budget. Refurbished guitars allow you to get the same or similar models that the greats play at a lesser cost.

Whether you're looking for a Stratocaster, a Gretsch guitar, or even something from Ibanez, you don't have to pay full price -- or compromise on the sound -- if you go with a refurbished option.

Refurbished guitars have undergone inspection.

Just because you're buying a refurbished guitar doesn't mean that it hasn't undergone a thorough inspection.

We re-inspect all the guitars we sell, ensuring that they're ready for the stage upon purchase. While the guitar will no longer have a manufacturer's warranty, we will offer you a free repair if there's a mechanical failure within 90 days of purchase.

Refurbished guitars: Better than used, cheaper than new!

We hope that this post has given you the confidence to buy a refurbished guitar that you can proudly show off to both fellow musicians and fans.

At Guitars On Main, we have a great selection of refurbished guitars for sale, so it's always easy to find what you're looking for. Browse through our online shop to find the right hybrid, electric, acoustic, bass guitar, and much more!

2 Responses



July 13, 2019

Thanks Brett!



July 10, 2019

Great article; makes a solid case for investing in a refurbished guitar.

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