Used Guitars – a Closer Look

Used Guitars – a Closer Look

To avoid wasted trips, Craigslist negotiations generally occur before you get to actually hold and inspect the guitar. Knowing that most issues don’t show up in photos, I always price in an average set of problems. After all work completed Even so, this guitar...
Excellent Condition???

Excellent Condition???

Since even new guitars are rarely setup before being sold and not many buyers will invest in a professional setup for a sub-three-hundred dollar guitar, I don’t expect to get a used guitar in playable condition. But the ad said “excellent”, so...
Another Craigslist Squier

Another Craigslist Squier

Another in my continuing series covering used guitars purchased through Craigslist, etc. – and what obvious and unseen problems they have and how I handled them.. Maybe it’s just me, but I couldn’t imagine a worse choice for a pickguard for this...
Craiglist Used Guitar Buying

Craiglist Used Guitar Buying

Another in my series of “adventures” in buying used guitars from sites like Craigslist, Marketplace, Letgo, etc. By reading these, you’ll be better prepared to avoid losing money on used guitars “lemons”! The whiteboard photo shows (in...
Used Guitar: Johnson Strat

Used Guitar: Johnson Strat

When I bought this guitar off of Craigslist, I was impressed with the vintage look and rustic styling. It was one of those deals where they meet you at a parking lot and you don’t get a chance to plug the guitar in and try it out, so all I had to go by was...