Is it a great time for guitar buying or not?

August 2019 is the first KVR Guitar Month so here's a new forum for discussion of all things guitar!
KVRAF
6149 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:58 am

Covid 19 restrictions are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Guitar companies told us that many were taking up the guitars to fill their time. Fender tells us that 90% of new players give up playing guitar in the first year. What this means (if true) is that there will be a glut in the market for cheap used guitars. Are they worth it? It's been my experience that new players and cheap buyers are less than respectful to their guitars.

Meanwhile inflation is at the highest it's been in 15 years and continues to climb. Yes it's going to affect the price of all new guitars and gear.

I'm no longer a collector of guitars. I'm thankful I did my buying when I did.

What do you think is happening with the guitar market and how is that going to affect your further purchases?
Synapse Audio Dune 3 I'm in love

KVRAF
5926 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Down the Withywindle

Post Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:23 am

My collecting days are over. I'm trying to sell two guitars at the moment, but they're both not cheap, and the only nibbles I've had so far have been scammers. I don't know what the market is like for cheapies. The guitars I'm selling are priced competitively, but they're in perfect condition and I'm not giving them away. No serious bites, even though the ads are marked 'negotiable.' Just have to be patient.
Jai Guru Deva....Om.....

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addled muppet weed
80658 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:13 pm

give it a few months you can get them from here for a bag of rice.

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KVRAF
2684 posts since 3 Aug, 2003 from Narnia

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:55 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:13 pm
give it a few months you can get them from here for a bag of rice.
Right now we could do with a bag of rice in this house.

:(

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