I hear you’re interested in buying a New Model guitar that’s been slightly used? Great! I’m interested in helping you get a better price on it. This service is for the Continental USA Only | I can assist other areas, but please let me know so I can give you an accurate quote.
How Does This Work?
I buy LOTS of new guitars every year for independent review + demo and have worked great relationships with a few select dealers. If there is a model you’d like to see on the show, when you are 100% ready to buy – just let me know what make/model you’re after and I can get you a price quote.
I offer this service of saving you some money in exchange for letting me unbox, fully document and review your guitar on the show before you get it. You can usually expect a 2-3 week delivery estimate from the time it is delivered to me.
Sorry – I do not currently offer this service on used guitars.
How Much of a Discount Can I Expect?
I can at least save you the sales tax amount off of a purchase with my discount – unless you’re in the State of Ohio (sorry, ohioans – I have to charge sales tax.) In this new, tax-heavy guitar-buying scene online – this is some nice savings! Many times I can get you a little bit more off the price for guitars priced $999+.
I do charge a fee for this service as well as a re-shipping cost, but that is directly built into the quote of the guitar. I write all my quotes in “to-your-door” terms (Tax+shipping included)
For Example – a $1999+tax Gibson can usually be had for around $1900 all in. This is a great way to directly support the show as well as get a good deal.
How Do I Pay?
For my NGD Program, I only accept FRIENDS AND FAMILY / GIFT PayPal or PERSONAL CHECK IN THE MAIL. A Regular Paypal Payment is fine, but will incur an additional 3% charge on the quoted price. Saving the Paypal fee is what pays for shipping to you. For personal check orders – the money must clear before I place the order.
I vastly prefer Paypal F&F Since it is faster. If you need instructions to pay like this – please check out this help article https://troglysguitarshow.com/how-to-pay-with-paypal-gift/
Good Info To Know
Guitars are rarely perfectly flawless and all guitars are sold as-is, used and without a return policy, but shipped with full insurance. Should I find a big issue while inspecting your new guitar – I will alert you and have it replaced beforehand. Orders cannot be canceled once placed. Pre-Order Dates are approximate and subject to change.
There will be some light wear from me handling it and playing it. I can condition the fretboard and remove the pickguard plastic upon request