How to Buy Used Guitars from Private Sellers Safely and Smartly
Here are some tips to get the best deals on the best used guitars and music gear from Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or any private seller, safely & smartly.
Before joining Acoustic Guitar, Greg Olwell was an editor for several other publications, including Strings, Ukulele, and Bass Player magazines, where he deepened his love of each instrument's unique gifts, the craft of building them, and the people who play them. He plays upright bass in several bands in the San Francisco Bay Area and also enjoys playing ukulele and guitar. Greg Olwell is Acoustic Guitar's editor-at-large.
Favorite Album: I have dozens of favorite albums, so I can't pick one, but most of them are pre-war rags, blues, or Hawaiian recordings from Blind Willie McTell, Sol Ho'opi'i, Kalama's Quartet, and Blind Blake.
Favorite Song to Play on Guitar Whichever one I'm learning at the moment.
Favorite Guitar you Own or Dream Guitar: I'll never part with my Waterloo WL-S—it was love at first strum. My dream guitar is a square-neck National tricone.