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Buying Second Hand Musical Instruments?

Aug 18, 2007
Deciding to learn to play a musical instrument is one that will provide a lifetime of benefits and enjoyment. But buying a musical instrument can be a costly one that gives way to a common dilemma-should you buy or not? You could always rent the instrument first or you could cut the cost dramatically buy buying second hand. You will save money by buying second hand but in doing so but you must be more careful when buying.

Here are some tips that will help to buy second hand musical instruments without buying second hand musical throw-aways:

Be sure to the seller offers all paperwork that is associated with the instrument.

Find out if there has been any maintenance prior to your purchase

Ask how much maintenance the instrument has had or for larger instruments, tuning, overhauls, and the like within the past few years.

Visually inspect the instrument for damage and missing parts paying special attention to knocks and dings that will affect the sound quality and resale value

In addition, finding good advice on where to look for quality second hand musical instruments can save not only money but time in search as well. On a tight budget? You would want to save both which can be accomplished by also trying yard sales or flea markets, surf the net, or your local newspaper may produce a great find. Obviously, the downside of buying a second hand musical instruments that there are no warranties. The money you save you may need to cover repair cost. So keep these things in mind while shopping. Visual overall good condition, testing the instrument to see that it has good sound, and how the instrument feels while playing it usually will determine whether or not you have stumbled across a great deal. Above all make sure that you research the pricing of a new instrument to make sure that you are getting value for your money, compare the condition of the used instruments and assess for yourself whether it is truly a good deal.

In the end, if you have managed to locate a good deal you now have a good quality instrument at a lower price than buying a new one and you have avoided some of the risks in the process. It has been discovered that if the second hand musical instrument is of good quality, good price, and good condition, then it is better than buying a new instrument of poor quality.
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