5 handy tips for selling your guitar online – plus how to avoid getting scammed

Electric guitar with sold sign
(Image credit: Future)

Over the last few years, we’ve seen a massive boom in the second-hand guitar market. With everything from shortages in stock to the increased cost of living around the world, resulting in more people than ever going down the pre-owned guitar route. Of course, with more and more people listing their old six-strings for sale, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for your advert to stand out.

Luckily, Guitar World is here with some handy tips – and the common mistakes to avoid – to ensure you sell your guitar quickly and without issue. To ensure we are giving the best advice possible, we reached out to music gear marketplace Reverb.com to get the inside scoop on selling instruments online.  Guitar expert Jim Tuerk and Chief Experience Officer Tiffany Miller gave us some brilliant advice to not only help you sell your guitar quicker but also stay safe online. 

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Daryl Robertson
Senior Deals Writer

Daryl is a Senior Deals Writer at Guitar World, where he creates and maintains our 200+ buyer's guides, finds the best deals on guitar products, and tests the latest gear. His reviews have been featured in prominent publications like Total Guitar, Future Music magazine, and MusicRadar.com.

During his career, he has been lucky enough to talk to many of his musical heroes, having interviewed Slash and members of Sum 41, Foo Fighters, Feeder, Thrice, and more. In a past life, Daryl worked in music retail. For a little under a decade, he advised everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned pros on the right gear for their needs. 

Daryl is also a fully qualified sound engineer, holding a first-class Bachelor's degree in Creative Sound Production from the University of Abertay.