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Used gear buying event. September 26 9 AM to 12 PM in all stores. Used gear buying event. September 26 9 AM to 12 PM in all stores.


for your used & vintage gear


Beyond $500 will be paid with a check or Guitar Center Visa® Prepaid Card*

Due to legal restrictions, we cannot pay cash in the following stores: Greensboro, Rockville and Silver Spring.

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Outgrown, outdated or no longer needed, sometimes our gear has served us well, but it’s time for it to move on.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

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

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

Non-qualifying Items for Trade In

Acoustic Pianos, Custom-Built Cables or Snakes, Copyrighted Material (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

This optional offer is not a MetaBank®, N.A. or Visa product or service.

*Cards are issued by MetaBank®, National Association, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. This card can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted within the U.S. only.

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