Fabulous guitar - thank you so much. The condition is remarkable It's just so easy to play.
It's here! And it's amazing. Actually the best playing guitar I've owned so far. I played it in rehearsal today and I really dig the sound. Big box sound out of this light, handy thinline. Thank you very much for the relaxed business, it was a pleasure dealing with you!
Gibson ES-125 TC
£999.00 £99.00 £2,999.00
One of our great pleasures here at JGG is answering customer’s questions regarding vintage guitars.
As we often get asked very similar questions on topics such as value, originality and how to really assess vintage guitars, we’ve decided to put together our very own vintage guitar buyers guide.
We think it’s just what you might need in answering the most common queries and you can get it for free by contacting us with the form below.
On a good day, we are asked, at least once “would you be interested in buying my old guitar?”
On a bad day we are asked several times.
On a really bad day, they all turn out to be trades. From Africa.
We sell vintage guitars, and there’s a limited supply of them, so yes, we do buy them and we buy them from normal people just like you.
Want to know how to improve your chance of getting us to buy a guitar from you? It’s not a secret, read on and I’ll tell you.
There’s one golden rule when it comes to selling your instrument to us: state your price.
Be upfront and honest about the amount of money you would accept in return for your guitar. Don’t expect us to tell you because we don’t know YOUR price!
Remember, YOUR price is not the same as the retail price, the book price, the eBay price and none of these are likely to be the same as the price an actual buyer is willing to pay in cash money. As seller, your job is to get a price that’s high enough to satisfy you and low enough to secure that cash.
Do your research (completed listings on eBay are a good place to start), make your mind-up if you want to sell at that price, and then send us:
If we are able to consider buying it at your price, we will ask for photographs to get a better idea of condition, before making arrangements with you to see the instrument “in the flesh”.
We will progress the deal as far as we can from your photographs and description via email, but the final decision is made by our buyer after a “hands-on” inspection. This is why the location of the guitar is relevant.
If you are sending the guitar from abroad, then it is your responsibility to pack and deliver the guitar to us. If it’s not as described, we will not buy it, and you will have to pay the return shipping costs. This may sound harsh, but it’s fair.
Our buying tastes are quite narrow, so don’t waste your time offering us anything that’s not on this list. We buy:
We don’t actively buy anything other than these. If you see something else on our site, it’s because it came in as a trade, came from our private collection, or is such a Great Guitar we couldn’t resist it.
Read about part exchanges and consignment sales.
We don’t buy guitars from people on eBay, no exceptions.
If you intend listing your guitar on eBay, please don’t waste our time offering it to us.
Conversely, if you do offer something to us, we expect you to honour your offer.
We have a shop on eBay – we pay the monthly fees and consider it an advertising overhead – everything we list in the JustGreatGuitars eBay shop is available on our site at a much cheaper price.
If you buy from us via eBay you are paying extra to cover eBay’s fees. Don’t even get us started on the cost and risks of PayPal!
As if that weren’t discouragement enough, we do not offer a returns policy on eBay.
If you read this after you bought from us via eBay, and are wondering if you can get a refund through eBay and re-purchase directly, the answer is “sorry, but no”.
There is some good (impartial) advice about selling vintage (Gretsch) guitars here.
Reverb is a specialised marketplace that is a bit like eBay but for guitar gear. Caution is needed here, as you would on eBay or Gumtree, and their reach is smaller, but Reverb.com’s Vintage Guitar FAQ guide has some useful info.