Sell My Vintage Fender Guitar

I am a huge fan and avid collector of early Fender guitars/basses and am always a cash buyer for vintage Fender Telecasters, Stratocasters, Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Mustangs, and more! If you’re looking for someone to buy your Fender guitar, you’ve come to the right place! I will make you a fair cash offer for your treasured instrument, and will treasure and play it, or make sure that it goes to someone who will. For accurate appraisal services to determine what your Fender guitar is worth, you’re in expert hands. If you have a vintage Fender guitar you’d like to sell, please call or text me at (602) 900 6635 or email me at

I am constantly travelling as part of my business and I buy guitars all over the U.S. I can likely arrange to see your Fender guitar in person. If meeting to pick up the guitar is not possible, I can arrange and pay for a professional prepaid packing and shipping service

Here are a few photos of some vintage Fender guitars that I’ve purchased over the last year or so. I was thrilled to be able to acquire these wonderful pieces of history, and the owners were thrilled to receive a fair market price for their guitars, in these cases, 5 figures!

In order to accurately assess the value of your vintage Fender guitar, it is very important to accurately identify the year of manufacture of the guitar. Why? Let me give you an example: To the untrained eye, a Fender Telecaster from 1965 and 1975 look fairly similar. Same name on the headstock, same body shape, same features, etc. However, the guitar from 1965 is worth thousands more than the guitar from 1975. Suffice to say, it is very important to accurately date your Fender guitar before selling it.

Dating Your Fender Guitar

The earliest Fender guitars have serial numbers on the bridge plate, located in the middle of the body. Please contact me if you have a guitar like this! It is valuable and collectible!

Serial numbers 0001-0999: Years 1950,1951,1952
Serial Numbers 1000-5300: Years 1952,1953,1954

Starting in 1954, Fender started stamping serial numbers into the neck plate (The plate that holds the guitar neck to the body. It should have 4 screws, one in each corner.) Please call me if you have a guitar like this!

Serial Numbers 0001-8000: 1954
Serial Numbers 6000-10000: 1955
Serial Numbers 9000-16000: 1956
Serial Numbers 16000-25000: 1957
Serial Numbers 25000-30000: 1958
Serial Numbers 30000-40000: 1959
Serial Numbers 40000-58000: 1960
Serial Numbers 55000-72000: 1961
Serial Numbers 72000-93000: 1962
Serial Numbers 93000-99999: 1963

From 1963-1965, Fender started using serial numbers preceded by the letter “L”. Please contact me if you have a guitar from this serial number range that you would like to sell.

Serial Numbers L00001-L20000: 1963
Serial Numbers L20000-L55000: 1964
Serial Numbers L55000-L99999: 1965

From 1965-1976 Fender Used a 6 digit serial number with a large “Fender Logo” “F” on the neck plate. Please contact me if you have a guitar like this you want to sell!

Serial Numbers 100000-110000: 1965
Serial Numbers 110000-200000: 1966
Serial Numbers 180000-210000: 1967
Serial Numbers 210000-250000: 1968
Serial Numbers 250000-280000: 1969
Serial Numbers 280000-300000: 1970
Serial Numbers 300000-330000: 1971
Serial Numbers 330000-370000: 1972
Serial Numbers 370000-520000: 1973
Serial Numbers 500000-580000: 1974
Serial Numbers 580000-690000: 1975
Serial Numbers 690000-750000: 1976

My Buying Process

Accurate Identification: My years of experience will allow me to accurately date and identify your guitar. I’m always happy to geek out over a guitar and explain to the owner when it was made, what makes it special, and what it is worth.

A Caring Home For Your Cherished Guitar: I’ve purchased many family heirlooms and prized guitars that simply were not being used or played. My guarantee is that the guitar you sell me will go on to do exactly what it was meant to do: be cared for, cherished, and PLAYED!

Fair Cash Offer: I’m always ready to pay top dollar for great quality vintage instruments. I strive to be the top vintage guitar buyer around, and so my cash offers on collectible vintage Fenders are the highest around. If you want to sell your Fender guitar, please, don’t hesitate to contact me!


Another useful informational link for dating fender guitars is this page on!

Sell A Fender Vintage Guitar

Your Testimonials!

Joe came to my home and helped me with an appraisal. Instead of just giving me a number, he helped me understand why my guitar had the value that it had. Super helpful. Thanks!

Marge T. ★★★★★

Joe was very kind to me and made sure I understood everything about my brother’s guitar collection. He paid me more than 4 other guitar shops offered. He surprised us by singing one of my brother’s favorite old songs while playing his old guitar.

Nancy W. ★★★★★

Friendly, responded quickly, prices seem to be best around. Best of all a set up means you get a setup, not just a big box guitar retail shop raising your action and saying the buzz is gone. Solved an immediate problem I had with a LP kit build where one PUP and the middle did not work. Solved on spot in 15 mins. Completed set up in two days. Now I have the weekend to play with my new creation. Will definitely be back again!!”

Chirs T. ★★★★★