Selling and Trading Instruments and Gear
Feeling like you are ready to take the next step and buy that instrument you have always wanted?
We can help you trade up, or even purchase your older gear that has served you well over the years...
You can also visit our Donate Your Gear
page for more information about donating your orphan instrument to the Old Town School.
What do we buy?
We are primarily a stringed instrument shop, but love and will buy all types of used and vintage instruments and gear from all over the world - Guitars and amps, banjos, mandolins, keyboards, ukuleles, microphones, effects pedals, hand percussion, world strings and more!
Your instruments and gear definitely needs to be in functional condition before we make you an offer. If you have any questions about the condition of your stuff, stop into our 4544 N Lincoln Ave location and we can help you out. We do reserve the right to refuse the purchase of an item if it does not meet our standards.When can I come in?
Stop in anytime during our regular business hours. We are a small staff, so occasionally you may have to leave your instrument overnight for our buyer to evaluate it.
How do you value my gear?
We will value your instrument based on condition, sales data from numerous sources and how well it may sell in our store or on our website. We have years of experience with new and vintage instruments and are dedicated to offering fair prices.
You will be issued a check for your instrument - most payments are made the same day we make the purchase. Some exceptions apply.