FAQ



How much is my vintage guitar worth? Can you value it?

We offer valuation services, but we simply need to see the guitar and have it in our possession to make sure it is as described before the valuation is conducted. Logically, we cannot offer valuations over the phone.

Will my vintage guitar go up in value?

Impossible to predict. One opinion expressed to us from collectors is that “as the collectible vintage pieces become more difficult to source, one might expect price increases on certain pieces, especially those with low production numbers”.

Are vintage guitars a solid investment?

Yes. Based on historical prices, there is now a concentration of investor attention on 1950’s-1970’s Fender and Gibson electric guitars, basses and amps. The earlier pieces are attractive to investors as they have offered consistent returns over the decades due to their desirability. In addition, Martin acoustics in the 1930’s are particularly collectable in 2022 and have seen some of the highest investment returns over the last decade.

What is the most expensive guitar on the website?

That would the 1951 Fender Telecaster.

Do you consign vintage guitars on your site?

Yes. Vintage Electric have the simplest consignment model in Australia for vintage guitar collectors. An upfront fee of $300 is charged to get the guitar onto our website including inspection, appraisal, valuation and photography.

We take possession of the guitar for the consignment period, and once a piece sells, we then send the client 95% of the sale proceeds, and then take care of all logisitics for the customer. A simple process and risk free for both parties.

Where are your vintage guitars located?

The primary vintage guitar collections are located in secure storage in Australia in Perth, Western Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, and Brisbane, Queensland.

Do you offer returns and refunds?

Yes. Customers have 48 hours after delivery to return instruments and amplifiers in their original packaging back to us for a refund if there is an issue discovered not described with the instrument.

Have customers ever returned a vintage piece?

Not one. After selling over 175 vintage pieces, no customer has ever asked to return a piece.

Has anyone ever purchased a vintage guitar after telling you they need to get approval from their partner?

No.

When people make an offer on a guitar, what happens?

If an offer is accepted, the applicant has 4 business days to pay for the piece for the agreed amount.

Where did you buy the guitars?

The majority of the guitars were imported from private vintage collectors in Australia, the US, Japan and Europe.

Can I pay a guitar off over time?

Yes. Layby of instruments involves a minimum 50% deposit with up to 90 days following to pay the remainder. After 90 days, if the instrument is not purchased outright as per the layby agreement, a default fee of 10% of the value of the product sale price as written in the invoice is retained and the remainder of all monies received is returned to the purchaser.

Do you charge GST?

Sales within Australia of our own stock include GST. Exports of instruments outside of Australia are exclusive of GST. Consigned guitars are exclusive of GST.