Whether you are a musician that needs new equipment, or a parent of a school-aged child that needs an instrument for band, you probably already know that musical instruments and equipment do not come cheap.
With the cost of living where it currently sits, we need to do what we can to save whenever possible.
If you know where to look, you can find clarinets, violins, tubas and even electric guitars for sale at a discounted rate.
Look online first for sales and clearances.
Many online stores will hold sales if they become over encumbered by a specific type of instrument.
Use simple search terms for the best results.
Searching "two chambered bass guitar semi acoustic with synth access" may be an accurate description of what you are looking for, but searching a simpler term such as "guitars for sale" will bring up many more results.
Once you have brought up the sites that have the instruments that you are looking for, then you can do an advanced search within the store's website for the particulars that you need.
Another route is to call your local music stores.
They often accept trade-ins.
You could trade in an old instrument to receive in store credit, then you can use the in store credit to help purchase your new one.
What is that, you don't have an old instrument? Ask the store manager to show you the used equipment that is up for sale.
You can save a vast amount of money by buying used instruments such as guitars for sale.
You might also try music studios that offer lessons.
Sometimes students will sell an instrument on consignment through the studio where they take lessons.
These can usually be found at a fraction of the price that would be paid for a new instrument.
Classified ads through the local paper often advertise drum sets or guitars for sale.
Many newspapers and community newsletters have added a website and an online publication for customers to search though for items.
You can often find guitars for sale at garage sales also.
Someone's child may have decided that they wanted to take lessons but then after the first couple of sessions they became bored, gave up, or decided they simply did not like it after all.
Now Mom and Dan need to get the instrument out of their way.
That just means a great deal for you! Whenever working with a private seller, be sure to make a lower offer.
People will often accept from ten to forty percent below the price that they were asking.
If you are ever in doubt, particularly when it comes to used equipment, ask to try before you buy.
If that is not possible, make sure you have an accurate understanding of the return policy in case something does not work as it should.
Keep all receipts, paperwork and related documentation, as you may need these things for proper tuning and care.
If you think that you are being asked to pay too much, shop around.
Many places have drums, flutes, and guitars for sale.