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Vintage & Pre-loved - Electric Guitars

The guitar industry goes through some drastic changes from time to time, and every guitar player has a preference on make and model. When a new guitar range is launched that you must have, you can sell your older guitars to raise some money to buy the latest and greatest. Therefore, the used guitar market is constantly littered with a large swath of guitars that allow budget conscious players to get a great deal from used electric guitars, to second hand bass guitars! We like to look at the used electric guitars for sale through our website as “preloved”.

Vintage & Pre-loved - Electric Guitars
  • ESP EC-200 STBCS See-Thru Black Cherry Satin, USED - Fair Deal Music
    ESP EC-200 STBCS See-Thru Black Cherry Satin, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £275.00 - Original price £275.00
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    ESP EC-200 STBCS See-Thru Black Cherry Satin, USED

    The ESP LTD EC-200 Electric Guitar in See Thru Cherry is a rocking single cutaway style electric, with a set neck and powerful ESP Designed pickup...

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    Original price £275.00 - Original price £275.00
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  • Fender American Peformer Mustang in Vintage White, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Fender American Peformer Mustang in Vintage White, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £899.00 - Original price £899.00
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    Fender American Peformer Mustang in Vintage White, USED

    This great Mustang sounds, looks and plays brilliantly, with the right blend of old school charm and modern day efficiency.The Mustang is one of th...

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    Original price £899.00 - Original price £899.00
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  • Gibson Les Paul Classic 2005, Tobacco Sunburst USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gibson Les Paul Classic 2005, Tobacco Sunburst USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £1,599.00 - Original price £1,599.00
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    Gibson Les Paul Classic 2005, Tobacco Sunburst USED

    Accessories Included: Hardcase

    Original price £1,599.00 - Original price £1,599.00
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  • Yamaha ERG121 Black, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £75.00 - Original price £75.00
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    Yamaha ERG121 Black, USED

    With their dedication to providing budding musicians with affordable instruments made from quality materials and built with care and attention to d...

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    Original price £75.00 - Original price £75.00
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  • Epiphone 335 Purple Burst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Epiphone 335 Purple Burst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £499.00 - Original price £499.00
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    Epiphone 335 Purple Burst, USED

    This is an absolutely stunning guitar which is 'as new'. It has never been played and was sold to us as an unwanted gift meaning it has all of its ...

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    Original price £499.00 - Original price £499.00
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  • Burns Double 6, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Burns Double 6, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £899.00 - Original price £899.00
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    Burns Double 6, USED

    The Burns club series Doube Six 12 String model captures the spirit of the original that was first introduced in 1963, described as "by far the mos...

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    Original price £899.00 - Original price £899.00
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  • Gibson SG Special Natural, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gibson SG Special Natural, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £999.00 - Original price £999.00
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    Gibson SG Special Natural, USED

    SG's are one of the most iconic guitars in the music world. This Gibson SG Special really is an instrument you won't want to put down! For those wh...

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    Original price £999.00 - Original price £999.00
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  • Squier Affinity Telecaster LRL WPG Lake Placid Blue, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Squier Affinity Telecaster LRL WPG Lake Placid Blue, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £150.00 - Original price £150.00
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    Squier Affinity Telecaster LRL WPG Lake Placid Blue, USED

    The Squier Affinity Telecaster is a fantastic choice for guitarist's looking for a guitar that focuses on playability and comfort. With a C Shape n...

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    Original price £150.00 - Original price £150.00
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  • Gibson SG Special Cherry 2004, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gibson SG Special Cherry 2004, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £899.00 - Original price £899.00
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    Gibson SG Special Cherry 2004, USED

    The SG Special evolved out of the Les Paul Special in the early '60s when Gibson introduced the SG as its primary solidbody shape. The Special was ...

