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Are you looking for a way to get the guitar, mandolin or banjo you want?
Have you considered trading your old instrument?
Your instrument is worth something.
Why not trade your old instrument for the guitar of your dreams?
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We take trades.


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Django Reinhardt and The Levin Deluxe

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1965 Rickenbacker 360-12

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James Taylor and the Gibson J50

James Taylor recorded Sweet Baby James with the Gibson J50. The Gibson J50 with its mahogany back & sides, spruce top, ebony fretboard and mahogany headstock helped produce the iconic sound of the Sweet Baby James album.

The Guitars of Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins had a hand in designing guitars with Gretsch and Gibson. Chet's invention of a new style of playing and thoughtful design of instruments created the sound of a generation of guitar players.

The Original 1952 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop

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Nick Drake and the Guild M20

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Gibson Les Paul Junior – A Rock n’ Roll Icon

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The Gibson L-4C & ES-175 Archtop Guitars

Gibson's Popular Jazz Guitar The Gibson L-4C, and eventually the ES-175, are amongst the most popular jazz guitars in history. It has been the guitar of choice for guitarists like Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Bill Frisell, Steve Howe and...

The Martin 000-18

One of our favorite Martin guitars is the 000-18. The 000-18 was a less sought after model during the 1960’s, at a time when large guitars like the Martin D-18, Martin D-28 and Gibson J-45 were more popular. The 000-18 was...

The Gretsch White Falcon

The White Falcon was introduced in 1954 as a showpiece instrument for the NAMM show that year. The guitar was so popular at the show that Gretsch decided to put it into production, and it has since become an icon of the world of electric guitars. The body of the White...

I’ve never had a bad experience at AcousticMusic.Org. Great people with tremendous knowledge and thoughtful patience. The only acoustic music store I go to.

– John

I am very happy with the representation of the guitar and the trade I was able to negotiate. No surprises and I love the guitar.

– Matt

These guys are helpful straight shooters. They assisted by sending additional images and answering questions quickly and accurately. Their customer care made the trade for me.

– Charles

Exactly what they described. I am EXTREMELY satisfied with the deal. I couldn’t be more pleased with the deal. The L-7C exceeded my expectations as did the ease of the transaction! Many thanks!

– Eileen

Unit was cleaned up VERY well. Shipping container was on point, really put a lot of effort into securing unit inside of shipping container. This unit appears to have been kept in excellent shape. Would do business with this dealer again. 10/10

– Lauren

Spectacular guitar, condition better than described. Thank you!

– Richard

Guitar as described, a great trade and reasonable deal, excellent fast shipping, would definitely do business with you guys again.

– Mark

Best ever! Fell in love with this guitar when I played it a few years ago in a store when it was new. Couldn’t believe it would find it’s way to me. Thanks! Great job packing, shipping, and communicating.

– David

The J-35 arrived yesterday in good shape. The guitar is in excellent condition as described. Very fair trade and shipping charges. AAA+++ Thank you!

– Jim

Guitars For Trade knows their guitars and are the Real Deal. I would not hesitate to trade into another guitar from them. Thanks!

– Liam

Awesome trade – would love to work with you again!

– Lenny

Awesome guitar, awesome transaction. Great trade deal, quick to ship, and packaged just right. Thanks!

– Jan

Couldn’t be happier, what a pleasure to deal with!!!!! Lightning shipping, all around the BEST!!!! Guitar is awesome, thanks so much!

– Paul

Totally outstanding experience! Love the guitar and the service. Would recommend this store to anyone who loves guitar!

– Dave