Purchasing, Appraising & Restoring Used Gear:
ask the right questions and give the right answers.
With marketplaces and websites like Reverb, eBay, and Guitar Center, it's easier now, more than ever, to sell your used instruments. But pricing is competitive and getting the most for your instrument can be hard. EBGR can help you stand out and act as your personal broker. The emphasis for this service is fretted instruments, but we can help you with effects pedals, brass, classical, and woodwind instruments.
The repairs may cost more than the guitar
It's almost impossible to spot fret wear, warped fingerboards, dirty electronics, or broken tuning machines through pictures. It's also very hard to know what questions to ask. EBGR knows what to ask and how to ask it so you don't end up buying a $500 guitar that needs $1,000 worth of repairs or a vintage guitar with knock-off electronics.
Having your instrument appraised, authenticated and certified will make you stand out from the rest. For most, this means looking at what price others are selling at. But to maximize your selling potential, it sure does help to have "Luthier Certified℠" in the listing. This means that we will:
- Do the necessary research and due diligence to authenticate your instrument
- Write a thorough and competitive description
- Take appealing but honest images
- Answer any buyer questions
- Prepare the instrument for safe shipment
*Fees for these services vary per instrument, depending on condition and the current marketplace.