Services & Policies

Services, Policies & Terms


I am always looking to buy quality collector and player grade vintage Gibson and Fender guitars from before 1970 (and some after this period). I can travel to you whether you’re local, interstate, or overseas taking the risks/difficulties out of selling a high end instrument.

If you have a vintage guitar you are looking to sell, reach out here


I now offer free appraisals to determine the make/year of production of your vintage guitar, you can do this by finding the contact section of my website and filling out the form.

I also offer formal written appraisals for value and insurance purposes on vintage guitars for $250.00 AUD. This involves an in-person inspection of the instrument(s) here in Sydney, and a written value and breakdown of the instrument.

Payments & Laybys

I offer a variety of payment methods for customers looking to purchase interstate or overseas. All payments are to be made in Australian dollars (AUD).

These include:

  • Card Payment (1.6% fee is calculated onto the final sale price)
  • Paypal (3.5% fee is calculated onto the final sale price including shipping costs)
  • Bank wire transfer via invoice

I also offer layby as an option as well, please contact me for details.


I now offer FREE interstate shipping on all sales within Australia. I also offer worldwide shipping, please contact me for an accurate shipping quote for your country/location.

All my guitars are professionally packed outside and inside the case and are shipped express worldwide. Each guitar is fully insured with signature on delivery.


All instruments shipped within Australia will have a 48-hour approval period/change of mind policy for returns, no questions asked. This means you will get a full refund due to a simple change of mind, minus return shipping costs.

This approval period/change of mind policy does not apply to consigned instruments.

All guitars are sold as-is with no returns past the approval period above. Any guitar sold not as described is returnable outside this approval period.


I am now taking in consignments for vintage/high-end custom shop Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Rickenbacker, and Martin guitars. I also consign other vintage guitar brands and select boutique makers.

My sales commission is 16% of the final sale price including GST. As I am a sole trader specialising in mainly vintage pre-1980 Fender and Gibson guitars I have a minimum listing price of $2500 AUD for consignment pieces.

I will represent and price your guitar based off my assessment (and other experts if necessary) of originality and will undertake this assessment in person.

All instruments are to remain under my care when consigned, as per the rules I follow as a licensed dealer of 2nd hand goods. For best possible chance at a successful sale, I ask that you leave the instrument for at least 60 days. There is no hold period, meaning the consignor can collect their instrument at any organised time. Please note, any instruments taken back by the owner within 30 days will be charged a $150 listing fee.

If interstate and you are looking to consign, shipping costs to and from Joel’s Vintage are on the consignor.

An authentication of the instrument, general cleaning and a basic setup are included in my commission, however, if any repair work is required to make the instrument functional/playable this will be either charged upfront or taken from the from the final consignment payout. Repair work will be performed by vintage luthier and expert Piers Crocker, with over 40 years’ experience working on vintage American guitars in Sydney.

Once consigned the instrument will be exclusively listed by Joel’s Vintage. I reserve the right to remove from sale any instrument that is advertised elsewhere by the consignor or other parties.


Security and Insurance

While your instrument is consigned, I will take full responsibility and keep all instruments fully insured in my care and in transit.

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