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11 Best Vintage Guitar Shops in Melbourne | Man of Many

If you’re on the hunt for vintage, weird or collectible guitars, Guitar Emporium is the vintage guitar shop in Melbourne for you. They stock a huge range of cool guitars (electric, acoustic, left-handed and bass), vintage amps, pedals and accessories and they update their online inventory daily so you’ll always know what goodies you can find in store.

1. Guitar Emporium

If the sound of a Gibson Les Paul Standard 1989 or a Fender Telecaster 52 reissue gets your strumming hand twitching, be sure to head into Guitar Colonel. As one of the best vintage guitar shops in Melbourne, the Guitar Colonel stocks only the top quality vintage and reissue boutique guitars. They specialise in Fender, Gibson, PRS, Rickenbacker, Gretsch and Japanese and USA imports.

2. The Guitar Colonel

Found Sound has over 200 products in their electric guitar section alone. Most of these are used guitars in Melbourne ranging from a 1968 Yamaha sG-2A Flying Samurai to a 1953 Epiphone Zephyr De Luxe Regent. They also have rare acoustic guitars, amps, bass guitars, effects, pedals, parts, and folk instruments.

3. Found Sound

Just 40 minutes south of the CBD lies one of the best vintage guitar shops in Melbourne stocking a huge range of used and vintage guitars and accessories. Guitar Village provides guitar servicing and advice and they buy and trade quality vintage guitars in Melbourne. The stock Fender, Schecter, Levin, Yairi, Takamine and just about everything else.

4. Guitar Village

Starting out as a  Musical Repair and Trading Co. in 1982, Guitars Plus has grown to become one of the leading guitar shops in Melbourne. The shop has sold guitars to bands like Jet, the Black Keys and British India and many have seen famous film stars, athletes and international rock stars set foot in the store. All the staff are incredibly knowledgeable about guitars and music and are happy to do a quick tune-up for free.

5. Guitars Plus

Specialising in vintage and secondhand guitars in Melbourne, Echo Tone stocks the most unique electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals and other accessories. They also offer in house guitar servicing, instrument appraisals and sell instruments on consignment.

6. Echo Tone

With hundreds of secondhand guitars in Melbourne ranging from $75 to a 1966 USA Gretsch White Falcon worth $14,999, at Music Swop Shop you’re bound to find the vintage guitar to suit your style. The Swop Shop works at 20% commission and there are no hidden charges or time limits – just straight-up awesome vintage guitars and amps waiting for your musical prowess to create vintage music magic.

7. Music Swop Shop

Owner and manager of Guitar Gallery, Gerry Hale, is knowledgeable and passionate about any stringed instrument. He has a particular affinity for Amalia Burguet handmade classical and flamenco guitars, restored and revitalised old valve radios, steel-bodied guitars and just about everything else related to vintage guitars shops in Melbourne.

8. Guitar Gallery

Deluxe Guitars is a family-owned and operated business created by musicians, for musicians. It is one of the most premier boutique vintage guitar shops in Melbourne and Australia on account of the illustrious range of high-end effects, guitars and amps. Although they focus on new guitars, you will also find a whole range of vintage guitar straps and effects as well as the occasional vintage Nash or Friedman guitars.

9. Deluxe Guitars

Guitar Paradise has one of the largest ranges of new and rare guitars in Melbourne, meaning whatever obscure brand or make you’re after, you’ll probably find on their shelves within minutes (with a little help from the friendly staff – they have a LOT of guitars). Just a few of their brands include Squier, Gibson, PRS, Gretsch, Epiphone, Fender, Ibanez, Cordoba, and that’s just the tip of the fretboard.

10. Guitar Paradise

Hidden amongst the brand spanking new steel-string, classical and bluegrass guitars at Acoustic Centre, lie a myriad of used and vintage guitars in Melbourne featuring that extra bit of history and character. They feature such eye-widening stock as a 1968 Vintage Gibson Hummingbird, a Martin D-18 1937 Authentic or a National Style 1 Trucone German silver Resonator Guitar plus a huge range of other brands such as Gretsch, Collings, Santa Cruz, Maton, Martin and more.

11. The Acoustic Centre

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