Guitar Remote Inspection Services

Authenticate Your Guitar Before Buying or Selling It

Are all the parts original? Was it refinished? Our experts will professionally analyze the guitar’s images to confirm the guitar and its parts’ authenticity, and email you an authentication report.

Download Sample Authentication Report

TrueRelic's Authentication Report

Our report will run through the guitar’s item-list and analyze it one by one for authenticity.

This includes: headstock, tuners, nut, fretboard, frets, body, bridge, tailpiece, saddle, bridge pins, serial number, papers, pickups, potentiometers, pickup selector switch, input jack, and truss rod cavity.

Client Testimonials

"They saved me a lot of money recently when I inadvertently bought the best replica I've ever seen (I would have NEVER picked up on it). I upgraded to their full inspection report and PayPal closed the case in two days' time. I was so relieved."
Anastasia Perry
May 11th 2021
"The Gretsch 6120 I was looking to buy on reverb checked all the boxes for being authentic- it just was a bit cheap so I wanted a second opinion. I received confirmation in less than 24 hours that it is authentic. I also paid extra to get an estimated value."
Isaac Ratliff
January 5th 2022

Our Authentication 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.


Authentication process

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


Report Ready

Our experts’ verification and authentication report will confirm or disprove the guitar and its parts’ authenticity.

Our Team Of Expert Luthiers

With Decades Of Proven Experience, Our Team Is Prepared To Help Guitarists Buy Their Dream Guitar, With Confidence.

10+ years experience

In fixing and/or building guitars of all kinds

Communications skills

Working with customers in real time via emails

High availability

Submitting the analysis report within 24 hours

Fanatic for quality

Our customers expect nothing less

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

Additional Services by TrueRelic

Our experts will use the guitar’s images and description, from eBay, Reverb, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., to analyze the guitar and provide a detailed inspection report.

Our experts will use the guitar’s images and description to analyze the guitar’s serial number and send you a report with the implied production date.

Our experts will use the guitar’s images and description, from eBay, Reverb, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., to analyze the guitar and provide the guitar’s appraised value certificate.


When you place your order with TrueRelic, you are hiring us to evaluate the overall authenticity of the designated guitar, based on what our inspectors can subjectively observe electronically. TrueRelic does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of any information on the inspection in question, and will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of anyone’s relying on this information. TrueRelic inspectors do not physically see or hold the guitar. The TrueRelic service is a virtual inspection of all reasonably accessible items only, and some problems may not be observable during the inspection. The TrueRelic inspector is solely relying on videos, images, and written electronic information. As some guitar defects and issues can only be found by physically inspecting the guitar, we do recommend to complement the TrueRelic inspection with a physical one by a local luthier.

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