Whether you’re part of an up-and-coming indie band or you simply want to jam with friends in your garage, as the bassist, you need a bass guitar to call your own. No more rentals, no more borrowing from friends — bond with your own guitar through every show and rehearsal. When it comes to doing the shopping, deciding between a brand new and a used bass guitar may be difficult, but there are surprisingly compelling reasons to buy a used model.
They Cost Less
Most used electric bass guitars cost significantly less than the brand-new models, so if money is an issue, it makes sense to start your shopping with the more affordable models. You can save hundreds or even thousands in some instances by selecting a used model.
They’re in Great Shape
The best bass guitar sellers make sure that every model they buy for resale is in premium condition — or they fix them up to be in the best possible shape before they put them up for sale. Most of these guitars would never make you think they’d ever been played before.
Not every model of bass guitar is manufactured for years and years to come. In fact, many retire after only a year or two. The easiest way to get your hands on a rare model that’s no longer being made is to buy a used model. Add some classic aesthetic to your band by picking an older design.
Ask a Bass Central expert for assistance in selecting the best bass guitar for your needs. There’s nothing wrong with choosing a new model if that’s what you’d prefer, but don’t refuse to consider buying a used model before you even look at the used models in stock. The bass most attuned to you could be among them.