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How it works?

We strive to provide a top quality auction feature where buyers get the chance to buy a world class guitar at a price they are personally comfortable with. After working to determine a minimum reserve, bidders who have a GSI Auction account can enter their offer for the guitar. At the end of the countdown, the highest bidder above the reserve wins the guitar. Please be careful when bidding, as all bids are considered final offers on guitars, and the winning bidder will be responsible for purchasing the guitar.

Auction Purchase Policy

Auctioned guitars do not qualify for the 48-hour approval period. However, they are still subject to the ExchangePlus policy.
ExchangePlus: Any guitar purchased from GSI is eligible for a one-time exchange, and is covered under one of the policies below. This is limited to one exchange per initial purchase.

30-Day Guitar Exchange: Within 30 days from the date of purchase, GSI will exchange any guitar toward the purchase of any other instrument of equal or greater value. Providing the instrument is returned in original condition, the full purchase price will be credited.

2-Year Guitar Exchange: Within two years from the date of purchase, GSI will exchange any guitar toward the purchase of any other instrument of equal or greater value. Providing the instrument is returned in original condition (less normal wear), 70% of the purchase price excluding tax will be credited.

Please note that guitars originally purchased through a trade-in deal or any method that does not involve payment of the full purchase price) may not be eligible for the 2-year exchange policy.

How long do auctions last?

Auctions typically start and end on weekdays, with regular listings live on the site for 2-7 days depending on the auction.

What is a reserve?

A reserve is the minimum price that a guitar will sell for. While we do show list prices, reserve values are not explicit on the listing. Instead, bids indicate whether the reserve has been met or not. A guitar will not be sold below the reserve price.

How do I register to bid?

You can register to bid by entering your information on this page. You will receive an email asking you to verify your email address and doing so is required in order to place a bid. If you don’t see the email, make sure to check your spam or junk folder as these emails often are labeled incorrectly as spam.

How does bidding work?

You simply type in the amount you would like to bid. If it’s higher than other bids and there is still time on the clock, you become the high bidder. Bidding advances immediately to your entered amount. The bid you place in the bid box will become the new high bid and the amount you will be responsible for paying should you win the auction.

How can I sign up for auction updates?

You can subscribe to receive email auction updates by clicking into an auction listing and selecting the FOLLOW button. If you no longer want to receive auction updates from a particular auction, you can click the HEART button again to inactive it.

I want to bid on a listing. Where can I find all of the relevant details?

We encourage all potential bidders to read the entire listing on the page, which includes important specs, a detailed description, photos, and an embedded video with a high quality recording of the guitar being played by a professional guitarist.

What happens if I win an auction?

If the timer ends and you are the highest bidder, you have won the auction. You will be contacted by representatives from Guitar Salon International who will work out payment and shipping details with you.

How does shipping work? Are there any additional costs?

Shipping costs are the responsibility of the purchaser, and not included in the bid. Depending on your location, we offer UPS Ground or Overnight options. Feel free to contact us for help with best shipping options.

There are NO other costs besides purchase and shipping. Unlike some other auction sites, we do NOT charge a buyer’s premium. However, depending on your location, you may be responsible for paying applicable sales tax or import duties.