Rexinator wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:38 pm
I am trying to get my first classical guitar, the first step on my journey of learning the instrument.
Are my question is this: is it wise to buy a used guitar online? ...(snip). Would any of you trust used guitars purchased online?
I'd say the question is about the risks, whether you know all the risks associated with a used guitar, or take a calculated risk to buy a used, or even a new guitar online!
If you can mitigate certain risks on its tone, playability on either new or used when buying online, then it can be a good idea.
At the risk of (free) advertising for a fellow Delcamper, I would buy a new guitar from Ramon, based on my assumption that as a pro guitarist, also a teacher, he would qualify the tone, and quality of those he sells. But of course, there can be a limitation in his selection, should you want something different than his line of products.
As for used guitars, I'd go for sellers who actually performed a (Youtube) demo on the exact guitar for sale as part of the for sale post. This way, even I know I may not be able to make the best out of this guitar, I have an idea how a pro, or someone more advanced playing it, I know what to expect of its tone. For an example, look for Spronev in the Archive Used Guitar For Sale in the Forum, many (if not all) his used guitars for sale had a sound sample with him actually playing the subject guitar. Perhaps because of this practice, he seemed to enjoy a quicker sale. I am just baffled how he got hold of those good used guitars at the first place