Used Guitars

The guitar is one of the most popular instruments to play, following only the piano in popularity. It's a versatile instrument that's used in tons of musical genres.

When you're shopping for a new guitar, you have a lot of decisions to make. You have to think about your budget, the main genre of music you're planning to play and how you'll use your guitar.

If you're a beginner, you'll want an instrument that's the right size. Many people start out on acoustic guitars, so they can build up the calluses on their hands and fingers early on. If you plan on playing mostly rock or metal, go electric. The raw power you'll get out of your amplifier is unbeatable.

While you're looking for a new guitar, make sure to browse through our selection of pre-owned guitars. You can find a great deal on a great instrument.

Used Electric Guitars

The sound of an electric guitar is distinct. There's a certain type of sound you can get from the electric guitar that you just can't create with an acoustic guitar.

When you're shopping for a new electric guitar, make sure you look through the available used guitars. You can find a great instrument at a lower price than if you were buying something brand new. And, when you save money, you can use the leftover budget to pick up some other things you need or want, whether it's a cable or two or a new effects pedal.

Used Acoustic Guitars

There are some things that get better over time — like a broken-in pair of shoes or a seasoned cast-iron skillet. An acoustic guitar is one of those things, too. When you pick up a brand new acoustic guitar, it will have a great sound, but that sound will get even better over time.

When you shop used acoustic guitars, you don't have to wait to get that rich, reverberating sound. Instead, you can enjoy it as soon as you get the guitar home. As acoustic guitars age, the wood of the body becomes lighter, making it more responsive to the vibrations from the strings.

Why Shop With Bananas at Large?

When you're shopping for pre-owned guitars for sale in the San Francisco area, you'll find great deals and excellent customer service at Bananas at Large. We've been in business since 1974, giving us the experience and knowledge to help you find everything you need.

Our team of professional musicians has been in your place at one point, too. We're ready to help you find the perfect pre-owned electric or acoustic guitar, as well as any other things you may need. We aren't satisfied unless you're satisfied.

You can browse through our inventory of used guitars, as well as our extensive collection of other instruments, equipment and accessories, from anywhere when you shop online. You can also contact us if you have any questions or stop into one of our two convenient locations in the Bay Area — San Rafael and Santa Rosa.