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Get 10% Off A Single-Item Purchase when you trade in and trade up Get 10% Off A Single-Item Purchase when you trade in and trade up

Outgrown, outdated or no longer needed, sometimes our gear has served us well, but it's time for it to move on. Look around the rehearsal space, studio or garage and turn the stuff you're not using into the new gear you need. You can get same-day payment if you'd like to just take the cash, or trade up to a new piece and save 10% on your purchase on top of your trade credit.

save time and money when you trade with Guitar Center

  • No packing or shipping
  • No waiting for an auction to close and no deadbeat bidders
  • Sell or trade when it fits your schedule‐no waiting for potential buyers
  • Stay safe from the unknown with a transaction
    away from your home or rehearsal space

Selling Tips

Call our toll-free number (866-498-7882) to see if your item qualifies and the location of the Guitar Center nearest you, or fill out the "sell your gear" request form and have your request routed to your nearest Guitar Center store (based on zip code) and an associate will return your email or call you with details. Make sure your items are in clean, working condition and include all necessary parts before bringing them to your local store. Sorry, we don't purchase non-functioning products.

Once you arrive at the store, here's how it works

Check in with a sales associate to review what you have to sell or trade.

While you check out the latest deals and new arrivals, your associate will review your items based on condition, brand and the store's current stock levels.

Your associate will determine the value of your items‐we can't always take everything, but we'll make an offer for all your gear that does qualify.

You walk out of the store with a check in your pocket or with the new gear you've been wanting‐with no waiting and no-hassle, same-day payment for your used gear.

Qualifying Items

  • Electric Guitars
  • Acoustic Guitars
  • Guitar amp heads & cabs
  • Electric Basses
  • Acoustic Basses
  • Banjos
  • Dobros
  • Mandolins
  • Dulcimers
  • Lap Steels
  • Effects Pedals
  • Drum Kits
  • Electronic Drums
  • Drum Hardware (High-End)
  • keyboard workstation
  • Audio single processor
  • DJ mixers
  • Cymbals
  • Drum Machines
  • Electronic Drum Amps
  • Electronic Keyboards
  • Digital Pianos
  • Microphones
  • Sound Reinforcement Cabs
  • Powered Studio Monitors
  • Technics Turntables
  • Audio Signal Processors

Non-Qualifying Items

  • Acoustic Pianos
  • Custom-built Cables or Snakes
  • Copyrighted Material like
    Software, Books, Videos and DVDs
  • Computers and Consumer Electronics
  • Snakes and Switching Systems
  • Analog tape recorders
  • Wireless Units
  • Guitar Parts, Strings, Drum Sticks and Drum Heads
  • Upright Acoustic Basses
  • Large recording and live sound mixers
  • Studio Furniture
  • Lighting Gear
  • Drum hardware (low-end)
  • Turntables (other than Technics)
  • Stand-alone Digital Hard Disk Recorders
  • DAT and CD recorders
  • Band and Orchestra Instruments