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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
  • Fender Vintera '60s Tele Bigsby PF 3 Tone Sunburst,  USED - Fair Deal Music
    Fender Vintera '60s Tele Bigsby PF 3 Tone Sunburst,  USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £629.00 - Original price £629.00
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    Fender Vintera '60s Tele Bigsby PF 3 Tone Sunburst, USED

    The Vintera series is a collision of new and old worlds! For those looking for a true Fender feel with minimal complexities, the Vintera series pro...

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    Original price £629.00 - Original price £629.00
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  • Gibson 2018 Les Paul HP in Heritage Cherry Fade, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gibson 2018 Les Paul HP in Heritage Cherry Fade, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £2,699.00 - Original price £2,699.00
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    Gibson 2018 Les Paul HP in Heritage Cherry Fade, USED

    This Gibson Les Paul HP is a very unique guitar to join our Birmingham showroom.  The body is crafted from a single piece of Mahogany with the fame...

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    Original price £2,699.00 - Original price £2,699.00
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  • Friedman Vintage T Telecaster Roadworn Sea Foam Green HH, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Friedman Vintage T Telecaster Roadworn Sea Foam Green HH, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £2,100.00 - Original price £2,100.00
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    Friedman Vintage T Telecaster Roadworn Sea Foam Green HH, USED

    Friedman makes fantastic amplifiers, and their guitars are no exception. This Vintage T is a low-cost rock & roll guitar with a vintage vibe an...

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    Original price £2,100.00 - Original price £2,100.00
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  • Gibson 2015 Les Paul Less Plus Desert Burst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gibson 2015 Les Paul Less Plus Desert Burst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £1,799.00 - Original price £1,799.00
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    Gibson 2015 Les Paul Less Plus Desert Burst, USED

    The Les Paul Less Plus, a new addition to Gibson's 2015 portfolio, includes a pair of uncovered vintage-voiced humbuckers and an active boost circu...

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    Original price £1,799.00 - Original price £1,799.00
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  • Epiphone Les Paul Ultra Faded Cherry Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Epiphone Les Paul Ultra Faded Cherry Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £399.00 - Original price £399.00
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    Epiphone Les Paul Ultra Faded Cherry Sunburst, USED

    While the Epiphone Les Paul Ultra is stunning, it is more than just a new version of an old Les Paul. In fact, it differs significantly from the no...

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    Original price £399.00 - Original price £399.00
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  • Squier 2002 20th Anniversary Standard Strat Charcoal, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Squier 2002 20th Anniversary Standard Strat Charcoal, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £169.00 - Original price £169.00
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    Squier 2002 20th Anniversary Standard Strat Charcoal, USED

    This guitar is a piece of Squier history. The 2002 model is in celebration of Squier's 20th Anniversary as a company.  Condition: This guitar is i...

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    Original price £169.00 - Original price £169.00
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  • Yamaha SGV-800 Flying Samurai Pearloid Snow White, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Yamaha SGV-800 Flying Samurai Pearloid Snow White, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £899.00 - Original price £899.00
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    Yamaha SGV-800 Flying Samurai Pearloid Snow White, USED

    This is a very rare guitar to enter our Birmingham showroom! An uncommon sight, our Yamaha SGV-800 is absolutely stunning and an exciting instrumen...

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    Original price £899.00 - Original price £899.00
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  • Gibson Midtown Standard Limited Edition Pelham Blue, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gibson Midtown Standard Limited Edition Pelham Blue, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £1,499.00 - Original price £1,499.00
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    Gibson Midtown Standard Limited Edition Pelham Blue, USED

    Gibson's Midtown Standard is renowned for being adaptable and surprisingly simple to play semi-hollow. The well-known Burstbucker humbuckers' pure ...

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    Original price £1,499.00 - Original price £1,499.00
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  • Gibson SG Standard, Ebony, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gibson SG Standard, Ebony, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £1,199.00 - Original price £1,199.00
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    Gibson SG Standard, Ebony, USED

    Gibson's SG - any guitarist will recognise one when they see one a and for good cause. This Gibson SG Standard is a perfect illustration of why peo...

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  • Tokai FB65 Vintage Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Tokai FB65 Vintage Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £529.00 - Original price £529.00
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    Tokai FB65 Vintage Sunburst, USED

    Tokai FB65 VS Firebird in Vintage Sunburst, a mouthwatering recreation of one of the most legendary guitar designs of all time. With its Mahogany ...

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    Original price £529.00 - Original price £529.00
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  • Epiphone ES-339 Natural, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Epiphone ES-339 Natural, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £349.00 - Original price £349.00
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    Epiphone ES-339 Natural, USED

    The ES-339 is intended for individuals who like the tone and appearance of an ES-335 in a somewhat smaller, lighter instrument. The hand-rolled C-...

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    Original price £349.00 - Original price £349.00
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  • Epiphone G400 Vintage Worn Brown, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Epiphone G400 Vintage Worn Brown, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £279.00 - Original price £279.00
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    Epiphone G400 Vintage Worn Brown, USED

    The Epiphone Vintage G-400 SG, Worn Brown is a less expensive version of the renowned 1962 Gibson SG guitar, featuring the same distinctive twin ho...

