With the world wide problems caused by the coronavirus, many people may find going to a music shop difficult and with a bit of extra time on your hands, it’s an ideal time to do some work on your guitar technique or even invest in a new electric guitar for an online store.
Whether you’re buying your first electric guitar or looking to upgrade, here are some top tips to help you choose the best electric guitar online:
Don’t worry about asking lots of questions
When buying a guitar online it should be treated in the same way as if you were buying in a normal shop. The sellers will provide you with close up photos or video and any additional information you require. They should provide you with an instant chat or maybe a toll free phone number so you can talk directly with them
Usually, the price marked is a starting point, but you can negotiate your own price there. All they can do is to decline your offer, but usually they will negotiate within reason. An offer of between 10 and 20 percent off is not unreasonable and sometimes you may be able to ask more or get a few extras added on. So make an offer
Don’t be afraid of buying preloved gear
A quality electric guitar holds its value well, You can expect to pay about 50 to 75 percent of the original price, Some much older electric guitars fetch well over the cost of a new guitar because of their sound or who has used them.
If you decide to resell a quality second hand electric guitar you can expect it to maintain its value so you will not lose on your purchase as you should be able to resell it for about the same as you paid for it. A great advantage with a preloved electric guitar is apart from the lower price is it is already conditioned and worn in.
Always check the online store return policy
Before you make an online purchase be sure you fully understand the returns policy that relates to your purchases and spells out your rights as well as your obligations when you make a purchase.
Also, find out about shipping times and if there will be delays because of the coronavirus and complications because of quarantine measures.
When you wish to buy anything online, including an electric guitar it pays to check the different online store for pricing. With electric guitars from reputable makers, the consistent quality and reasonable prices are standard across the range. A quality electric guitar should be in the price range of $250 to $900. If you wish to pay a little more you will reap the benefit of an increase in quality as well as playability simply because they use more advanced components and materials as well as construction methods to make the more expensive models
Buying an electric guitar online is can be a great option if you cannot get to a regular music shop. The online salespeople are experts at finding the right electric guitar for the right player and can answer any questions you may have regarding your interest in any guitar. They are also negotiable with prices.