Vintage Gear America

Vintage Gear America

"Nothing but the best and later for the rest" John Lee Hooker

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BUY SELL TRADE We accept all major credit cards, layaway welcome, trade-ins welcome, appraisals upon request. Expert witness and authentication services available upon request. All of the instruments on this site have been authenticated by an expert, as it is our ambition to offer only very clean all original instruments. We encourage our buyers to invest in collectors grade vintage instruments as the investment yield is proportionally higher than that of average or poor examples. Feel free to call and discuss any instrument you may be interested in purchasing, we do negotiate. We also offer vintage guitar brokerage and third party authentication upon request for instruments not owned by us. Vintage Gear America (661) 430-3888

Vintage Gear America is owned by John Nelson a native Californian and professional guitarist known primarily for having played with John Lee Hooker and Eddie Money. John’s relentless interest in vintage gear eventually developed into his post-musical career of buying and selling high-end vintage guitars. Having grown up in a musical environment with a guitar maker father, John’s insatiable interest in vintage instruments and related information eventually developed into a high level of expertise. For many years John bought and sold only the finest high end guitars and rarest of vintage gear, eventually he opened several retail musical instrument stores in Hollywood, the most noteworthy and unique being Vintage Gear Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. The first of its kind Vintage Gear Hollywood was the cutting edge of what became the “vintage gear” market, a business model and vernacular that is now in use and considered industry standard. Since closing its brick and mortar doors a few years ago Vintage Gear Hollywood has evolved into Vintage Gear America an online version of this unique store is now open for business, welcome to Vintage Gear America. John Nelson

Vintage Gear America
John Russell Nelson
661 430 3888
Online Only
4:04 AM
Vintage Gear America online sales only, please email or call anytime, may take up to 24 hours to respond (661) 430-3888

We accept Visa, Master-Card, American Express, Discover, Bank wire transfer, cashiers check, bank check, personal check or cash.

We ship USPS Priority and Fed Ex Ground next business day, all instruments are carefully packed utilizing new shipping materials, all instruments are insured by Heritage Insurance.

We offer a 48-hour approval period on most items, a restocking fee of 10% may be assed depending on the instrument and the situation, buyer pays return postage.