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  • Yamaha Pacifica 611HFM, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Yamaha Pacifica 611HFM, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £369.00 - Original price £369.00
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    Yamaha Pacifica 611HFM, USED

    This Yamaha Pacifica 611HFM is immediately eye catching with it's Root Beer finish and Seymour Duncan SP90-1n, which gives this guitar a fantastic ...

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    Original price £369.00 - Original price £369.00
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  • PRS Custom 24 30th Anniversary Wood Library Ten Top Satin Finish Charcoal, USED - Fair Deal Music
    PRS Custom 24 30th Anniversary Wood Library Ten Top Satin Finish Charcoal, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £2,999.00 - Original price £2,999.00
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    PRS Custom 24 30th Anniversary Wood Library Ten Top Satin Finish Charcoal, USED

    We are delighted to have this rare PRS available to try in our showroom!  This is one of the most beautiful looking and performing PRS guitars we'v...

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    Original price £2,999.00 - Original price £2,999.00
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  • Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £799.00 - Original price £799.00
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    Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature, USED

    The Ibanez LGB30 has the same looks and features of the exclusive LGB300, but at only a third of its price. Despite its low price, this semi-acoust...

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    Original price £799.00 - Original price £799.00
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  • Gibson SG Special Black, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gibson SG Special Black, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £899.00 - Original price £899.00
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    Gibson SG Special Black, USED

      Condition: USED, blemishes on the back of the body with small blemishes on the front. Accessories Included:  

    Original price £899.00 - Original price £899.00
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  • Gibson 2014 Gibson Memphis ES345 VOS 1964 Historic Reissue, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gibson 2014 Gibson Memphis ES345 VOS 1964 Historic Reissue, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £4,299.00 - Original price £4,299.00
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    Gibson 2014 Gibson Memphis ES345 VOS 1964 Historic Reissue, USED

    This Gibson 1959 Custom Shop Reissue ES-345TD is a beautiful semi-hollowbody guitar, with a classic natural sunburst finish, gold hardware and inla...

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    Original price £4,299.00 - Original price £4,299.00
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  • Fender '59 Relic Esquire Telecaster Sunburst RW 2013, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Fender '59 Relic Esquire Telecaster Sunburst RW 2013, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £3,299.00 - Original price £3,299.00
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    Fender '59 Relic Esquire Telecaster Sunburst RW 2013, USED

    The Fender Custom Shop team have taken this piece of Fender history and added a few features to customise it into one of their favourite esquires,...

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    Original price £3,299.00 - Original price £3,299.00
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  • PRS Studio 10-Top Charcoal Grey, USED - Fair Deal Music
    PRS Studio 10-Top Charcoal Grey, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £3,299.00 - Original price £3,299.00
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    PRS Studio 10-Top Charcoal Grey, USED

    SN: 11179599    Condition: USED, NEAR MINT Includes: Hard Case

    Original price £3,299.00 - Original price £3,299.00
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  • LSL Bianca Rae T-Bone Telecaster White Relic, USED - Fair Deal Music
    LSL Bianca Rae T-Bone Telecaster White Relic, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £2,499.00 - Original price £2,499.00
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    LSL Bianca Rae T-Bone Telecaster White Relic, USED

    LSL have a fantastic reputation in the world of guitars. This model in particular is quite a rare find in the UK. This is as close as you can get t...

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    Original price £2,499.00 - Original price £2,499.00
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  • Rickenbacker 2015 330 Satin Walnut, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Rickenbacker 2015 330 Satin Walnut, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £1,849.00 - Original price £1,849.00
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    Rickenbacker 2015 330 Satin Walnut, USED

    This is a gorgeous example of a Rickenbacker 330. It's been very well looked after but does show signs of usage but you'd be hard pressed to notice...

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    Original price £1,849.00 - Original price £1,849.00
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  • Rickenbacker 381 V69, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Rickenbacker 381 V69, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £4,999.00 - Original price £4,999.00
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    Rickenbacker 381 V69, USED

      This Rickenbacker is the newest addition to our showroom and is already gaining attention! The Rickenbacker 381V69 Fireglo is the traditional Ame...

