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Vintage & Pre-loved - Acoustic Guitars

The acoustic guitar has a rich and varied history, there is evidence to suggest the modern acoustic guitar was modelled on the European lute or the Moorish Oud. The acoustic guitar is popular with new players as they don’t require an amp. Therefore, the second hand acoustic guitar market is a popular place for beginners to acquire a better guitar on a lower budget.

  • Tanglewood Sundance TW15OPCE, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Tanglewood Sundance TW15OPCE, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £329.00 - Original price £329.00
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    Tanglewood Sundance TW15OPCE, USED

    This is an ideal starter guitar for anyone looking to begin their guitar journey! In good condition with great playability, there isn't much more ...

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  • Ibanez Talman TCY10E-SFH electro acoustic Seafoam Green, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Ibanez Talman TCY10E-SFH electro acoustic Seafoam Green, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £140.00 - Original price £140.00
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    Ibanez Talman TCY10E-SFH electro acoustic Seafoam Green, USED

    The Ibanez Talman TCY10E-SFH has a unique double cutaway body, which compliments the Seafoam green finish, making the Talman a stylish electro acou...

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  • Martin 1937 000-28 Custom, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Martin 1937 000-28 Custom, USED - Fair Deal Music
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    Martin 1937 000-28 Custom, USED

    Martin are world renowned for their ability to craft beautiful guitars perfect for the working musician. With their effortless playability and stun...

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  • Martin DX1KAE Electro Acoustic Guitar, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Martin DX1KAE Electro Acoustic Guitar, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £499.00 - Original price £499.00
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    Martin DX1KAE Electro Acoustic Guitar, USED

    This Martin DX1KAE Electro Acoustic is a stunning guitar, with its solid spruce top that shows brightness and character. The Martin DX1KAE features...

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  • Taylor TS-BTE Taylor Swift Baby Taylor, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Taylor TS-BTE Taylor Swift Baby Taylor, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £299.00 - Original price £299.00
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    Taylor TS-BTE Taylor Swift Baby Taylor, USED

    Multi-award winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift has had a long-standing affection for Taylor Guitars, especially the Baby Taylor on which she wr...

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  • Taylor American BBT Big Baby, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Taylor American BBT Big Baby, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £399.00 - Original price £399.00
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    Taylor American BBT Big Baby, USED

    Taylor's 'Big Baby' model is one of the most successful travel sized acoustic guitars in the guitar world.  Our showroom's Big Baby is now a very r...

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  • Taylor 312ce V-Class Slotted Headstock, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Taylor 312ce V-Class Slotted Headstock, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £1,549.00 - Original price £1,549.00
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    Taylor 312ce V-Class Slotted Headstock, USED

    Taylor are responsible for producing incredible acoustic guitars. The 312ce is a beautiful instrument with a beautiful bright tone and comfortable ...

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  • Taylor 214ce Deluxe, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Taylor 214ce Deluxe, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £1,349.00
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    Taylor 214ce Deluxe, USED

    With its pairing of a solid Sitka Spruce top and Layered Indian Rosewood back and sides, the Taylor 214ce-SB DLX conveys vibrant highs with a reson...

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  • Taylor Custom Shop GS Baritone 8 String, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Taylor Custom Shop GS Baritone 8 String, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £4,699.00 - Original price £4,699.00
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    Taylor Custom Shop GS Baritone 8 String, USED

    This is a one of a kind baritone Taylor Custom Shop with doubled D and G string. Its back and sides are both flamed walnut with a sitka spruce top....

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  • Furch Violet D-SY w/ LR Baggs, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Furch Violet D-SY w/ LR Baggs, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £699.00 - Original price £699.00
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    Furch Violet D-SY w/ LR Baggs, USED

    Furch are one of Fair Deal Music's most loved guitar brands! You really need to have one of their instruments in your hands to appreciate their tru...

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Why would you purchase used acoustic guitars over new?

Buying from a reseller like us means it will have had to meet certain quality control criteria and come with a warranty. Other than that, they are a great way to get into guitar playing. The possible issues from buying a second hand acoustic guitar from a private reseller is that they have no manufacturer's warranty, and what condition it could be in. If you buy from a private seller, then you cannot be sure as to what work has been done or how much warping the neck could have.

Cheaper for beginners

Probably the first guitar any of us have owned was a cheap acoustic guitar. If you are learning to play guitar on a guitar that doesn’t suit you, then you are more likely to give it up. Used acoustic guitars offer a cheaper way to get a better equipment that you are more likely to stick with.

No longer in production

Some of the most well-crafted and unique acoustic guitars were made in the mid-20th century. Martin are one of the most popular brands on the market, and they still make some of the best hand crafted guitars. However, they are notoriously hard to come by.

Unique tone

With used acoustic guitars, the sound can change over time. The wood becomes worn, and the sound hole will develop some imperfections. Some of the tonality of a second hand acoustic guitar comes from the fact they have been slightly mistreated. A heavy worn fret board, a new bridge, and even a dent in the body can give a unique tone. You can’t get that with a brand-new model.

What kinds of used guitars are for sale with Fair Deal Music?

Second hand nylon string acoustic guitar

The nylon strings are popular in classical compositions as they have a slightly muted, mellower sound to them. The strings are under less tension than a used acoustic guitar with steel strings, so they can be easier to manipulate.

Second hand steel string acoustic guitar

Steel string used acoustic guitars are probably the most recognisable, and are used in a plethora of genres. Country and pop music use steel string guitars for their brighter sounds and offer better pitch bending than nylon. They are harsher on the fingers for some beginners.