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Buy, Sell and Trade

Looking to sell your gear?

  • We buy used guitars, amplifiers, drums, brass instruments, woodwind instruments, speakers, mixers, power amplifiers, etc. 
  • Pricing is based on demand and/or current value on the internet. 
  • We offer cash in most circumstances, though checks may be written for high dollar items.
  • Call 1-630-810-1500 or contact us with any questions you might have.

Looking to trade in your gear for something that we have in our shop or online?

  • Modern Music offers the best trade-in value for your gear. 
  • Should you decide to trade-in your equipment, you will likely receive a higher value verses selling your item for cash.

Would you like us to sell your gear for you?

  • Not interested in selling your equipment on or Craigslist but want the most money possible for your used equipment?
  • We take a 30% commission on all in-store consignment sales.
  • If you would like us to sell it on for you to quicken the sale, we take a 30% commission + fees, + PayPal fees, + a shipping and handling fee. Usually totaling out at about 45%.

Send a Message

We look forward to hearing from you, so send us your details and we'll be in touch within 24 hours. Feel free to ask us questions about new and used gear, music lessons, repairs, rentals, etc.