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    Original price £4,999.00 - Original price £4,999.00
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  • Gretsch G2210 Streamliner Gunmetal Blue, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gretsch G2210 Streamliner Gunmetal Blue, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £189.00 - Original price £189.00
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    Gretsch G2210 Streamliner Gunmetal Blue, USED

    An exciting new addition to the Streamliner Collection, the G2210 Streamliner Junior Jet™ Club is a stripped-down workhouse that’s built to take a...

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    Original price £189.00 - Original price £189.00
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  • PRS SE Soapbar Single Cut Black, USED - Fair Deal Music
    PRS SE Soapbar Single Cut Black, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £450.00 - Original price £450.00
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    PRS SE Soapbar Single Cut Black, USED

    The original SE Soapbar features a singlecut body design that had to be abandoned in 2004 due to litigation. After the lawsuit was resolved, the ...

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  • Fender Ultra Luxe Stratocaster 3 Tone Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Fender Ultra Luxe Stratocaster 3 Tone Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £1,899.00 - Original price £1,899.00
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    Fender Ultra Luxe Stratocaster 3 Tone Sunburst, USED

      Your pathway to ultra-high performance. The Fender American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster is the next step in Fender's modern design. It's their most...

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    Original price £1,899.00 - Original price £1,899.00
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  • Ibanez 1977 Doubleneck 6/12, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Ibanez 1977 Doubleneck 6/12, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £1,499.00 - Original price £1,499.00
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    Ibanez 1977 Doubleneck 6/12, USED

    Original price £1,499.00 - Original price £1,499.00
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  • Gibson Les Paul Studio Worn Cherry, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gibson Les Paul Studio Worn Cherry, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £899.00 - Original price £899.00
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    Gibson Les Paul Studio Worn Cherry, USED

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Why would you purchase used electric guitars over new?

Buying a second hand electric guitar from a reseller means the rigorous quality control and warranty. Buy from a private seller means that they most likely come with no manufacturer's warranty. Other than that, they are a great way to get into playing guitar, getting an older model for your collection, or to find something truly special.

Cheaper for beginners

When most new players look at what their first guitar should be, they will do some research and have an idea of what style they want to play. You aren’t going to be shredding heavy metal within a few weeks, so buying a second hand electric guitar should be a good all-round option to scale with your guitar ability; eventually you will need to buy a new one though. The main concern is you don’t want to invest a large chunk of money into something you may not be 100% confident in.

No longer in production

Guitar manufacturers have a few iconic models they have made for decades, but they aren’t necessarily the same. A 1950s Gibson Les Paul is different to a 2019 model. If you are looking for a specific build of guitar, then you may have to buy a second hand electric guitar.

Older hidden gems

There have been some incredibly unique, strange, and rare guitars in history. A lot of guitars are made on a production line nowadays, whereas older models were hand made. Which means each one is technically different. Sometimes a ‘flaw’ in the build can change how a guitar sounds, which is much more unlikely in modern guitar building.

Unique tone

With used electric guitars, the sound can change over time. The pickups getting used, and the sound becomes warmer. Some of the tonality of the used electric guitars comes from the fact they have been played extensively. The way a guitar is played can cause minute changes which can change how the guitar sounds. You can’t get that with a brand-new model.

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

Second hand bass guitar

The bass guitar is is a rhythm instrument, linking with the drums to form the backbone of a band. A second hand bass guitar will be a cheaper option, but could also have a unique tone. Usually, the more expensive a bass guitar is, the more control over the warmth and tonality you will get. The second-hand bass guitar could give you access to better sound!

Second hand electric guitar

The most iconic type of guitar, the electric guitar needs little introduction. There are probably second-hand electric guitars you could name the make of, just at a glance. The Fender Stratocaster has been copied by a handful of manufacturers and has become synonymous with beginner guitarists.