Ebay is a very popular place to buy musical instruments these days. A huge number of all the guitars for sale in the UK at any given time will be listed on eBay, from private sellers AND retailers – especially second hand instruments. Buying from eBay can be a great experience, but it can also have its pitfalls. I wanted to write a blog to look in detail at buying from eBay, and I’ll probably add to this blog as time goes by. Continue reading
Pricing any service is tricky and depending on any client’s point of view, any one price can look expensive or cheap. Many new guitarists (or parents of guitarists) think that guitar tech work is expensive, usually because the cost of the instrument was so low. It’s the whole “How come it costs £50 to set up a £90 guitar?” scenario. You can read that blog here – So You Think I’m Expensive?
I know sometimes that guitar setup and repair work can seem expensive, usually when the instrument didn’t cost much to start with. Unfortunately, cheap instruments aren’t magically cheaper, quicker or easier to work on than more expensive guitars so a £50 setup on a £100 guitar seems unreasonable, whereas the same work on a £500 is more manageable.