Sell Your Gear

Trade, Consign, or Sell Your Guitar at The Music Zoo!

We make it simple for you to sell your used and vintage gear! Trade in your guitar for a newer model, consign your instrument with us to earn top dollar, or sell it to us outright. Have an entire guitar collection you would like to sell? We can help with that too. We'll work hard to personalize an option that works best for you. Don't waste time listing it online and dealing with low ball offers, let us do the work!

What Type Of Gear Are We Looking For?

We are always seeking clean, original, presentable guitars and basses. We love both modern and vintage guitars, mostly from well-known boutique and major manufacturers. We can accept a single guitar, or even help sell your entire collection. We are not able to accept trades or consignments on guitars in need of repair. If your item is in need of a major setup, missing strings, needs rewiring, has missing parts, or the wood is cracked, we cannot accept it. Any trades or consignments that are not in sellable condition when they arrive will be returned directly back to you. If you're unsure about the condition of your instrument, just ask our sales team and we'll help you make the best decision.

Let Us Know What You Have

Ready to get going? Please fill in the form below and our expert team will get back to you right away to finalize a deal.


Trade Your Guitar In For Something New

If you have a guitar to sell to fund another purchase, just offer us a trade! We pay top dollar for used and vintage guitars and basses. We're always looking for cool pieces across all brands and eras. We'll help identify your instrument's value and put together an awesome trade deal.

Consign Your Guitar with The Music Zoo

If you have time to work with us to get your item sold, consignment is a wonderful option to maximize value. We get top dollar for used and vintage equipment, plus with our online reach, your item will get eyes on immediately. We'll take beautiful photos and feature it on our new arrivals page, include it for sale on sites like Reverb and eBay, and add it to our newsletter which is distributed daily to tens of thousands of avid guitar buyers. We'll work to establish a top dollar asking price with a reasonable consignment commission. Plus, we handle the shipping and customer service. Traditionally you'll get paid the most for your used gear through consignment, and if you choose, you can roll your consignment payout into a new purchase. Your item is safe and secure with us while on consignment.

Sell Your Gear Outright

Have an old guitar to sell? Searching for who buys guitars near me? For customers who need to sell now, have a collection to sell, or just have an old guitar you want to sell locally, The Music Zoo selectively purchase guitars and basses. Let us know what you have and we'll make you a solid offer. You can sell your guitar to us via email, over the phone, or if we are near you, by visiting our Long Island guitar shop in Farmingdale, New York.

Sell Your Entire Guitar Collection

The Music Zoo buys guitar collections. If you have a few pieces, or a large number of instruments, we'd be happy to help. Whehter you would like to sell the entire collection to us, or consign it to maximize your earnings, we can customize a plan that works. Local customers can book an appointment to drop off gear, or we can help coordinate the pick up and transit of a large number of pieces regardless of your location.

How Trades and Consignments Work

To get started, fill out the form above. We'll need to know what you have, the condition of your item(s), and whether any changes or repairs have been made. Once we work out a deal, we'll need you to ship your item to us, or come by The Music Zoo Showroom in Farmingdale, New York on Long Island. If you elect to ship your item, please ensure it is professionally packed and fully insured for transit. Please contact us prior to shipping any items. If you're local, feel free to swing by any time during normal business hours. All items are subject to review by our staff and technicians prior to finalizing a deal, so please be thorough when describing what you have, and be sure to let us know if it includes the original case or case candy.

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