HOW DO I PURCHASE A GUITAR OR EFFECT ?

We accept credit cards through our web site. Simply click the BUY NOW button on the product page of the item you wish to purchase and pay securely through Paypal with your Paypal account or credit card.
[ NOTE*** We can only ship to your Paypal "confirmed shipping address"  ] Shipping cost is automatically added when you check out. See below for pricing. All items shipped in Maryland will have a 6 percent sales tax added.

We also accept direct bank wire transfer and postal money orders by mail. If you would prefer to pay by one of these methods, please email us for details. 


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SHIP?
We ship guitars Fedex ground to the lower 48 states. Guitars and Basses are a fixed $50.00 per item. We ship pedals USPS Priority Mail. Pedals are a fixed $10.00 per item. Shipping price includes full insurance for the value of the item(s). Insurance claims are the responsibility of the buyer.  We will email you with tracking numbers so you will know when your purchase will arrive. We have shipped well over three thousand guitars and use new double wall custom made shipping cartons for guitars.  No worries, your purchase will arrive safe and sound.  All items are packed in a professional and secure manner. If you live outside of the lower 48 states, please email for a shipping price before purchasing.

DO YOU ACCEPT OFFERS?
All of our web site prices are firm. We pride ourselves in offering no haggle, affordable, and fair pricing. We don’t play price games like many of our competitors. We feel this is a no nonsense, straight forward, and refreshing way of doing business. Shop around, you will find that we offer some of the best prices of any professional used guitar retailer on the net.

DO YOU TAKE TRADES OR BUY GEAR OUTRIGHT?
Absolutely. We are always looking for quality used / vintage electric guitars and effects pedals. We pay more than any other guitar shop for the right stuff. Send us an email and let us know what you have, what condition it is in, and your asking price.
We also buy complete guitar collections and guitar shop inventories. 
WE ARE ALWAYS READY TO BUY.
SEND US AN EMAIL
[ nsbradley@msn.com ]

HOW DO I ASK A QUESTION ABOUT A GUITAR OR EFFECT?

To ask a question about a guitar or pedal please SEND US AN EMAIL
[ nsbradley@msn.com ] NOTE*** Please type the name of the guitar or pedal in the SUBJECT line of the email.  


DO YOU OFFER A LAYAWAY PLAN?
We offer a 20 percent down, 30 day layaway plan. A 20% deposit will hold the item for 30 days. In the event a customer fails to pay off an item within the 30-day period, the customer will be charged a restocking fee of 20% of the full purchase price.  Layaways are not transferable, i.e. the deposit on one item cannot be switched to another item. Items that are on layaway are not afforded a 24 hour inspection period. 

DO YOU SELL NEW GUITARS OR PEDALS?

 All of the items we sell are used or vintage. We pride ourselves in buying / offering the very best second hand instruments. We take great care inspecting all of the instruments when they come in and offer detailed professional photographs and accurate descriptions for each item. 

ARE THE PICTURES ON YOUR WEBSITE OF THE ACTUAL INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE? 

We offer detailed professional photographs and accurate descriptions for each item. All of the pictures on the website are of the actual items for sale and are the best photographs we can offer. If you click on the pictures they will enlarge. They are excellent quality. For this reason we do not provide additional pictures. 

WHAT DOES “ON HOLD” MEAN?
Hold can appear next to a listing for several different reasons.
Usually because we are waiting for a payment / trade in to be received or 30 day layaway.


DO YOU OFFER A CONSIGNMENT SERVICE?
Absolutely. We will not consign just anything though. Send us an email and let us know what you have, what condition it is in, and your asking price.  SEND US AN EMAIL  [ nsbradley@msn.com ] Our consignment rates are very competitive. We have a high traffic web site with lot’s of regular visitors. Check out our SOLD GALLERIES


 DO YOU HAVE A STORE FRONT OR PHONE NUMBER?

www.guitarsandeffects.com is an E Commerce business. Mail order only.

With customers spread all over the world and in every time zone, we have decided to go with email only on all inquiries.  We answer emails 7 days a week, all day long. We find this to be the best way to provide timely and detailed answers to your questions. It is also important for us to have everything pertaining to trades / sales in email so we can keep track of each individual deal. [ this is good for you to ]
 Please email us by clicking HERE [ nsbradley@msn.com ]
We have been online selling Guitars And Effects for 13 years. We have hundreds of repeat customers and daily visitors to our site and have sold thousands of guitars worldwide. Please ask around about us, you will find that we always deliver what we promise. Check out our SOLD GALLERIES


 DO YOU HAVE A RETURN POLICY?
We appreciate your business and want you to be 100% satisfied. Due to the high-end nature of your purchase and to retain the quality of the instrument, we allow a 24 hour period for you to inspect, play, and confirm that the instrument is all you expected it to be.

In the event that you are unsatisfied, you may return the guitar for a full refund, less the cost of outbound and return shipping, with the following exceptions:

Requirements to Return a Guitar or Bass

1. The return must be initiated within 24 hours of receipt. Email us at nsbradley@msn.com to let us know you are returning the guitar.  A return authorization number [ RA# ] is required.  

2. Guitar must be shipped back by the customer via UPS FULLY INSURED, signature required service, for the purchase value within 48 hours of receiving the item. 

3. The instrument must be returned in the EXACT same condition as it arrived, with all shipping material, packed exactly as sent.  

You are responsible for any damages incurred on the return freight.  We will not take any instrument back, nor issue any refund, if the guitar is not in the same condition as when we originally shipped it out. All instruments are subject to a five percent restocking fee. No returns on sale items, consignments, trades, or layaways. All sales outside of the USA are final.  

Returns for Vintage Guitars
Vintage instruments over 30 years old have a 24 hour inspection period for authenticity only and are guaranteed to be as we described. We will not accept returns because of buyers remorse, personal preferences, or because you didn’t run it past your wife. 

Pedal Returns
All pedals are tested before they are shipped. They are guaranteed to be in working condition when they arrive at your door step.  No returns or approval on effects.