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If there's one thing that musicians definitely love, it's their musical toys. Speaking from experience, I know that there is hardly anything more exciting than a new guitar. This excitement carries over to all instruments, really. The only problem with getting excited about new instruments, in my opinion, is that new instruments require new materials. They require new trees being chopped down, new materials being used (plastics, polishes, etc.), and more energy wasted on the over all production. Although it can be really tough to resist the urge to buy something brand new when you want an instrument, I encourage you to think twice.

Used instruments are for sale everywhere. In addition to that, they are also cheaper to buy!

If you're in the market for a used instrument, here are some purchasing methods you might like to consider:

- Major chains like Guitar Center and Sam Ash have used instruments throughout their stores. They typically only accept fully working instruments, so you don't have to worry about that.

- Bulletin boards/Craigslist. is a great way to score a used instrument. You can get really good buys on this site!

The moral of the story? Don't buy new unless you absolutely need to. You'll save money and resources alike.

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