Buying or Selling a Used Guitar Online ?

We Will Inspect, Appraise, and Authenticate Your Guitar, So You Can Buy or Sell It With Confidence.

Our experts will use the guitar’s images and description to tell you in detail if it has any faults, its market value, and if it’s fully authentic.

Working Our Magic​

More and more people are buying used guitars online. The problem they face is that they don’t often know exactly what they are really buying. And the seller’s description of the guitar is mostly too optimistic and/or lacking technical detail.

The result is either a decision not to buy the guitar at all, or acute fear of disappointment throughout the buying process.

This is where we step in and work our magic. TrueRelic provides a “Used Guitar Pre-Purchase Inspection”. The inspection is unique in that we don’t actually inspect the guitar physically, but rely on videos, images and description usually found on the guitar’s listing.

While checking a guitar physically is “easy”, checking it online is much more challenging. Hence, all our guitar luthiers have more than 10 years of experienced and are fanatic for quality and detail.

Qualified Inspectors

10+ years of lutherie experience

A to Z and more

Includes faults, value, and authentication

Fast Turnaround

Inspections complete within 1 business day

Expert Analysis

Check out our sample report

Our Inspection Process


Order Placed

As soon as you place your order, an invitation, with the guitar’s data, is sent out to our expert luthiers for inspection.


Inspection process

Our luthiers review the guitar’s data and run a detailed inspection analysis, reviewing videos, images, and any written description available.


Report Ready

Our experts’ inspection report will tell you in precise detail how playable is the guitar, its appraised value, and confirm its authenticity.

Meet Our Head Luthier​

I’ve been fixing guitars for 27 years and I am also a founder at Coils Boutique, an independent artisan guitar workshop, specializing in hand-wound pickups and bespoke musical instruments. I am excited to be part of TrueRelic’s expert luthiers’ team. I believe we can make a real difference with our unique service, and help guitarists buy used guitars online with confidence – it’s a real game changer.

Alone Sage

Guitar Designer, Builder, Guitar Technician, Musician

Frequently Asked Questions

You ask, we answer

Typically it would take 1-2 business day for a report to be ready.

We are a pre-pay service. You pay for the inspection when you place your order.
We strive to provide the highest quality service. However, if for any reason you wish to cancel your order we do have a 14-day money-back-guarantee policy.

You will receive an email letting you know when your inspection report is ready for you to view. Once you view your report online you can share, email or print it.

The report includes all the guitar’s parts, each with guitar information about the parts condition. It also includes a summary with the overall expert analysis of the guitar.

For logistical reasons, guitar luthiers are not able to take calls from their shops. We only provide written reports.

Please make sure the guitar you hire us to look at is the guitar you are looking to purchase. Since the inspection is likely to begin at the time you place your order, there is no way to change the guitar.

The inspection report is viewable for 60 days. After 60 days our system will delete the inspection report including the pictures.

We do have a 14-day money-back-guarantee policy that you can use in such cases.
Please check our sample reports. Our guitar luthiers are following specific inspection methodology and are not able to accommodate special requests.

Yes, we do provide TrueRelic’s professional appraisal service to determine the guitar’s market value.

Our inspection is solely based on the information we obtain online; it may include detailed videos, images, and written descriptions.

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