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    Original price £279.00 - Original price £279.00
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  • ESP LTD H-101FM, Dark Brown Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    ESP LTD H-101FM, Dark Brown Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £229.00 - Original price £229.00
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    ESP LTD H-101FM, Dark Brown Sunburst, USED

    The ESP LTD H-101FM is a great guitar that can accommodate a variety of playing styles. The H-101FM has a balanced tone thanks to the basswood bod...

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    Original price £229.00 - Original price £229.00
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  • 2015 Gibson Les Paul Traditional 100th anniversary in Ocean Blue, USED - Fair Deal Music
    2015 Gibson Les Paul Traditional 100th anniversary in Ocean Blue, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £1,849.00 - Original price £1,849.00
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    2015 Gibson Les Paul Traditional 100th anniversary in Ocean Blue, USED

    This Gibson 2015 Les Paul whilst bearing the title 'Traditional' redefines the meaning for Gibson. whilst most specs tend to adhere to their tradit...

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  • Gibson Les Paul Jr. 2019 Tobacco sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Gibson Les Paul Jr. 2019 Tobacco sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £1,199.00 - Original price £1,199.00
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    Gibson Les Paul Jr. 2019 Tobacco sunburst, USED

    This 2019 Gibson les paul junior is an absolute beast. sporting a wraparound bridge and a single P90 pickup by the bridge this guitar embodies a pl...

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    Original price £1,199.00 - Original price £1,199.00
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  • Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro II Black, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro II Black, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £399.00 - Original price £399.00
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    Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro II Black, USED

      The Les Paul Traditional PRO-II has a solid Mahogany body and a traditional carved top, and it has the classic build and contour of a traditional...

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  • Epiphone Dot 335 in Cherry, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Epiphone Dot 335 in Cherry, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £459.00 - Original price £459.00
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    Epiphone Dot 335 in Cherry, USED

      Layered maple top, back, and sides with a maple centre block for resonant tone and feedback resistance, inspired by the storied Gibson ES-335. Al...

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  • Fender David Gilmour Strat Custom Shop Stratocaster Black, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Fender David Gilmour Strat Custom Shop Stratocaster Black, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £7,495.00 - Original price £7,495.00
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    Fender David Gilmour Strat Custom Shop Stratocaster Black, USED

    We are extremely proud to have this guitar in our showroom and look forward to demonstrating it in store. To have the look and feel of David Gilmou...

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  • Sterling By Music Man JP100D John Petrucci in Royal Red, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Sterling By Music Man JP100D John Petrucci in Royal Red, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £599.00 - Original price £599.00
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    Sterling By Music Man JP100D John Petrucci in Royal Red, USED

    This John Petrucci release, which is based on Petrucci's own Music Man Ball Family Reserve JP6, features his signature DiMarzio LiquiFire and Crunc...

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    Original price £599.00 - Original price £599.00
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  • Godin SD XT HSH 2 Tone Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Godin SD XT HSH 2 Tone Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £550.00 - Original price £550.00
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    Godin SD XT HSH 2 Tone Sunburst, USED

    This Guitar is absolutely perfect for versatile players or anyone looking for an all-in-one Guitar! The Plethora of pickup combinations results in ...

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    Original price £550.00 - Original price £550.00
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  • Squier 1995 Stratocaster in Tobacco Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Squier 1995 Stratocaster in Tobacco Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £159.00 - Original price £159.00
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    Squier 1995 Stratocaster in Tobacco Sunburst, USED

    Perfect for beginners this Squier Stratocaster is an essential part of any players collection! This guitar in particular is a Chinese model from 19...

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  • Fender 2013 Limited Edition Starcaster in Natural Gloss, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Fender 2013 Limited Edition Starcaster in Natural Gloss, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £699.00 - Original price £699.00
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    Fender 2013 Limited Edition Starcaster in Natural Gloss, USED

    Virtually fabled since the mid-to-late 1970s, the seldom-seen Starcaster occupies a special place in Fender history as its one-and-only offset-wais...

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    Original price £699.00 - Original price £699.00
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  • 2014 Rickenbacker 330 in Ruby Red Metallic, USED - Fair Deal Music
    2014 Rickenbacker 330 in Ruby Red Metallic, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £2,099.00 - Original price £2,099.00
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    2014 Rickenbacker 330 in Ruby Red Metallic, USED

    Since its release in the late 1950s, the 330 has been a mainstay on the popular music scene and is frequently linked to many important "jangle-rock...

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  • Fender Custom Shop '54 Stratocaster Relic in Two Tone Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Fender Custom Shop '54 Stratocaster Relic in Two Tone Sunburst, USED - Fair Deal Music
    Original price £3,795.00 - Original price £3,795.00
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    Fender Custom Shop '54 Stratocaster Relic in Two Tone Sunburst, USED

    This one-piece ash body Stratocaster features a battered nitrocellulose lacquer finish in the model's original Two-color Sunburst. The one-piece q...

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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.