Personally I have purchased two , both Yamaha acoustic guitars and got an unbelievable deal. The first guitar I bought used was just $40.00 while the second was just $75.00. I sold the first one a year later for $300 and used the money to purchase the second one which I just love and still play regularly, ten years later.
Getting any kind of second hand acoustic guitar can be extremely enjoyable, especially if you realize you’re receiving a good deal. Generally there are plenty of bargains to be found in a variety of locations.
You should not restrict queries to only where you live. You need to search on the internet as well as in the real world.
I am one of those people who needs to see, touch and hear a guitar, whether it’s new or used. This is why I like to check both online as well as offline in order to get a great deal. I can sit in the comfort of my home and look at online listings like Kijiji, Craigslist and Ebay as well as guitar shops close to my home.
Some other places one can look, other than the local music store and pawnshops, are music schools, colleges, local night clubs. Band guitarists often buy and sell guitars or have leads on who might be selling one.
Is there a shop in your area that repairs guitars? People don’t always return to pay for their repair so you might be able to find a great deal on a guitar. So leave your name and number as well as email address so they can call you when they have a guitar that’s not been picked up. Give them a list of guitars you’re interested in.
It’s not likely you’ll find more than you will online. Once I find used guitars online that grab my interest I head to a local shop to try out that specific guitar, if possible. Be sure you also read all reviews on used guitars.
It’s a good idea to check on guitar sales in the recent past. Seeing what those guitars sold for will help you find a great deal. It’s even good to look at guitars that never sold. It’s an opportunity to locate the best deal you’ve ever had just because the ad sucked.
Guitar forums can be a great place to find guitars for sale, used and new. These may be deals you can’t find anywhere else.
Be ready to put in some time searching and you will be rewarded.