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How Much do Pawn Shops Pay for Guitars 2019

How Much do Pawn Shops Pay for Guitars? | March 2019

Musical Instruments

If you’ve asked yourself “how much do pawn shops pay for guitars,” you’re definitely not alone.

At PawnGuru, we are commonly asked this question and we decided to finally write a blog post about it using our guitar pawn data from all of 2019.

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If you haven’t heard of PawnGuru, you should get to know us! We will be saving you tons of research into guitar pawn values and other pawn information.

Essentially, we provide a free online space for pawn customers and sellers of used goods to list their items for sale. When you list an item such as your guitar on PawnGuru, your nearby pawn shops will be alerted to your listing. The pawn shops interested in your specific guitar will contact you online to make a cash offer.

This means that you get to receive multiple offers for your guitar from interested pawn shops in your local area. This is an important benefit of using PawnGuru, as not all pawn shops will take guitars or other musical instruments. PawnGuru eliminates the need to do manual research on which pawn shops in your area take guitars, as well as which ones will give you the best offer.

Pretty cool, right?

PawnGuru allows you to compare all local pawn shop offers on your guitar in one space, all without leaving your home.

We will tell you more about how to use PawnGuru later on in this post, but first, we want to answer your original question, “how much do pawn shops pay for guitars?”

Read on to learn how much pawn shops will give you for your used guitar.

How Much do Pawn Shops Pay for Guitars on Average?

How much pawn shops pay for guitars depends largely on the make and model. Some guitar brands are more desirable than others. And, of course, if you own an autographed guitar or rare/desirable guitar, you’re definitely going to get more money for it than others.

The Least and Most Money you can get for Pawning a Guitar

The least and most amount of money we have seen pawn shops buying guitars for is displayed below.

  • Minimum Offer: $20
  • Maximum Offer: $800

Guitar Pawn Value by Brand

To find guitar pawn prices by brand, check out the chart below based on PawnGuru’s 2019 data. This will give you minimum, maximum and average guitar pawn values for the most popular guitar brands.

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Guitar BrandMin. Pawn ValueMax. Pawn ValueAvg. Pawn Value
Les Paul$75$200$137.50

Please keep in mind that the guitar pawn value data above includes a wide array of guitar models for the indicated brand. This explains large variances in minimum and maximum guitar pawn value for a given brand.

Pawn Shops that Take Guitars Near Me

To find out exactly how much pawn shops pay for a guitar in your area—and for your specific model—list your guitar on PawnGuru and get fast offers online from pawn shops in your local area.

Here’s how to get started with PawnGuru:

  1. Create a free listing on PawnGuru
  2. Watch offers roll in from interested pawn shops in your area
  3. Find an offer you like
  4. Bring your guitar into the highest-bidding pawn shop
  5. Finalize the offer
  6. Walk out with cash in hand!

Now that we’ve answered your question,“how much do pawn shops pay for guitars,” feel free to explore more of our pawning resources below to help you pawn and sell effectively.

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How Much do Pawn Shops Pay for Guitars? (2017)
How much do pawn shops pay for guitars? Find out at PawnGuru, where we list average guitar pawn value by guitar brand!
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David Stiebel

David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.


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