If you are looking for a guitar, there are two options available to you: either get a brand new guitar or buy a used & refurbished guitar. Both options have their pros and cons. There is also another option: just to save some money on the guitar itself. In this article I will describe what to look for in used & refurbished guitars and where.
If you are looking for a guitar for yourself then it is better to get a brand new one from an online guitar shop as they are usually more expensive and have a much longer warranty. They also cost much less than a used model which is great if you don't mind the price. Brand new guitars also have a much longer shelf life than used ones, which is very good news if you only plan to use it once or twice in your life (or even less). Also brand new guitars have many more features than their used counterparts and are built to last much longer than those that were previously used.
But if saving money is your only motivation then it is probably best to go with a used guitar. You can find great deals and good brands of used instruments at yard sales, overstock stores or online auctions. Also many people who want to sell their used guitars give them away as gifts, which is also a great way to get a bargain. So whether you are buying a used instrument because you love it or you are simply saving money, you can find a used and refurbished guitar with just as much quality as a brand new one.
But you do need to be careful when purchasing used instruments. Always check for any signs of wear and tear like frayed wires or the finish has faded. Look at how the guitar sounds when you play it. Does it still have the same tone it had when it was brand new? Also pay attention to the fine points of the guitar. Make sure the instrument is in tune, is comfortable to play and looks good!
If you want to get a really good bargain then you should consider looking for used and refurbished guitars from sellers on the internet. You can often buy these godin guitars direct from the manufacturer. Many times there are special offers available from time to time at the manufacturer's website where you can pay up to 50% less than the retail price for a guitar. Another option is to look at auction websites like eBay.
There are plenty of options for used & refurbished guitars but you do need to do your research. Pay attention to sound, condition, brand name and price. A little bit of homework can help you find the perfect guitar for your collection. Check out this post for more info about electric guitar: https://www.encyclopedia.com/literature-and-arts/performing-arts/music-history/electric-guitar.