Buying and Trading Vintage Guitar Tube Amps



How to sell us your amp - We are fair, easy to work with and pay top dollar.  Give us a call at our Chicago Shop.  Call 773-878-8616 weekdays from noon to 6 CST and Saturdays from noon to 5 CST

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Here are details on what I need to determine
if I can buy your vintage amp

I will need to take a look at your amp and get background information on it before I can make a determination on whether I can make an offer on it. I am primarily looking for Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Marshall, Ampeg and National amps but will consider other brands if they are desirable models. 

The best way to start the process is to take few digital photographs and send me some information on your amp. You can send this information to me at  

In addition to the photographs, please include the following information in your email:

Make and Amp Model
Serial Number
Year you purchased the amp and if you are the original owner
Any repairs or known issues.
Your Contact information including a phone number

Once you send me the information either myself for one of my partners will reply by email or phone. If we want to purchase your amp we will need to actually see the amp for final in-person inspection before we can pay you. There are several options on how we can do this.

I have several partners at Rock N Roll Vintage, a retail vintage guitar store located in Chicago Illinois. If you're in the area I can arrange a convenient time for you to bring the amp by our shop so we can do a final inspection. 

We travel the country a great deal looking for amps and often attend regional guitar shows. We can perform an in-person inspection while traveling in your area if we can make arrangements in advance. On occasion we will make a special trip to your location if you have a collection or highly desirable amp. Please contact me about buying collections or extremely rare amps. 

Many owners ship their amps to my shop for inspection. I will cover shipping and insurance costs but we must make arrangements in advance. We will not accept guitars and amps that arrive without making prior arrangements.

If we are interested in your amp we will offer you a fair price and provide a smooth transaction. Please keep in mind we are looking for clean, original amps that other collectors will be interested in. In most cases we will beat the local guitar chain store, pawn shop, auction or estate sale price so please give us a shout.

You can also call us at at our shop. Phone 773-878-8616 weekdays from noon to 6p.m. CST and Saturdays from noon to 5p.m. CST.   Please ask for Heith.

Important - Amps need to be properly packed to ensure safe arrival.  Click here for detailed instructions on amp packing.

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