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Save on the gear you really need when you trade your old rig

Outgrown, outdated or no longer needed, sometimes our gear has served us well, but it's time for it to move on.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 money, 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. 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

Trade-In Employee

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

Trade-In Guitar Rack

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.

Trade-In Guitar Close Up

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.

Trade-In Guitar and Amp

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

Trade In Trade Up Terms and Conditions:

Exclusions and Limitations for the 10% off Trade In Offer:

10% off a single-item purchase of new equipment (up to a $500 discount) with qualifying trade-in on the same transaction. Excludes Clearance, price matches, scratch & dent, Used, Vintage equipment, tax/shipping charges, Gift Cards, Stick and String Club memberships, and musician services (Pro Coverage, GC Garage, GC Studios). Not to be used in conjunction with other coupons, promotions or offers. No cash value.

Products from the following manufacturers do not qualify for this offer:

3 Monkeys Amps, 3rd Power Amps, 65amps, A Designs, ADAM Audio, Aguilar, Akai Professional, AKG, Alesis, Allen & Heath, Alto, Altus, Alvarez, American Audio, American DJ, Ampeg, Antelope Audio, Antoine Courtois Paris, Aphex, Apogee, Apple, Armstrong, ART, Arturia, Audio-Technica, Audix, Auralex, Avalon, Avanti, Avid, Axl, Azumi, B&S, B3 Guitars, Bach, Bad Cat, BAM, BeatKangz, Beats By Dre, Bedell, Behringer, Belkin, Benchmark, Benchmark Media Systems, Benedetto Guitars, Besson, Bixonic, Black Cat, Blackheart, Blackstar, Blue, Bogner, Bosch, Bose, Boss, Breedlove, Bricasti, Brio, BSS Audio, Budda, Buffet Crampon, Bugera, Bundy, Carl Martin, Casio, Cerwin-Vega, Chameleon Labs, Chandler Limited, Charvel, Chauvet, Cleartone, Cloud, Conn, Cordoba Music Group, Courtois, Crate, Crown, Cusack, Daking, Dangerous Music, dbx, ddrum, Dean, Death By Audio, Diamond Amplification, Diezel, DigiTech, Dime Amplification, Disney by Washburn, DLS Effects, Drawmer, Dunnett, Drum Workshop, Earthquaker Devices, EBS, Eden, Edirol, Elation, Electro-Harmonix, Electro-Voice, Elysia, Emerson, EMG, Eminence, EMMA Electronic, Empirical Labs, Empress Effects, Engl, Epiphone, ESP, Euphonix, Eventide, EVH, Evil Robot, F. Loree Paris, Fano Guitars, Fargen Amps, Fender, Fender Custom Shop, Fishman, Focal, Focusrite, Fox, Friedman, Fryette, Fuchs, Fulltone, Furman, G7th, Gallien-Krueger, Galway, Gator, Gemeinhardt, Genz Benz, Getzen, Gibson, Gibson Custom, Gibson USA, Giffin Guitars, GNI Pedals, Godlyke, Gold Tone, Golden Age, Golden Age Project, Grace Design, Great Divide, Great River, Gretsch, Gretsch Drums, Gretsch Guitars, Guild, Guyatone, Hagstrom, Hans Hoyer, Hao, Harden Engineering, Harman, Haynes, Hercules, HHB, Hohner, Holton, Ibanez, ISP Technologies, J Puchner, Jackson, JamHub, Jasmine by Takamine, JBL, Jet City Amplification, Jody Jaz, Jupiter, K&M, Kanstul, Kawai, Keeley, Keilwerth, Keith McMillen Instruments, Kemper, King, Koll Guitars, Korg, Kramer, KRK, Kurzweil, Kush Audio, Laney, Langevin, Leblanc, Lexicon, Line 6, LovePedal, LP, LsL Instruments, Ludwig, Luna Guitars, M-Audio, Mackie, Mad Professor, Malekko Heavy Industry, Manley, Mapex, Markbass, Marshall, Martin, Martin-Leblac, Matchless Amps, Maxon, Meinl, Meinl Weston, Millennia, Miraphone, Mixosaurus, Mogami, Mojave Audio, Moog, Morgan, MOTU, Music Man, MusicXPC, N-Tune, Neumann, Neve, Nord, Novation, NS Design, Numark, Olympus, On-Stage Stands, Option 5, Orange Amplifiers, Ortofon, Ovation, P. Mauriat, Pacific Drums & Percussion (PDP), Paiste, Parker Guitars, Pearl, Peavey, Pelonis Sound and Acoustics, Perris, Phonic, Pigtronix, Pioneer, Powell, Prelude by Conn-Selmer, PreSonus, Propellerhead, PRS, Purple Audio, QSC, Quik Lok, Radial Engineering, Rainsong, Randall, Rane, Reunion Blues, Rickenbacker, Rivera, RME, Roc-N-Soc, Rockbag by Warwick, Rockbass by Warwick, Rockcase by Warwick, RockStand by Warwick, Rode Microphones, Roland, Royer, Rupert Neve Designs, Sabian, Sample Logic, Schecter Guitar Research, Scherzer, Schilke, Schreiber, Schroeder, Schroeder Guitars, Selmer, Selmer Paris, Sennheiser, Serato, Shure, SKB, SM Pro Audio, Softube, Soldano, Solid State Logic, Sonare, Sonivox, Soul, Soundcraft, Squier, Stanton, Steinberg, Steinberger, Stephanhouser, Sterling by MusicMan, Summit Audio, Sweet Sound Electronic, Splawn, SWR, T-REX Engineering, Takamine, Tama, Tapco, Tascam, Taylor, TDK, Tech 21, Telefunken, Thermionic Culture, Toadworks, Tobias, Toca, Tone King, Tortuga, Traveler Guitar, Traynor, True Systems, Tube-Tech, Two Rock, Ultimate Support, Universal Audio, Vestax, Violet Audio, Vito, VMI, Voodoo Lab, VOX, W. Nirschl, Waldorf, Wampler, Warwick, Washburn, Weber Speakers, Western Digital, Xotic Effects, Yamaha, Yamaha Band & Orchestra, Yanagisawa, Zildjian, Zoom, ZVex Effects

Guitar Center may not make an offer on some items after inspection. See a Guitar Center Sales Associate for gear inspection and trade in offer.

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