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eBay has been one of the long-standing destinations for buying and selling guitar gear and other musical equipment covering all ranges. This is one of the premier auction sites for finding vintage guitars, amps and effects along with boutique gear and less-expensive mass-produced gear. While many don’t enjoy the fees that come with using eBay, it’s often the fastest and surest way to sell gear that you’re having a hard time getting rid of. It can also sometimes be the only place to find rare items.
A high traffic message board with an emporium section to buy and sell musical equipment. This is an excellent place to find boutique guitar pedals, high end guitars and boutique/vintage amplifiers. It is free to browse the listings and contact sellers, however posting classified listings requires a paid membership (which is quite affordable).
A long time resource for free guitar classifieds, Harmony Central was the first place that guitarists went online to buy and sell used guitar equipment. Still an active guitar gear classifieds website, Harmony Central has taken a back seat to The Gear Page, however it is still an excellent place to post your listings as an additional way to reach buyers and find used gear for sale online.
Gbase is another long-standing website that has seem some changes over the years, but is still around and kicking. This is a good site for more than just guitarists, as they cater to musicians of all types buying and selling guitar equipment…as well as catering to dealers. It’s also free.
Vintage Guitar Magazine is a long-standing, high-quality publication that caters to vintage gearheads like no other publication online. They have absolutely some of the best content on the web for this niche, and they also have a free classifieds forum that you can use to buy and sell vintage guitar equipment.
Reverb has exploded onto scene recently to become the top resource for musical equipment auctions. Filling a niche in the music equipment industry, Reverb has taken much attention away from eBay for guitarists and other musicians looking to buy and sell music equipment in both auction, flat-price and auction formats. This should definitely be one of your gear buying and selling destinations.
Telecaster Discussion Page Reissue (aka “TDPRI”) is another long-standing guitar form, but with a focus on telecasters. If you’re looking to buy a Fender telecaster (or similar guitar), new or old, this is the community to join. You’ll find rare vintage Telecasters that can be difficult to find anywhere else, sold from a group of honorable gentlemen with years of experience both in the community and with the guitars themselves. A great placed to educated about this classic guitar at the same time.