Trade Your Guitar

Buy, Sell, and Trade.  Since 1994 The Music Zoo has been helping customers in New York City, on Long Island and around the world into new gear and out of old gear, making the experience rewarding and satisfying. Whether you want to exchange for the latest model or simply cash out, we'll work to get you the best deal possible.



We are happy to discuss trades with you. Let us know what you've got. We will do our best to help you make a deal on a new guitar or bass.  Please understand that it can be difficult  to appraise your instrument over the phone or via email, so please be prepared to bring in your item or send it to the store for a final evaluation.  We love new, old and vintage gear alike!  Maybe you're not sure what your gear is worth - we pride ourselves on our honesty and will give you a fair estimate of what we think your item is worth in trade.  Sometimes we all are pleasantly surprised!  Also, please note that we can't always take every single trade that comes our way.  But we'll do our best! You will have 72 hour approval on the item you receive from us in trade, and we'll hold your used guitar for the same 72 hours to ensure you are happy with the deal.


Sell Us Your Gear

As with trades, if you'd like to sell us something, we can't give you a final value on the item until we see it in person.  Also, we can't always agree to buy everything that we are offered, but we can always talk turkey.  Let us know what you've got in mind.


Important: Insure Your Shipment!

If you're sending us a guitar or bass, please make sure that you have purchased insurance for the package for its full value.  We cannot be responsible for your property until it arrives at The Music Zoo.  Once it is here, however, it is safe as can be and is insured along with the rest of our inventory. 


If you have any questions about trading or selling your equipment, please give us a call at (516) 626-9292, or email.  We'll be happy to discuss it with you.