Sell & Trade

We’re always looking for quality guitars and other fretted instruments to purchase for our ever-changing inventory, and we do our best to make working with us as easy and rewarding as possible.  We purchase vintage guitars, amplifiers, mandolins, banjos, and ukuleles and are interested in single pieces to entire collections.

Have an instrument or amplifier to trade?  We welcome trades towards anything in our inventory, so don’t hesitate to tell us what’s on your mind.  If we can make it work, we will!  In addition to offering you the highest value on your trade-in, there are sales tax savings implicit in trading in an instrument.

Consignment is a staple of any guitar store, and we do our best to make sure our client’s consigned instruments are showcased at their best while in our care.  Our online marketing includes a complete set-up and thorough detailing of your instrument followed by a professional photo-shoot.  Our instrument descriptions are considered the most accurate, detailed, and honest in the industry; and our commitment to curating a collection of instruments of the highest quality has created a constantly growing population of buyers who purchase with confidence from Folkway Music.

We offer expert appraisals for a nominal fee.  (This charge is waived on consignments, purchases, and trades.)